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Hong Kong’s District Council Election Gets Underway
The 2-week nomination period for Hong Kong’s District Council Election began on Oct. 2. A total of 431 constituencies will be up for grabs in 18 different districts.
October 7, 2015
Hong Kong Liaison Office Chief Publicly Defies Basic Law
HONG KONG—Speaking at a conference marking the 25th anniversary of the Basic Law, Hong Kong Liaison Office Director ...
September 16, 2015
Beijing Uses Cultural Revolution-Style Tactics in University of Hong Kong Controversy
The same tactics of propaganda and public criticism that were used in China’s Cultural Revolution are being brought ...
August 17, 2015
Hong Kong Business Tycoons Reduce Assets Holdings in Shanghai
HONG KONG—Hong Kong business magnates such as Li Ka-shing and Vincent Lo Hong-shui, who hold property investments in ...
August 5, 2015
China’s New National Security Law Under Attack
HONG KONG—Hongkongers and Taiwanese have criticized and rejected China's new national security law, which was unanimously passed by ...
July 8, 2015
Occupy Hong Kong Ended Three Months Ago—but Don’t Tell These Guys
Pro-democracy protesters promised to return when police evicted them from streets after a nearly three-month sleep-in. But some ...
March 30, 2015
Fortune Stick Advises Hong Kong Not to Be Dazzled by Profit
The second day of Chinese New Year was the traditional festival of Che Kung, during which Lau Wong-fat, ...
March 4, 2015
‘Glory at the End’: Yellow Umbrellas Raised at ‘Selma’ Hong Kong Premiere
HONG KONG—Five days after rapper Common sent a shout-out to the Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators during an Oscars ...
February 27, 2015
Bridging Selma and Hong Kong: Umbrella Movement Gets the Nod From Oscar Winner
Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement got an unexpected but welcome call of support at the 2015 Oscars.
February 23, 2015
A Chinese ‘Unicorn’ Mascot Sends Hong Kong Lawmaker Flying
Unpopular pro-establishment Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip experienced a smashing start to the Year of the Sheep.
February 20, 2015
Popping the Red Pill: Hong Kong Professionals Get Organized for Democracy Post-Occupy
Hong Kong's professionals barely, if ever, let their thoughts stray to politics. This year though, the switch was ...
February 10, 2015
Silent Photos, Deafening Bellow: Protest Art of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement Endures in New Book
The Umbrella Movement didn't just politically awaken Hongkongers; it also brought out their artistic side.
February 8, 2015
This Lunar New Year, Hong Kong Leader CY Leung Won’t Be Gracing Anyone’s Bathrooms
Chinese authorities have seized a large quantity of toilet paper and tissues packets bearing the image of embattled ...
February 7, 2015
‘Booyahrism’ and ‘Waked Student Left Leg Cramped’ Just Joined Hong Kong’s Political Reform Talks
Think "Scholarism" is a cool name for a pro-democracy group? You ain't seen nothing yet.
February 6, 2015
Out of Character: Brows Raised Over Chinese Script in Hong Kong Police Newsletter
Hongkongers who read the latest police newsletter were shocked to find certain small, but potentially significant "errors."
February 5, 2015
Joshua Wong Said to Give Talk in America
The Umbrella Movement's poster boy could be giving a talk on the pro-democracy campaign—8,000 miles away from Hong ...
February 5, 2015
A Hong Kong Town Planner Body Slams Student on Camera and Gets Away With It
Mention "body slam," and one will picture beefed-up wrestlers squaring off in a ring.
February 3, 2015
Joshua Wong’s ‘Political’ Talk is Fine, Says Hong Kong School Principal
After a minor protest, a Hong Kong middle school principal has defended the school's decision to invite Joshua ...
January 29, 2015
Hong Kong Financier: Hongkongers Are Not China’s Enemies
The Chinese regime shouldn't see the people of Hong Kong as bitter foes because they are only asking ...
January 29, 2015
Joshua Wong: Guest Speaker, Gundam Builder, ISIL ‘Hostage’?
What's Joshua Wong up to these days? About a month and a half after the 79-day long Occupy ...
January 27, 2015
At the Hong Kong Marathon, a Call for True Democracy
Dozens of pro-democracy activists showed up at the annual Hong Kong Marathon early morning Sunday to call for ...
January 25, 2015
All Hail… Comrade ‘Chairman’ CY Leung?
Embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has a new fan club.
January 18, 2015
HK Happenings #2: ‘China Fears Subversive Umbrella Movement’ Edition
Welcome to HK Happenings, a column featuring snippets of the latest Umbrella Movement-related developments and quirky news in ...
December 29, 2014
HK: Lion Rock ‘Genuine Universal Suffrage’ Banner Briefly Back
You can't keep Arnold Schwarzenegger from playing the Terminator. Neither can the Hong Kong government keep the "Lion ...
December 29, 2014
HK People: 1-Year-Old Baby Deemed Security Threat, Banned From Macau
These days, no one's too young to be a radical troublemaker.
December 20, 2014
HK People: ‘Captain America’ Pleads Not Guilty; Eric the Artist Arrested?
Here's a quick follow up on two of the Umbrella Movement's more colorful characters.
December 19, 2014
The Preachers of Democracy’s Gospel in Hong Kong
Volunteers are fanning out across Hong Kong to convince the general public of the benefits of democracy for ...
December 15, 2014
UK and EU Reach Outline Brexit Deal; Still Needs Ratification
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Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at Age 68
Farmers Welcome China Deal Expected to Boost US Farm Exports by Tens of Billions
Trump Suggests Kurds Freed ISIS Prisoners to Make ‘Stronger Political Impact’
Growing Number of States Expanding Time Limits for Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits
States Should Be Allowed to Prosecute Illegal Aliens for Identity Theft, Supreme Court Told
House Passes Bipartisan Resolution Rebuking Trump Over Troop Withdrawal From Syria