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The Stand News

Stand News is a Hong Kong-based Non-profit online media platform that is mainly supported by advertisement and public sponsorship. We offer news and in-depth analysis covering politics, business, lifestyle, arts, culture, nature, philosophy, LGBTQ and technology.

Latest posts by The Stand News

Hong Kong protesters’ ‘Brick Arches’ wins Beazley Designs’ People’s Choice Award

Made from ordinary bricks, these small structures were used by Hong Kong protestors as roadblocks to slow down police vehicles.

Lax regulations behind surge in Hong Kong's ‘nano flats,’ land use group says

"You can fry a fish while sitting on the bed."

Online backlash follows blurring of Christmas imagery on popular Chinese TV show

A Chinese online TV outlet had to pixelate its variety show's Christmas setting as the political campaign to boycott foreign festivals gained momentum.

Citing tweets and op-eds, Hong Kong police charges media tycoon Jimmy Lai with foreign collusion

Documents supporting Lai's collusion charge include social media posts, interviews with foreign media outlets, and meetings with foreign politicians and alleged donations to them.

A Hong Kong reporter's account of the crackdown on press freedom under the national security law

"What we are facing now is not just the survival of Apple Daily but the whole independent media sector."

How YouTube helped a Hong Kong protester become a Trump supporter

Chan says that in order to defeat the Chinese Communist Party and save Hong Kong, Hongkongers must support Donald Trump's re-election.

Hong Kong teachers self-censor as authorities target classrooms

One respondent said in a survey that they have received a complaint from a student's parents simply for wearing a black mask.

Hong Kong civil servants forced to choose between freedom of expression and their jobs

Following the enactment of the national security law, Hong Kong authorities included a "loyalty clause" in civil servants' employment contracts.

Fearing the national security law, Hongkongers say farewell to their home city

"In Hong Kong, it is a crime to be young. My daughter, after a few years, would be in high school. I don’t want to see her getting arrested."

Fearing the national security law, Hongkongers change their social media habits

Of the 2,587 people who responded to an online survey conducted by The Stand News, 96 percent said they fear "loss of free speech."

A Chinese city withdraws ‘civility code’ following online criticism

Suzhou – a Chinese city near Shanghai – launched a “civility code” in early September to rank citizens’ civility. As negative comments flooded in, the city called an end to...

Hong Kong artists burn protest gear, Winnie the Pooh, and ballot boxes on Ghost Day

"In the real world, no one answers our demands, so we have to seek other channels, such as communicating with the ghost realms."

Housewife, mother, frontliner: A look at women in Hong Kong's anti-China extradition protests

Women struggled against gender stereotypes and police violence to earn recognition on the frontlines of the movement.

What is it like to be a mainland Chinese living in Hong Kong and supporting the protests?

Pro-protest mainlanders get doxxed by hostile internet users at home and sometimes face discrimination in their adopted city.

Who are the ‘rioters’ facing jail time after the anti-China extradition protests in Hong Kong?

Around a third of the 612 rioters currently awaiting trial are younger than 20, while at least 14 are under 16-years-old.

Taking Hong Kong's temperature: What future for the protest movement?

From last year's two million protest to today's "yellow economic circle", local resistance has taken many shapes.

Google removes Hong Kong protester role-playing game from its Play Store

The mobile game, entitled "The Revolution of Our Times", provides details on the political context leading up to the protests with a map on key protest sites in Hong Kong.

‘Glory to Hong Kong': The anthem of a protest movement

Tens of thousands of Hongkongers are participating in flash mob performances of the new protest song “Glory to Hong Kong” in the streets and in shopping malls across the city.

In Hong Kong, authorities arrest the administrator of a Telegram protest group—and force him to hand over a list of its members

A list of members of the group-- which numbers between 20,000 and 30,000 people--, as well as all the messages exchanged in the secure chat, have been exposed to the...

Tencent's new game shows how censorship rules are implemented in China

The new regulation compels game publishers to promote Chinese values, culture and images through their games.

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