Hong Kong governmental branches swayed by new orders established by the national security law: the National Security Law explained, Part III
HK-China Relations

Hong Kong governmental branches swayed by new orders established by the national security law: the National Security Law explained, Part III

Beijing’s national security law is game-changing for the Hong Kong executive body, judicial body, and the Police Force as specialised departments and new rules emerge….

Beijing’s special agency to handle security law’s enforcement and jurisdiction: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained, Part II
HK-China Relations

Beijing’s special agency to handle security law’s enforcement and jurisdiction: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained, Part II

The powerful Office for Safeguarding National Security can initiate investigations on national security offenses and request China’s judiciary to rule directly, completely circumventing Hong Kong’s…

Wide-reaching offences and life in prison: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained
HK-China Relations

Wide-reaching offences and life in prison: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained

The controversial national security law in Hong Kong bears examination, beginning with the law’s offences and punishments. Part two of this three-part series to come…

Democratic Party fights for Hong Kong protesters to get status to flee to Britain
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Democratic Party fights for Hong Kong protesters to get status to flee to Britain

The Democratic Party calls on Britain to fast track Hong Kong BN(O) holders’ citizenships and create sanctuary conditions for Hong Kong protesters who currently lack…

Hong Kong to hold its first-ever poll on strike action against national security law
HK-China Relations

Hong Kong to hold its first-ever poll on strike action against national security law

Hong Kong trade unions hand the ballots over to its members to decide on strike action as the city’s autonomy and civil liberties may be…

China to suppress dissent in Hong Kong via national security legislation
HK-China Relations

China to suppress dissent in Hong Kong via national security legislation

Beijing will impose new national security laws following almost 12 months of anti-government protests, raising concerns that the “one country, two systems” principle no longer…

Does Hong Kong have a future?
HK-China Relations

Does Hong Kong have a future?

China only has one Hong Kong, and according to independent researcher Matthew Harrison, its uniqueness is why it should be kept a free gateway to…

Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019
Democracy

Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019

Hong Kong experienced a momentous year that affected all parts of its society. Harbour Times highlights the city’s top policy moments in 2019. Photo: A…

Protest vs extradition law goes global
Diplomat

Protest vs extradition law goes global

16 cities confirmed to host protests against the extradition law, targeting HK offices and Chinese embassies and consulates. Update: As of June 9, 2019, 29…

Purge and merge: Beijing’s plan for Hong Kong
HK-China Relations

Purge and merge: Beijing’s plan for Hong Kong

Nipping calls for Hong Kong’s independence in the bud and drawing the city closer to the mainland are clear goals for Beijing, said top-level politicians…

The GBA: Potential and reality policy and impact in the Greater Bay Area
HK-China Relations

The GBA: Potential and reality policy and impact in the Greater Bay Area

By Alfred Romann Dongguan, one of the world’s great manufacturing centers, has evolved over the past couple of decades from a dusty town pockmarked with…

‘Never again’ guides international policy- Oxford prof on China

by Germán Muñoz, Bright Hong Kong Founder & Director Professor Rana Mitter, Director at the University of Oxford China Centre, posits China’s perception of its past…

走過香港兩代的港獨憧憬
HK-China Relations

走過香港兩代的港獨憧憬

出席添馬公園港獨集會的,除了年輕土生土長一代,也有從中國大陸偷渡來港的一代。

Succession vs. secession: Hong Kong’s first debate on leaving China
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Succession vs. secession: Hong Kong’s first debate on leaving China

In what is surely a first, two opposing camps have come together to hold a public debate on Hong Kong’s secession from China. Harbour Times…

致張德江:憑著愛 我信有出路
HK-China Relations

致張德江:憑著愛 我信有出路

「自古以來」那一套是不會管用的,要留住港人的心,中央就應坦誠相對。

To Zhang Dejiang on Independence: Love HK forever, don’t chain us to the past
HK-China Relations

To Zhang Dejiang on Independence: Love HK forever, don’t chain us to the past

Arguing “history” to fight independence is doomed to fail. Hong Kongers have to feel loved and have hope for the future.

區諾軒出席論壇遭左右夾攻
2016 LegCo election

區諾軒出席論壇遭左右夾攻

(左二起)何君堯、周浩鼎、李梓敬、區諾軒、梁頌恆、鄭松泰同場討論香港2047問題,火花四濺。左一是論壇主持人、香港教育學院亞洲及政策研究學系助理教授方志恒。

2名建制派人物呼籲重建一國兩制信心阻港獨
HK-China Relations

2名建制派人物呼籲重建一國兩制信心阻港獨

(圖:民建聯副主席周浩鼎指出,港獨情緒源於一國兩制連作時有問題,他呼籲各界對香港的一「一國兩制」有信心。)

HK 2047: Terra Incognita
Chris Yeung

HK 2047: Terra Incognita

2047, recently seen a far off milestone, is suddenly on everyone’s lips. Fear of its arrival is being driven by the loss of faith in…

港獨運動之父9月參選立法會
HK-China Relations

港獨運動之父9月參選立法會

本文由記者Benny Kwok翻譯。原文《Father of HK independence movement to run in September》由記者Benny Kwok所寫,已於4月22日刊登。(相片來源:陳雲 )

社交媒體領袖訪問系列:本土主義哲道行者——陳雲
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社交媒體領袖訪問系列:本土主義哲道行者——陳雲

本文由記者Benny Kwok翻譯。原文《SMILE: Horace Chin, the philosopher-king of localism》由記者Benny Kwok所寫,已於4月22日刊登。(相片來源:陳雲 )

SMILE: Horace Chin, the philosopher-king of localism
HK-China Relations

SMILE: Horace Chin, the philosopher-king of localism

HT’s Social Media Influencers and Leaders (SMILE) series continues with the man who wrote the book that sparked the localism, then independence movement.

Father of HK independence movement to run in September
HK-China Relations

Father of HK independence movement to run in September

Horace Chin (陳雲根) (photo provider), aka Wan Chin (陳雲), is the founding theorist of Hong Kong localism and inspiring the push for Hong Kong independence….

2047促使年輕人改變香港政治版圖
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2047促使年輕人改變香港政治版圖

(資料圖片) 本文由記者Benny Kwok翻譯。原文《Young politicians redefine HK debate as 2047 looms large》由記者Benny Kwok所寫,於4月20日刊登。

Young politicians redefine HK debate as 2047 looms large
HK-China Relations

Young politicians redefine HK debate as 2047 looms large

2047 may have seemed too far off to consider in a time of Umbrella Revolution, District Council and now LegCo and CE elections. But young…

香港人不應「被特朗普」
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香港人不應「被特朗普」

香港既以國際都市自居,則應對現今的民粹風氣加以提防。 本文由記者Alex Fok翻譯,原文《TRUmp, TRUdeau, TRU-HK》於4月15日刊登。

湯家驊:爭取晤李飛談一國兩制
Democracy

湯家驊:爭取晤李飛談一國兩制

左為民主思路召集人湯家驊,右為民主思路總幹事袁彌昌

Hong Kong’s Political Groups: Where They Lie
2016 LegCo election

Hong Kong’s Political Groups: Where They Lie

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TRUmp, TRUdeau, TRU-HK
HK-China Relations

TRUmp, TRUdeau, TRU-HK

Hong Kong politics are following a global trend of rising populism in election years. But only an inclusive Hong Kong will be the great city…

Hong Kong needs China for protection from global terrorism
HK-China Relations

Hong Kong needs China for protection from global terrorism

While Hong Kong may have local sympathisers to violent jihad, effective plots almost always have a transnational dimension. Hong Kong’s East-West connections put it at…