By Ben McGrath, 14 June 2019
None of the demands for democratic rights in Hong Kong or throughout China will be won through the “pan-democratic” opposition parties or by appeals to US imperialism.
By Ben McGrath, 13 June 2019
Beijing fears the spread of the protests into China, as social inequality and tensions rise in both Hong Kong and the mainland.
By Peter Symonds, 10 June 2019
The fight for democratic rights in Hong Kong will go forward only to the extent that it turns to and champions the struggles of the Chinese workers for their democratic and social rights.
By Peter Symonds, 8 November 2016
The Chinese regime fears that advocacy of independence for Hong Kong will fuel separatist movements in other parts of the country including Tibet and Xinjiang.
By Peter Symonds, 8 September 2016
The new “localist” parties represent layers of the Hong Kong ruling elite who regard Beijing’s dominance as an impediment to their business interests.
By Ben McGrath, 7 February 2015
The small turnout was a reflection of the political dead-end into which so-called pro-democracy leaders steered last year’s weeks-long protest movement.
By Peter Symonds, 12 December 2014
The dismantling of the Admiralty protest site effectively marks the end of 11 weeks of protests over the framework for Hong Kong’s 2017 election.
By Julie Hyland, 4 December 2014
A significant section of the ruling elite in Washington and London are using the dispute over Hong Kong’s status to encourage the dismemberment of China.
By Peter Symonds, 3 December 2014
Riot police violently broke up an attempt by protesters to surround the government headquarters in central Hong Kong.
By Peter Symonds, 27 November 2014
Police cleared protestors from Mong Kok with a massive show of force that resulted in the arrest of at least 148 people.
By Peter Symonds, 1 November 2014
There are signs of growing concern in Beijing over the Hong Kong chief executive’s inability to end the month-long protests.
By Peter Symonds, 22 October 2014
The discussion between government officials and protest leaders reached no agreement on the framework for the 2017 election for chief executive.
By Peter Symonds, 15 October 2014
Having taken no action against the protests last week, the Hong Kong government is now seeking to dismantle the protest sites, step by step.
By Peter Symonds, 11 October 2014
Protest leaders threaten to escalate their actions unless the government responds to their demand for full and open elections in 2017.
By Peter Symonds, 9 October 2014
Talks tomorrow are unlikely to reach any agreement, but have already served the government’s purpose in defusing the protests.
By Peter Symonds, 6 October 2014
While refusing to end the protests, the student leaders eased the blockade of government buildings and held initial talks with administration officials.
By Peter Symonds, 4 October 2014
Protesters came under attack from thugs who took advantage of growing public frustration over the disruption to daily life.
By Peter Symonds, 3 October 2014
In his effort to end the protests, Leung had the support of sections of the official opposition that are just as fearful as Beijing of spiralling social unrest.
By Peter Symonds, 2 October 2014
The pressing social issues facing working people in Hong Kong find no expression in the demands advanced by the parties and organisations dominating the protests.
By Peter Symonds, 1 October 2014
The tense standoff continues after Hong Kong’s chief executive ruled out any compromise and protesters ignored his demand to clear the streets.
By Ben McGrath, 29 September 2014
The Occupy Central organization has stepped in to ensure that the protests remain limited to the narrow demand for open chief executive elections.
By Ben McGrath, 24 September 2014
Students are demanding that Hong Kong citizens elect their own officials directly, without interference from Beijing.
By Ben McGrath, 3 September 2014
While granting “one person, one vote,” Beijing will retain effective control of the 2017 election for Hong Kong’s chief executive by closely vetting candidates.
By John Chan, 28 September 2013
Britain and the US are provocatively exploiting the issue of democratic rights in the territory to exert pressure on China.
By John Chan, 30 March 2012
The outcome of chief executive “election” was largely determined by backroom manoeuvres in collusion with Beijing.
By Jean Shaoul, 17 March 2011
Social discontent in Hong Kong has been fuelled by a sharp rise in home prices and rents, which have doubled in the last five years.
By Jean Shaoul, 17 March 2011
Protestors took to the streets in downtown Hong Kong on March 6 to oppose the government’s budget, which will further enrich the financial elite.
By our reporter, 9 March 2010
Behind Hong Kong’s glitz and glamour lies one of the most grotesquely unequal societies in Asia and the world.
By John Chan, 21 November 2008
Hong Kong, one of Asia’s most important financial centres, officially slid into recession on November 14.