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The death knell for freedom of speech in Hong Kong

Earlier that day, the Tai Kwun Center for Heritage and Arts cancelled appearances by the exiled Chinese writer Ma Jian at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival ... Kong's open and diverse spac... read more

Hong Kong student activist ‘surprised’ after her impassioned speech over missing Causeway Bay booksellers goes viral

Her impassioned speech highlighting the Hong Kong booksellers case has gone viral online since being published January 2. A Hong Kong Baptist University student and a core member of protest group Scho... read more

Insight: ACA Insurer Tax / Farm to Fork: Aquaponics / Lord of Rice / "The Only"

Chef Taro will lead the judging in 2013 for the World Best Rice Contest held in Hong Kong Nov. 19 though 21. We'll talk with him about rice, what makes it good and how he uses it. Like Taro's page on ... read more

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The Intercept Is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here’s Why

From the time we began reporting on the archive provided to us in Hong Kong by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, we sought to fulfill his two principal requests for how the materials should be handled ... read more


The Black Iron Cage: Taiwanese Protesters in an Age of Global Unrest

For many Taiwanese, fears of restrictions on free speech rub salt on a still-open historical wound ... as democratic protests in Taiwan could have regional implications that reverberate in Hong Kong, ... read more

The Problem with Patriotism: A Critical Look at Collective Identity in the U.S. and Germany

you wince at the wince on the face of the person you’re talking to as you stumble through your botched sentence. The next thing you lose is your identity as a citizen, as a member of an ethnic group, ... read more

To Duke Historian Nancy MacLean, Advocating Free Markets Is Something 'The World Has Never Seen Anything Like...Before'

As a scholar, I understand the problems of conspiracy theories and while I never called this movement a conspiracy in the book, we do face a problem that our ... hyperventilating pretense that it's ut... read more

Repressing Radicalism

It helped destroy the Socialist Party of America and quashes free speech to this day ... The initial version of the Espionage Act trampled on freedom of speech in an unprecedented way. It would have c... read more

NPC deputy says Beijing should better educate its law enforcement agents on not operating in Hong Kong

After the mysterious disappearance of bookseller Lee Po, Beijing should “step up on educating its law enforcement officers” that it is illegal for them to operate in Hong Kong, the city ... it was rep... read more

Congo-Kinshasa: Elections, Reconciliation And Justice

The authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa Pambazuka News is the authoritative pan African electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in ... read more

A strange sense of normalcy returns to politics

With Julia Gillard gone, and the gender wars along with her, we're back to the reassuring familiarity of a political contest between two men, writes Jonathan Green. Everything seems to have returned t... read more

Blackwater’s Founder Is Under Investigation for Money Laundering, Ties to Chinese Intel, and Brokering Mercenary Services

and founded Frontier Services Group, which is based in Hong Kong. Citic Group is the company’s single largest investor, and two of FSG’s board members are Chinese nationals. Despite the provenance of ... read more



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