Fears over freedom in Hong Kong are rising as an Australian researcher reveals he was followed and profiled by a Communist Party tabloid

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  • One of Hong Kong’s fiercely pro-Beijing mastheads, Wen Wei Po, has revealed itself as the stalker of an Australian academic, nearly four days after he began tweeting evidence that he was being tailed around Hong Kong.
  • Dr. Kevin Carrico, a Chinese studies lecturer at Australia’s Macquarie University, has been doing research in Hong Kong for 15 years and told Business insider he has never seen Hong Kong’s position as a center of academic, social, and economic freedoms face a greater threat.

One of Hong Kong’s fiercely pro-Beijing mastheads Wen Wei Po has revealed itself as the stalker of an Australian academic, nearly four days after he began tweeting evidence that he was being tailed around Hong Kong.

After tweeting a series of photos last week of his unexpected surveillance tail that shadowed him around the streets of Tung Chung , Kevin Carrico, a Chinese studies lecturer at Australia’s Macquarie University, wondered aloud to his online followers who the stalker might be.

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