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2017/07/14 | Edward White
Hong Kong By-Elections Now Loom as Critical Test for Democracy Movement
A court decision today paves the way for a series of by-elections that may prove critical for the future of Hong Kong’s democracy movement.
2017/07/14 | TNL Staff
Liu Xiaobo’s Lawyer to Testify before US Congress as Focus Turns to Widow
As attention now turns to freeing Liu Xia, will the White House pressure China on its human rights abuses?
2017/07/14 | Wu'er Kaixi
'Murdered but Undefeated' - Wu'er Kaixi Reflects on the Loss of His Friend, Liu Xiaobo
'It is time for the world to ask itself, are we accomplices, do we appease this, or do we stand up against so-called Chinese values?'
2017/07/12 | TNL Staff
'I Have No Enemies: My Final Statement' - Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Lecture
'I still want to say to this regime, which is depriving me of my freedom, that I stand by the convictions I expressed in my June Second Hunger Strike Declaration twenty years ago ‑ I have no enemies and no hatred'
2017/07/01 | Edward White
Hong Kong Activists Urge Mass Protest amid ‘Whole New Level of Intimidation, Violence’
Democracy activists, alleging police brutality and widespread harassment from pro-Beijing thugs, have called on Hong Kongers to take to the streets this afternoon.
2017/06/29 | TNL Staff
PHOTO STORY: Hong Kong Locked Down for Xi Visit
Animosity towards Beijing has grown in recent years in Hong Kong, particularly among young people.
Hong Kong Divided as China's President Xi Arrives
More than 20 activists - including Joshua Wong and young legislator Nathan Law - remained in custody Thursday evening after being arrested for causing a 'public nuisance' during a Wednesday night protest.
2017/06/29 | Suzanne Pepper
Hong Kong and Macau: A Tale of Two Ex-Colonial Cities
Zhang Dejiang's Macau visit serves as a means of explaining to everyone else exactly what is at stake and why Hong Kong has grown increasingly determined to resist Beijing’s idealized assumptions about what 'one country, two systems' is supposed to mean.
2017/06/26 | Kirsten Han
Singapore's Family Feud: A 'Secret Committee' and the Problem of Due Process
'What we’re seeing now is not regular due process; instead, we have a ministerial committee placed between a rock and a hard place, plagued with considerations and intricacies they should never have had to deal with, and a senior official within the Ministry of Law making statements and arguments related to what is essentially a personal matter for the family to sort out, all while the actual Minister of Law is a member of the committee.'
2017/06/21 | Kuan Chen
VOICES: 'We Are Not Extremists' - Activists Talk Chinese Suppression
'We are not radical Islamists. We are not extremists or terrorists. China is driving us into a corner. That’s why some people fight back.'
2017/06/21 | Michael Barr
Singapore PM's Family Feud Reveals Rise of the 'First Lady'
Perhaps the most startling and truly new development is the emergence of the importance of Lee Hsien Loong’s wife, Ho Ching.
2017/06/08 | TNL Staff
CARTOON: China Rebuffs Taiwan President's Comments on Tiananmen Massacre
China hit back at President Tsai-Ing-wen’s tweets that called for China to adopt democratic reforms.
2017/05/25 | Shannon Lin
Re-Imagining the Formosan Flag: Taiwan's First Appeal for International Help
'The difference between the two tigers is hidden in their eyes; the obverse side has undilated pupils while the reverse has dilated ones. Researchers believe this contrast is a metaphor for day and night, symbolizing constant vigilance.'
2017/05/23 | Kirsten Han
Waiting for Answers after 30 Years: Singapore’s Operation Spectrum
Operation Spectrum’s impact was immediate, writes Kirsten Han. Fear and paranoia spread across Singapore’s tiny civil society.