Chairman Mao is making an appearance at the Hong Kong protests

Aug 28, 2019 - Quartz

In all their creativity, the Hong Kong protests have sometimes surfaced unexpected figures.

The ubiquity of Pepe the Frog, for example, has puzzled overseas observers who may not know that it doesn’t have right-wing connotations outside of the US. Then there is the Japanese robotic cat Doraemon, which China has accused of subverting the minds of young people, and who has been gracing Lennon Walls since the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement. Now a much less imaginary character is also ...