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Hong Kong bookseller's disappearance 'unfortunate', says Chinese official | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A senior Hong Kong-based Chinese official said on Tuesday that the disappearance of a Hong Kong bookseller was a “very unfortunate incident” that shouldn’t be repeated, without clarifying details of the case.<p>A printout showing Lee Bo, specializing in publications critical of …

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's umbrella movement spawns new political party

Some of the most prominent leaders of Hong Kong’s umbrella movement protests have launched a new political party, vowing to press on with their fight to wrest democratic concessions from China’s authoritarian leaders.<p>The foundation of the Demosisto party was announced on Sunday evening amid growing …

Hong Kong

China beats North American box office for first time

A goofy comedy about mermaids and a fantasy starring a "monkey king" have propelled China's box office to a massive $1 billion monthly haul that eclipsed sales in North America for the first time.<p>Chinese theaters took in a record 6.87 billion yuan ($1.05 billion) in February, the official state …

Film Industry

Most nations in Americas have laws that can suppress journalism: report

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - All but one nation in the Americas have criminal defamation laws that can be used against journalists to suppress freedom of expression, according to a report released on Wednesday.<p>Only Jamaica has entirely repealed laws that would permit journalists to be …

South America

The Communist Party's Strangulation of Chinese Expression Is Now Almost Total

The headlines on the <i>Southern Metropolis Daily</i>’s Feb. 20 front page seemed innocuous enough. One paid obeisance to the Chinese Communist Party in …

HK Magazine Archive

Over the past quarter of a century, we’ve talked to many of the coolest, most influential and occasionally most provocative people in Hong Kong. …

Hong Kong

What Firechat's Success in Hong Kong Means for a Global Internet

The app now connecting political protesters could soon connect people in the developing world.<p>Look at pictures of any protest and you’ll see a mix of high and low technology. The Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong are no different. As the futurist Georgina Voss noticed, you’ll see umbrellas to …