Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Hong Kong daily Sing Pao says its journalists and website are under attack

New York, February 22, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Hong Kong authorities to investigate the harassment of journalists at the daily Sing Pao. Sing Pao Media Enterprises, which owns the paper, released a statement yesterday saying that staff have been followed and harassed, and that the newspaper’s computer system was attacked. Continue reading

Human Rights in Hong Kong at Lowest Point Since 1997 Handover: Amnesty

Hong Kong lawmaker Nathan Law

Hong Kong lawmaker Nathan Law shows photos of his bruises following an attack by pro-Beijing protesters, Jan. 9, 2017. RFA

Human rights in Hong Kong deteriorated to their lowest point ever last year, according to an annual report by Amnesty International. Continue reading

Tsoi Wing-Mui: Causeway Bay Bookstore Incident and Hong Kong’s Press Freedom

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Wing Mui TSOI speaking at PEN International 82nd Congress held in Ourense, Spain, on 28 September, 2016

There once was a famous saying in Hong Kong: A border separates Hong Kong from Mainland China. On both sides of this border are the same people with the same cultural tradition and they belong to same race. But there is a key difference: People on one side can criticize anyone but their government while people on the other side can criticize anyone but their wives. Continue reading

Richard C. Bush: Hong Kong in the Shadow of China- Living with the Leviathan

bush_hong-kong-oct-7A close-up look at the struggle for democracy in Hong Kong 

Hong Kong in the Shadow of China is a reflection on the recent political turmoil in Hong Kong during which the Chinese government insisted on gradual movement toward electoral democracy, and hundreds of thousands of protesters occupied major thoroughfares to push for full democracy now. Fueling this struggle is deep public resentment over growing inequality and how the political system—established by China and dominated by the local business community—reinforces the divide been those who have profited immensely and those who struggle for basics such as housing. Continue reading

Reporters Detained, Beaten by Chinese Police in Rebel Village of Wukan

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Members of the Democratic Party demonstrate in from of the Hong Kong Central Government office on behalf of local reporters detained and beaten covering protests in Wukan, China, Sept. 15, 2016. RFA

Five Hong Kong journalists have been detained, dragged into interrogation rooms for hours and expelled by authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong after they tried to cover a crackdown by armed police on the rebel village of Wukan following weeks of peaceful protests. Continue reading

Two Hong Kong Journalists Jailed Over Sale of Political Magazines in China

Magazines about Chinese politics are displayed in a bookstore in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong

Magazines about Chinese politics are displayed in a bookstore in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong, Jan. 5, 2016. AFP

A court in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Tuesday jailed two veteran journalists from neighboring Hong Kong after they sent their political magazines to subscribers across the internal border in mainland China. Continue reading

China Hardens Position Against Hong Kong Booksellers

Michael Lipin, July 14, 2016 12:00 AM
Freed Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee, right, is accompanied by pro-democracy lawyer Albert Ho after giving a news conference in Hong Kong

Freed Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee, right, is accompanied by pro-democracy lawyer Albert Ho after giving a news conference in Hong Kong, June 16, 2016.

China is toughening its position in the case of five Hong Kong booksellers it detained last year for publishing books critical of Chinese leaders.

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Chinese Police Want Outspoken Bookseller Lam to Return to the Mainland

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Returned bookseller Lam Wing-kei speaks to RFA in Hong Kong, June 20, 2016. RFA

Police in China’s eastern city of Ningbo have called on bookseller Lam Wing-kee, whose explosive revelations of eight months in Chinese detention rocked his native Hong Kong, to return to the mainland to cooperate with an investigation. Continue reading