The teenage activist wunderkind who was among the first arrested in Hong Kong’s Occupy Central

By Justin Moyer, September 30, 2014

“I feel bored talking about electoral reform,” the seasoned activist said.

It was spring in Hong Kong, the current turmoil of Occupy Central more than four months away. Hong Kong’s squabbles with mainland China — over autonomy, over elections, over infrastructure — were old, but there was always a new issue to take on. In 2012, for example, the activist led more than 100,000 people to victory in one political campaign — a battle over pro-Communist school curricula.

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