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Subjugation visits Hong Kong

Jun 01, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

As a veteran political cartoonist, Justin Wong is rarely at a loss for the right image.

But China's move to impose new national security powers over Hong Kong reduced his latest work to two simple words against a white backdrop: "I fear."

Wong, an illustrator for the Ming Pao, a newspaper with a six-decade tradition of journalistic independence, has long used his platform to defend Hong Kong's autonomy and satirize Beijing's leaders.

The new law, if applied as arbitrarily as it...