Today is a big day for Hong Kong, as the people are voting for their district representatives. Never before has there been such a high voter turnout: 71.2%. I haven’t found any English website that allows you to follow the results live, so here is a Chinese website: https://dce2019.thestandnews.com/ Yellow is the pro-democracy camp and … Continue reading Follow Hong Kong’s district election
《BBC》 //Those who remain seem determined to fight to the end, no matter the risk.// https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-50452277 《Financial Times》 //“Everyone is exhausted and [when] someone wants to leave, they can’t. There are even kids that are 11, 12 years old,” said a social worker trapped in the campus// https://on.ft.com/2XnuyPo 《The Guardian》 //“Those people on the front, … Continue reading Hong Kong Police storm Polytechnic University of Hong Kong: a selection of news articles
The Hong Kong protests are sometimes called “open-source protests”, “decentralized protests” or “water revolution” due to its leaderless and organic nature. It’s a great example of how order can emerge within a decentralized social organization. The protests may seem chaotic, but if one looks closer one can easily identify the diversity of roles that protesters … Continue reading Creativity of Hong Kong protesters: Protest Songs
I’ve been following the Hong Kong protests very closely since it started. Watching the live videos of the protests gives you a better impression of what Hong Kong is really like at the moment. In this post, I’d like to share a link where you can view live videos of on the spot journalists: https://ncehk2019.github.io/nce-live/
The chief executive of Hong Kong has passed the anti-mask law today, further escalating Hong Kongers’ anger. Large groups of protesters in Hong Kong have now declared the establishment of a provisional government of Hong Kong in several neighborhoods. The main premise of the declaration is that when a government does not represent the people … Continue reading Declaration of the Establishment of the Provisional Government of Hong Kong
Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 and died on July 20, 1973. Even though he was just 32 upon his death, he had achieved so much in his limited lifetime. He was recognized by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. He was a cha cha champion in … Continue reading Bruce Lee’s Application Of Taoist Philosophy In Jeet Kune Do
I am at the moment enjoying my end-of-year-holidays in Macau, a micro-state next to Hong Kong and like Hong Kong also a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. Being a SAR basically means that Macau is allowed political and economic autonomy, but still belongs to the People’s Republic of China. This construction is also known … Continue reading Are small autonomous political units economically viable?
What’s the state of our internet freedoms around the world? Freedom House (2019) has recently released a report entitled ‘Freedom on the Net 2019‘. According to the report, more than 3.8 billion people still have no access to the internet, but 71% of those who have access do live in countries where individuals have been … Continue reading The fight to preserve the internet as a tool of liberty