The identity and purpose of universities as spaces of free thinking depends on it.
Australia will extend the time students, graduates and skilled workers from Hong Kong can stay in the country. But it is not clear what "pathways to permanent residency" really means.
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.
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.
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.
When police sprayed Kowloon Mosque with blue dye during protests, the people of Hong Kong rallied again to help clean it up.
China's attempts to bully the NBA over political expression might prove to be a lesson in how much the new superpower can throw its weight around.
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.
Hong Kong has few recognisable public places and none with the space for huge numbers of protesters. Instead, they have co-opted the streets and digital media as public spaces for protest.
Why protests have returned to the streets of Hong Kong.
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.