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Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Young people in Hong Kong have been at the forefront of violent protests over a proposed extradition law that have shaken the city and angered Beijing. Reuters spoke to 11 young people in their tiny bedrooms in their parents' homes about their political concerns and frustrations about life in the Chinese-ruled city.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUH4
July 03, 2019
Native Hong Kong resident Eunice Wai, 30, a primary school teacher, who lives with her parents and a...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Native Hong Kong resident Eunice Wai, 30, a primary school teacher, who lives with her parents and a brother, poses for a picture in her 7.4 sq metre bedroom of her family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 25, 2019. Wai explained how Hong Kong people felt stifled by Beijing: "They control people more and give us less freedom." But she said other problems made life increasingly difficult, in particular what she said was an unfair housing policy that only seemed to make the rich richer. "Housing is one of the most important ones. We have so little room in Hong Kong and people find it hard to buy a flat. The property companies control the market." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGT
July 03, 2019
Laundry hangs out to dry in a residential apartment complex in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Laundry hangs out to dry in a residential apartment complex in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUHE
July 03, 2019
Native Hong Kong resident Fung Cheng, 25, a graphic designer, who lives in a flat with his parents and...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Native Hong Kong resident Fung Cheng, 25, a graphic designer, who lives in a flat with his parents and brother, poses for a picture in his five square metre bedroom of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, China June 27, 2019. Cheng vented his frustration at a system that he believes has robbed him of the chance to ever have his own home. He said Hong Kong's Beijing-backed governor Carrie Lam, who was chosen as leader in 2017 in a vote by an electoral college approved by Beijing, just didn't listen to the people. "It's the system's problem ... they don't need a vote to be the government, there is no democracy," he said. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGS
July 03, 2019
A general view shows residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A general view shows residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUH0
July 03, 2019
Native Hong Kong resident Michael Ho, 24, a graduate of Government and International Studies at HKBU,...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Native Hong Kong resident Michael Ho, 24, a graduate of Government and International Studies at HKBU, who lives with his parents, poses for a picture in his bedroom of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 26, 2019. Ho inherited his sister's room, took down the wall separating them and now has a double room measuring 11 sq meters. He said the protests were about unjust circumstances that prevent them from living their dreams. "It's just hopeless for young people to grow, to develop their career because of the pricing problem." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUHG
July 03, 2019
Native Hong Kong resident Roy Lam, 23, who works in HR, and lives with his mother and four sisters, poses...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Native Hong Kong resident Roy Lam, 23, who works in HR, and lives with his mother and four sisters, poses for a picture in his 7 sq metre bedroom of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 30, 2019. "We rather lose standing up than lose sitting down," Lam said. He added young people were determined to stand up for what they deserved but it was hard to stay positive. "We do also sometimes think 'let's just give up, let's just move to some place else'." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUH8
July 03, 2019
A general view shows pipes on the outside wall of a residential apartment block in Hong Kong, China,...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A general view shows pipes on the outside wall of a residential apartment block in Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUH6
July 03, 2019
Native Hong Kong resident Maisy Mok, 22, a student studying international journalism, poses for a picture...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Native Hong Kong resident Maisy Mok, 22, a student studying international journalism, poses for a picture in her 9 sq meter bedroom of her family's apartment in Hong Kong, China June 29, 2019. Mok lives with her dad who sleeps on a couch as the apartment is too small. Her parents are divorced. "Recently I came back to live with my dad. Sometimes I feel bad that my dad has to sleep on the couch, because everybody deserves their own privacy," Mok said. "Us, who are born around the 1997 handover, we know that we are Hong Kong people. We don't have the sense that we are Chinese citizens until we get to secondary school. We have our own unique language. It's harder for us to transition because people of my generation we have this thought that we are Hong Kongers, this identity, we hold it very strongly," she added. "I feel I could never let go of freedom of speech. I feel like the judiciary system in Hong Kong is pretty good. And I love political satire, these are the things that got me into journalism and politics. If these were taken away, even with the money and benefits that the mainland can bring, or bigger housing, I wouldn't feel happy about it. Sometimes it feels like you are trapped. So for us, who are used to this kind of freedom, we might not get used to it." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUH9
July 03, 2019
A general view shows design feature in a staircase in a residential apartment block in Hong Kong, China,...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A general view shows design feature in a staircase in a residential apartment block in Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUHD
July 03, 2019
Native Hong Kong resident Zaleena Ho, 22, film studies graduate, who lives with her parents, poses for...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Native Hong Kong resident Zaleena Ho, 22, film studies graduate, who lives with her parents, poses for a picture in her 7 sq meter bedroom of her family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2019. "It's getting worse politically. Most of us are trying our best to maintain what we've earned. I have a US passport. I can just leave but I have hope that we can change something. If things turn really bad, I'll run away. But we are still here fighting," Ho said. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGW
July 03, 2019
Laundry hangs out to dry in a residential apartment complex in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Laundry hangs out to dry in a residential apartment complex in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUH7
July 03, 2019
Native Hong Kong resident Sonic Lee, 29, a musician and composer, who lives with his mother, poses for...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Native Hong Kong resident Sonic Lee, 29, a musician and composer, who lives with his mother, poses for a picture in his 6 sq meter bedroom of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, China June 28, 2019. "For me, the Umbrella Revolution is like telling a story, it's Marvel [comic]. It's not going to happen in Hong Kong. There are no superheroes. Nothing will happen in one big movement. I don't believe it anymore. If anything will change in Hong Kong it will be many small people doing many small things and you add them together," Lee said. "Yes, I'm afraid about books that I cannot read or works we cannot write or songs we cannot sing. At the same time, it makes art and music more powerful. Especially Rock'n Roll music. If I use music to talk about what is happening and what we need to fight for, then music will become important in this city." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUHC
July 03, 2019
Bin liners are stuck in the letterboxes of apartments of a residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong,...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Bin liners are stuck in the letterboxes of apartments of a residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGY
July 03, 2019
Native Hong Kong resident William Lun, 22, majoring in economy, an aspiring lawyer, who lives with his...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Native Hong Kong resident William Lun, 22, majoring in economy, an aspiring lawyer, who lives with his father and brother, poses for a picture in his 6.5 square meter bedroom of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. "I think it's everybody's dream to get a house. It is a Chinese mentality that you have to have a house. It marks a stage in your life when you finally get settled. I want to buy a house in Hong Kong but it's mission impossible," Lun said. "Hong Kong should have its own identity along with Chinese identity. Hong Kong is very special; I was born in Hong Kong. I love this place. I cried in the past two weeks many times. Simply seeing what's been happening, my friends getting shot, teargassed," he added. "It's sad to see the government being indifferent. They seem to be not listening to the youngsters, they seem to be not caring enough. Two million came out and they are saying, 'Oh, we hear you. But we are still going to press on'." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUHA
July 03, 2019
A general view shows residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A general view shows residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUH5
July 03, 2019
Native Hong Kong resident Ruka Tong, 21, a student, poses for a picture in her bedroom of her family's...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Native Hong Kong resident Ruka Tong, 21, a student, poses for a picture in her bedroom of her family's apartment in Hong Kong, China June 28, 2019. Tong shares her 11 sq meter room with two of her sisters. Their Parents live in the same apartment. Until last year, the family of five lived in a 28 sq meter room. "You see me always at work to earn more money to buy a flat. I work seven days a week in five jobs. One office job and four jobs giving tutorial classes. Just 2-3 hours resting time. I need to earn more money to save for academia and for my family," Tong said. "There are so many pressures in Hong Kong, price pressure, academic pressure.. I don't want the future generation to face this problem." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGX
July 03, 2019
A general view shows residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A general view shows residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUHB
July 03, 2019
Native Hong Kong resident John Wai, 26, an engineer, who lives with his parents and a sister, poses for...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Native Hong Kong resident John Wai, 26, an engineer, who lives with his parents and a sister, poses for a picture in his 7 sq meter bedroom of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 25, 2019. "What makes me angry is that the government allows mainland people to buy those very limited resources of land. The property agencies drive the prices so high that we cannot afford them," Wai said. Two years into his career after graduating from a top Hong Kong university, he feels he doesn't get what he deserves. He puts money aside, pays back his parents and pays his student loan. This doesn't leave him with enough money to get his own apartment. "I'm really considering emigrating. To Singapore or Thailand. The reason is that I'm disappointed about the future of Hong Kong. I can see the Chinese government further suspending our rights." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGU
July 03, 2019
A general view shows residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A general view shows residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUHF
July 03, 2019
Native Hong Kong resident Ruby Leung, 22, a law student, who lives with her mother and domestic helper,...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Native Hong Kong resident Ruby Leung, 22, a law student, who lives with her mother and domestic helper, poses for a picture in her 7 sq meter bedroom of her family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2019. They promised to have a one country, two systems for 50 years, so people panic about what will happen in 50 years. Will they continue this, or will they just assimilate us into part of China, like a district in Shenzhen? That's very scary," Leung said. "There was a hope that we could get universal suffrage. But then the situation got worse. Not only do we not have universal suffrage, but the Chinese government is even more influential in politics." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGQ
July 03, 2019
A general view shows residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A general view shows residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGZ
July 03, 2019
A general view shows residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A general view shows residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUHJ
July 03, 2019
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Ruka Tong, 21, a student, posing for a picture...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Ruka Tong, 21, a student, posing for a picture in her bedroom of her family's apartment in Hong Kong, China June 28, 2019 and residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 28, 2019. Tong shares her 11 sq meter room with two of her sisters. Their Parents live in the same apartment. Until last year, the family of five lived in a 28 sq meter room. "You see me always at work to earn more money to buy a flat. I work seven days a week in five jobs. One office job and four jobs giving tutorial classes. Just 2-3 hours resting time. I need to earn more money to save for academia and for my family," Tong said. "There are so many pressures in Hong Kong, price pressure, academic pressure.. I don't want the future generation to face this problem." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUH2
July 03, 2019
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Fung Cheng, 25, a graphic designer, who lives in...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Fung Cheng, 25, a graphic designer, who lives in a flat with his parents and brother, posing for a picture in his five square metre bedroom of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019 and residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2019. Cheng vented his frustration at a system that he believes has robbed him of the chance to ever have his own home. He said Hong Kong's Beijing-backed governor Carrie Lam, who was chosen as leader in 2017 in a vote by an electoral college approved by Beijing, just didn't listen to the people. "It's the system's problem ... they don't need a vote to be the government, there is no democracy," he said. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGV
July 03, 2019
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Ruby Leung, 22, a law student, who lives with her...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Ruby Leung, 22, a law student, who lives with her mother and domestic helper, posing for a picture in her 7 sq meter bedroom of her family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2019 and residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 26, 2019. They promised to have a one country, two systems for 50 years, so people panic about what will happen in 50 years. Will they continue this, or will they just assimilate us into part of China, like a district in Shenzhen? That's very scary," Leung said. "There was a hope that we could get universal suffrage. But then the situation got worse. Not only do we not have universal suffrage, but the Chinese government is even more influential in politics." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGR
July 03, 2019
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident John Wai, 26, an engineer, who lives with his parents...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident John Wai, 26, an engineer, who lives with his parents and a sister, posing for a picture in his 7 sq meter bedroom of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 25, 2019 and residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 28, 2019. "What makes me angry is that the government allows mainland people to buy those very limited resources of land. The property agencies drive the prices so high that we cannot afford them," Wai said. Two years into his career after graduating from a top Hong Kong university, he feels he doesn't get what he deserves. He puts money aside, pays back his parents and pays his student loan. This doesn't leave him with enough money to get his own apartment. "I'm really considering emigrating. To Singapore or Thailand. The reason is that I'm disappointed about the future of Hong Kong. I can see the Chinese government further suspending our rights." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGO
July 03, 2019
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Sonic Lee, 29, a musician and composer, who lives...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Sonic Lee, 29, a musician and composer, who lives with his mother, posing for a picture in his 6 sq meter bedroom of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, China June 28, 2019 and bin liners stuck in the letterboxes of apartments of a residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 28, 2019. "For me, the Umbrella Revolution is like telling a story, it's Marvel [comic]. It's not going to happen in Hong Kong. There are no superheroes. Nothing will happen in one big movement. I don't believe it anymore. If anything will change in Hong Kong it will be many small people doing many small things and you add them together," Lee said. "Yes, I'm afraid about books that I cannot read or works we cannot write or songs we cannot sing. At the same time, it makes art and music more powerful. Especially Rock'n Roll music. If I use music to talk about what is happening and what we need to fight for, then music will become important in this city." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGN
July 03, 2019
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Zaleena Ho, 22, film studies graduate, who lives...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Zaleena Ho, 22, film studies graduate, who lives with her parents, posing for a picture in her 7 sq meter bedroom of her family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2019 and laundry hanging out to dry in a residential apartment complex in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. "It's getting worse politically. Most of us are trying our best to maintain what we've earned. I have a US passport. I can just leave but I have hope that we can change something. If things turn really bad, I'll run away. But we are still here fighting," Ho said. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGL
July 03, 2019
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Roy Lam, 23, who works in HR, and lives with his...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Roy Lam, 23, who works in HR, and lives with his mother and four sisters, posing for a picture in his 7 sq metre bedroom of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 30, 2019 and pipes on the outside wall of a residential apartment block in Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2019. "We rather lose standing up than lose sitting down," Lam said. He added young people were determined to stand up for what they deserved but it was hard to stay positive. "We do also sometimes think 'let's just give up, let's just move to some place else'." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGK
July 03, 2019
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident William Lun, 22, majoring in economy, an aspiring...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident William Lun, 22, majoring in economy, an aspiring lawyer, who lives with his father and brother, posing for a picture in his 6.5 square meter bedroom of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019 and residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. "I think it's everybody's dream to get a house. It is a Chinese mentality that you have to have a house. It marks a stage in your life when you finally get settled. I want to buy a house in Hong Kong but it's mission impossible," Lun said. "Hong Kong should have its own identity along with Chinese identity. Hong Kong is very special; I was born in Hong Kong. I love this place. I cried in the past two weeks many times. Simply seeing what's been happening, my friends getting shot, teargassed," he added. "It's sad to see the government being indifferent. They seem to be not listening to the youngsters, they seem to be not caring enough. Two million came out and they are saying, 'Oh, we hear you. But we are still going to press on'." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGE
July 03, 2019
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Michael Ho, 24, a graduate of Government and International...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Michael Ho, 24, a graduate of Government and International Studies at HKBU, who lives with his parents, posing for a picture in his bedroom of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 26, 2019 and residential apartment blocks in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. Ho inherited his sister's room, took down the wall separating them and now has a double room measuring 11 sq meters. He said the protests were about unjust circumstances that prevent them from living their dreams. "It's just hopeless for young people to grow, to develop their career because of the pricing problem." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGD
July 03, 2019
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Eunice Wai, 30, a primary school teacher, who lives...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Eunice Wai, 30, a primary school teacher, who lives with her parents and a brother, posing for a picture in her 7.4 sq metre bedroom of her family's apartment in Hong Kong, China, June 25, 2019 and laundry hanging out to dry in a residential apartment complex in Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2019. Wai explained how Hong Kong people felt stifled by Beijing: "They control people more and give us less freedom." But she said other problems made life increasingly difficult, in particular what she said was an unfair housing policy that only seemed to make the rich richer. "Housing is one of the most important ones. We have so little room in Hong Kong and people find it hard to buy a flat. The property companies control the market." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/YOUNGPEOPLE
RTS2KUGM
July 03, 2019
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Maisy Mok, 22, a student studying international...
Hong Kong, China
The Wider Image: Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
A combination picture shows native Hong Kong resident Maisy Mok, 22, a student studying international journalism, posing for a picture in her 9 sq meter bedroom of her family's apartment in Hong Kong, China June 29, 2019 and a design feature in a staircase in a residential apartment block in Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2019. Mok lives with her dad who sleeps on a couch as the apartment is too small. Her parents are divorced. "Recently I came back to live with my dad. Sometimes I feel bad that my dad has to sleep on the couch, because everybody deserves their own privacy," Mok said. "Us, who are born around the 1997 handover, we know that we are Hong Kong people. We don't have the sense that we are Chinese citizens until we get to secondary school. We have our own unique language. It's harder for us to transition because people of my generation we have this thought that we are Hong Kongers, this identity, we hold it very strongly," she added. "I feel I could never let go of freedom of speech. I feel like the judiciary system in Hong Kong is pretty good. And I love political satire, these are the things that got me into journalism and politics. If these were taken away, even with the money and benefits that the mainland can bring, or bigger housing, I wouldn't feel happy about it. Sometimes it feels like you are trapped. So for us, who are used to this kind of freedom, we might not get used to it." REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "YOUNG HK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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