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Hong Kong’s obsession with the national security law ignores the real danger China faces

In Hong Kong, the impact of the national security law (NSL) and the related clampdown on freedoms is widening by the day. But the fallout from the legislation is being felt far beyond the city. For one thing, the law has focused the world’s attention on violations of human rights in China, exacerbating tensions between…

Why Hong Kong needs to start planning for an era of climate refugees

By Roshan Melwani We’ve all heard the science behind the Earth’s rising temperatures. If you haven’t, I’m sure you’ve felt how unforgivingly hot Hong Kong has been these last few weeks. The weather has reached a point where the breeze of a harbour-side stroll is not as enjoyable as wandering through any of the city’s…

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Why Hong Kong’s climate change efforts fall short

Official declarations of emergency, urgent consultations with scientific experts and a raft of radical social and economic policies to protect public health and the economy. That’s the approach that the Hong Kong government has adopted over recent weeks to battle the coronavirus, but it contrasts starkly with the lethargy and collective dragging of feet when…

‘Seas are rising, so are we’: Student protesters renew call for Hong Kong to declare a climate emergency

Hong Kong students marched through the rain on Sunday as they renewed their calls for more government action to tackle the climate crisis. Among their demands were for authorities to declare an environmental and climate emergency, and pledge to increase their use of renewable energy sources. The rally is the second of its kind to…