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2016/07/28 | TNL Staff

China Encourages Local Internet Enterprises to Expand into HK and Macau

China flexes its muscles over online media while urging Chinese Internet companies to expand into Hong Kong and Macau.

2016/07/28 | Gary Lai

Gender Equality Pays in Hong Kong

Given the numbers showing its correlation to economic growth, educating girls in secondary schools – and reaching full attainment – should definitely be a priority for the government.

2016/07/27 | J. Michael Cole

Taiwan, Hong Kong Artists Forced to Sign ‘No Separatism’ Form: Reports

While there has not been any confirmation of a new rule, several artists have heard rumors that they will have to sign the document to perform in China.

2016/07/25 | Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong's Loyalty Oath: Gambling Again on Ambiguity

As if they hadn’t created enough trouble for themselves in Hong Kong, Beijing leaders seem to be banking again on the dubious benefits of ambiguity.

2016/07/20 | Austin Chad Willhoft

One Girl's Story: Coming Out in Hong Kong Still Painful

From attempted suicide to acceptance: One girl’s coming out in Hong Kong reveals the many challenges the LGBT community there continues to face.

2016/07/15 | Edward White

Hong Kong’s Pro-Independence Politicians Mull 'One China' Pledge

Pro-independence activists planning to stand in the upcoming elections are mulling a controversial new requirement for candidates to sign a declaration that Hong Kong is part of China. Some pro-democracy legislators say they will not sign.

2016/07/12 | Suzanne Pepper

Beijing Pushes Back: A Referendum on 8.31?

The electoral reform project in Hong Kong will be revived...with the same Beijing-mandated framework, the same arguments, and the same official players. Only the action plan will be different.

2016/06/30 | Shuhei Omi

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Adding to HK Frustrations

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is almost completed, but is that even a good thing?

2016/06/28 | Shuhei Omi

Hong Kong Proposes Ban on Ivory Trade by 2021

A new bad in Hong Kong on the ivory trade could be implemented within five years, but many are asking why that could not come sooner.

2016/06/28 | Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong’s High Stakes Election: New Candidates, Old Temptations

Facing a well-organized pro-Beijing adversary who never runs for any reason other than to win, Hong Kong’s new political candidates look set to make the same mistakes as their predecessors from the pro-democracy movement.

2016/06/27 | Edward White

Beijing to Discuss Cross-Border Arrests with Hong Kong

Beijing agrees to talks after Hong Kong complained about booksellers' abductions.

2016/06/23 | Edward White

Hong Kong No Longer a Safe Place to Criticize China

'No One is Safe.' Does the Causeway Bay booksellers saga spell the end for China’s ‘one-country two-systems’ and pose a serious threat for foreigners in Hong Kong?

2016/06/21 | J. Michael Cole

Like It or Not, the KMT Is No Monolith

For all its faults, today’s KMT cannot be accused of being a ‘stooge’ of Beijing, as an opinion maker in Hong Kong argued recently.

2016/06/21 | J. Michael Cole

Hong Kong-Based Legal Organization Challenges S China Sea Arbitration

The hitherto unknown Asia Pacific Institute of International Law is headed by a seasoned Hong Kong barrister with interesting ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

2016/06/20 | Suzanne Pepper

New Ideas, New Names, Old Temptations in Hong Kong

Winning seats on the Legislative Council in September seems less important than articulating the new post-Occupy political ideas, deciding what names to call them, and defining the political demands that should follow.

2016/06/17 | Edward White

Protesters Take to the Streets After Bookseller Breaks Silence on Abduction by China

Political activists in Hong Kong have taken to the streets after a bookseller broke the silence on his time spent in captivity in China.