Hong Kong 25: Migrant domestic workers have long fought against reversals of their rights. They’re not stopping
Migrant domestic worker activists today are fighting against the same policies as they were before the Handover. Empowered by small victories and recent outpourings of public support, they vow to continue, even amid a crackdown on civil society.
Two years after China imposed the sweeping national security law, the League of Social Democrats are the only pro-democracy group that still speaks out on the streets of the once-vibrant city.
A colourful, pro-democracy carnival of civil society, and a barometer for free expression, Hong Kong’s July 1 march is now relegated to history. HKFP examines the history of the city’s most consistent display of dissent.
The Palace Museum, which was set to open on Saturday as part of the 25th anniversary of the Handover celebrations, will remain closed.
Photography from the transfer of sovereignty to China.
While the view from the hilltops of Lok Ma Chau suggests Hong Kong remains clearly distinct from mainland China, the territory is fast being subsumed into Beijing’s blueprint for southern China.
Hong Kong 25: China’s Xi Jinping inaugurates John Lee as leader amid high security and media restrictions
Ex-police officer John Lee was sworn in as Hong Kong’s new chief executive on Friday at a ceremony overseen by Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who made two day-trips to the city amid Covid-19 concerns.