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


National Security Education Day: China will teach interfering foreign forces a lesson, says Beijing’s top man in Hong Kong

China will “teach a lesson” to “foreign forces attempting to use Hong Kong as a pawn,” Beijing’s top local official said on Thursday at a ceremony to mark the city’s first National Security Education Day. Liaison Office Director Luo Huining gave no details but said Beijing has always been “true to its word and resolute […]

Video: Pomp and protest – Hong Kong police goose step as demonstrators mark first National Security Education Day

Hong Kong’s inaugural National Security Education Day kicked off with nationalistic pomp echoing that of mainland China on Thursday, with two dozen police officers performing Chinese military-style drills and “goose stepping” outside the Hong Kong Police College. Officers from the immigration, customs and correctional services department are performing similar drills, instead of British-style marches from […]


Hong Kong’s cultural revolution has arrived at the arts

It was always going to be a matter of time before the new Cultural Revolution surge sweeping through Hong Kong would focus on the arts. This is, after all, intrinsic to the idea of a revolution described as being cultural. What was less expected was that this new attack on Hong Kong’s way of life […]

A vexing problem for Hong Kong’s Covid vaccine programme – lack of transparency

Is the Hong Kong government putting lives at risk with its mainland-focused vaccination programme? The simple answer is that we don’t know but the fact that we don’t know explains why this vital means of combating the spread of the virus is in jeopardy. What we do know is that the government has used the […]


Hong Kong’s self-styled ‘voice of reason’ says Beijing-imposed electoral shake-up is ‘the worst’ things will get for the city

Pro-establishment lawmaker Michael Tien says that the centrally-imposed overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system is as far Beijing will go in terms of tightening its grip on the city, and that pragmatists like him will emerge as the biggest winners in a revamped Legislative Council (LegCo). “This is the worst [things will get],” Tien said […]

Explainer: Hong Kong’s national security crackdown – month 9

Nine months after it imposed controversial national security provisions on Hong Kong, Beijing has passed another law which will have lasting implications for the city – an election overhaul aimed at ensuring only “patriots” can administer the Special Administrative Region. Fears over increased cultural censorship have also emerged following a pledge by the city’s leader […]

‘He really loves his country, I really love my city’: When former protesters from Hong Kong’s 1967 and 2019 unrest met

By Teele Rebane Anna is a 15-year-old who often found herself on the frontlines of the 2019 pro-democracy protests and unrest. Peter Tsang Yu-hung, now a 70-year-old retiree, was arrested for illegal assembly in 1967 when he was 16 and sentenced to a year behind bars.  Over the past half-century Hong Kong has gone from […]


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