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Joshua Wong or Wong Chi-fung (黃之鋒) (1996–) is a progressive and liberal student activist in Hong Kong. He opposes the Chinese Communist Party's attempt to intervene in Hong Kong's politics in violation of "One country, two systems".
In 2014, he led the Umbrella Movement with Agnes Chou. He and Chou were teenagers then. He is currently the leader of the 2019 Hong Kong protests with Agnes Chou. He was named the 2014 Person of the Year by Time Magazine. He, Chou, and three pro-democracy lawmakers were arrested for scheduling a mass march that was deemed illegal by officials along with the ongoing mass protests.
He wants full democracy in Hong Kong and is appealing to the world not to turn a blind eye to Hong Kong's problems. But Donald Trump seems to be turning a blind eye to the Hong Kong issue after his his trade negotiations with China.
The anti-communist conservatives wingnuts in some Western countries, including the United States,[Who?] also strongly advocates Joshua Wong as a champion of liberal democracy and anti-communism, but in fact he is such a liberal figure that he expresses support for Greta Thunberg on Twitter!
- Leung, H. (September 27, 2019). Five Years On, Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Speaks to TIME About the Umbrella Revolution. Time. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
- Sudworth, J. (August 30, 2019).Hong Kong activists arrested: Joshua Wong and others charged. BBC. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
- joshuawongcf. (September 14, 2019). https://twitter.com/joshuawongcf/status/1172809407270252544. Twitter. Retrieved October 20, 2019.