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

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

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…

Skepticism over Hong Kong’s National Security law: Can China prove the world wrong?

Skepticism over Hong Kong’s National Security law: Can China prove the world wrong?

If Beijing wants to prove that its new security law won’t impede on Hong Kong’s freedoms, its best chance to do so would be through…

Understanding the National Security Law: A Brief History

Understanding the National Security Law: A Brief History

To grasp the significance of the forthcoming national security legislation, one must understand its evolution throughout the last few decades of Hong Kong’s history. Photo:…

China to suppress dissent in Hong Kong via national security legislation

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…

Political Risers: Yau Wai-ching, localist rêveries by a Chinese history junkie

Political Risers: Yau Wai-ching, localist rêveries by a Chinese history junkie

Many localists and separatists, though often criticised for harbouring a bias against China, are in fact Chinese history lovers. Yau Wai-ching of Youngspiration fits the…

Joshua Wong distinguishes himself from radical localists

Joshua Wong distinguishes himself from radical localists

Demosistō is still for non-violent civil disobedience, according to Joshua Wong. The party backs self-determination for Hong Kong, but will not forget about human rights…

繼承對分離:全港首場港獨辯論

支持和反對港獨的一方,終於有機會為香港應否脫離中國這個議題同場交鋒。《港報》主辦了是次辯論,擔任辯論的主持,並報道整場辯論。 本文由記者Benny Kwok翻譯。原文《Succession vs. secession: Hong Kong’s first debate on leaving China》由記者Benny Kwok所寫,已於6月21日刊登。

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

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…

CY: We’ll relay Hongkongers’ concerns over Lam Wing-kee

CY: We’ll relay Hongkongers’ concerns over Lam Wing-kee

The chief executive says it’s time to review the cross-border notification mechanism and will assign officials to take follow-up action. Photo: Jeni Zhi

Goodbye, 4 June mourning? The growth of Hong Kong nationalism

Goodbye, 4 June mourning? The growth of Hong Kong nationalism

As a younger generation rises to Hong Kong’s political stage, local nationalism has gained in prominence like never before. Only time will tell whether the…

Pro-Beijing scholar notes “difficult times” in Beijing-HK relations

Pro-Beijing scholar notes “difficult times” in Beijing-HK relations

Pro-establishment figures note Beijing’s harder line on “one country, two systems” interpretations at Savantas Policy Institute 10-year anniversary event.

Zhang Dejiang’s visit: Cynic in the light

Zhang Dejiang’s visit: Cynic in the light

Zhang Dejiang’s (張德江) “seeing, listening and speaking” tour of Hong Kong was a resounding success, although maybe not in the way some had expected.

致張德江:憑著愛 我信有出路

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

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

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。

2047促使年輕人改變香港政治版圖

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

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…

湯家驊:爭取晤李飛談一國兩制

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

TRUmp, TRUdeau, TRU-HK

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

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…

Hong Kong National Party: The course of HK Independence is irreversible

Hong Kong National Party: The course of HK Independence is irreversible

The concept of Hong Kong independence is no more a taboo for Hong Kong’s youngsters. Since the spread of localism in their minds, a political…

香港民族黨:港獨是歷史之必然

香港民族黨:港獨是歷史之必然

香港年輕人對「港獨」這個概念不再是忌諱。隨着本土思想深入香港年輕人腦海,終於出現以此想法為目標的政治組織。

Beijing seeks to calm Hong Kong’s stormy political waters through a fog of politics

Beijing seeks to calm Hong Kong’s stormy political waters through a fog of politics

The spotlight of Hong Kong politics shifts to Beijing as elites in the pro-establishment camp attended the annual lianghui (兩會). Politicos cut through the fog…

New York’s Giuliani Moxy needed in Hong Kong

New York’s Giuliani Moxy needed in Hong Kong

New York’s Mayor Giuliani started with small things to win the hearts of New Yorkers and turn the city around. This Policy Address didn’t get…

Chinese justice upside down in Hong Kong?

Chinese justice upside down in Hong Kong?

An eagle eyed reader spotted the flags on top of the Court of Final Appeal today looking a little amiss. The visually allegory of Chinese…

How Beijing Facilitates HK Localism

How Beijing Facilitates HK Localism

Addressing the events that make the movement relevant would be more effective than attacking its messengers. Photo credit: Wing1990hk

High Tide (December 24th 2015) – Daily political round up

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Ripples of Occupy One Year On: Veteran journalist says age of Hong Kong’s “exceptionalism” is over

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High Tide (July 11th 2015) – Daily political round up

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