Benny Tai

With Political Threats Against Benny Tai, Free Speech Continues To Deteriorate In Hong Kong

The deterioration of political freedoms in Hong Kong continues apace, with freedom of speech and academic freedoms now under attack. Controversy has suddenly erupted all at once regarding comments by Occupy Central figure Benny Tai, one of the three leaders of Occupy Central with Love and Peace, that have been interpreted as supportive of Hong Kong independence, and claims by government leaders that freedom of speech in support of Hong Kong is not protected... Read More

Eye of the Storm

Dr. Lucetta Kam is an assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University and an organizer of Hong Kong Scholars Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity. The present interview was conducted on September 29th via e-mail by New Bloom editors Brian Hioe and Wen Liu, as a result of which the situation has changed since. Nevertheless, it provides a look into the inner dynamics of the movement which remains salient in the present... Read More

The Impossibility of Democracy in Hong Kong?

Does the possibility exist for Hong Kong to attain democracy? This question has yet to be settled. In the face of China’s refusal to allow non-vetted candidates to run for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, the highest political position in the Hong Kong government, the stage is set for Occupy Central to once again seize control of Hong Kong’s Central district, the city’s financial and economic heart... Read More