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Has China's 'One Country, Two Systems' Experiment Failed?

George Chen | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
George Chen

HONG KONG -- If 18 years were not enough time for Beijing to get "one country, two systems" right, then whose problem is it now? Senior officials in Beijing, the "one country" capital, are left with a lot of problems to study and fix.

Think Asia, Think Hong Kong - How Hong Kong Can Be A Springboard For Asia

April Rudin | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
April Rudin

Hong Kong may be small, but it has big ambitions to serve as a gateway to Asia, home to some of the most vibrant economies in the globe. Fortunately, Hong Kong also holds great potential: low tax rates, world-class airports, seaports, and a remarkably open business environment.

This Is How Thoroughly Rotten and Corrupt Hong Kong's Government Is

Gladys Li | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Gladys Li

As we know, there are many businesses set up by mainland interests in Hong Kong. They just have to appoint a dummy who is a Hong Kong permanent resident to go and vote on their behalf for the representative of their choice.

China May Punish Hong Kong Over Protests, Ex-Central Bank Chief Warns

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

By Clare Jim HONG KONG, Oct 29 (Reuters) - A member of China's central bank's advisory body warned on Wednesday that Beijing will pun...

Hong Kong's Unique Opportunity to Forge a Middle Way

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

In its structure of combining selection and election, the emergent Hong Kong system is a kind of middle way between democratic consent and the idea of meritocratic guidance. In fact, the mechanism proposed to choose a chief executive is not so different from the Electoral College designed by American democracy's Founding Fathers. The idea, spelled out in Federalist Paper #68, was to "refine and enlarge the public views by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens." But there needs to be a proper balance not yet achieved in Hong Kong.

Hundreds Of Hong Kong Police Tear Down Protest Barricades

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2014 | World

HONG KONG, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Hong Kong police, some carrying chainsaws, removed barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters near gov...

What Did Chinese Premier Li Really Try to Say About Occupy Central?

George Chen | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
George Chen

For the first time since the outbreak of the Occupy Central movement last month, Premier Li Keqiang has offered some clues on how Beijing wants to see the pro-democracy protests brought to an end, signaling Beijing's reluctance to directly get involved in Hong Kong's worst political crisis in decades.

Hong Kong Protests At Crossroads

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

By Diana Chan and John Ruwitch HONG KONG, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong agreed with the city's government late on Tuesday...

This Is Why Hong Kong Looks So Different From The Rest Of China

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

The incredible scenes from Hong Kong this week have highlighted just how different the region is from mainland China. In open defiance of Beijing,...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Students Battle Exhaustion To Continue Protests | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Thousands of protesters rallied for more democratic freedoms in Hong Kong on Wednesday, a national holiday marking the birth of communist...

How Chinese Milk Smugglers Are Fueling Hong Kong Protests

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan and Jill Mao | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

SHEUNG SHUI, Hong Kong -- Banners blowing over Hong Kong’s protester-occupied streets demand the resignation of the city’s much-reviled chief exec...

Matt Sheehan

Students Own The Streets Of Hong Kong | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- The streets of central Hong Kong remained firmly in the hands of youth on Monday as the city lurched through a full day of democracy prot...

Beijing Election Plan for Hong Kong Will Be Genuinely Competitive

Lawrence J. Lau | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Lawrence J. Lau

Looking beyond 2017, one of the ways in which the composition of the Nominating Committee may change gradually is when more and more of its ex-officio members, for example, the members of the LegCo and the district councils, are elected by universal suffrage.

Taiwan President: Taiwanese People Are Watching Hong Kong Closely

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

TAIPEI, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has said the Taiwanese people are paying close attention to the events in Hong Kong and hope...

Hong Kong Is Not Just 'Another Chinese City'

George Chen | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
George Chen

Given the porous nature of communication between Hong Kong and the mainland, freedom granted to Hong Kong people to elect candidates not vetted by Beijing would have a subversive effect on China. Yet, frustrating Hong Kong people's aspirations by denying them the universal suffrage China promised may not bring the peace and stability that everybody desires.

The Issue in Hong Kong Is Not Autonomy from Beijing, but Growing Economic Inequality

Han Zhu | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Han Zhu

Those who are now waving the Union Jack to accuse Beijing of interfering in Hong Kong's freedom are not rational in their comparison of the degree of autonomy before and after the handover from the British 17 years ago.

Hundreds Of Thousands March For Democracy In Hong Kong

Reuters | James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

* More than 510,000 march through city, organizers say * Police say rally reached 98,600 people at its peak * China deno...

Hong Kong Braces For Mass Protest Against Beijing Control

Reuters | James Pomfret | Posted 08.30.2014 | World

By James Pomfret HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) - Hong Kong is bracing for its largest protest in more than a decade after nearly 800,00...

10 Great Getaways Within The World's Busiest Cities

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

Cities have everything -- great people, great food, great public transportation -- the list goes on and on. But sometimes they don't have the one thin...

Across the Border (Again)

Amy Wu | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Amy Wu

Shenzhen is sexy and semi-appealing. I never thought I'd say this. Fifteen years ago I crossed the border and instantly wanted to turn around. Turn the clock forward and I could barely recognize the city.

Jackie Chan At Center Of China-Hong Kong Tensions

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China's top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing's growing "soft power"...

WATCH: The Insane Marine Traffic Of Hong Kong

Chris C. Anderson | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Chris C. Anderson

Just how busy does the Port of Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor get? In 2010 I shot a timelapse video from the Hong Kong Ritz Carlton, the highest hotel in the world.2012-10-02-imagepull.jpg

Happy National Day -- Bah Humbug

Amy Wu | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Amy Wu

Hong Kongers need to find a way to make lemonade out of lemons. The first step would be to celebrate National Day and to welcome the visitors coming from the border with open arms.