The best original reporting from the Hong Kong Free Press team.
Queuing, blank placards and shopping: how Hongkongers innovated acts of resistance during security law clampdown
On Thursday, Hong Kong marks its first National Security Education Day since Beijing imposed a controversial new law last June. Despite growing restrictions on political activity and freedom of expression, city residents have continued to carry out acts of resistance. HKFP takes a look at how Hongkongers are continuing to make their voices heard. Queueing […]
Some 3,200 individual voters involved in selecting Hong Kong’s powerful new election committee compared to 239,000 before
Only about 3,000 individual voters will be involved in selecting Hong Kong’s revamped and much more powerful election committee compared to 239,000 previously, after a political overhaul ordered by Beijing goes into force. In 2020, 239,193 individual voters were registered to select the 1,200-member election committee. Under the new system, only about 3,200 individuals remain […]
Singaporean activist and social worker Jolovan Wham, whose silent protests including a smiley face display have landed him in court in the tightly-regulated city-state, says he is just trying to push back against a deeply entrenched culture which frowns on dissent. “All we want to do is to be able to speak out and to […]
Interview: Pro-Beijing Bauhinia Party will bloom in Hong Kong’s new political climate, says co-founder
China’s sweeping changes to Hong Kong’s political system have majority support in the city, according to the co-founder of Hong Kong’s newest political party who says the overhaul will benefit newcomers like his own Bauhinia Party. Business executive Charles Wong, in an interview with HKFP, also denied his party is geared towards mainland-born residents of […]