· December, 2005

Stories about Hong Kong (China) from December, 2005

Report from the WTO Demonstrations in Hong Kong

  20 December 2005

The Sixth WTO Ministerial Conference was held in Hong Kong, 13-18 December 2005. Thousands of anti-globalization campaigners, especially South Korean farmers who has been opposing the opening of their rice market by an agreement South Korean government made with WTO, had protested across central Hong Kong, carrying huge banners, chanting,...

Hong Kong: What to Do with the WTO?

16 December 2005

On the occasion of the WTO meet in Hong Kong, Glutter shares her frustration with the rhetoric on both sides of the WTO debate that has obscured much understanding. “As usual I think everyone should take a deep breath before we all start screaming and shouting on both sides, because...

China, Hong Kong: Bridge and Ladder Blogs

  15 December 2005

EastSouthWestNorth talks about how a “ladder blog” had just helped a post climb over the Great Firewall of China: by translating into English a post in Chinese at a blocked Hong Kong blog, which was then retranslated into Chinese on a mainland China blog.

Hong Kong: WTO Coverage

14 December 2005

The Hong Kong Standard has set up a website gathering coverage of the ongoing WTO meeting in Hong Kong. Check it out: Curbside @ WTO.

Hong Kong, South Korea: Protest Blog

  13 December 2005

Looking forward to the usual WTO demonstrations? Here's a new blog (in Korean and English) by Korean-Americans documenting and accompanying Korean farmers’ protests at the trade meet in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, China: ESWN Revealed

  12 December 2005

Hong Kong's Next magazine prints a profile of Roland Soong, the blogger behind the indispensable China blog EastSouthWestNorth.

Hong Kong: Possible Dream

9 December 2005

Glutter reacts strongly against an online op-ed that claims democracy for Hong Kong is an “impossible dream.”

Bloggers Joined the Big March in Hong Kong

  6 December 2005

A total of over 200,000 people supposedly joined the Dec. 4, 2005 march in Hong Kong urging the government to create a clearer roadmap for granting universal suffrage to Hong Kong citizens to elect the special administrative region's Chief Executive and legislators. The march started in the Victoria Park ,...