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2021/04/12 | Global Voices

Hong Kong Customs Raids Pro-Democracy Retail Chain, Sparking Sympathy

Hong Kong customs raids and seizes goods from a pro-democracy “yellow shop,” citing inadequate labeling on products.

2021/03/30 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: Oscars Won’t Be Aired for First Time Since 1969

Local TV has decided against showing the Academy Awards, a regular fixture on Hong Kong screens since 1969. Content concerns mean Hollywood’s top awards may also not be seen on mainland China.

2021/03/18 | Global Voices

An Interview With a Blogger Who Connects Myanmar and Hong Kong’s Dream for Democracy

“I believe what has happened in Myanmar would echo in the minds of many Hongkongers, because our rights, our freedom, our hope for the future are also being deprived by similar institutionalized state violence.”

2021/03/10 | Voice of America

China Quiet on Details of Changes for Hong Kong’s Electoral System

Little known about Beijing’s changes other than “patriots” will govern for the island's “brighter future.”

2021/03/09 | Deutsche Welle

Asia’s ‘Milk Tea’ Activists Give Cross-Border Support for Democratic Change

An online solidarity movement is bringing together democracy activists across Asia for a fight against authoritarianism.

2021/03/05 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Activists Kept in Custody

A Hong Kong court has ordered 47 pro-democracy activists to be held behind bars as they await trial in late May. Though 15 were initially granted bail in a marathon arraignment hearing, that decision is now under review.

2021/02/18 | Janine Sun Rogers

‘Maid to Queer’ Explores Desire and Queerness Among Hong Kong’s Indonesian Domestic Workers

Maid to Queer provides profound insight into how systems of migratory labor beget “productive possibilities of queerness and norm.”

2021/02/11 | Daphne K. Lee

What Clubhouse Achieved When It Slipped Behind China’s Firewall

The tolerant and open space on Clubhouse, however short-lived, prefigured a world in which prejudice and regional conflicts can be resolved, or at least managed to a less volatile level, through dialogue.

2021/02/09 | Voice of America

China Appears to Block Popular Clubhouse App

For a brief time, Clubhouse allowed Chinese Internet users to freely discuss taboo topics with people across the world.

2021/02/03 | Deutsche Welle

Will UK Hong Kong Immigration Program Trigger an Exodus?

Millions of Hong Kong residents are eligible for a fast-track U.K. citizenship program. Two young emigrants said escaping the long arm of Beijing is worth the struggle of starting over in a foreign country.

2020/12/30 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: 10 Defendants Face Trial Over Attempt To Flee Country

The trial of 10 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists alleged to have fled the territory for Taiwan has opened amid international pressure.

2020/12/24 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Legislator Reflects on Pro-Democracy Struggle as He Seeks Asylum

Baggio Leung, a former Hong Kong legislator seeking asylum in the United States, feels pessimistic about Hong Kong's short-term future, but said he believes Hong Kongers will one day win their city back.

2020/12/09 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Police Arrest Eight Over ‘Unauthorized’ Protest

Eight Hong Kong activists in connection with a protest on July 1 have been arrested for defying a rally ban and violating the newly-imposed national security law.

2020/12/07 | Voice of America

Observers Say Beijing’s Planned Blacklist of Taiwan Secessionists Could Backfire

Beijing's list of Taiwan secessionists could fuel even further anti-China sentiment in Taiwan.

2020/11/27 | Deutsche Welle

Will Singapore or Taiwan Replace Hong Kong as Asia’s Financial Hub?

If Hong Kong ends up being just another Chinese megacity, it will lose its role as a leading financial center. Could Taiwan or Singapore serve as alternatives?

2020/11/24 | Voice of America

3 Hong Kong Prominent Pro-Democracy Activists in Custody

Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam, and Agnes Chow were taken into custody after they pleaded guilty to charges related to a protest outside police headquarters last June.

2020/11/19 | Yuri Takahashi

What David Graeber Means for Hong Kong and Taiwan

Democracy is often assumed to be a Western idea. Not for David Graeber.