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Stories about Hong Kong (China)

21 August 2015

Scammers Make Use of Mainland China's Reputation for Corruption to Con Hong Kongers

Scammers pretending to be mainland Chinese police called up Hong Kong people, telling them they were wanted fugitives in mainland China and must pay to be declared innocent.

20 August 2015

Hong Kong Investigative Journalism Start-Up ‘Factwire’ Crowdfunds HK $3 Million

“Hong Kong is one of the few places where information flows almost completely freely. If Paris has Agence France-Presse, New York has the Associated Press...why [shouldn’t] Hong Kong have FactWire?”

8 August 2015

Hong Kong Chinglish Page Conquers the Local Internet Overnight

You think an actor like Jackie Chan lacks rice? What spring are you upping?

9 July 2015

Hong Kong's Taxis Drivers Go Head-to-Head With Car-Hire Apps for Passengers

Taxi drivers are pressuring the city's government to crack down on unlicensed ride-hailing services like Uber and GoGo Van. But passengers think these car-hire alternatives have lots of perks.

8 July 2015

The Impossible Dream of Having an Apartment of One's Own in Hong Kong

Even if you were to win the city's biggest lottery game, your share of the prize money might not be enough to buy an apartment.

7 July 2015

China's New National Security Law Casts a Fearsome Shadow Over Hong Kong

China's new law is wide-reaching and furthers suppression of dissent. Hong Kong government officials have said the city cannot guarantee local activists' safety if they travel to the mainland.

6 July 2015

Provocative Images Depicting Differences Between Hong Kong and China Highlight Inter-Cultural Conflict

As China continues to undermine the 'One Country, Two Systems' accord, artists in Hong Kong strike back with provocative comparisons between the two territories.

24 June 2015

Hong Kong's Legislature Went Off Script, and the Pro-Beijing Establishment Is Not Happy

After Hong Kong's legislature vetoed China-backed electoral reform, a pro-Beijing news outlet warned the city's autonomy could be in jeopardy if voters don't kick out pan-democrats in next year's elections.

2 June 2015

What a ‘Mischievous Blonde Woman’ Dalai Lama Could Look Like

The Dalai Lama said that he may return as a ‘mischievous blonde woman’ or he might not be incarnated at all. His comments inspired Hong Konger and Taiwanese comic artists.

12 May 2015

Hong Kong Citizens Want Legal Protections for Their Metadata

Global Voices Advocacy

Should government agencies really be able to look at Hong Kongers' telephone metadata without any oversight from the courts?

4 May 2015

Hong Kong Civic Groups Demand Legal Protections Against Mobile App Surveillance

Global Voices Advocacy

Hong Kong pro-democracy advocates fear that police have been monitoring instant messages and chat apps with no government oversight.

3 May 2015

What Does Cleavage Censorship Have to Do With Hong Kong's Electoral Policy?

Many believe that both the $2-million censorship of cleavages and the government's proposal are expensive, unnecessary, not genuine and submissive to Beijing's political will.

28 April 2015

Authorities Said a Protester Assaulted Hong Kong Police. Witness Video Showed Otherwise

The couple went out of their way to help 17-year-old Ho Pak-Hei, who was acquitted. Ordinary heroes like them are stepping up with proof that pro-democracy protesters were falsely accused.

24 April 2015

Hong Kong Politician Wants More Headlines About Filipina Maids Seducing Their Bosses

The Philippine Consulate General responded, saying "discrimination should have no place in any society, most especially Hong Kong." Migrant domestic workers protested outside Regina Ip's office.

20 April 2015

In Hong Kong, a Beer With a Side Order of Learning

The event is part of a worldwide initiative called "Raising the Bar", which aims at making education a part of popular urban culture. Hong Kong is Asia's first host city.

17 April 2015

China Jails Prominent Journalist Gao Yu for Leaking ‘State Secrets’

She was sentenced to seven years in prison. Observers believe the "state secrets" refer to a Chinese Communist Party directive that lists "seven speak-nots" for university professors, including press freedom.

20 March 2015

When 1.3 Billion Become Environmental Refugees

The Bridge

In light of the state of China's environment, perhaps the country's 1.3 billion people should be considered environmental refugees.

12 March 2015

Is Catchy Song ‘China Is My Home’ Meant to Brainwash Hong Kong's Children?

A Catholic school played the song twice at weekly assemblies. Some parents worry it's a sign that Hong Kong will try to introduce "patriotic education" in the school curriculum.

4 March 2015

“No Blood For Vanity!” Hong Kong Animal Right Activists Protest the Fur Fair

Hong Kong is a "premier global fur trade center" because of the demand from mainland China. At the same time, cheap fur products also flooded the local market.

1 March 2015

Aggressive Protests and Fake Images Stoke Tensions Between Hong Kong and China

Tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China are on the rise again, a situation that seems to suit Chinese authorities in Beijing.

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