Hong Kong security law: Protests planned for Sunday, as agency sees ten-fold increase in Taiwan immigration queries

Hong Kong protesters have promised more demonstrations this weekend after Beijing announced its plan to bypass the local legislature and enact national security laws. In a Telegram app broadcast seen by over 40,000 users, several frontline protester groups jointly urged both peaceful and “valiant” demonstrators to gather in the streets this Sunday in response to […]


For Hong Kong democrats, a time to reflect: is there a way forward?

It was exactly six years ago that Benny Tai added an unexpected political spark to the Lunar New Year holiday by introducing a new plan to break the political deadlock. He and his contemporaries had been agitating for democratic political reform since their college days in the 1980s, when Hong Kong was still a colony […]

How Hong Kong’s public political discourse was mainlandised in 2018

We should perhaps spare a thought for Hong Kong officialdom – trapped as it is between Beijing’s current directives and the pre-1997 promises Beijing made about post-colonial Hong Kong being allowed to carry on “unchanged for 50 years.” The promises about existing rights and freedoms were written into Hong Kong’s new Basic Law constitution and […]


How a student’s column in a US college newspaper sparked a fiery debate over ‘Hongkonger identity’

A column entitled “I am from Hong Kong, not China” written for an American college newspaper has sparked a campus-wide debate over what it means to be Chinese. Frances Hui, a journalism student at Boston’s Emerson College, wrote last Monday’s opinion column for her school’s newspaper the Berkeley Beacon. After summarising Hong Kong’s history and recent politics, […]


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