My beloved Hong Kong has become a war zone and daily life is full of anxiety

As another week of violence grips the city, normal life is on hold – people cannot work, schools are closed, roads are paralysed and children are terrified The ongoing political crisis in Hong Kong is probably the biggest challenge of my life. I dont remember having lost sleep and appetite and not being able to think about anything else for months on end ever before. Like many other Hongkongers, I have been overwhelmed by an acute sense of helplessness and anxiety during the past five months as I have watched our home descend in to a war zone every few days. Every time I go out to report my childrens voices sound a note of caution: Take care, mummy!. It …

With Rising Violence, China Pushes Hong Kong Toward Civil War

A traffic police officer in a man was set on fire after defending Beijing in an argument. Both individuals were listed in critical condition. Over the weekend, wide-scale disturbances scarred the territory, a semi-autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China. There is essentially the first fatality linked to police action during a protest, but many believe the police have killed others. Demonstrators called protesters the enemy of the people. Her provocative Cultural Revolution-speak comment came on the heels of her November 4 meeting with Chinese ruler Xi Jinping. China is apparently controlling events, and either out of obliviousness or maliciousness, it is making the situation worse. Beijing has been doing that by forcing Lam to take a hard line. …

Raining on Chinas Big Parade: Hong Kong Protests Give the Lie to One State, Two Systems

TAIPEI and HONG KONG Every rally involving thousands or millions of people since June, every brick thrown, every barricade and subway exit set on fire, every act of solidarity in Hong Kongthey all have their roots in a murder that happened in Taiwan. In 2018, 19-year-old Chan Tong-kai strangled his girlfriend, Poon Hiu-wing, during the couples Valentines Day trip to Taipei. He stuffed her corpse into a suitcase, dumped it in some bushes, and then boarded a plane to return to Hong Kong. Nearly a year after Chans arrest, in February, Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam used the case to introduce a bill that would establish conditions for extradition with multiple countries and territories, including mainland China. Hongkongers believe …

‘All Hong Kongers are scared’: protests to widen as rural residents fight back

Sleepy town of Yuen Long becomes battleground after suspected gangster attack on commuters Yuen Long, a quiet residential area close to the Chinese border, has become the unlikely next battleground of Hong Kongs protest movement. Over the last seven weeks, demonstrators have planned rallies across the territory in parks, along main roads, in the airport and outside government offices calling for the withdrawal of an extradition bill and making other political demands. But Yuen Long, known as one of the more remote, isolated areas in the north-west, had never been on the agenda. On Sunday that changed. Commuters returning from dinner, going to meet friends or some coming back from the pro-democracy rally in central Hong Kong, pulled into the …