Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from September, 2014
Dubbed the "umbrella revolution" in some media, protesters have withstood authorities' tear gas and pepper spray using umbrellas for protection.
The police cracked down on protesters after Occupy Central with Love and Peace began a massive sit-in calling for genuine democratic elections.
Hundreds of student protesters raised their hands to show they were unarmed and formed a human shield to block riot police. But they were pepper sprayed and dozens arrested.
"I scream for our ethnic group, but I scream louder for China," Ilham Tohti said through his lawyer.
Student activists accuse Beijing of making Hong Kong empty promises of a democratic vote, so in return they are leaving their classrooms empty for at least a week.
Minority Scholar Ilham Tohti Denies Chinese Authorities’ Accusation That He Led a Double Life at Separatism Trial
Lawyers for Ilham Tohti said the prominent Uyghur scholar was chained with leg irons and denied access to food and warm clothes while detained. The verdict is due next week.
In traditional Chinese culture, Chrysanthemums are an for offering to the dead. In popular online usage, it also means "ass kissing."
The Chinese government has a heavy hand when it comes to online content. But exactly which government authorities set Internet censorship policy? A citizen lawsuit against China Unicom seeks answers.
China may be using Hong Kong as a testing ground for democratic reforms that are compatible with its single-party state, just like it experimented with free-market reforms in the 1980s.