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Overzealous security measures for Zhang Dejiang are barriers to ‘seeing, listening and speaking’
To break the cycle of violence, Hong Kong must deal with the root causes of society’s problems
Ahead of Beijing 2022, the Olympic movement must champion human rights as part of its mandate
How will Beijing deal with an increasingly radical Hong Kong?
Despite its democratic DNA, will India be lured by China's economic model?
Hong Kong's politicians and officials need to lose their bunker mentality
Hong Kong government's report on Occupy protests a lost opportunity to build trust
Responsibility for the protection of human rights is in our hands
Where should universities draw the line on rights and freedoms?

The ongoing umbrella movement has triggered a volcano of creative imagination in Hong Kong, with new ideas, governance paradigms and legal principles being tested almost every day.

22 Nov 2014 - 5:16AM

The ongoing umbrella movement has triggered a volcano of creative imagination in Hong Kong, with new ideas, governance paradigms and legal principles being tested almost every day.

Where should universities draw the line on rights and freedoms?
Don't compromise Hong Kong's basic principle of equality before the law

Since assuming office in July 2012, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has hardly taken a wrong step in triggering a governance crisis in Hong Kong.

25 Oct 2014 - 2:34AM

Since assuming office in July 2012, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has hardly taken a wrong step in triggering a governance crisis in Hong Kong.

Don't compromise Hong Kong's basic principle of equality before the law
Leung Chun-ying must humbly listen to the wishes of Hong Kong people

Dear Leung Chun-ying, I write this open letter to request that you immediately begin dialogue with peaceful Hongkongers protesting for universal suffrage.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:09AM

Dear Leung Chun-ying, I write this open letter to request that you immediately begin dialogue with peaceful Hongkongers protesting for universal suffrage.

Leung Chun-ying must humbly listen to the wishes of Hong Kong people
Class boycott for democracy offers students valuable life lessons

As students from several universities and colleges prepare for a week-long boycott of classes from next Monday, to protest against the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on political reform for Hong Kong, the local community is responding in diverse ways.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:04AM

As students from several universities and colleges prepare for a week-long boycott of classes from next Monday, to protest against the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on political reform for Hong Kong, the local community is responding in diverse ways.

Class boycott for democracy offers students valuable life lessons
Standing Committee decision on political reform violates the Basic Law

The central government's representatives have consistently reminded us that the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017 should be strictly in accordance with the Basic Law provisions.

3 Sep 2014 - 1:46AM

The central government's representatives have consistently reminded us that the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017 should be strictly in accordance with the Basic Law provisions.

Standing Committee decision on political reform violates the Basic Law
Hongkongers will not accept Beijing's idea of a patriot

Amid growing fears that the National People's Congress Standing Committee might cage the universal suffrage aspirations of Hongkongers, Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, said last week that "the person who governs Hong Kong must be a patriot" in order to safeguard national security.

27 Aug 2014 - 2:54AM

Amid growing fears that the National People's Congress Standing Committee might cage the universal suffrage aspirations of Hongkongers, Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, said last week that "the person who governs Hong Kong must be a patriot" in order to safeguard national security.

Hongkongers will not accept Beijing's idea of a patriot
Companies must strike a balance between human rights and need for profits

Customers are always the core of McDonald's Hong Kong" . Until a few days ago, these were the words that greeted visitors to the McDonald's Hong Kong website. But this slogan has disappeared.

6 Aug 2014 - 4:46AM

Customers are always the core of McDonald's Hong Kong" . Until a few days ago, these were the words that greeted visitors to the McDonald's Hong Kong website. But this slogan has disappeared.

Companies must strike a balance between human rights and need for profits
Time to redress inequalities in Hong Kong's rape laws
Frank admissions
29 Jan 2011 - 12:00AM
Frank admissions
Flagging up fears over threat to Hong Kong's autonomy
Women shouldn't buy into constructed idea of beauty
The case for giving Mother Nature legal rights
Rule of law ill served by Hong Kong's decision to let Snowden leave

Edward Snowden's escape from Hong Kong on Sunday was dramatic to say the least. Several people are coming forward to claim credit for facilitating his exit, which avoided a potentially long and unpredictable legal battle against extradition to the US.

27 Jun 2013 - 4:18AM

Edward Snowden's escape from Hong Kong on Sunday was dramatic to say the least. Several people are coming forward to claim credit for facilitating his exit, which avoided a potentially long and unpredictable legal battle against extradition to the US.

Rule of law ill served by Hong Kong's decision to let Snowden leave
What Snowden can teach the Occupy Central movement