“Shameless and despicable” US sanctions imposed on Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other Hong Kong and Chinese officials
Diplomat

“Shameless and despicable” US sanctions imposed on Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other Hong Kong and Chinese officials

Making sense of the US sanctions placed on Hong Kong’s Chief Executive and other HK and Mainland Chinese officials. Photo courtesy of Wpcpey / CC…

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….

Workers and students to go to polls on city-wide strike action against Beijing’s national security law today
Democracy

Workers and students to go to polls on city-wide strike action against Beijing’s national security law today

The first-ever referendum will determine whether the city is ready to go on strike in opposition to the national security law that could undermine Hong…

Cancelled Black Lives Matter march goes ahead despite confusion
Democracy

Cancelled Black Lives Matter march goes ahead despite confusion

The Black Lives Matter march went ahead on Sunday, despite an official cancellation. Attendance included students, teachers and politicians including Long Hair and Avery Ng…

Public lynching of George Floyd “hauntingly familiar”: activists call for Black Lives Matter action in Hong Kong
Democracy

Public lynching of George Floyd “hauntingly familiar”: activists call for Black Lives Matter action in Hong Kong

In light of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, Black Lives Matter advocates and organizations are bringing attention to police brutality…

#MyFreedomDay brings awareness to lack of anti-slavery protections in Hong Kong
Human Rights

#MyFreedomDay brings awareness to lack of anti-slavery protections in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s private sector is picking up the government’s slack when it comes to fighting modern-day slavery. Photo: U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st…

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…

Crowdfunding to fight restriction of Internet, freedom of speech
Human Rights

Crowdfunding to fight restriction of Internet, freedom of speech

Pro-democracy advocates begin to crowdfund to fight current and future laws compromising Internet freedoms. Photo: University of Hong Kong (HKU) was left in shambles after…

Ban on wearing masks at protests “thoroughly chilling”
Democracy

Ban on wearing masks at protests “thoroughly chilling”

Hong Kong government wields emergency law to ban mask-wearing and facial covering at public assemblies. Photo: Protester in London wears a hard hat with “Free…

Hong Kong Transport Authorities Backtrack on Cathay’s Same-sex Advert Ban After Public Outcry
Human Rights

Hong Kong Transport Authorities Backtrack on Cathay’s Same-sex Advert Ban After Public Outcry

The MTR Corporation (MTRC) and the Airport Authority (AA) reversed a decision to reject Cathay Pacific’s recent ad campaign, which featured two men walking down…

Human trafficking in Hong Kong
Human Rights

Human trafficking in Hong Kong

An estimated 10,000 people were living in modern slavery in Hong Kong last year and the government’s response was limited, non-profit group Global Slavery Index…

The Case of The Saudi Sisters: Hong Kong’s lack of refugee regs
Human Rights

The Case of The Saudi Sisters: Hong Kong’s lack of refugee regs

Two Saudi women have been hiding in Hong Kong for six months while fearing deportation to their homeland. They are trying to escape what they…

Foetal funerals or out with the garbage – parents want choices
Human Rights

Foetal funerals or out with the garbage – parents want choices

A foetus lost less than 24 weeks is not legally recognized as a life and will be put into yellow bags to be dumped as…

Elevating minorities: Education, employment and incentives
Human Rights

Elevating minorities: Education, employment and incentives

“Equality and inclusiveness is not a mere slogan. It represents a core value of Hong Kong,” said the city’s chief secretary Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung,…

The road to slavery runs through Hong Kong
Human Rights

The road to slavery runs through Hong Kong

A map that captures human trafficking and migration routes suggests Hong Kong plays a role in the crime on a global scale. (Photo credit: Liberty…

Laws perfectly inadequate in addressing discrimination in Hong Kong
Human Rights

Laws perfectly inadequate in addressing discrimination in Hong Kong

In 2011, Mr Arjun Singh, then an 11-year old child, Hong Kong native of Indian descent, was accused by a Chinese woman of assault (by…

New report counts 29,500 slaves in Hong Kong, labels government as low-performer
Human Rights

New report counts 29,500 slaves in Hong Kong, labels government as low-performer

According to a new report, Hong Kong is not doing all it can to combat modern day slavery. One local organisation agrees. Meanwhile, the government…

EOC proposes law reform: Cohabiting relationships and new immigrants the talking points
Human Rights

EOC proposes law reform: Cohabiting relationships and new immigrants the talking points

York Chow’s final call as chairman of the EOC seeks to better protect the rights of minority groups. As comprehensive as the report is, it…

Speech by Kathleen Ferrier on International Women’s Day
Human Rights

Speech by Kathleen Ferrier on International Women’s Day

  Bright Hong Kong hosted a breakfast with women speakers in honour of International Women’s Day and to explore issues facing modern women and what…

Students for Liberty model catches on in Hong Kong
Governance

Students for Liberty model catches on in Hong Kong

Alexander McCobin, president and co-founder of Students for Liberty, says pro-liberty students should put aside their disagreements and fight together for a free society.

“We want work, we want dignity”: HK’s 10,000 refugees clamour for system change
Human Rights

“We want work, we want dignity”: HK’s 10,000 refugees clamour for system change

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