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HONG KONG — A new type of protest art is emerging from the coronavirus crisis in Hong Kong. But, as before, the government remains the target. The artwork of dissent became a mainstay amid the pro-democracy demonstrations that erupted last year. Now, artists are turning their gaze — and anger — toward what is widely seen as a confusing and disorganized response by authorities to the coronavirus outbreak. The coronavirus numbers in Hong Kong are a fraction of what has hit the mainland, and its leadership has refused to seal the land border but demanded a 14-day quarantine for anyone coming from the mainland. That led to a strike by medical workers demanding a full border closure and greater anti-virus protections on the job Full story

13 February