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


Hong Kong democrats Eddie Chu and Ray Chan to leave the legislature

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers Eddie Chu and Ray Chan have informed the Legislative Council (LegCo) that they will leave the legislature after the original expiration date of their terms on Wednesday. The two democrats submitted letters to the LegCo Secretariat on Monday and said they would not serve in an “appointed legislature,” after Beijing decided […]

‘We have done what we need to do’: Activist-scholar Benny Tai reflects on Hong Kong’s democracy movement on Occupy anniversary

Six years ago this Monday, tens of thousands of protesters poured onto a major road in Admiralty – the heart of Hong Kong – as police fired volleys of tear gas. It was the start of a 79-day blockade of major roads, with tents replacing traffic, which sparked international awareness and interest in Hong Kong’s […]


Hong Kong’s latest wave of arrests shows a disregard for int’l law, human rights and the sovereignty of other countries

By Andrew Rosindell, MP  Hong Kong has been engulfed in protests for almost 18 months. Millions of citizens have taken to the streets. The Hong Kong government has tried to quash the unrest, and police even violently arrested a 12-year-old girl this week, but Hongkongers remain defiant as they fight for their freedom, democracy and for their lives. But Hongkongers must not fight alone. […]

Hong Kong’s separation of powers are gone – the old rules need not apply

If you are a little confused these days about Hong Kong’s status as a special administrative region of China, welcome to the club. Bewilderment reigns as we suddenly strain to identify anything particularly “special” about our city.  Unlike every other city in China, we used to enjoy freedom of speech, assembly and the press. Now, […]


‘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, […]

From defensive, to apologies, to doubling down: How Carrie Lam’s response to Hong Kong’s protest movement evolved over a year

A year ago on – September 4 – Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam finally announced she would formally withdraw an ill-fated extradition bill which had sparked months of unprecedented turmoil and mass protests in the city. The bill, originally touted as an effort to fix “legal loopholes” in the city’s extradition laws, would have […]

Pollster Robert Chung says he’ll keep giving Hongkongers their say despite police raid and national security law

Veteran public opinion pollster Robert Chung says he’s determined to keep giving Hong Kong people a chance to say what they think, despite a sweeping new national security law, a police raid and smear campaigns from pro-Beijing groups. The Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (PORI) hit the headlines last month when police raided its […]


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