Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker Lau Siu-lai withdraws from Labour Party

Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker Lau Siu-lai has announced she and her organisation Democracy Groundwork will withdraw from the Labour Party, citing irresolvable issues. “I always hoped to bring strength to the Labour Party and advance the response of the left to today’s rapidly changing situation, but unfortunately due to various complex problems, the desired outcome […]

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 […]


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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