NEWS & VIEWS

US-born lawyer John Clancey keeps faith after Hong Kong security law arrest

By Su Xinqi A lawyer who has lived and practised in Hong Kong for decades, John Clancey has seen the inside of a few police stations — but he never imagined he would be the one in a cell. Clancey, a 79-year-old US citizen and former priest, was the first foreign national detained under a […]

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

The Alternative Citizens’ Deliberative Platform – a new way forward for Hong Kong’s opposition

By District Councillor Timothy Lee In July, a high voter turnout in the democratic primary for legislative elections surprised everyone. There seemed to be hopes of reform from within the system, but all such hope ended when the Legislative Council election was postponed for at least a year and China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee […]

His master’s voice: How the Hong Kong gov’t learned to talk like Beijing

By Simon Henderson Reading a statement by any Hong Kong government official these days, one could easily be mistaken for believing that the words come straight from Beijing. The language has become increasingly combative, dismissive and characteristic of wolf warrior diplomacy. Despite the self-proclaimed tag of “Asia’s World City”, part of Brand Hong Kong, external […]

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