Policy Address delivery delayed, CE Lam hopes to “instil more confidence” in Hong Kong

Policy Address delivery delayed, CE Lam hopes to “instil more confidence” in Hong Kong

The reason cited for the delay is so that Hong Kong’s head can meet with Chinese officials this week to include their suggestions in the…

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

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

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

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. Parts two and three of this series are…

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

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…

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…

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

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…

Hongkongers mourn the dead in Tiananmen Square Massacre despite the police’s ban on vigils for first time in decades

Hongkongers mourn the dead in Tiananmen Square Massacre despite the police’s ban on vigils for first time in decades

The June 4th Museum allows people to honour the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre without attending the annual vigil, which was banned for the…

Mass arrests in Hong Kong as police crack down on protests against Beijing’s legalisation

Mass arrests in Hong Kong as police crack down on protests against Beijing’s legalisation

Hundreds were arrested during the anti-government protests on Wednesday as LegCo continued the debate on the controversial National Anthem Bill. Photo: Trams for miles in…

Hongkongers marched to oppose national security law, met with tear gas and water cannon

Hongkongers marched to oppose national security law, met with tear gas and water cannon

The announcement of the National Security Law has ignited a new sense of urgency amongst pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, evident on Sunday as thousands…

Massive cabinet shakeup brings more concern than surprise

Massive cabinet shakeup brings more concern than surprise

Despite claims that the cabinet’s changes were made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the move has unsettled opposition members. Photo: Central Government Offices by…

Hong Kong protests, an organised anarchy

Hong Kong protests, an organised anarchy

A student studying abroad in Hong Kong was present during the November occupation of CUHK. She shares her observations of the protests on campus and…

In Frame: Hong Kong protests, an organised anarchy

In Frame: Hong Kong protests, an organised anarchy

A collection of photos from the months of September and November, taken by a student who was studying abroad at the Chinese University of Hong…

Listen: Talking Taiwan’s presidential election on podcast launch

Listen: Talking Taiwan’s presidential election on podcast launch

Taiwan’s election outcome and its subsequent effects on its relationship with Hong Kong and China are the subject of the first episode of Spyglass, a…

Hong Kong, China, and the Taiwan elections: An electoral civil war

Hong Kong, China, and the Taiwan elections: An electoral civil war

An analysis of the presidential election in Taiwan, and how Hong Kong is and will be affected by the race and its outcome. Photo: Lotus…

Art as resistance at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests: photo essay, part 2

Art as resistance at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests: photo essay, part 2

Part 2 of this photo series. Non-violent but not always legal, creative resistance in its diverse forms have become a staple of Hong Kong’s anti-government…

Art as resistance at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests: photo essay

Art as resistance at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests: photo essay

Non-violent but not always legal, creative resistance in its diverse forms have become a staple of Hong Kong’s anti-government protests in 2019.

Time is running out for Lam to demonstrate Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and that she is “not China”

Time is running out for Lam to demonstrate Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and that she is “not China”

Timothy J. Peirson-Smith, Managing Director of Executive Counsel Limited, calls for action from the Hong Kong and Central governments after the results of the 2019…

Hong Kong Police Force deploys unprecedented tactics at Polytechnic University lockdown

Hong Kong Police Force deploys unprecedented tactics at Polytechnic University lockdown

A siege strategy, live ammunition warning, and long-range acoustic device are all part of PolyU’s campus crackdown. Photo: Hong Kong University (pictured), along with other…

Crowdfunding to fight restriction of Internet, freedom of speech

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…

Night of violence on CUHK campus becomes watershed moment in protest history

Night of violence on CUHK campus becomes watershed moment in protest history

Police charged onto the campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on Tuesday, leading to the closures of university campuses and a night…

Shipping Out: Week in Review – protests in Hong Kong and worldwide

Shipping Out: Week in Review – protests in Hong Kong and worldwide

Re-schedule non-essential travel to Hong Kong. Air quality warnings in New Delhi, fires in Australia, and more. Hong Kong – Re-Schedule Non-Essential Travel  We previously…

Hong Kong’s Internet injunction “testing the waters” before jumping into harsher censorship

Hong Kong’s Internet injunction “testing the waters” before jumping into harsher censorship

Restrictions on Hong Kong’s internet use threaten the future of its web freedoms. Photo: An unlawful march assembled in Sogo at Causeway Bay on 2…

HK-Canadian activist’s call to impose Act to sanction HK officials may be in vain

HK-Canadian activist’s call to impose Act to sanction HK officials may be in vain

An activist at a Toronto protest called for the Canadian government to step in with the Magnitsky Act’s use against HK officials. It is highly…

“Embrace the rainbow”: Highlights from the Policy Address 2019

“Embrace the rainbow”: Highlights from the Policy Address 2019

From its messy prelude in LegCo to the pre-recorded delivery, this is the need-to-know on 2019’s policy address. Photo: A screenshot taken from the pre-recorded…

The Last Cut

The Last Cut

Amid all the chaos, people try to carry on life as normal. And important milestones cannot go left un-noted, but they are not untouched by…

Ban on wearing masks at protests “thoroughly chilling”

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…

Shipping Out: Week in Review + Ahead – Floods, Smog, and Political Drama Continue

Shipping Out: Week in Review + Ahead – Floods, Smog, and Political Drama Continue

Flooding in South Asia has continued to threaten travel security and disrupt transportation, with the Indian states of Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra particularly hard…