CUHK arrest

Security law: Hong Kong police arrest another CUHK student over peaceful pro-democracy campus demo last Nov

Police have arrested another student under the national security law over a pro-democracy demonstration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) last November. The 19-year-old is accused of taking part in an unauthorised assembly and of a national security offence, “incitement to secession.” The suspect was arrested on Thursday and has been released on […]

Strategically-placed flower pot hides coincidental ‘Hong Kong independence’ lettering on gov’t art piece

The words “Hong Kong” and ” Independence” which coincidentally appear next to each other on an award-winning government artwork at Sai Kung Waterfront Park have now been covered up — 18 years after the artwork was installed. Since 2003, the artwork resembling a boat made out of newsprint had coincidentally displayed the words alongside each […]


‘We just really f***ing love Hong Kong’: Can you criminalise us?

If the Chinese government was really stupid enough to believe that the new national security laws could silence Hongkongers, I guess they were disappointed. The new laws conveniently took effect on the 23rd anniversary of China’s takeover of Hong Kong. Yet despite a historic police ban of the 17-year tradition, on the very first day […]

Another Hong Kong uprising: defying the sovereign, or a simple demand for local standards of justice?

The contrast in perspectives was striking. Hong Kong’s sudden massive resistance to a local law with national implications made international headlines. An unprecedented number of people… between one and two million… turned out on successive Sundays in June and another half-million repeated the exercise on July First, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s 1997 transfer from […]


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, […]

Hong Kong must accept China with all its flaws to keep its privileges, says ex-official Christine Loh

Hong Kong must accept the China of today with all its flaws. Only then can the city protect its own special privileges. This is according to Christine Loh, a former undersecretary for the environment turned scholar. She has just released a new book alongside law professor Richard Cullen called No Third Person: Rewriting The Hong Kong […]


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