Hong Kong

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Hong Kong and Abuse of Maids

The disfigured face of a young girl, her body emaciated and tortured, feet swollen, eyes blackened, stared out the front page of the South China Morning Post on Jan. 17 in a harrowing flashback to WWII concentr...
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Cyberborgs for Cyber Wars

Size matters in the covert wars of cyber espionage – even more so when two Herculean cyber warriors merge on Wall Street. US cyber-security firm FireEye Inc. announced the acquisition of Mandiant Corp. late las...
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What Snowden Has Shown the World

Historians can be expected to mark June 9, 2013 as a significant date in the evolution of the surveillance and monitoring of mankind and peg 2013 alongside George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, making 2014 offi...
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Dispatches: The Global War Against Journalists

At the end of each year, Asia Sentinel totals the annual number of men and women who were murdered, caught in combat crossfire, jailed, beaten or censored because of because of their dedication to the professio...
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Sexual Healing or Hong Kong Hypocrisy?

Hong Kong authorities have engaged in one of their bouts of enforcing what they choose to claim is sexual morality using the law against the private practice by consenting adults of their sexual inclinations. M...
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Internet Anxiety in Bali

More than 1,500 representatives of governments, civil societies and others met in Bali earlier this month to discuss Internet governance in an atmosphere of anxiety and outrage kicked up by the storm of revelat...
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Security Lapse at the EU Leaders’ Summit

In photos made public of several closed-door bilateral meetings between various European leaders last week, there were two common denominators. One was the presence of the French President Francois Hollande. Th...
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Asia’s Gender Problem

Asia may lead the world in economic growth rates but when it comes to gender equality, most of it has a long way to go even to catch up with much of sub-Saharan Africa and most of Latin America and the Caribbea...
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Goodbye to All That: Wan Chai Under Threat

Hong Kong's Wan Chai district, the raucous home away from home for tens of thousands of Jack Tars, GIs and US sailors for generations, is beginning to gentrify, squeezing the famed bar area into ever smaller bi...