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Cantonese Opera Day Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Cantonese Opera Day Celebrates 15th Anniversary

This year, Hong Kongers will be treated to the 15th anniversary of Cantonese Opera Day, a celebration of the art form that ties in with local culture and tradition. It’s among the most popular performance festivals in the region. Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Cantonese Opera Day is a government initiative meant […]

Hong Kong Soccer Fans Booing Chinese Anthem Could Face Prison Time

Hong Kong Soccer Fans Booing Chinese Anthem Could Face Prison Time

When the Chinese National Anthem blared through the Mong Kok stadium in Hong Kong during the home team’s match against Bahrain, it was met by a roar nearly just as loud. Fans began to boo, jeer and scream as some flipped their birds. The move comes after the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, China’s top […]

Scholars Share Support for Middle Way Approach to Tibet Issue

Scholars Share Support for Middle Way Approach to Tibet Issue

Scholars, activists and policy experts from around the globe came together to defend the the Middle Way Approach of the Central Tibetan Administration during the the seventh annual International Conference on Tibet. “The exile Tibetan community is like a flowing river,” said City University of New York Professor Ming Xia  “Although they have left the […]

Jailed Hong Kong Book Publisher Released, but May be Missing

Jailed Hong Kong Book Publisher Released, but May be Missing

Gui Minhai, one of the “five jailed Hong Kong booksellers,” has been  released from a Chinese prison. Gui is a Swedish citizen and his country’s foreign ministry announced that Chinese authorities confirmed his release. However, Gui’s family says they have yet to hear from him. His daughter Angela Gui told reporters, “I still don’t know […]

Released Activist Expects to Go Back to Jail

Released Activist Expects to Go Back to Jail

Joshua Wong, the activist who on August was sentenced to six months in jail for unlawful assembly, says he expects to be back behind bars soon. Along with Nathan Law and Alex Chow, Wong stormed the Legislative Building in Hong Kong in 2014. That move sparked what would become the Umbrella Movement led by thousands […]

US Green Card Lottery Applications Lost, Must be Resubmitted

US Green Card Lottery Applications Lost, Must be Resubmitted

All entries submitted to the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, between October 3 and 10 have been lost due to a technical glitch. Individuals who submitted applications during these dates are directed to reapply. “Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the […]

Umbrella Movement Leader Faces Jail Time

Umbrella Movement Leader Faces Jail Time

Joshua Wong, a political activist whose actions sparked months of pro-democracy protests throughout Hong Kong, has been handed down a harsher punishment for his actions. He will now face six months in prison. Wong gained national attention in 2014 when he and two friends stormed the Legislative Council building, kicking off what came to be […]

PLA Resurges in Hong Kong Amid Rumors of Aircraft Carrier Visit

PLA Resurges in Hong Kong Amid Rumors of Aircraft Carrier Visit

When Britain formally signed the pact that handed over Hong Kong to Beijing, China’s armies made a small dent there – usually confined to barracks in the central district and other smaller areas throughout the territory. As the deal nears its twentieth anniversary, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is making drills, war-games and an ever-growing […]

Britain Looking Away as China Overcomes Hong Kong: Angela Guy

Britain Looking Away as China Overcomes Hong Kong: Angela Guy

In 1997, a Sino-British Joint Declaration created a “One Country, Two Systems” pact between China and Hong Kong. The treaty effectively solidified the protection of Hong Kong’s society and markets from Beijing until 2047. But twenty years later, many Hong Kongers believe China has encroached even further upon their community and legal system. One of […]

Is Xi’s Anti-Corruption Campaign a Purge of Opposition?

Is Xi’s Anti-Corruption Campaign a Purge of Opposition?

The anti-corruption campaign that Chinese President Xi Jinping launched in 2012 has become a pillar of his presidency. As of 2016, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had arrested or convicted more than 100 high-ranking officials. More than 100,000 others had been indicted for corruption. Xi had pledged to set his net across “tigers and flies,” […]

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