Hong Kong identity and Chinese nationalism – A clash of civilizations

Hong Kong skyline In 2012 thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong to protest against a government proposal to introduce a new Chinese national education curriculum into Hong Kong schools. The curriculum, modelled after the so-called "patriotic education" taught in mainland China, would have included material that praised the Chinese Communist Party … Continue reading Hong Kong identity and Chinese nationalism – A clash of civilizations

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Taiwanese citizen detained in China for displaying Taiwanese flag

Taiwanese (ROC) flags in front of the Control Yuan in Taipei A Taiwanese citizen surnamed Yang (楊) was detained in China for publicly displaying the flag of Taiwan. According to Taiwan-based "Liberty Times", on October 15 Mr. Yang visited the Sun Yat-sen Memorial in the Chinese city of Nanjing. After he took pictures holding the … Continue reading Taiwanese citizen detained in China for displaying Taiwanese flag

China’s Economy, Unfair Trade, And The Role Of Government

    On January 16th, 2010, Chinese President Hu Jintao made a visit to the Shanghai headquarters of UnionPay. A plaque commemorating the event urges the company to “step up the effort to internationalize and strive to build UnionPay into a major global brand for bankcards”. UnionPay has only 0.5% market share globally, but it dominates … Continue reading China’s Economy, Unfair Trade, And The Role Of Government

The Communist United Front in British Hong Kong – Governor Alexander Grantham’s Letter from 19 November 1957

Introduction On 25 January, 1841, the British survey ship Sulphur landed on Hong Kong, a small Chinese island with a population of merely 3,000 people, most of whom were fishers and stone-cutters. The largest settlement, located in present-day Stanley, had about 1,000 villagers. The following day, Tuesday, 26 January, Commodore Sir J. J. G. Bremmer, … Continue reading The Communist United Front in British Hong Kong – Governor Alexander Grantham’s Letter from 19 November 1957

Chinese army enters Hong Kong for “routine rotation”

Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protest, August 18, 2019 (image by Studio Incendo via Wikimedia Commons) Military vehicles carrying soldiers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) have entered Hong Kong in the early hours of August 29 on what China's state-run media have called a "routine rotation". Hong Kong citizens who saw PLA vehicles driving … Continue reading Chinese army enters Hong Kong for “routine rotation”

Tiananmen Square veteran Feng Congde refused entry to Hong Kong ahead of 30th anniversary of the 1989 massacre

Feng Congde, one of the leaders of the 1989 Tiananmen Square student movement, was denied entry to Hong Kong ahead of the 30th anniversary of the crackdown. On June 2 Feng Conde travelled from Japan to Hong Kong in order to attend the candlelight vigil that will be held in Victoria Park on June 4 … Continue reading Tiananmen Square veteran Feng Congde refused entry to Hong Kong ahead of 30th anniversary of the 1989 massacre

Six Chinese artists disappear in Nanjing before 30th Tiananmen anniversary

Six Chinese artists have disappeared a few days before the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. According to a tweet put out by Cao Yaxue, founder and editor of ChinaChang.org, artist Zhui Hun (追魂), as well as five artists from Beijing Songzhuang art colony (宋庄艺术区), Yuan Guolei (原国镭), Jia Qiong (贾穹), Pang Yong … Continue reading Six Chinese artists disappear in Nanjing before 30th Tiananmen anniversary

Hong Kong and foreign citizens could be extradited to mainland China according to new legislation, authoritative source says

Both Hong Kong citizens and foreign nationals risk to be extradited to mainland China for "harming China's national security" if an extradition law between Hong Kong and the mainland is adopted. Hong Kong-based newspaper Apple Daily reports that according to an anonymous source , who is described as "authoritative" (權威人士), recently the Vice Premier of … Continue reading Hong Kong and foreign citizens could be extradited to mainland China according to new legislation, authoritative source says

Chinese national anthem will be played every day at 7 a.m., according to new government circular promoting patriotism

On May 19 the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued a circular regarding the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Communist State in 1949. The circular stresses the importance of "holding high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics," and of "vigorously promoting the great national spirit … Continue reading Chinese national anthem will be played every day at 7 a.m., according to new government circular promoting patriotism

“If Taiwan is unified with China, you will be just like me,” escaped Hong Kong bookseller tells Taiwanese

On April 25 Lam Wing-kei, one of the five Hong Kong booksellers who had been kidnapped by the Chinese Communist authorities in 2015 on charges of selling prohibited books, moved to Taiwan over fears of persecution. Lam's decision came after the Hong Kong government pushed forward on an extradition deal with mainland China which would allow Beijing … Continue reading “If Taiwan is unified with China, you will be just like me,” escaped Hong Kong bookseller tells Taiwanese