Hong Kong, Editor's Pick

Uncanny Prognostications: Hong Kong’s Future Interpreted Through Horse Portents

In an unprecedented string of events, three racehorses died within six days in Hong Kong, sparking an uncanny wave of speculation. The horses, named “Light of Civilization,” “Everyone’s Joy,” and “Master Grade” have sparked discussions about their demise. Among these three, two dropped dead unexpectedly, while the other died from a broken leg. Could these ...

Mikel Davis

Jockeys and horses compete in the race at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Annexed by China

In July 2022, Chris Patten, the former Governor of Hong Kong, published The Hong Kong Diaries, which coincided with the 25th anniversary of the British transferring Britain’s sovereign power of the territory to China. During a recent event to share his work on the book, Mr. Patten said that Taiwan was a very advanced place ...

Max Lu

Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten.

The U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong Is Friendly to the People

The US Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau posted two photos on Facebook of Consul General Gregory May eating congee at a street restaurant and netizens praised him for being friendly to the people. On January 6th, 2023, a photo of the U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau eating congee in Causeway ...

Mikel Davis

Chinese congee in a plastic cup.

Hong Kong Has Dropped to the Bottom of the Press Freedom Rankings

According to a survey of 1,004 Cantonese-speaking adults conducted by the Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (HKPORI), satisfaction with the performance of the news media, in general, has reached an all-time low. Satisfaction with press freedom in has dropped by 23 percentage points, its lowest position since records began.  Only 28 percent of respondents ...

Haidene Go

A man sitting outside reading a newspaper in Hong Kong.

Famous Novelist Ni Kuang Predicted the Destruction of Hong Kong

Ni Kuang, a Hong Kong-based novelist, passed away on July 3, 2022, at the age of 87. His works are well-known and delve into a wide range of topics, especially in the Chinese world of science fiction. About 40 years ago, his novel Chasing the Dragon predicted the destruction of a “big city in the east.” The ...

Michael Segarty

Ni Kuang and some of his novels

How ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher Saw Hong Kong and Communism

Among contemporary Western leaders, the “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher was a rare open critic of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). On the issue in Hong Kong, Margaret Thatcher had long predicted that: “If China takes back Hong Kong, it will have a catastrophic impact on Hong Kong and destroy its prosperity”. Today, after the seizure ...

Michael Segarty

'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher.

Beijing Hardliners Target Hong Kong Cleric Cardinal Zen

The arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen in Hong Kong on May 11 tells you everything you need to know about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). For China watchers or historians, the arrest of Cardinal Zen, the former bishop of Hong Kong, was probably not a great surprise given the regime’s track record and its traits. ...

James Burke

Hong Kong cleric Cardinal Joseph Zen.

1.87 Million Hongkongers Plan to Leave HK for Good

According to a leading public opinion research institute, about a quarter of Hongkongers plan to leave the city permanently, citing continued concerns about a lack of personal liberties and a deteriorating political climate.  In a study of 6,723 Hong Kong permanent residents aged 12 and over conducted by Hong Kong’s Public Opinion Research Institute (PORI) ...

Haidene Go

People waiting in line to go through the security checkpoint before boarding their flights at the Hong Kong airport.