As it celebrates it’s 100th birthday, the Chinese ruling party’s latest programme of education aims to harness the power of youth in its own interests.
New laws demand that all public officials swear loyalty to China and the Communist Party.
A transcript of episode 4 of The Conversation Weekly podcast. Including a story on how scientists are speeding up the hunt for dark matter.
If the new U.S. administration can show that it’s taking action to address widespread grievances, it should be able to move forward from this period of sustained mass protest.
The Hunger Games salute, teabags and Pepe the Frog are being adopted by young pro-democracy activists across south-east Asia.
Britain accused China of deliberately misleading the world after the arrest of 50 pro-democracy figures under Hong Kong’s new national security law.
There are individual activists and political groupings who believe violent action is legitimate and use the circumstances to actively drive such behaviour.
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.