Latest posts by Ronald Yick
28 August 2014
Macau Authorities Crack Down on Pro-Democracy Activists Who Want the Right to Vote for Their Next Leader
Macau, a special administrative region of China, elects its top leader via a committee. Three pro-democracy groups have organized an unofficial referendum on the right to vote in 2019.
10 July 2014
Two teams tested out tools from Taiwan during the July 1 rally in Hong Kong, which gathered a half a million people to protest for democracy and autonomy from China.
30 April 2014
Betty Wong was smuggled into Hong Kong from mainland China in 2003 when she was 8. Her story, from undocumented immigrant to medical student, was met with online attacks.
23 April 2014
3 August 2013
The demonstration at Hong Kong Ocean Park was part of the "Empty the Tanks" global day of protest against marine mammal captivity.
16 July 2013
2 October 2012
The Hong Kong government's controversial plan to introduce a moral and national education curriculum (hereafter national education) in elementary schools has finally been scrapped after rigorous citizen protests - including...
23 September 2012
Chinese state-controlled media, China Central Television (CCTV), launched its African regional bureau in Nairobi, Kenya on January 11. While its presence has diversified the media landscape in Africa, some have...
15 August 2012
The news of a Chinese mining boss being allegedly killed by striking workers in Zambia has caught Chinese netizens' attention, prompting them to compare the working conditions in both countries...
4 August 2012
Support for a ban on the global illegal ivory trade has recently gained support from Chinese netizens. From 2000 to 2011, whilst East Africa was the centre of illegal ivory...
23 June 2012
A series of recently leaked email exchanges between the chief editor and sub-editor of a leading English newspaper in Hong Kong, regarding the coverage of mainland Chinese political activist Li...
29 March 2012
Among the 1,200 Hong Kong Chief Executive Election Committee members, 689 elected Leung Chun-ying to be Hong Kong's next city mayor on March 25. When the result was released, thousands...
5 March 2012
One of the major conflicts between Hong Kong and China stems from birth tourism. According to official statistics, 95,337 babies were born in Hong Kong in 2011 and as much...
11 February 2012
Tension between Hong Kong and mainland China has mushroomed in recent months. While small conflicts, such as a train scuffle, have ignited fury, the recent introduction of a cross-border self-drive...
7 September 2011
Katrien Jacobs, author of new book 'People's Pornography: Sex and Surveillance on the Chinese Internet', discusses the emergence of an online erotic culture in China that openly describes individuals' personal...