Abducted Hong Kong bookseller has fled to Taiwan to avoid extradition to China

In 2015 Lam Wing-kei (林榮基), the founder of Hong Kong-based bookstore “Causeway Bay Books,” which published salacious books critical of the Chinese Communist leadership, went missing after he travelled to mainland China. Lam was accused of trying to overthrow the Chinese Communist government by mailing illegal books to the mainland. He was one of five … Continue reading Abducted Hong Kong bookseller has fled to Taiwan to avoid extradition to China

China’s national security more important than Hong Kong’s autonomy, says director of Beijing’s liaison office

Wang Zhimin (王志民), Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and a member of the Communist Party Central Committee, welcomed the guilty verdict of 9 democracy activists and claimed that China’s national security supersedes Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy. Wang made the remarks … Continue reading China’s national security more important than Hong Kong’s autonomy, says director of Beijing’s liaison office

Hong Kong museum dedicated to 1989 Tiananmen Square Crackdown vandalized

Hong Kong’s June 4 Memorial Museum, which commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, was vandalized days before its scheduled re-opening. On April 7 at around 10 a.m. workers entered the museum, which is located in Hong Kong’s busy district of Mong Kok, and found that the lock was missing, chairs, cardboards, power sockets, main switches … Continue reading Hong Kong museum dedicated to 1989 Tiananmen Square Crackdown vandalized

Taiwanese-born Communist cadre opposed Beijing’s rule as a student, Hong Kong writer says

On March 11 Ling Yu-shih (凌友詩), a 57-year-old Taiwanese national, gave a speech at a meeting of the annual Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), advocating for Taiwan’s unification with China. “Standing with all of the other CPPCC members in bearing the mission of rejuvenating China, our motherland, I can say that I have managed … Continue reading Taiwanese-born Communist cadre opposed Beijing’s rule as a student, Hong Kong writer says

Only 41 percent of Hong Kong people have trust in ‘one country, two systems’, survey shows

Hong Kong people’s trust in the ‘one country, two systems’ framework has hit a new low, a survey conducted by the Public Opinion Programme of Hong Kong University shows. According to the survey, over 55 percent of respondents have no confidence in Hong Kong‘s future, the lowest figure since 1994. 70 percent of respondents who … Continue reading Only 41 percent of Hong Kong people have trust in ‘one country, two systems’, survey shows

Hong Kong Overtakes New York To Become The World’s Largest Millionaire City

Hong Kong has overtaken New York as the world’s largest ultra high net worth (UHNW) city, according to the World Ultra Wealth Report 2018. The UHNW population comprises individuals with a net worth of US$30million or more. In 2017 the world’s UHNW population rose by 12.9% to 255,810 people. The US accounts for 31% of the … Continue reading Hong Kong Overtakes New York To Become The World’s Largest Millionaire City

UK Government Report Expresses Concern Over Hong Kong’s Freedoms

The government of the United Kingdom has expressed concern over the “continued pressure on Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and on rights and freedoms enshrined in the Basic Law”, according to a report released on September 6. The British Foreign Secretary has reported to Parliament on the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on … Continue reading UK Government Report Expresses Concern Over Hong Kong’s Freedoms

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying Accuses Pro-Democracy Leader Benny Tai Of Supporting Hong Kong And Taiwan Separatism

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying accused in a series of Facebook posts pro-democracy leader Benny Tai Yu-ting of supporting Hong Kong and Taiwan independence. Benny Tai Yu-ting is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and a democracy activist who initiated the 2014 Occupy Central … Continue reading Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying Accuses Pro-Democracy Leader Benny Tai Of Supporting Hong Kong And Taiwan Separatism

Chinese Police Detained Two Members Of Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Party ‘Demosisto’

Today Hong Kong’s pro-democracy party Demosisto (香港眾志) denounced at a press conference the arbitrary detention by China’s public security officials of two of its members. According to Demosisto chairman Ivan Lam (林朗彥), one member of the party was detained by public security on March 26 at around 6 p.m. at Shenzhen North Station while he was … Continue reading Chinese Police Detained Two Members Of Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Party ‘Demosisto’

Hong Kong Housing Problem – From The 1950s To The Present

Hong Kong’s housing shortage and tiny flats are notorious problems in a city that is known for the stark contrast between its extraordinary wealth and the poor living conditions of a large section of its population. Hong Kong has Asia’s largest wealth gap, with the 10 richest individuals owning half of the entire economy. According … Continue reading Hong Kong Housing Problem – From The 1950s To The Present