Fishball Revolution

Joshua Wong Jailed Again in Hong Kong, Localist Activists Granted Asylum in Germany

The jailing of Umbrella Movement activist Joshua Wong seems likely to be another move by the Hong Kong government aimed at silencing political dissent, possibly as a warning for future protests. Likewise, news broke earlier this week that two localist activists, Ray Wong and Alan Li, are currently living in Germany after being granted political refugee status last May... Read More

The Broken Dreams Of Hong Kong’s Young: An Interview With Nora Lam, Director Of Lost In The Fumes

Nora Lam is most recently the director of Lost in the Fumes, a documentary about Hong Kong localist Edward Leung. Lam has also worked on films including directing Midnight in Mong Kok and co-directing Road Not Taken. The following interview was conducted on May 9th by New Bloom editors Brian Hioe and Symin Chan during a visit by Lam to Taiwan... Read More

Demonstrations Mark Xi Visit, But What Now For Hong Kong?

Demonstrations took place this weekend across Hong Kong to mark the first visit of Xi Jinping to Hong Kong, the annual pro-democracy march on July 1st, the 20th anniversary of the British handover, and the turnover of Chief Executive from Cy Leung to Carrie Lam. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen what is next for Hong Kong youth activists and others, seeing as youth activists expected more intense protest but this did not happen... Read More

No End In Sight For China’s Political Purges In Hong Kong?

With the Hong Kong government deciding that its purge of Hong Kong lawmakers will not stop with localists Yau Wai-Ching and Baggio Leung of Youngspiration by filing a lawsuit that would disqualify a total of four pan-Democratic lawmakers, it is likely that this represents that Beijing has decided to clamp down on elections in Hong Kong for good... Read More