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2016/09/05 | Olivia Yang

Young 'Anti-Beijing' Activists Gain Power in HK LegCo Elections

Preliminary results show pro-democracy candidates have won 19 of the 35 directly elected legislative seats. Nathan Law has become the youngest legislator in Hong Kong history.

2016/09/02 | J. Michael Cole

Taiwanese, Hong Kongers and Uighurs Not Welcome Near G20

Chinese authorities are making sure that no ‘troublemaker’ will be able to use the gathering of leaders to draw global attention to their causes.

2016/08/24 | J. Michael Cole

Hong Kong No Longer Has Autonomy on Immigration

In the current environment of uncertainty in Hong Kong, controls over who comes in and who goes out will be used more frequently as an instrument by which to deny individuals contact with Hong Kong’s society.

2016/08/23 | Mo Tz-pin

What is Behind the Exodus from Hong Kong?

Tighter media restrictions and a worsening economic climate have been blamed for a spike in the number of people leaving Hong Kong.

2016/08/23 | Edward White

Does Bernie’s Fate Await the Hong Kong Independence Movement?

The sudden rise of Hong Kong’s independence movement appears to have surprised many in the political establishment. One academic suggests that while Hong Kong will never be independent, the popular movement could push Beijing to loosen its grip on power.

2016/08/22 | Yuan-ling Liang

Rise in Number of 'May-December Marriages' a Sign of Gender Equality

Nearly one in five new brides in Taiwan is older than her husband. Many see this new phenomenon as the result of a more open-minded society and the impact of feminism.

2016/08/22 | Jessie Yang

Beyond the Lens of Innocence: The Lives of Refugees in Hong Kong

One Zimbabwean man's quest to help refugees as they try to rebuild their lives in the bustling Asian metropolis.

2016/08/19 | Suzanne Pepper

ANALYSIS: Early Polling for Hong Kong's September Election

For all the anxiety over a possible post-Occupy pro-independence radical surge on Sept. 4, preliminary polling suggests there may be only minimal change in the Legislative Council’s balance of political forces once the dust settles. Suddenly, tactical voting doesn’t seem like such a bad idea after all.

2016/08/16 | Hsu Chia-yu

Pro-Independence HK High School Students Hit Back After Government Warning

High school students are criticizing Hong Kong authorities after a crackdown on the increasingly popular independence movement.

2016/08/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwanese Flock to See Controversial Hong Kong Film

Banned in China, the controversial Hong Kong film 'Ten Years' is enjoying good play time in Taiwan.

2016/08/15 | Edward White

BREAKING: Umbrella Movement Leaders Avoid Prison

Hong Kong activist leader and young politician Nathan Law should be free to stand in an upcoming election after being sentenced to community service this morning.

2016/08/11 | Mo Tz-pin

Ten Questions: Smartcasual

The News Lens International’s 'Ten Questions' series takes a closer look at the budding start-up scene in Taiwan and further afield.

2016/08/10 | Suzanne Pepper

ANALYSIS: Spotlight on Hong Kong Independence

'Now that the independence argument is being so clearly articulated in Hong Kong, Beijing can’t pretend anymore that it doesn’t understand what people here are talking about.'

2016/08/03 | Sonny Lo

A New Era in Cross-Border Crime Between Hong Kong and China

Cross-border crime between Hong Kong and China has evolved beyond the traditional modes of human smuggling, drugs trafficking and kidnapping.

2016/08/02 | J. Michael Cole

Chinese Video Warns HK, Taiwan Could Turn Into Syria, Iraq

Shared by the Supreme People’s Court and the Communist Youth League, a video accuses pro-democracy activists of being in the pay of foreign agents and trying to spark a 'color revolution' in China.

2016/08/01 | Edward White

OPINION: Is Hong Kong Heading Toward Umbrella 2.0?

Will the barring of candidates from Hong Kong’s upcoming elections or the sentencing of Umbrella Movement leaders spark a fresh round of major protests?

2016/07/29 | J. Michael Cole

Due to ‘Safety Concerns’, Chinese Dance Competition Cancels HK Venue, Shifts to Taiwan

Various pro-CCP groups have been protesting outside Macpherson Stadium in Mong Kok District since July 20, prompting management to cancel its contract with the organizers of the competition.