Making Waves

He was just one small man in a large crowd of half a million. But as the black-clad protesters streamed into Hong Kong's Victoria Park last week, they would stop for a moment to stare at the slight, unprepossessing individual. Only when he lifted a megaphone, broadcasting a familiar voice whose Gatling-gun delivery epitomizes the staccato clatter of the Cantonese dialect, were they sure. For this was Wong Yuk-man, the phenomenally popular talk-radio host who had used his bully pulpit to incite one of the world's most politically docile populaces into marching for its future. For weeks, Wong, also known by...

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