The Chinese Media and Hong Kong Protests

With this background information provided, students could be tasked with researching and producing a report on the 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong.

As a starting point, students could be directed to this BBC news source:

Discover More Hong Kong stages huge National Day democracy protests

Background reading on the control of the media in China can be found here:

Discover More Media Censorship in China.

but suffice to say, as many people already realise, the Chinese authorities exercise strict control over the content of the media through firewalls and jailing dissident journalists. Material on Google’s relationship with China is widely documented in the British media with articles such as this:

Discover More Google stops trusting Chinese websites


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