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Hong Kong's new 'localist' movement - advocating for total autonomy or even secession - has provoked a crackdown from both the local government and the central authorities in Beijing. This paper argues that the incoming administration of Carrie Lam is likely to continue to pursuse online surveillance of localist political groups as one part of this crackdown, but that ultimately this may prove to be counterproductive if the goal is reduce support for the movement.
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