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(Listen to the podcast) HRIC Introduction Welcome to the first installment of HRIC’s new podcast series. We begin with a segment that looks at the complex relationship between Hong Kongers and mainlanders at this critical historical juncture. Last year in Hong Kong, during the Umbrella Movement,...
HKFS discussion forum, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, June 3, 2015. HRIC photo. Protesters at Victoria Park before the "The Citizens Against Pseudo-Universal Suffrage" march, from Victoria Park to the Legislative Council, Hong Kong, June 14, 2015. HRIC photo. Banner: "The Citizens Against...
In this new issue of China Rights Forum —“HK & Mainland: Shared Future, Contested Present”—we are pleased to launch our new podcast series. Building upon the discussion we initiated in two previous CRF issues: “ Hong Kong & Mainland China: Building a shared Future ” (2011, No. 4), and “...
What is happening at the highest level of Chinese politics as the Party prepares for the most important leadership transition in a decade? HRIC senior policy advisor Gao Wenqian sheds some light on this usually opaque blackbox.
Before Occupy, I wouldn’t have known just how creative this city is. There wasn’t a true public space where people could create and share. But Occupy became that space: it connected people of different classes and professional backgrounds—to create in a way Hong Kong people had never been able to...
All photos in this issue, except the ones below and otherwise noted in the issue, are by HRIC. Building Community Section photo “Harcourt Village” Art courtesy of Maoshan Critical Reflections Section photo Art courtesy of A htsui (阿徐) Critical Reflections Is There Academic Freedom in Macau? Photo...
Editor’s note: This article was completed on December 7, 2014, four days before the Hong Kong police carried out the final clearing of the main protest in Admiralty. What’s next for the Umbrella Revolution? Therein lies the strength of a post-modern political movement: Success is no longer defined...
An Independent Path (Part 1) [English translation by Human Rights in China] “Shun! Guess where I am now?” These were the first words that burst out of my mom after her “long distance” phone call finally got through. I could hear the great excitement in her voice, but I didn’t realize she was...
This HRIC playlist includes two songs written and performed by Hong Kongers, as well as a video produced by a Hong Konger with “Blowin’in the Wind” performed by Peter, Paul ,and Mary as the soundtrack. “Who Has Yet to Speak Up?” 《问谁未发声》 The song, written to the tune of “Do You Hear the People Sing...
September 24, 2014 [Translation by Human Rights in China] Editor’s note: Martin Lee, one of the founders of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party and a member of the drafting committee of Hong Kong’s Basic Law, gave this speech during the week of class boycott, September 22-26, 2014, by Hong Kong’s...

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