Hong Kong's Changing Tides: Freedom and Democracy in High Water

Hong Kong has undergone drastic social and political change in just a few short years, as China's central government tightens its grip on the territory. Under Beijing's "one country, two systems" policy, freedom of speech and assembly had been assured, yet such rights have now been severely curtailed. Ordinary Hong Kong citizens, who just a couple of years ago took to the streets in defense of freedom and democracy, now find themselves living in a greatly altered reality. As the tide of history turns in Hong Kong, we gauge the depths of the transformation affecting every aspect of society.