• Umbrella Revolution
    Hong Kong! Hong Kong!

    The temporary return to daily rhythm and social order in Hong Kong does not mean that the movement is over, but may show Hong Kong’s pragmatic nature, and demonstrate that the protesters may have learned something from March’s Sunflower Student Movement in Taipei.

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  • Thomas Yan speaking in Hamburg. Photo provided by the author.
    Tasteless Chicken Ribs

    Beijing wants to turn Hong Kong into a little China and put it under the central government’s direct control. It broke its promise to allow citizens suffrage in Hong Kong’s first general election. The 2017 general election will be like chicken ribs: flavorless, but not bad enough to throw out.

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  • The Tibetan singer Gembey
    Tibet/China: Artists have to tread an incredibly fine line

    “The censorship of music within both Tibet and China has been known to reach absurd heights.” In this article originally published by Free Muse on July 9, author Dechen Pemba highlights the dangers surrounding cultural expression as well as the beauty of the work created by musicians in Tibet.

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