The Hong Kong government has already shown it has no qualms about rewriting history. But, some wondered, would it really go so far as to erase history?
The answer is yes.
Earlier this month, the public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong announced that it would begin erasing archival content that is over a year old. That means programs covering the 2019 Hong Kong protests would be wiped from RTHK’s website and social media accounts, as would the broadcaster’s coverage of the political crackdown. It is the latest development in the government’s bid to remake RTHK as part of its campaign to exert greater control over news media.