Hong Kong deepens its anti-democratic political purge

This article was originally published under the headline “Can Hong Kong’s activists for self-determination get a second chance in politics?” on 31-October-2018 by Jeffie Lam, SCMP. Link to original article: HERE

Recent spate of disqualifications may show an administration taking seriously President Xi Jinping’s warning not to cross ‘red line’ of threatening sovereignty Continue reading “Hong Kong deepens its anti-democratic political purge”

China Rolls Out Facial Recognition Scans on Guangzhou Subway

By Qiao Long, Radio Free Asia

This article first appeared in The Radio Free Asia on 29 October 2018
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Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have installed facial recognition equipment at several subway stations in the provincial capital Guangzhou in recent weeks, residents said Continue reading “China Rolls Out Facial Recognition Scans on Guangzhou Subway”

Hong Kong’s Basic Law is a constitution with Chinese characteristics, and not meant to lead to democracy

Ronald Chiu says the Basic Law only constrains the rights of Hongkongers and puts no limits on Beijing’s authority – and that’s why it must be replaced

By SCMP, Ronald Chiu

This article first appeared in the SCMP on 3 November 2018
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Hong Kong needs a new constitution, because under the Basic Law, we have no real democracy, no real means of amending the constitution and no real means to check Beijing’s powers. Continue reading “Hong Kong’s Basic Law is a constitution with Chinese characteristics, and not meant to lead to democracy”

Chinese dissident Badiucao’s Hong Kong show cancelled over ‘threats’

An exhibition by a dissident Chinese-Australian cartoonist in Hong Kong has been cancelled by its organisers over what they said were threats from China.

By BBC

This article first appeared in BBC on 3 November 2018
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Badiucao’s work focuses on rights abuses and satirises President Xi Continue reading “Chinese dissident Badiucao’s Hong Kong show cancelled over ‘threats’”

Thousands protest proposed artificial islands for Hong Kong housing

This article first appeared in Channel News Asia.com on 14 October 2018
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HONG KONG: Thousands took to the streets in Hong Kong Sunday (Oct 14) to protest a government plan to build new housing on artificial islands, claiming the “white elephant” project will damage the environment and line the pockets of developers. Continue reading “Thousands protest proposed artificial islands for Hong Kong housing”

World’s Longest Sea-Bridge Opens With Delays, Glitches on All Sides

By Lee Wang-yam, RFA

This article first appeared in RFA on 24 October 2018
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The world’s longest sea-bridge–connecting Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau across China’s Pearl River estuary–opened to thin public traffic on Wednesday, with delays at both ends caused Continue reading “World’s Longest Sea-Bridge Opens With Delays, Glitches on All Sides”

Journalists Hit Out At Visa Denial to Foreign Correspondents’ Club Official

By Wong Lok-to, Radio Free Asia

This article first appeared in Radio Free Asia on 5 October 2018
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Authorities in Hong Kong have rejected the visa renewal application of a Financial Times journalist who chaired a speaking event Continue reading “Journalists Hit Out At Visa Denial to Foreign Correspondents’ Club Official”

Is China threatening Hong Kong’s freedoms?

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Pro-democracy activists say China is silencing dissent in Hong Kong. DW’s Conflict Zone asks Horace Cheung, VP of the largest pro-Beijing party in the territory, whether he is willing to allow China to curtail rights. Continue reading “Is China threatening Hong Kong’s freedoms?”

Thousands of Chinese Army Veterans March Over Police Beatings

By Wong Siu-san and Lau Siu-fung, Radio Free Asia

This article first appeared in Radio Free Asia on 8 October 2018
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Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong have sealed off a city after thousands of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) veterans converged there over a weekend of protests and clashes over police  Continue reading “Thousands of Chinese Army Veterans March Over Police Beatings”

China tightens grip on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement

Following the ban of Hong Kong’s pro-independence party last month, residents now fear further erosion of the city’s civil liberties. Activists say the democracy movement needs to refresh its message to win new support.

By William Yang (Taipei), DW

This article first appeared in DW on 4 October 2018
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China’s annual National Day on October 1 is marked in Hong Kong with everything from official celebrations to protests against Continue reading “China tightens grip on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement”