by ZX and Martin Yip ‘Nostalgia’ has two meanings. Originally, it meant ‘homesickness’. Today, it means ‘longing for the past’. For Hongkongers living in the UK, both meanings are apt. On Sunday 9th June, huge crowds filled the streets of Hong Kong to protest against a proposed law that would allow anyone in Hong Kong […]Read more
Taiwan’s Greener Pastures
by ZX Taiwan’s president-elect, Tsai Ing-wen, is a skilled politician who brought her party from its worst scandal to its greatest electoral victory, and she is the first woman to officially lead a Chinese-speaking nation since the eighth century. Ms Tsai, who was introduced in one British newspaper as a ‘democracy campaigner, gay rights champion, […]Read more
Pointing Fingers: Should Britain Voice its Opinion on Civil Rights in Hong Kong?
by ZX The recent flurry of trade deals between China and the UK has drawn criticism on several fronts. Critics are concerned that Britain is in danger of making itself too reliant on one country at the expense of other relationships, and at the risk of compromising national security. They also accuse Britain for being […]Read more
“Better jade shattered than clay intact”
The following are two fictional monologues, written from the point of view of two prominent figures in Hong Kong. Benny Tai is a professor of constitutional law at the University of Hong Kong and the initiator of the Occupy Central Civil Disobedience movement. Jasper Tsang is the President of the Legislative Council. Please note: the […]Read more