Hong Kong

Blue British National Overseas passports (BNO) and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China passports are displayed

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers have applied for special new UK visas


Under Britain’s BNO visa program, people fleeing from oppression in Hong Kong are trying to make the most of their new lives in the UK. And though they are looking forward to more freedom of expression, some of them are finding it difficult for their families to settle in and adjust.

Red building in China with people in masks mingling in front of it

In Hong Kong, lighting a candle for Tiananmen victims is now a crime

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The problem with offers of citizenship to those fleeing Hong Kong

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I am from Hong Kong, not China

A man stands in the middle of Grand Central Terminal as he speaks on a cell phone.

If you get a robocall in Mandarin, just hang up

Hong Kong Cinema

Arts, Culture & Media

The best heroes and villains are often reflections of each other. Think of Sherlock Holmes versus Professor Moriarty or even Luke versus Darth in Star Wars. There’s something of each in the other. This theme has been playing out for years in the martial arts and gangster films of China and Hong Kong. Besides helping […]

Hong Kong Cinema

Arts, Culture & Media

The best heroes and villains are often reflections of each other, like Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty. Jocelyn Gonzales has observed this theme playing out in the martial arts films of China and Hong Kong. Besides making American action movies more exciting again, Hong Kong cinema has somehow combined Eastern philosophy with ferocious competition.

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Arts, Culture & Media

Hong Kong protests illustrated, honest Transformers, BBC and friends cover The Beach Boys, Putin gets a weird birthday gift, and “Singin’ in the Rain” sans singin.

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Tensions, lockdown mark 20th anniversary of Hong Kong handover

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A huge security operation shut down large parts of the normally throbbing city, with thousands of police deployed to keep away demonstrators angry at Beijing’s tightening grip on the freedoms of nearly eight million people.

Student leader Joshua Wong (C) greets candidate Nathan Law (2nd R) as supporters share their joy after Law won in the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong, China September 5, 2016.

Hong Kong’s anti-China activists are celebrating their victory

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A record 2.2 million people voted in the city-wide election for members of Hong Kong’s lawmaking body.