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Hong Kong: An important concession, what comes next?

On September 4, Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, finally agreed to withdraw the hated Extradition Bill altogether, and not just leave it on the shelf. Read more...

Hong Kong: Police ban demo, troops move to the border

A march through Central Hong Kong, the eleventh since early June, called by the Civil Human Rights Front for Sunday, August 18, has been banned by Hong Kong's police chiefs. Read more...

Hong Kong: learning the right lessons

The trashing of the Legislative Council, Legco, building in Hong Kong on July 1 certainly drew the world's attention to the ongoing opposition to the proposed Extradition Law that would allow people d Read more...

Hong Kong: "Occupy 2.0" forces government retreat, for now

Yesterday, for the second time this week, the Central district of Hong Kong was brought to a standstill by huge demonstrations. Read more...

China: Tiananmen, 30 years on

100 years of the Chinese revolution

On 4 May, 1919, in Beijing, some 3,000 students demonstrated outside the home of the Minister of Communications, a notoriously pro-Japanese figure. Read more...

Self determination for Kanaky! Down with French imperialism!

On November 4, 174,154 voters, from a population of 268,000, in Kanaky voted on the question: "Do you want Nouvelle Calédonie (New Caledonia) to access full sovereignty and become independent?" Read more...

Trump-Kim summit, the latest gambit in the "Great Game"

The news that the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has returned from his talks with Kim Jong-un with three US citizens released from prison in North Korea appears, at first sight, to validate the " Read more...

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