Rising through the ranks as a civil servant, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is Hong Kong’s 4th and current Chief Executive.


Hong Kong National security law: China warns UK over ‘interfering,’ as Chief Exec. Carrie Lam dismisses criticism

China warned Britain on Wednesday that interfering in Hong Kong will backfire, after the former colonial power vowed to give sanctuary to locals who may flee the city if a controversial security law is passed. The United States and Britain have enraged Beijing with their criticism of planned national security legislation that critics fear would destroy […]


Coronavirus: Are women better leaders during crises?

Several news stories recently have noted a correlation between the gender of world leaders and the success rate in containing the number of infections and fatalities from Covid-19. Specifically, several female leaders have been singled out as being especially successful in keeping the numbers low. The names that keep cropping up are Jacinda Ardern, Angela […]

Pedagogy of the oppressed: We need to defend intellectual freedom in Hong Kong

Last Thursday, the Hong Kong Education Bureau decided to retroactively void an exam question from the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) World History exam. After presenting students with three passages from primary historical artifacts that illustrate the collaboration between Japanese and Chinese academics, merchants, and a Chinese revolutionary leader who helped overthrow the oppressive Qing […]


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 […]


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