The Milk Tea Alliance Is More Resilient Than China Would Like

The Milk Tea Alliance Is More Resilient Than China Would Like
A pro-democracy protester seen holding a “Milk Tea Alliance” placard while giving the three-finger salute during an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct 22, 2020 (Sipa photo by Geem Drake via AP Images).

Beginning in 2020, the virtual #MilkTeaAlliance movement brought together a transnational group of citizens across the Asia-Pacific that were critical of censorship and nationalism. While the decentralized movement is limited by its lack of cohesion, it has become a force to be reckoned with, gaining the attention and ire of the Chinese government.

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