Calls have mounted in the city in recent years for Hong Kong officials to focus on issues perceived as serving local residents first and emphasise greater self-determination distinct from the authority held by the central government.
The government must do more to reassure youth about the future, or risk seeing even more leave the city for good.
If the government does not trust teachers and schools to develop their own materials related to sensitive political topics, it should provide them with a proper curriculum
Hong Kong’s response to the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown was seen as subversive and prompted Beijing to adopt a more hardline approach to the drafting of the Basic Law. Those effects are still being felt today.
Though details are forthcoming, China’s national security laws are expressed in broad terms and have been used to target critics and suppress dissent.
The group, founded in 2012, was known for its strong opposition to the Communist Party and Beijing’s influence in Hong Kong affairs.
Chloe Cho, 45, and Wong Chun-wai, 17, were charged under Crimes Ordinance; magistrate presiding over case has adjourned hearing by eight weeks.
As Hong Kong snaps up the broadcast rights to the Tokyo Games, observers wonder if what it really seeks is a national pride pick-me-up from a bygone time when most Hongkongers identified as Chinese.
Popularity of dedicated sites reflects obsession with food, pride in localism, observers say.
Andy Li was allegedly one of the conspirators behind fugitives’ escape bid last summer, according to a police source.
Yoshitaka Kitao, chief executive of financial conglomerate SBI Holdings, said that ‘without freedom, there is no financial business’.
In five-minute speech, former chief executive says city is not independent like Singapore and any autonomy Hong Kong has comes at China’s discretion.
Candidates vow to push ahead with radical localist agenda and publish manifesto attacking the national security law.
‘No one should make the mistake of assuming there are built-in majorities for any deal’, says Bernd Lange, head of the parliament’s trade committee, though European Commission is still keen to get it done.
Organisers deny the undertaking – which aims to publish a total of 30 million words over eight years – is a political mission by the central government.
Andy Chan was accused of disrupting public order alongside 200 others and hitting a sergeant in the head in Sheung Shui on July 13 last year.
Minister holds discussion with campaigners including Nathan Law and sister of Andy Li, who was held in mainland China while trying to flee.
After arriving in Copenhagen, Ted Hui declares intention to resettle in Britain. He faces charges related to protests in Hong Kong and by leaving the city could push courts to reconsider bail conditions for activists awaiting trial.
Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung also says school authorities should be held accountable over any failure in gatekeeping duties.
The Education Bureau would not be unique in publishing the results of its investigation into complaints against teachers, as the Teaching Regulation Agency in England does so as well.
Teachers have a moral duty to be objective and professional, not least because impressionable students are inclined to believe whatever they say.
Ho, a Hong Kong legislator who is licensed to practise law in England and Wales, could be removed from the British register depending on the outcome of the hearing.
Andy Chan, founder of the now-banned Hong Kong National Party, is on trial for allegedly assaulting an officer and taking part in an illegal assembly.
Bringing the subject into the classroom – even to point out that separating Hong Kong from China is not feasible – is best avoided. The Education Bureau must make monitoring and scrutinising schools its primary responsibility to avoid students being brainwashed by their teachers.
Uncertainty, death threats and surveillance. Post-national security law Hong Kong doesn’t sound so welcoming to dissidents. Even so, to some the risks are worth it.
For the first time in the city’s history, Hong Kong has dissidents abroad. But who are they, what do they want, and what will they do when the world moves on?
Principal of Alliance Primary School Kowloon Tong breaks silence over Education Bureau’s move to deregister male staff member over accusations of pro-independence bias in lesson plan.
But Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily praises move by officials as ‘important step’ to ‘bring things back to order’.
The unprecedented decision to strip the teacher of their professional qualification over a lesson plan has raised concerns of a possible chilling effect.