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2020/06/05 | The Conversation

Why Hong Kong’s History With Vietnamese Refugees Matters in Its Struggle Now

Between 1975 and 1997, almost 200,000 Vietnamese sought refuge in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands were held in Hong Kong camps, often for years, waiting for their asylum claims to be processed. Vietnamese struggling for their dignity helped bring about Hong Kong's habeas corpus protections.

2020/05/29 | Voice of America

China’s Hong Kong Security Law Risks 'Intimidating’ US, Observers Say

As the National People's Congress concludes in China, analysts fear that the approval of the Hong Kong national security law may undermine the city's semi-autonomous status and lead to a U.S.-China Cold War.

2020/05/21 | Voice of America

HK Public Broadcaster Suspends Satirical Show After Government Reprimand

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK was forced to suspend a satirical show and apologize for allegedly insulting the police.

2020/04/28 | Nicholas Haggerty

‘A Stormy Petrel’: Hong Kong Governor John Pope Hennessy

P. Kevin MacKeown's biography 'A Stormy Petrel' (City University of Hong Kong, 2020) argues for John Pope Hennessy as a character full of contradictions, bridling against his historical circumstances but never quite transcending them.

2020/02/25 | Deutsche Welle

China Sentences Swedish Publisher to 10 Years In Prison

A Chinese court sentenced Swedish citizen and bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years, after having spent two years in prison. Minhai disappeared in 2015 while on holiday in Thailand.

2020/02/07 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Cruise Ship Carrying Taiwanese Passengers in Limbo Over Coronavirus Measures

A cruise ship carrying over 1,700 Taiwanese passengers has been sent back and forth between the ports of Taiwan and Japan.

2019/06/10 | New Bloom

Massive Protest in Hong Kong Against Extradition Law

Late on Sunday Riot police with batons, shields, tear gas guns and pepper spray sealed off the Legislative Council. Clashes erupted between hundreds of demonstrators and police.

2019/02/18 | Global Voices

INTERVIEW: Inside Australia's Decision to Ban Chinese Tycoon Huang Xiangmo

An interview with researcher W.L. Yeung by the Chinese Border-Crossing Question and Answer Project.

2018/11/24 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: China Draws Red Line Around Hong Kong

Hong Kong is increasingly being cut off from foreign assistance as the 'one country, two systems' framework falls apart.

2018/11/09 | TIME

INTERVIEW: Pussy Riot Talks Activism, Protests & Putin in Hong Kong

Pussy Riot activists were in Hong Kong to support Chinese cartoonist Badicuiao's exhibition, which was canceled due to alleged threats by the Chinese government.

2018/11/06 | Global Voices

HONG KONG: China Silences Badiucao, a Cartoonist Critical of Google's 'Dragonfly'

Political cartoonist Badiucao has gone silent since Nov. 2, when his first Hong Kong exhibition was abruptly canceled due to threats from the Chinese government.

2018/10/30 | Nelson Lau

OPINION: Girls in Hong Kong Will Get Free HPV Shots. What About Boys?

Hong Kong will vaccinate schoolgirls against HPV. It should vaccinate boys as well.

2018/10/18 | Stuart Heaver

HONG KONG: Why China's Greater Bay Masterplan May Not Be So Great

The plan to unite nine Chinese cities with Hong Kong and Macau reads well on paper but innovation is about more than just pie in the sky political programs.

2018/07/17 | Eileen Nasert

OPINION: How to Reduce Hong Kong’s Plastic Waste in 5 Steps

All of Hong Kong's remaining landfills are expected to reach capacity before 2020. With waste exports to China off the table, sustainable action is needed – fast.

2018/04/26 | Suzanne Pepper

HONG KONG: Beijing's Long Shadow Falls over Press Freedom

'Constructive criticism of Chinese Communist Party leadership will always be allowed,' claimed one pro-Beijing politician, but recent developments have debunked that statement.

2018/04/23 | Blacksmith Books

BOOK EXCERPT: 'Other Voices, Other Eyes: Expatriate Lives in Hong Kong'

'Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.' — Barbara Haines Howett