Nathan Kar Ming Chan and Lev Nachman, Ph.D. candidates in the political science department at the University of California, Irvine, and Chit Wai John Mok, a Ph.D. student in sociology at the University of California, Irvine write: “ Hong Kongers seem to have reinvigorated their tradition of protest, which had diminished since the 2014 Umbrella Movement. But why are so many Hong Kongers engaging in mass demonstrations against their government? … fears of mainlandization.”

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