Enemy of the state? Agnes Chow, the 21-year-old activist who has China worried
If China has its way, Agnes Chow’s political career will be over before it begins. The self-described “average schoolgirl” who transformed into a thorn in the side of the Chinese leadership was last week blocked from running for political office in Hong Kong because of her party’s pro-democracy manifesto. The unprecedented move penalises mere affiliation with a political idea and was designed to prevent Chow and her Demosisto party colleagues from entering the Legislative Council.