Young Hong Kong

The Best China   In this latest instalment in our series ‘The Best China’, we offer a meditation by the veteran journalist Lee Yee 李怡 (李秉堯) on the Anti-Extradition Bill Movement of Hong Kong.… Read

Hong Kong Headliner — Kill Bill

The Best China 頭條新聞:壽終正寢 ‘The Bill is Dead!’ Following the announcement of the demise of Ah Biu, Eunuch Ho-chi has invited Monk Tripitaka to the Palace. He beseeches the priest to recite sutras to ensure Dead Bill will enjoy a speedy, one-way passage to an afterlife in the Western Paradise … 太后已經宣佈阿標壽終正寢, 眼見阿標死得不明不白, 小豪子拜託唐僧要好好超渡阿標,好讓它早日登極樂 … So reads the online teaser for the 12 July 2019 episode of Headliner 頭條新聞, a satirical show produced by Radio Television Hong Kong 香港電台 that, for thirty years, has reported on, analysed and mocked the politics of the day.… Read

The Case for Humanity Over Bastardry

Xu Zhangrun vs. Tsinghua University
Voices of Protest & Resistance (XXIX)   In late June 2019, as Hong Kong was rocked by demonstrators protesting en masse against an Extradition Bill proposed by Carrie Lam (Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor 林鄭月娥, 1957-), the city’s Beijing-anointed chief executive, Professor Xu Zhangrun of Tsinghua University in Beijing published two books in the territory that, as chance would have it, highlighted the widespread concerns being expressed on the streets of the former British colony.… Read

Digesting the Tsinghua Protests (III)

Xu Zhangrun vs. Tsinghua University
Voices of Protest & Resistance (XXVIII)   For over three months, voices of protest have been raised in China and internationally in response to the persecution of Xu Zhangrun 許章潤, a professor of law at Tsinghua University in Beijing.… Read