Hong Kong

article placeholder

China Leans on Hong Kong’s Press

Hong Kong has one of the world’s highest newspaper readership densities. Its freewheeling press has six free newspapers, five communist dailies, three general dailies, two financial papers, two religious journa...
article placeholder

Opinion: HK Activists’ Ludicrous Demands on China

When I read about the Boxing Day arrest of four British flag-waving activists who broke into the PLA Central Barracks in downtown Hong Kong, I was reminded of a certain Facebook petition. The petition was seeki...
article placeholder

Another Blow to Hong Kong’s Independent Media

The gradual suffocation of free and diverse media in Hong Kong has gained momentum in recent weeks. The latest blow came on January 6 when the editor of Ming Pao, the respected Chinese-language daily, was fired...
article placeholder

China Tries to Head off Hong Kong Democracy

Twenty years after stalling universal suffrage for Hong Kong to elect its chief executive and legislators – promised in the territory’s mini constitution called the Basic Law, Beijing is now bent on hijacking t...
article placeholder

Hong Kong takes to the Streets over TV

Around 120,000 people recently took to the streets to protest against the government’s decision not to grant a free-to-air license to Hong Kong Television Network (HKTV). The decision sparked public outrage bec...
article placeholder

The Walls that Spy

Hotel rooms are never safe havens as spies know only too well, but warnings of the risk often fall on deaf ears, to the sorrow or sometimes embarrassment of the tenants. Two recent news stories and the episode ...
article placeholder

Hong Kong Continues its Onslaught on the Philippines

It is bizarre for a man who is in effect the appointed mayor of a city of 7 million people to threaten sanctions against a sovereign nation of 95 million. But that is the outcome of barely disguised racism in H...