Hong Kong handover

Didi Kirsten Tatlow: How Hong Kong Was Lost

The following is an excerpt of an article titled “How Hong Kong was lost” by Didi Kirsten Tatlow. Read the full text of the article at Project Sinopsis. In the article, Tatlow discusses Beijing’s “repurposing”...

Jonathan Mirsky: Lady Thatcher and Me

After unexpectedly being invited to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday, journalist and historian Jonathan Mirsky recalled the four encounters that comprised his “little history” with the former prime...

China Remembers Margaret Thatcher

The Chinese government expressed condolences this week for the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher on Monday. Thatcher, said Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Hong Lei, “was a prominent stateswoman...

Hong Kong Presents Challenge for Xi, Leung

In the wake of President Hu Jintao’s visit to Hong Kong to mark both the 15th anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese rule and the swearing-in of new chief executive Leung Chun-ying, a visit met with the...

Hu Arrives in HK for Handover Celebrations

Ahead of this weekend’s 15th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the mainland, the city’s outgoing and incoming chief executives welcomed President Hu Jintao and an entourage of other CCP officials at Hong...

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy March Draws Thousands

Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched in Hong Kong to mark the 12th anniversary of the handover of the territory to the Chinese government. From the New York Times: The immediacy of democracy demands here has faded...

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