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
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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”
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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…