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2018/04/20 | Morley J Weston

Thailand vs Taiwan: Who Wins the Startup Head to Head?

A debate between the advantages of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan has Taiwan come out looking alright.

2018/04/10 | John Liu

5 Dark Sides of Hong Kong

Hong Kong isn't all sunshine and cha siu bao -- there are massive societal problems as well.

2018/02/25 | The Conversation

How Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement Is Being Silenced

The attrition strategy that it used for quelling the Umbrella Movement since 2014 has been extended into a 'soft repression' of the pro-democracy movement.

2018/02/05 | Roy Ngerng

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 1)

In the first of a 5 part series, Justin Hugo looks at how statistics suggesting the Asian Tiger economies have caught up with their Scandinavian counterparts mask a more sobering wage-based reality.

2018/02/02 | TIME

Umbrella Activists Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement is getting a little recognition abroad.

2018/01/31 | Benny Hari Juliawan

From Hong Kong Migrant Workers to Women Leaders

They are not just domestic helpers hidden within the walls of fancy apartments, they are influential women leaders working for their own rights.

2018/01/19 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Taiwan's Glorious Balancing Act

Taiwan is spinning pirouettes while the rest of the region plods towards authoritarianism, according to a Freedom House report.

2018/01/17 | TIME

Joshua Wong Imprisoned Again for 2014 Protests

The Hong Kong democracy activist is returning to prison for 'defying a court order.'

2018/01/11 | Vivienne Chow

Hong Kong's Passports Reveal a Deeper Divide

Vivienne Chow explains how the BNO passport is still an important material shibboleth.

2018/01/02 | Suzanne Pepper

2017: The Year Pessimism Won in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's democratic hopes are dimmer than ever.

2017/12/11 | Kevin Carrico

REVIEW: 'A System Apart' - How HK and Beijing Played for Time Post-97

Cartledge's book shows how escalating political clashes in Hong Kong have their roots in expectations China would soften over time.

2017/11/27 | David Frazier

Hong Kong's Clockenflap Is Taking Off

Hong Kong's rock festival scene is catching up with Japan but is becoming predictably commercialized.

2017/11/14 | Sam Lee

Hong Kong's Government Has a Strange Problem — Too Much Money

Hong Kong brought in a lot of money this year, but will they spend it wisely?

2017/11/02 | Gerald Chan

Can Taiwan Share in China's One Belt, One Road?

Hong Kong and China are teaming up to partner on the One Belt, One Road initiative and its promise of opening access to lucrative new Central Asian markets, so why not Taiwan?

2017/10/31 | Suzanne Pepper

Xi Jinping Shatters Hong Kong Handover Illusion

Chinese President Xi Jinping's report to the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China revealed once and for all that Beijing intends to exercise 'comprehensive jurisdiction' over Hong Kong, and that the 1997 promise of '50 years without change' can now be consigned to the dustbin of history.

2017/10/18 | Suzanne Pepper

The Enigma of New HK CEO Carrie Lam

New Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam has proved a master of the art of "responding without answering", enabling her to glide smoothly from one crisis to the next and emerge as the only person Beijing was willing to entrust with the top job.

2017/10/04 | Suzanne Pepper

Macau Elections Suggest Lessons for Hong Kong

Recent election results from Macau, itself a special administrative region of China like Hong Kong, showed an upswell in support for pro-democracy, anti-establishment candidates.

2017/09/27 | Marcella Ho

Could Hong Kong’s Popular Culture Connect with the Global Market?

Whether Hong Kong has the same conditions, energy and vision to become the entertainment capital of Asia is debatable. Yet, it is worth noting that the popular cultures that are internationally successful all have very strong regional characteristics.