hong kong politics

Cabinet Member Resigns Over Hong Kong Birthday Party Scandal

On Monday, Hong Kong’s Home Affairs Secretary Caspar Tsui resigned over his role in “party-gate,” a birthday party hosted by government officials and attended by over 200 people in January during the early stages of the city’s...

Hong Kong to Begin Politically Censoring Films

Hong Kong’s film censors have been instructed to begin censoring films on national security grounds, making the city’s vaunted film industry the latest victim of spreading political censorship under the Hong Kong...

Hong Kong Lays Groundwork for “Fake News” Law

Fears of a looming media crackdown are growing in Hong Kong amid escalating efforts by authorities and pro-Beijing media to magnify the issue of “fake news” in the city. In February, Chief Executive Carrie Lam vowed...

Hong Kong Teacher Fired Over Free Speech Lesson

In late September 2020 a Hong Kong primary school teacher was fired and deregistered for life over his role spreading “pro-independence” information through lessons taught to students in March 2019—the first time a...

Why Hong Kong is Protesting

Proposed amendments to Hong Kong extradition laws sparked protests by as many as a million people...

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