COCKROACH is a work about the Hong Kong uprising in 2019. The year-long protests were sparked by the proposal of a bill that allowed for the extradition of criminal suspects to China. Many in the semi-autonomous city felt the bill would erode what was left of the freedoms promised under the “One Country, Two Systems” framework. In 2020, China passed a sweeping national security bill in reaction to the uprisings further tightening the mainland’s control.
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Freedom only comes from struggle. Liberty is about the fight.
- Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist (b. 1957)
"Glory to Hong Kong"
Written and composed by Thomas, DGX YHL
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