The identity and purpose of universities as spaces of free thinking depends on it.
Over the years, much of Hong Kong’s media has been bought up by China-owned or -affiliated entities. Now, the few remaining independent journalists face a new threat: the city's national security law.
Much is still unknown about how the new national security law will be used in Hong Kong – a deliberate strategy by China. Beijing's intention, though, is clear: make dissent all but impossible.
The cherished legal rights that Beijing seeks to suppress in Hong Kong were established, in part, by Vietnamese asylum-seekers who fought for their freedom in court in the 1980s.
Hong Kong's currency is pegged to the US dollar, which offers an opportunity to increase public spending and placate protestors.
The decision of China's ruling council to impose a national security law on Hong Kong goes against the territory's own mini-constitution.
US President Donald Trump says he'll respond 'very strongly' if China follows through with its draft national security law in Hong Kong. Beijing, though, is prepared for a potential new cold war.
Improving the China-Canada diplomatic relationship is fraught with hurdles, but it's not impossible. At minimum, we must understand the root cause of the problem from multiple vantage points.
First seen in Prague in 1980, a form of public protest and free expression has spread throughout Hong Kong and around the world.
What shape will global protests take in the 2020s?
Hong Kong protesters deeply identify with nature, a reference to the current environmental crisis but also a fluid conception of collective action that is inscribed in ancient Chinese tradition.
So far, New Zealand exporters have not been affected by the trade war between the US and China, but the Hong Kong crisis could easily embroil any foreign company.
Revolutions are built not on deep misery but on rising expectations. History may not provide much hope of immediate change in Hong Kong – but protesters may have a longer view.
How the protest movement in Hong Kong moved onto university campuses – by two researchers who have witnessed the unfolding events.
After months of respecting the boundaries of university campuses, the Hong Kong police moved in to make arrests. Now, protesters are defending what had once been sanctified spaces.
Two deaths and video of a police man shooting a protester have hardened attitudes of Hong Kongers against the police.
From Chile to Lebanon and Iraq to Hong Kong, the same masks have become a common language to register dissent.
When police sprayed Kowloon Mosque with blue dye during protests, the people of Hong Kong rallied again to help clean it up.
Protest, or the lack of it, can reveal one's priorities and values. In failing to stand up to China, LeBron James and the NBA told us something about theirs.
A bill making its way through the US Congress seeks to tighten scrutiny of Hong Kong's autonomy. But it will do little to resolve the situation.