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”

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
Link to original article: HERE

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
Link to original article: HERE

Badiucao’s work focuses on rights abuses and satirises President Xi Continue reading “Chinese dissident Badiucao’s Hong Kong show cancelled over ‘threats’”

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: White Elephant in the Pearl River

The bridge will never recover its costs. Hardly anyone can drive on it. So why was it built?

By Martin Sebena, The Diplomat

This article first appeared in The Diplomat on 20 October 2018
Link to original article: HERE

At the end of October, after several months’ delay, a new bridge connecting the former British colony of Hong Kong with Macau and the Chinese city of Zhuhai will officially open.

The 55 kilometer long bridge crosses the mouth of the Pearl River, in the Continue reading “The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: White Elephant in the Pearl River”

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”

Hong Kong Bars Another Democracy Supporter From Running for Office

By Austin Ramzy

This article first appeared in The New York Times on 12 October 2018
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HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government on Friday disqualified a democracy advocate from running for a seat on the local legislature, Continue reading “Hong Kong Bars Another Democracy Supporter From Running for Office”

Hong Kong in unprecedented democracy regression: report

Hong Kong authorities have been suppressing political dissent over recent years

By Huang Tzu-ti,Taiwan News

This article first appeared in Taiwan News on 16 October 2018
Link to original article: HERE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong is undergoing the worst ever democracy regression since its handover to China in 1997 Continue reading “Hong Kong in unprecedented democracy regression: report”

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
Link to original article: HERE

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?”