Liz Choi is an American living in Hong Kong. She’s interested in music, social justice, tech, and culture. A former freelance writer, she now does marketing and communications for a Hong Kong-based startup.

Under the Umbrella
An ABC’s Observations of Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement
by Liz Choi

I STOOD ON THE SIDEWALK outside of Circle K in awe. It was 11 p.m. on a Sunday. Soft streetlights cascaded down onto an uproarious crowd full of people, young and old, standing shoulder to shoulder on the vehicle-less thoroughfare. It was a rare sight to see in one of the busiest parts of Hong Kong.