Rotten plants, bananas, cakes: Hong Kong’s lawmakers embrace theatrical stunts

By Jerome Taylor and Su Xinqi Outnumbered and with the rule book written against them, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers have embraced rotten plants, red bean cakes, bananas and a dizzying array of other weird objects for theatrical stunts inside the rambunctious chamber. In the latest event to infuriate the pro-Beijing majority, opposition lawmaker Ray Chan threw a foul-smelling fertiliser onto the green carpet of […]

Disqualified Hong Kong democrat challenges 2018 by-election ban as two other ousted lawmakers told to repay wages

Ousted Hong Kong pro-democracy legislator Lau Siu-lai challenged an electoral officer’s decision to bar her from running in the 2018 Legislative Council Kowloon West by-election last Thursday. In October 2018, Returning Officer Franco Kwok Wai-fun said Lau’s by-election nomination was invalid, arguing that she had backed calls for self-determination and thus would not genuinely uphold […]


Long hair’s legal bid to win back his legislative seat: A long judgement with long delays

Risking serious brain damage, I endeavoured to read the Court of Appeal’s findings in the case of Leung Kwok-Hung, alias “Long Hair” and the Secretary for Justice, alias one of the Chinese Communist Party’s local poodles. Frankly, I do not recommend this, unless you are having serious difficulty in getting to sleep. Most of it […]


From electoral triumph to prison: ex-aide of ousted lawmaker Yau Wai-ching says movement tried to go too far, too fast

To Terry Yeung, the 25-year-old former assistant of disqualified lawmaker Yau Wai-ching, if their party did not commit that mistake in 2016, their lives could have turned out completely different. In October of that year, Youngspiration’s Yau and Baggio Leung took their oaths of office as lawmakers in controversial ways – which some considered derogatory to […]


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