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For their own good, Hong Kong’s business community should stand with protesters

By Calum Muirhead As the coronavirus pandemic begins to subside and life slowly returns to normal, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is showing no signs of going away. Despite heavy-handed efforts by the Beijing government to interfere in the city’s constitutional framework, arrest prominent democratic activists and, more recently, push pro-Beijing lawmakers to force their rivals […]

Exclusive: Cartoonist Badiucao says satire is the ‘temporary aspirin’ that can heal Hong Kong’s protest trauma

Chinese-Australian artist Badiucao has told HKFP that the power of political satire comes from deconstructing authority and it can act as a “temporary painkiller” for Hongkongers traumatised by the ongoing pro-democracy protests. In an exclusive live-streamed interview, the cartoonist shared his thoughts on the role of art in social movements and spoke of how humour […]

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

Where are the leaders we need in a global crisis? Too busy with the great covid-19 blame game

As people in Hong Kong—and everywhere else—have been busy trying to dodge a potentially deadly encounter with Covid-19, a cynical geopolitical game is being played out on the international stage.  One would think that, if there were anything that could compel competing world powers to come together for the common good, it would be a plague […]

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Road to activism: how a Hong Kong student led anti-extradition law solidarity protests in Taiwan

“No China extradition!” “Support Hong Kong!” “Protect Taiwan!” people chanted outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on June 16 – both in Mandarin and Cantonese. On a burning summer afternoon in the capital where the temperature surpassed 30 Celsius, an estimated 10,000 Taiwanese and Hongkongers – mostly students – rallied in solidarity with the millions […]

The Tiananmen Massacre, 30 years on – Survivor Q&A: Zhou Fengsuo

Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, HKFP asked several survivors of the crackdown to answer a set of questions about the tragedy and their views on China’s future. The 1989 massacre ended months of student-led demonstrations in China as the military was deployed to suppress protesters in Beijing. It is estimated that hundreds, perhaps […]

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