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Protest anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ will survive despite tough new security law and ban in schools, composer says

Glory to Hong Kong – a song which won fame worldwide as the anthem of the city’s pro-democracy protest movement – is one year old. And its composer believes it will always resonate with Hongkongers, despite an outright ban in schools following the enactment of a sweeping national security law. On September 8 last year, […]

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How Hongkongers can use new technologies to preserve their democratic rights

By Roger Huang            With the coming of China’s national security law to Hong Kong, a new technological reality has emerged. The legislation, which penalises online actions worldwide, is forcing people to re-examine their relationship with the state in a fundamental way. Technology can play a role in this reevaluation and help preserve precious liberties. By […]

Let reason drive Hong Kong’s Covid-19 policy debates, not discrimination

Recently, a restaurant reportedly posted a notice saying that it would not serve customers who have taken part in the Hong Kong government’s Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). Whether you are a UCTP sceptic or supporter, consider, for the moment, resisting the urge to toe the party line and to base your position about the […]

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Hong Kong’s male sex workers – living on the fringes

To family and friends, David Wong is just regular Hongkonger who has settled comfortably into retirement. Only clients share his big secret: he has operated as a sex worker in Hong Kong for the past 20 years. “I love massage”, says Wong, now 67-years-old, who provides both sex and massage services to his male clients. […]

HKFP Lens: Hong Kong’s virus experience in pictures, Part 2 – face masks, sanitiser and a social upheaval

Fresh from the protest frontlines, HKFP’s May James has been roving around Hong Kong during the coronavirus outbreak, capturing how the city which survived SARS is coping with being one of the first territories hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. From early on this year, social distancing laws introduced an element of uncertainty for the nearly […]

HKFP Lens: Hong Kong’s virus experience in pictures Part 1 – empty streets, no protests, but bustling bars

Fresh from the protest frontlines, HKFP’s May James has been roving around Hong Kong during the coronavirus outbreak, capturing how the city which survived SARS is coping with being one of the first territories hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Coronavirus struck Hong Kong just as it was reeling from non-stop pro-democracy protests and unrest. The […]

‘Even with handcuffs, I feel at peace’: Pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai says Apple Daily won’t change, but no more protest activism

Pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai says he is prepared to sacrifice anything for Hong Kong and his embattled newspaper Apple Daily will keep speaking out under the Beijing-imposed national security law, but it will steer clear of protest activism. The paper, he said, would keep going until the day its operation is no longer possible, […]

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Asian activists boycott Disney’s ‘Mulan’ citing China’s nationalist propaganda, censorship and police brutality

By Oiwan Lam Activists from a number of Asian countries are calling for the boycott of the film “Mulan,” released by Disney on September 4, on the grounds that production’s lead actor, Liu Yi Fei, has publicly expressed support for the police crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong. The latest release from Disney, “Mulan” is an […]