Protesters break into the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong. Reuters
A month of marches as well as violent confrontations with police involving some hardcore protesters have left Hong Kong in a deep mess. With resentment persisting among people who are demanding that a controversial extradition bill be scrapped entirely, an independent inquiry into police tactics, amnesty
A new young protest generation in Hong Kong has exposed China’s failure to win over Hong Kongers — young or old — a trend that has shown up in surveys for years. As they confront the world’s most powerful authoritarian state, few believe that they can win — but their willingness to risk jail to protect Hong Kong
With thousands of protesters blockading Hong Kong’s police headquarters on Friday, it is apparent that anger and resentment persist among people, who are demanding the resignation of the city’s pro-Beijing leader. The territory is witnessing the worst political crisis in decades and an immediate solution looks unlikely.
Spend a decade or two writing about financial markets, and a few themes will begin to emerge. These are: No. 1. Politics and investing do not mix; No. 2. Presidents usually get too much credit when things go right and too much blame when things go wrong; No. 3. Most of the time, markets don’t care
During the Sars epidemic that brought Hong Kong to a virtual standstill in 2003, the surgical mask became the global emblem of a beleaguered city. It condensed and projected the fear, alienation, but also the resilience and ultimately the solidarity of a community under stress. We look back now at the courage
There is a wide gap in the UK between the rich and the poor, particularly in London, where poverty and wealth live side-by-side. It is the richest city in the country but also its most unequal. A family could live in a modern property worth £2m and just down the road, three small children could be sharing a damp bedsit
The newly launched ferry service to carry passengers between Al Ghubaiba Marine Station in Dubai and Aquarium Marine Station in Sharjah is very good news for the UAE residents, specially for the people who are living in Sharjah (“Public transport modes lift 4m riders,” Aug.16, Gulf Today). It marks the first marine transit