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

“I have been there once, for two weeks. It is a lovely place, but I do not know a lot about it,” he added, speaking anonymously due to the sensitivity of this topic. “A lot of Hong Kong people are already living in Canada and US, or Taiwan and there are mini communities of Hong […]

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

High-technology professionals, bankers and financiers head the list of those wanting to go to the United States, a desire that has taken on an added sense of urgency with the level of investment required for the EB-5 U.S. investment visa, known as the “golden visa,” leaping to $900,000 next month from $500,000, where it has […]

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

Recently, the government reiterated its support for pro-democracy activists. Liberal and nationalist President Tsai Ing-wen—re-elected for a second term in January despite Chinese efforts to undermine her—wrote on Facebook in May: “In face of the changing situation, the international community has proactively stretched out a helping hand to Hong Kong’s people.”

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’

Google updated its Street View Map to include images of the city’s streets taken last October when Hong Kong was gripped by months of anti-government demonstrations. This file picture shows a masked protester sits near graffiti during a protest in Hong Kong on October 4, 2019

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

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday Washington is deeply concerned about 12 Hong Kong democracy activists being held in China, saying they have been denied access to lawyers and local authorities have not provided information on their welfare or the charges against them.