Chen Qiushi

Intensive Protests in Hong Kong After Death, Accusations of Police Gang Rape, Calls for a General Strike Today

The weekend has seen violent attacks on demonstrators by Hong Kong police following the death of 22-year-old student protester Alex Chow Tsz-lok on Friday after a fall from a car park earlier in the week and the emergence of accusations that police gang-raped an 18-year-old woman last month. A general strike has been called for today. It remains to be seen whether this strike will be paralyzing of Hong Kong society in the way that it was hoped previously called for general strikes would be... Read More

Hong Kong Protests Over the Weekend See High Numbers of Arrests, Politician’s Ear Bitten Off By Assailant

Intensive protests took place in Hong Kong over the weekend, with violence against demonstrators seemingly reaching new heights. Particularly shocking have been images circulated online of district councilor Andrew Chiu’s ear being bitten off by an assailant who previously attacked others with a knife... Read More

Protests Take Place in Hong Kong Over Halloween, Joshua Wong Banned from Running in Elections

Demonstrations that took place concurrently with Halloween celebrations in Hong Kong yesterday, with police attacking sometimes costumed demonstrators. Joshua Wong of Demosisto was blocked from running in district council elections by the Hong Kong government earlier this week... Read More

Detention of Hong Konger Returning from China Draws Comparisons to Lee Ming-che Imprisonment

The Chinese government confirmed yesterday that it is currently holding 28-year-old Hong Konger Simon Cheng in detention. Cheng, who works in the British consulate, disappeared earlier this month on August 8th while returning from Shenzhen to Hong Kong from a one-day business meeting... Read More