In the protest against the extradition bill that has been suspended, young people of Hong Kong are known to be at the forefront. Many protest leaders who are still in their 20s, including Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, both are 22 years old, and Nathan Law, 26, is the leader of Demosisto, a pro-democracy youth activist group in Hong Kong. They demand big changes that are also claimed to change the future of their entire generation.
Although the Hong Kong government has suspended the bill in response to widespread reaction, protests continue, often leading to violence and vandalism. Demonstrators have also used the momentum of the protest to advocate for broader democratic freedom as a whole, but on the one hand are reluctant to solve problems with negotiations.
Hong Kong is known as one of the world’s major economic centers. But not many people know that Hong Kong is also home to extreme inequality. The gap between the rich and the poor is shocking. According to the latest census report, the richest 10 percent of households produce 44 times more than the poorest 10%.