Hong Kong pro-independence activist jumps bail, flees ahead of national security law

Hong Kong pro-independence activist Wayne Chan has jumped bail and fled the city, citing concerns that a large group of political figures could be arrested and prosecuted under soon-to-be-passed national security legislation. Chan, convenor of the Hong Kong Independence Union, announced on Facebook on Sunday that he had left the city. He was on bail […]


Violence condemned, but storming of Hong Kong’s legislature has not dispelled public sympathy for protesters

By Kenneth Ng The consistently peaceful mass demonstrations for democracy in Hong Kong have won international acclaim. But this record was somewhat tarnished by the storming of the legislature by protesters in the evening of July 1. Nevertheless, public opinion in Hong Kong society remains divided. Condemnations of violence went parallel with sympathy for the […]


‘It’s the same dictatorship’: Veteran activist Lee Cheuk-yan on keeping the flame of the Tiananmen protests alive

Veteran activist Lee Cheuk-yan has spent the past three decades resisting authoritarianism. In 1989, roused by the rallying cries for democracy, the then 32-year-old travelled to Tiananmen Square to deliver donations raised during a Hong Kong benefit concert to protesters. He was detained and made to sign a letter of remorse, around the time the tanks […]


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