Tag: Hong Kong


China Enacts Hong Kong Security Law

China, ignoring all concerns from the international community, has enacted a contentious national security law that will allow Beijing to override Hong Kong’s judicial system and criminalize most dissent in the city. This new move also ultimately removes the autonomy of the territory agreed to with Britain. “The legal firewall, if you like, that separates the two systems [of Hong […]


Trump — “A Tragedy For The People Of Hong Kong”

“This week, China unilaterally imposed control over Hong Kong security. This was a plain violation of Beijing’s treaty obligations with the United Kingdom in the Declaration of 1984 and explicit provisions of Hong Kong’s Basic Law. It has 27 years to go,” charged President in a recent press address. He said, “The Chinese government’s move against Hong Kong is the […]


China’s Betrayal

The former British governor of Hong Kong Christopher Patten, the last governor to serve before China took charge in 1997, has accused Beijing of betraying the city with a new proposal that would curtail its autonomy. “What we are seeing is a new Chinese dictatorship,” Patten stated in an interview with The Times of London. “I think the Hong Kong […]


Hong Kong — Protest Leads To Beijing’s New Appointment

According to the Xinhua News Agency, Wang Zhimin has been replaced as director of Beijing’s liaison office for Hong Kong by Luo Huining, the Communist Party secretary for the northern province of Shanxi. Zhimin sacking follows months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, however, remains in office with the support of Beijing’s […]


Hong Kong Bans Activist Joshua Wong

Joshua Wong, the prominent pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong, has been disqualified from running in forthcoming district council elections. The 23-year-old – who rose to prominence in the 2014 ‘Umbrella’ protests for electoral reform – said the decision was “clearly politically driven”. Wong has been arrested twice since mass protests in the city began in early summer, is the only […]


Hong Kong Gets Warning!

The chief of the Chinese military garrison in Hong kong Chen Daoxiang has warned protesters that the army will not stand idly by while China’s sovereignty continues to be threatened. The chief’s warning comes against the background of a proposed controversial extradition bill which would allow for the transfer of suspects from Hong Kong to the jurisdiction of mainland China. […]


Former HK Chief Executive Tells Protesting Students – Go Back To Class

According to chinadaily.com.cn, former Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has called on protesting students in Hong Kong to end their Occupy movement and go back to the classroom. He advised the students to pursue what they believe in through “lawful and rational” means, with the view that they will be able make a meaningful contribution to both Hong Kong […]


One Man Strong – Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong

Overtime, students are known to have changed the course of history by their protest action in many countries. For the most part, these students are driven or propelled to take action to effect changes not only when their own academic interests are at stake, but also over political and social issues that they believe may negatively affect the society at […]


Hong Kong – Give Us Democracy Or Death

Thousands of pro-democracy protestors continue to swarm the streets of Hong Kong thus blocking vehicular traffic and closure of schools and businesses. Despite riot police tear gas, pepper spray, baton wielding, arrests and instruction from government leaders for the protestors to disperse, the protestors continue to resist both force and directives from officials. According to a CNN report, at least […]