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Hong Kong's Lam: Media Closures Unrelated To Press Freedom

Jan 04, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said that the recent closure of two media outlets in the city does not reflect the state of press freedom in Hong Kong as the decisions were made by the outlets themselves.

Hong Kong: Media Baron Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Faces Fresh Sedition Charge

Dec 28, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Jimmy Lai, the jailed Apple Daily founder from Hong Kong and six staff members have appeared in a court to hear charges of 'seditious publications'. The Chinese government has been cracking down on Hong Kong pro-democracy activists for long.

Tiananmen Square Massacre Memorial Monument Removed From University Of Hong Kong

Chinese workers barricaded a Tiananmen Square massacre memorial monument at the University of Hong Kong late Wednesday night as the CCP cracks down on pro-democracy voices in the annexed territory.

Pro-Beijing Candidates Sweep Victories At Hong Kong Polls

Dec 20, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Pro-Beijing candidates dominated Hong Kong's legislative elections, beating out moderates and independents in the city's first public poll after Beijing passed a resolution to amend the city's election laws.

Hong Kong Votes For Law With Only Chinese Loyalists Being Able To Vote

Hong Kong voted for the first time since Chinese occupation in 2019 on Sunday. But for the first time, only the Chinese Communist Party loyalists were vetted to contest in the elections by the CCP itself.

18 December, 2021

Hong Kong Election Defines Dramatic Changes

Outlook Web Desk

Elections for Hong Kong's Legislative Council on Sunday mark the culmination of Beijing's campaign to rein in the body that had once kept it from imposing its unrestrained will over the semi-autonomous territory.

18 December, 2021

Hong Kong: 'China Patriots Only' Election Defines Dramatic Changes

Associated Press (AP)

Hong Kong: The city was handed over from British to Chinese rule in 1997, with a promise by China to keep Western-style freedoms for 50 years, demands for expanded democracy inspired protest movements in 2014 and 2019.

15 December, 2021

Hong Kong: Massive Fire Traps Hundreds In World Trade Centre, 12 Injured

Associated Press (AP)

A government notice confirmed that the fire started in the early afternoon at the 38-story World Trade Centre on Gloucester Road which is located in the city's popular Causeway Bay shopping district.

13 December, 2021

Hong Kong Tycoon Jimmy Lai Sentenced To 13 Months Jail For Tiananmen Vigil

Associated Press (AP)

Hong Kong’s government has banned the candlelight vigil for the past two years on pandemic control grounds, although it is widely believed the ban is intended to be permanent.

01 November, 2021

Hong Kong: 8 Activists Including Jimmi Lai Under Trial For Tinananmen Vigil of 2020

Associated Press (AP)

Hong Kong: Pro-democracy activists including media baron Jimmi Lai and Lee Cheuk-yan, former chairman of Hong Kong alliance are under trial by China for 'unauthorized Tiananmen Square' vigil last year.

26 October, 2021

Hong Kong: China Convicts Second Person Under National Security Law

Associated Press (AP)

Critics say that the Chinese National Security Law recently extended to Hong Kong erodes freedom of expression and assembly. Chinese administration is now using it to arrest and convict dissenters.


15 October, 2021

Hong Kong Seizes Smuggled Australian Lobsters Amid China Ban

Associated Press (AP)

Hong Kong authorities said at a news conference Friday that its customs and Chinese law enforcement agencies confiscated about 5,300 kilograms (11,650 pounds) of lobsters and arrested 13 people.

20 September, 2021

Only 1 Opposition Member Got Elected in Hong Kong's 1500 Member Election Committee

Associated Press (AP)

This election committee will decide 40/90 lawmakers for Hong Kong. Chinese legislation in May mandated only 'patriots' (pro-Beijing politicians) be allowed to rule the city.

07 September, 2021

Covid Update: Travellers Arriving In Hong Kong From China Will No Longer Need To Quarantine

Associated Press (AP)

Travellers will still need a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival and must take several tests while in Hong Kong to ensure they're not infected.

21 July, 2021

Former Apple Daily Senior Editor Arrested By Hong Kong Police

Associated Press (AP)

Lam was arrested by Hong Kong national security officers on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, just weeks after the newspaper was forced to close due to asset freezes imposed by authorities.

06 July, 2021

9 Arrested Over Alleged Plot To Plant Bombs Around Hong Kong

Associated Press (AP)

On Tuesday, Hong Kong police said they arrested nine people on suspicion of terrorist activity after discovering an attempt to make explosives and plant bombs throughout the city.

05 July, 2021

Explained: Why China Is Investigating Tech Firms Like Didi

Associated Press (AP)

Didi is the latest company to face intensified scrutiny in a crackdown on some of China's biggest technology giants.


23 June, 2021

Hong Kong’s Sole Pro-Democracy Newspaper ‘Apple Daily’ To Shut

Associated Press (AP)

Apple Daily's print edition and online edition will cease on Saturday due to the current circumstances prevailing in Hong Kong, the newspaper's board of directors said

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz