Chinese National Day

Pan-Democrat Legislators Resign En Masse from Hong Kong Legislative Council

Some have hailed the end of sham democracy in Hong Kong, with the remaining fifteen pan-Democratic legislators in the Hong Kong Legislative Council resigning en masse yesterday. The resignation took place in order to protest China’s National People’s Congress passing a resolution allowing the Hong Kong government to bypass courts in order to remove lawmakers from office as it deems fit...

Protests Mark Chinese National Day In Hong Kong On October 1st

Protests marked Chinese National Day in Hong Kong on October 1st earlier this week, with 40,000 taking to the streets in order to demonstrate the worsening condition for human rights and the deterioration of democratic freedoms in Hong Kong. Protests saw some clashes with police and pro-China groups, including the arrest of youth activists from Demosisto after being attacked by pro-China demonstrators. What comes next for Hong Kong, however, remains to be seen...

October 1st, 2014

As today was Chinese National Day, the day on which the People’s Republic of China celebrates its founding, there was some contention within what has now come to be known as the “Umbrella Revolution” in Hong Kong about what should be the correct response...