HKFP: In Hong Kong, local entrepreneurs champion the pro-democracy cause
On Radio Free Asia, political analyst Kay Lam explained the potential effect of the yellow economic circle:
“The CCP has already set up the ‘red economic circle’ and compelled businessmen and entertainment artists to express their loyalty. Anyone who does not toe the line would be censored. The ‘red economic circle’ is initiated by state power, it is more effective and powerful than other initiatives … The so-called yellow economic circle is the result of the people’s political awakening triggered by the anti-extradition protests. Now, people are actively boycotting the pro-Beijing businesses and artists. One immediate effect of the yellow economic circle is to generate counter political pressure that compels businessmen and artists to have a second thought before they choose to participate in pro-government propaganda…”
“I would like to help but everything is made in China these days”
Here is a list of alternatives (more than I thought tbh)
"Google has apparently joined Apple in taking down a Hong Kong mapping app under Chinese pressure."
"This for an app that is being used by citizens in Hong Kong to look up pro-democracy shops to support with their business. Does Google consider peaceful mass protest to be a conflict, or an unfortunate event?"