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Isaac Cheng, vice-chairman of Demosisto was assaulted by three men in Hong Kong

Isaac Cheng, vice-president of Demosisto, was assaulted near his home in Tai Wai by three men. He was repeatedly beaten on the face and lost his glasses. He was taken to a hospital by members of Demosisto.In a recent interview with Isaac Cheng a few days ago, Isaac told us...

Hong Kong students boycott classes on first day back

Hong Kong students boycott classes after weekend of violent clashes. Thousands of university students from different institutes gathered at the University Mall of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, marking the start of the 2-week to voice their demands to the government.Related: Interview with Isaac Cheng, vice-chairmain of DemosistoSchool and...

Thousands of protesters block Hong Kong airport

After another day marked by police violence that loaded and beaten up activists and ordinary citizens in the Hong Kong subway, today is the day of protests at Hong Kong airport. In August, protesters shut down the airport for several days, where they blocked travellers from reaching their flights.On Saturday...

Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, leaders of the Hong Kong pro-democracy party, arrested in widening crackdown

Leading Hong Kong activists arrested before major protest. UPDATE: Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Wong were released on bail after arrest"We will not surrender," Wong told reporters, appealing to the international community to tell Chinese President Xi Jinping "that sending troops or using emergency orders is not the way...

Google to move the production of most of its American-bound hardware out of China

According to a Nikkei report, the American giant plans to move the production of most hardware out of China, including the Pixel smartphones and the Google Home smart speaker. Related: the winner of the trade war so farThe move comes as labor costs are rising in China and because of...

Interview with Isaac Cheng, vice-chairman of Demosistō: the Hong Kong government must respond to the five demands

Isaac Cheng is the vice-chairman of Demosistō, currently a year three student in Sociology at Shue Yan University. He was inspired by the protests against the National Education curriculum and proceeded to join Demosisto (香港眾志) when he was in secondary school. Cheng specializes in education and youth policies, especially issues...

Trump suggests a ‘personal meeting’ with Xi Jinping over Hong Kong crisis

US President Donald Trump has raised the possibility of a personal meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the political crisis in the former British colony. In a tweet, Trump said he had "zero doubts" that Xi "could solve the Hong Kong problem humanely."In another tweet, he also warned...

Hong Kong airport authority suspends flights for the second day

Tuesday’s action marked the fifth consecutive day of protests at the airport, as pro-democracy demonstrations entered their 10th week Hong Kong airport authority has suspended all flights as hundreds of demonstrators stage new rally a day after shutdown at key transport hubThis is the fifth consecutive day of protests at...

Hong Kong general strike: clashes between police and protesters

Tens of thousands of people protested on the streets of Hong Kong for the fifth consecutive day of demonstrations. The police have so far arrested more than 80 people during the seven simultaneous protests of Hong Kong's first general strike over the past 50 years.The last general strike, ironically, was...

Hong Kong, after the clashes, towards a general strike

After weeks of massive protests, and clashes between citizens and the police (and even groups of thugs hired to beat up protesters), the pro-democracy movement is entering a new phase. The organizers of the movement are calling for citizens to abandon their jobs for a day on Monday, Aug. 5,...