Jimmy Lai, outspoken owner of the pro-democracy Apple Daily, is accused of violating Beijing’s new national-security law, just days after U.S. sanctions against top city officials.
Hong Kong’s China-backed leadership is using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to delay elections and crack down on dissent. Sound familiar?
Beijing sees the monarch as a symbol of colonial occupation. But in an irony of history, many in Hong Kong see symbols of Britain as signs of, dare they say it, independence.
The Chinese Communist Party’s controls the mainland population partly by creating situations where people self-censor. Already there are signs of that in Hong Kong. Many signs.
Global Times editor Hu Xijin demonstrated at Tiananmen, but 30 years on he’s the Chinese Communist Party’s most blatant shill.
The ESPN 30 for 30 doc “Be Water,” on the life of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, will air June 7. Director Bao Nguyen writes about how Lee prepared to fight anti-black racism.
Watch for more resistance, and more violent protest as China tries to subdue rebellious Hong Kong. Authoritarians thrive on such confrontations, but sometimes they lose.