All around the world, governments are struggling with how to reconcile the immense power of multinational corporations with the democratic process.
The recent jailing of three Occupy student leaders and the removal of separatist banners from university campuses has led to claims of “political persecution” by the city’s pro-democracy camp.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that a 30-member committee will be formed to investigate on issues of land supply and hopefully deliver a solution for the government.
We live in uncertain times, with governments and systems collapsing as in Venezuela, nationalistic sentiments on the rise, and despots threatening nuclear warfare.
Hong Kong’s newest superstar is 9-year-old singer Celine Tam, who rose to fame with breathtaking performances of My Heart Will Go On and How Am I Supposed To Live Without You performances on America’s Got Talent.
In its latest blunder, the Trump administration has decided to turn its prosecutors against universities that run affirmative action admissions policies designed to support minority groups.
Hong Kong never ceases to amaze me as a testament to human achievement. Every time I look out from The Peak at the vast skyline stretching across Victoria Harbour, I am in awe that such a city could have been built in such a short period of time.
Like many of my peers, I grew up learning silly rhyming poems and childish song parodies. My favourite was a funny rendition of the Chinese national anthem. Who would have thought singing a fun version of the anthem might potentially land me in prison now?
We’re rage junkies. It’s not enough to roll our eyes at a thing we don’t like. We have to find the thing and taunt it, tease it, torture it, like a bunch of bullies in a high school cafeteria
She will not have the luxury of a honeymoon period that most new office holders enjoy - and must dive headfirst into Hong Kong’s stale social and political problems.
“To take the branch for the root” is one of those wonderful Chinese idioms that don’t translate quite well, but are applicable to many situations. Used to describe things done contrary to logical order, this idiom can indeed be applied to Hong Kong.