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Stories about Hong Kong (China)

13 March 2020

‘Being an activist is just a side-effect of being an artist': An interview with Chinese-Australian cartoonist Badiucao

Badiucao made headlines in 2019 when he revealed his identity in a documentary released on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre. Filip Noubel caught up with the artist in...

16 February 2020

Hong Kong's labor laws aid and abet the abuse of foreign domestic workers

Hong Kong immigration rules such as the one that requires foreign domestic workers to live with their employers are putting women's safety at risk, activists say.

3 February 2020

7 reasons Hongkongers are angry about the government response to the coronavirus

The spread of the virus has caused panic around the city, with residents stockpiling surgical masks and food.

30 January 2020

Hong Kong medical workers frustrated at government indecision about blocking mainland visitors

Medical professionals in Hong Kong have urged the government to close Hong Kong-China border checkpoints to limit the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus into Hong Kong.

21 January 2020

The meaning of Tsai Ing-wen's 8.17 million votes in the Taiwan presidential elections

The Bridge

Some analysts have attributed Tsai Ing-wen's landslide victory in Taiwan's recent presidential to the Hong Kong protests and encroachment by Beijing. But that's only part of the story.

8 January 2020

Beijing’s new top man in Hong Kong says he hopes city will return to ‘the right track’

The new director of Beijing’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong reiterated Chinese President Xi Jinping's expressed desire for "a harmonious and stable environment".

31 December 2019

All I want for Christmas is a free Hong Kong: How activists used festive cards to get the word out

People volunteered to translate holiday greetings into different languages and write letter templates for people of different backgrounds.

30 December 2019

Who has ruined Christmas peace and joy in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong’s Christmas was neither peaceful nor joyful as riot police charged major shopping districts with anti-riot weapons to disperse flash mob protests.

24 December 2019

In Hong Kong, local entrepreneurs champion the pro-democracy cause

Many believe that citizens' economic power is a potent weapon to bring about meaningful political change to the city.

12 December 2019

Battle-scarred: The lasting impact of the PolyU campus siege on Hong Kong’s protesters

"As the siege dragged on, reports emerged of the deteriorating mental conditions of the PolyU holdouts – which included erratic behaviour, paranoia, and even self-harm."

9 December 2019

#StandWithYuli: Solidarity for deported Indonesian domestic worker Yuli Riswati who covered Hong Kong protests

"We condemn this action which may be intended to intimidate non-permanent residents and deter them from involvement in or documenting and commenting on political events in Hong Kong."

5 December 2019

Hong Kong protest artwork: Yellow Objects

"The exhibition 'Yellow Objects' is a mockery of the brutal and ruthless authority that refers to human being as objects, and a reminder to defend and uphold human dignity."

29 November 2019

Chinese defector's spying allegations rock Australian politics

'What an utterly insane suggestion that Chinese Australians should “publicly show” their stance on anything related to China to prove their “loyalty”. '

27 November 2019

In Hong Kong, landslide victory for Pro-democracy camp in local elections means Beijing is out of touch

It is true that people want to restore order. However, they also know that the disorder is created by the government and the pro-establishment in the first place.

24 November 2019

As 3 million people vote in local elections, Hong Kong breaks record for civic participation

The election result is considered an important indicator of citizens’ take on the ongoing political crisis as millions of voters choose between pro-establishment and pro-democracy candidates.

Explainer: How a U.S. Act on human rights and democracy can protect freedom in Hong Kong

The US Senate has unanimously voted for a Hong Kong Act which aims at protecting the city’s autonomous status and its residents’ civic rights.

18 November 2019

Hong Kong Polytechnic University on fire after violent clashes between protesters and police

As riot police stormed another university campus in Hong Kong, protesters set fire to create barricades.

13 November 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong responds to Thai Army Chief

Joshua Wong gives updates on the Hong Kong protest and addresses allegations by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief.

12 November 2019

Hong Kong activists denounce court ban on ‘violent’ content as a threat to internet freedom

Internet Society Hong Kong will file a judicial review against an interim injunction prohibiting anyone from posting, re-posting and aiding the dissemination of information that promotes violence.