• SHARE

The recent arrest of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow under the national security law pushed by Beijing has put the severity of human rights issues in the territory in the spotlight and stirring up anti-Chinese sentiment among many Japanese.

Chow, dubbed “Goddess of Democracy,” played a key role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement that called for democratic change in the former British colony. She often delivered her messages to around 500,000 Twitter followers in fluent Japanese.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)