Hong Kong set the bar for charter cities. But it’s not a blueprint that can be transported

Instead of building a charter city inside a developing country, catering to an existing population in need of work and opportunities, the “new Hong Kong” model relies on Ireland or another government being willing to accept thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of new migrants, on the basis that the proposed city will bring economic […]

Bottled water company founder is China’s third-richest man after another blockbuster Hong Kong IPO

Fund flows from mainland China were particularly strong. For the first eight months, net flows from China to Hong Kong stocks via the Hong Kong Stock Exchange surged to more than $55 billion, up nearly 190% from a year ago, according to estimates by China Galaxy Securities.

How China’s influence is changing Hong Kong protests

“The space for resistance is shrinking and the punishments are getting more severe. Lately, it has been harder to win even the smallest victories. Subtler forms of resistance may well become the norm; small ways of showing an unwillingness to accept the loss of things that make Hong Kong distinctive.”

Shocking moment 12-year-old girl out buying art supplies is wrestled to the ground by Hong Kong riot police after they saw her ‘running in a suspicious manner’ during protest

Hong Kong police later confirmed the rough arrest of the young girl in a statement, claiming that she had run ‘in a suspicious manner’ and officers had used ‘minimum necessary force’ to apprehend her.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under new security law

In 2019 state media labelled him one of a new “Gang of Four” conspiring against Beijing. He is already facing several charges over involvement in last year’s pro-democracy protests, and he was one of 25 people charged on Friday over attending a Tiananmen Square massacre vigil in June.

Hong Kong Business People Set their Sights on America

Watkin said Hong Kong’s strong English-language credentials make it easier for business immigrants to meet U.S. entry standards and that the scramble to leave is unlikely to abate, unless the pro-China lobby backs off and Beijing adheres to its “one country two systems” policy.

U.S., U.K. Lead Global Push Back Against China in Hong Kong

On Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters at a daily briefing that the U.K. would face consequences for its BNO decision. He did not specify what measures the Chinese government may employ, but both the U.S. and U.K. appear to have decided that dwindling freedom in Hong Kong currently trumps any economic or […]

Hong Kong protest graffiti aimed at Chinese President Xi Jinping is ‘blurred out’ on Google’s Street View Map ‘due to an an algorithm error’

This photo taken on October 7, 2019 shows a man pushing a cart past a wall covered in anti-government graffiti in Hong Kong. A representative for the search engine giant claimed that the incident was caused by technical difficulties, according to Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong postpones legislative elections for a year over coronavirus fears

Last year, pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory in local council elections. A similar result in the legislative council could put them in a position to force a constitutional crisis by blocking the budget and pressuring Lam to resign. Both the Chinese and Hong Kong governments have suggested such a plan could be illegal under […]

US ‘deeply concerned’ about Hong Kong activists held in China, says Secretary Mike Pompeo

At the end of August, the provincial Coast Guard Bureau said on its social media site that it had arrested at least 10 people after intercepting a boat off the cost of the southern province of Guangdong. Hong Kong media, citing unidentified sources, said the 12 were headed to Taiwan to apply for political asylum.