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Coronavirus: Hong Kong records 13 new imported cases

Hong Kong has recorded 13 new imported coronavirus cases – all returning from Pakistan – following weeks of single-digit daily infections. The newly-confirmed patients included four females and nine males, aged two to 46, who came back on Thursday via Doha. All arrivals have been sent to Chun Yeung Estate in Fo Tan for a […]


Hong Kong security law: What is going on in Carrie Lam’s mind?

As Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam declares her unswerving support to implement the draconian China national security law unilaterally imposed on Hong Kong, one has to wonder what goes on in her mind as she looks at herself in the mirror. What happened to this person who was born, grew up and was educated […]

For their own good, Hong Kong’s business community should stand with protesters

By Calum Muirhead As the coronavirus pandemic begins to subside and life slowly returns to normal, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is showing no signs of going away. Despite heavy-handed efforts by the Beijing government to interfere in the city’s constitutional framework, arrest prominent democratic activists and, more recently, push pro-Beijing lawmakers to force their rivals […]

Hong Kong’s ‘high degree of autonomy’ wilts under new version of Basic Law

Responding to the controversy over a critical blast from Beijing aimed at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators, Teresa Cheng added to the controversy. She heads Hong Kong’s Justice Department and agreed with other officials: as the central government had supervisory power over Hong Kong, Beijing’s sudden intrusion into the work of its Legislative Council was entirely […]

Exclusive: Cartoonist Badiucao says satire is the ‘temporary aspirin’ that can heal Hong Kong’s protest trauma

Chinese-Australian artist Badiucao has told HKFP that the power of political satire comes from deconstructing authority and it can act as a “temporary painkiller” for Hongkongers traumatised by the ongoing pro-democracy protests. In an exclusive live-streamed interview, the cartoonist shared his thoughts on the role of art in social movements and spoke of how humour […]

Exclusive: ‘Strategic positivity’ needed to confront Beijing on world stage, says rights law expert Sharon Hom

Human rights law expert Sharon Hom has told HKFP that “strategic positivity” is needed to confront Beijing on the world stage, and activists should not give up on imperfect platforms such the UN. In an exclusive interview live-streamed on Facebook, the executive director of Human Rights in China said that the global Covid-19 pandemic had […]

Canadian universities face student backlash over Hong Kong police job ads

Job postings for the Hong Kong Police Force have appeared on student job boards of three Canadian universities, according to pro-democracy student groups who have tried to get the postings removed. Hogan Lam, an active member of the University of Toronto Hong Kong Extradition Law Awareness Group, said the job posting “doesn’t make sense” as […]


Explainer: The hidden differences between Hong Kong police rifles

The infamous AR15 is a regular sight at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, appearing sporadically from last April, before being deployed en masse during the police siege of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and routinely ever since. There is much misunderstanding about this rifle, and its use by the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF). Largely this […]

‘The more, the merrier’: Hong Kong protesters hail police Covid-19 cases

By Sebastian Skov Andersen and Joyce Leung When the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) announced on Twitter that a middle-aged sergeant had tested positive for covid-19 a few weeks back, the most popular reply read: “The more, the merrier.” The second-most liked response came from an anonymous Hongkonger who wrote “30,000 thx” accompanied by a […]


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