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2020/06/17 | Voice of America

Rhetoric or Reality? Britain’s Hong Kong Passport Offer Angers China

Beijing has warned that the British offer of citizenship to Hongkongers would breach the 1997 Joint Declaration. Until recently, Britain agreed with that verdict. But China’s attempt to impose the new security law appears to have changed the calculation in London.

2020/04/28 | Nicholas Haggerty

‘A Stormy Petrel’: Hong Kong Governor John Pope Hennessy

P. Kevin MacKeown's biography 'A Stormy Petrel' (City University of Hong Kong, 2020) argues for John Pope Hennessy as a character full of contradictions, bridling against his historical circumstances but never quite transcending them.

2020/02/24 | Hilton Yip

Hong Kong’s Two-Faced Identity: Prosperity and Panic

Hong Kong faces yet another challenge in the coronavirus after eight months of protests. The city is trying to retain its status as a global financial center while people struggle to secure basic goods.

2020/02/04 | The Interpreter

Authorities in Hong Kong Struggle to Win Trust Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The Hong Kong government's refusal to close the border has set off a public panic. Is it overreaction – or justified?

2019/06/12 | New Bloom

Hong Kong Police React With Violence to Umbrella-Style Occupation

As demonstrators in Hong Kong flooded the streets for a peaceful protest Hong Kong sent in the riot police in an attempt to intimidate them and clear the streets using tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets.

2018/10/30 | Nelson Lau

OPINION: Girls in Hong Kong Will Get Free HPV Shots. What About Boys?

Hong Kong will vaccinate schoolgirls against HPV. It should vaccinate boys as well.

2018/10/19 | The Interpreter

OPINION: Hong Kongers Giving Up as Housing Breaks the Camel's Back

Hong Kongers are talking about emigrating as it becomes increasingly clear there is nothing 'special' about this administrative region of the PRC.

2018/08/15 | Suzanne Pepper

HONG KONG: Independence Activist Andy Chan Defies Beijing with Press Club Talk

Beijing has blasted the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club for allowing activist Andy Chan to speak but its advocates' reasoning casts a more worrying chill.

2017/11/07 | Sam Lee

Hong Kong’s Two-Tier Profit Tax Misses its SME Mark

In her first Policy Address, new Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam proposed a new two-tier profit tax system designed to ease the burden on small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). But only a small proportion of Hong Kong's businesses actually pay profit tax, and the likelihood is that a higher proportion of them are big businesses.

2017/10/18 | Suzanne Pepper

The Enigma of New HK CEO Carrie Lam

New Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam has proved a master of the art of "responding without answering", enabling her to glide smoothly from one crisis to the next and emerge as the only person Beijing was willing to entrust with the top job.

2017/03/30 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: HK Elections Show 'One Country, Two Systems' An Empty Promise?

'The Hong Kong system shows that what one country, two systems stipulates is fake democracy,' says a DPP legislator.

2017/03/30 | Suzanne Pepper

Done Deal: How Hong Kong's New Leader Reached the Top

Real elections, the kind those fractious oppositionist elements are demanding, create nothing but trouble: social strife, polarization and worst of all uncertainty.

2017/03/27 | ZiQing Low

'Large-Scale Political Prosecution' as Hong Kong Police Crack Down on Occupy Leaders

Former student leaders of the Umbrella Movement expect large-scale political prosecution following the election of pro-China Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.