Hong Kong localism

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

Arrest Of Edward Leung Another Sign Of Repression Against Youth Activists In Hong Kong

Hong Kong localist Edward Leung pleading guilty to charges of assaulting a policeman, but rejecting riot charges, is the latest development in a series of arrests of high-profile social movement leaders which began since the jailing of the “Umbrella trio” of Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, and Alex Chow in August... 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

From National Sentimental Education To Its Local Unlearning: The Case of the June 4th Vigil

As evidenced in reactions to the annual June 4th vigil in Hong Kong this year, the kind of questioning demanded by the current situation seems to be thus: in the context of Hong Kong where nationalist and post-nationalist mentalities are so inextricably intertwined, how would democratic governance be envisaged?... Read More