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


Hong Kong security law: China sanctions 11 Americans in retaliation for US move

by Ludovic Ehret and Jing Xuan Teng China on Monday sanctioned 11 Americans, including senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in retaliation for similar US moves prompted by Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong. Washington last week accused 11 officials of suppressing “freedom and democratic processes” in Hong Kong, including city leader Carrie Lam, and announced […]


Enough is enough – these are the main violators of Hong Kong’s security law

Okay, that’s enough.  Now that we finally have a state-imposed national security law protecting us from unprincipled knaves who flout the Basic Law for their own selfish interests and aim to undermine and ultimately destroy the One Country, Two Systems framework that makes Hong Kong such a special international city, it’s time to call out […]


From ‘violent attack’ to ‘gang fight’: How the official account of the Yuen Long mob attack changed over a year

Exactly a year ago on July 21, over 100 rod-wielding men – with connections to triad members – stormed the Yuen Long MTR station, indiscriminately attacking civilians. Among the 45 people injured were journalists, protesters, commuters and Democratic Party lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting. Several other beatings took place in the area, as white-clad men with sticks […]

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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