Hong Kong

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The problem with offers of citizenship to those fleeing Hong Kong

Global Politics

Physicist Yangyang Cheng was born in mainland China and took advantage of a visa program a decade ago to come to the United States to study. She says she’s troubled by the language politicians and governments are using to promote resettlement policies for Hong Kong residents.

Pro-democracy demonstrators take part in a lunchtime protest against the national security law, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, July 6, 2020.

Social media companies pause govt requests for user data from Hong Kong

A young woman writing on a notepad

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

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.

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

Global Politics

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

A campaigner carries a former colonial Hong Kong flag during a Hong Kong-UK reunification demonstration outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong on July 1, 2016, the 19th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to Chinese sovereignty from British rule.

There’s a movement to turn Hong Kong back into a British colony

Global Politics

These Hong Kongers aren’t clamoring for freer elections. Nor are they demanding outright independence. They want to transform Hong Kong back into British territory — and proclaim Queen Elizabeth II as their head of state.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying looks on as he meets journalists in Hong Kong.

Facebook’s new ‘angry’ emoji has become a powerful weapon for Hong Kong activists


Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have found a powerful weapon for attacking leaders they claim are in Beijing’s pocket.