Hong Kong

Belief

Christians take a prominent role in Hong Kong protests

Several of the most well-known leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy campaign are also devout Christians. The same goes for many of the protesters in the streets, who can be seen at protests praying and singing religious hymns. But the Christian faithful are divided over the issues at stake.

Global Politics

Hong Kong still holds powerful symbolic meaning for China

Hong Kong isn't just a city — it's the place where China was able to strike a long-awaited blow at the Western powers who subjected China to decades of colonial humiliation. That's how Beijing still views the city, and that powerful past means compromise on the current protests is all that much harder.

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Global Politics

China is expanding its pursuit of fleeing dissidents worldwide

Their offenses include publishing exposés and reports on scandals that embarrass the Communist Party. Some of them amount to substantial accounts of abuse. Others are closer to National Inquirer-style tabloid fodder. At the time they disappeared, Lee and Gui, both Hong Kongers, were prepping a salacious book on the Chinese president’s love life.