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In Hong Kong, ‘Kim Jong-Un’ Takes the Streets With Joshua Wong

(Liu Yan/
(Liu Yan/

Hong Kong’s “Kim Jong-un” is the latest “foreign interference” in Occupy Central. “Howard,” a 35-year-old Australian Hongkonger who does a mean job impersonating the current...

  • Former Chinese Communist Party head Jiang Zemin attends the opening session of the 18th National Congress at the Great Hall of the People on Nov. 8, 2012, in Beijing, China. At that Congress Xi Jinping, who has pursued members of Jiang's faction with corruption charges for 19 months, was installed. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

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  • Hong Kong Federation of Students Secretary-General Alex Chow at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in Wong Chuk Hang on October 21, 2014 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Government and a pro-democracy student group Hong Kong Ferdatation of Students hold an open political dialogue to discuss 'universal suffrage'. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

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  • A woman holds a yellow umbrella during a rally on Oct. 28, 2014 marking one month since authorities used tear gas to drive protesters away in the Central District of Hong Kong. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Pro-democracy protesters spread a yellow banner with the words reading: "I want genuine universal suffrage" at a rally in the occupied areas outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong stretched into a fourth week, as student leaders pushing for a greater say in choosing the territory's chief executive met with government officials but agreed on little. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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  • A volunteer protester meticulously cleans between bricks that make up a path which leads to the road where pro-democracy protesters are occupying in the Central District of Hong Kong on Oct. 9, 2014. The woman said no one asked her to do it, she just thought that someone should clean up and some of the protesters have volunteered to do it. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo applauds supporters after beating Barcelona during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 25, 2014. (Javier Soriano /AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Actor Chow Yun-fat of Hong Kong poses on the red carpet of the Hong Kong Film Awards on April 17, 2011. The annual awards are the Hong Kong equivalent to the Oscars and the British BAFTAS. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Medical staff performs an Ebola-preventing exercise on September 11, 2014 in Foshan, Guangdong province of China. China tests body temperature of participants of China’s largest trade expo Canton Fair in Guangzhou on Oct. 23, 2014. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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  • Students work at what is called the "Study Corner," which was set up by a few activists so students can still do their homework and study while protesting at the same time in the Central District of Hong Kong on Oct. 14, 2014. The study has a generator which provides electricity and also working WiFi for the students. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Director Park Chan-wook and actress Lee Young-ae attend the premiere for the in-competition film "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance"  (Chin-jeol-han Geum-ja-ssi) as part of the 62nd Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2005 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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  • Chinese riot police watch a Muslim ethnic Uighur woman protest in Urumqi in China's far west Xinjiang province on July 7, 2009. On Sept. 21, 2014, coordinated explosions at Luntai County, Xinjiang killed at least two people. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A pro-government demonstrator (C) harshly grabs and pulls the tie of a TVB reporter (L) during a rally against the pro-democracy Occupy Central movement in the Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood in Hong Kong on Oct. 25, 2014. (Screenshot/Facebook of Hong Kong Press Photographers Association)

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  • Hand-made umbrellas hang at the main protest site as a festival atmosphere prevails in Hong Kong, Oct. 25, 2014. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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  • (L-R) Benny Tai of prominent pro-democracy group Occupy Central and Hong Kong student leaders Alex Chow, Joshua Wong and Alan Leong, of the Civic Party attend a press conference at the pro-democracy protesters camp site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on October 26, 2014. Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters were on October 26 forced to suspend a planned vote on their next steps -- hours before it was due to begin -- due to differing opinions about how to move their month-long campaign forward. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Hand made umbrellas are seen hanging at the main protest site as a festival atmosphere prevails October 25, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Sunday will start a two-day referendum to gauge protesters response to government proposals to end the street occupation that has been going on a month. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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  • Pro-democracy activist Oscar Lee, jokes around with his three year old daughter Annecy in their tent on the street outside the Hong Kong's Government Complex on October 25, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Pro-democracy activists announced Friday they will hold a spot referendum on Sunday to determine wheather to stay on the streets or accept government offers for more talks. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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