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2019/11/25 | Daphne K. Lee

Massive Victory for Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Parties in Local Elections

After six months of protests, a record-breaking voter turnout in Hong Kong’s local elections led to a sweeping victory for the pro-democracy camp.

2019/11/21 | Taiwan Insight

Why Do Taiwanese Empathize With Hong Kong Protesters?

Taiwan has provided tremendous support for the Hong Kong protests, including solidarity rallies and material supplies. Why would Taiwan care so much about Hong Kong aside from having a common “enemy”?

2019/11/20 | Lausan

How Can We Abolish the Hong Kong Police Force?

How realistic is the “sixth demand” from the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong? Can we learn anything from the abolitionist movement in the U.S.?

2019/11/19 | Daphne K. Lee

China Says Hong Kong Courts Have No Authority Over Face Mask Ban's Constitutionality

China's top legislature slammed Hong Kong's High Court ruling that the anti-mask law was unconstitutional.

2019/11/18 | The Conversation

Why Protesters Around the World Are Wearing the Same Masks

Protesters around the world are wearing the Joker and Guy Fawkes face masks. A face mask technically doesn't offer any physical protection, then why do protesters favor wearing masks?

2019/11/18 | East Asia Forum

Hong Kong Unlikely to Regain Confidence in Its Economic Outlook

Hong Kong's economy has been slipping even before the protests, and with the failing "one country, two systems," the city's future as an international hub is looking even grimmer.

2019/11/18 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Raid University After All-Night Siege

After a two-day standoff, police have stormed into a major university campus as protesters fought back with gasoline bombs and bows and arrows. Fires can be seen raging inside and outside the school.

2019/11/13 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong on 'Brink of Total Breakdown'

Protests are continuing in Hong Kong after a night of violence. Authorities are targeting security at university campuses, where many of the clashes with protesters took place.

2019/11/11 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Shoot Man During Morning Protests

Chaos erupted in Hong Kong when security forces cracked down on an early morning protest. Footage showed a police officer shooting a protester at close range. The man is now in critical condition.

2019/11/08 | Deutsche Welle

Sieren's China: Learning From the Mistakes in Hong Kong

Beijing, wanting to learn from the mistakes made in Hong Kong, intends to develop more affordable public housing in Shenzhen. But this will not be a fix-all solution in the long term.

2019/11/06 | Deutsche Welle

Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Junius Ho Stabbed in Hong Kong

A lawmaker known for his heated arguments with pro-democracy protesters has been injured by an unknown assailant. Footage showed the perpetrator brandishing a large knife and thrusting it at the lawmaker's chest.

2019/11/04 | The Interpreter

Hong Kong's Special Status Should Remain Unchanged Beyond 2047

Hong Kong and China would both benefit from more clarity on what the city's status will be after 2047.