With ideological issues such as Hong Kong and Taiwan, lecturers told of how a vocal minority of international Chinese students are attempting to police teaching materials and class discussions.
New laws demand that all public officials swear loyalty to China and the Communist Party.
First seen in Prague in 1980, a form of public protest and free expression has spread throughout Hong Kong and around the world.
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.
While the political and long-term consequences of the protests are still impossible to know, Hong Kong is already experiencing some short-term economic impacts.
Why the Hong Kong protesters feel they have ‘nothing to lose’
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has indicated she's open to dialogue. But unless she meets the demonstrators' demands, the protest movement isn't going to end anytime soon.
The future direction of the Chinese Communist Party will be decided at this year’s National Congress. The leader may not change but there are key roles up for grabs.
Hong Kong’s autonomy and democratic political system are under threat, and pro-democracy advocates are once again ready to act.
In recent months, the flimsy foundations of Hong Kong’s autonomy have been exposed by a series of dramas.