Xin Sun is a doctoral student at the University of Hong Kong. She works on Chinese urbanism, especially the dialectical relationship between urban planning and urban informality in heterogeneous contexts. She has focused on urban villages and rapid urbanisation in Shenzhen for years, and more recently on how Chinese urbanism is implemented overseas.

Politically Correct Masks: Navigating the China Hong Kong Border During COVID-19

In Hong Kong and Wuhan, recent facemask-wearing policies have forced people to wear their political allegiance on their faces. In Hong Kong in 2019, wearing a mask was interpreted within the context of ongoing protests against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In Wuhan in 2020, the same action became a signal of the efficiency of […]

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