• Lobbying for the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
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    Lobbying for the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

    My name is Joe, I’m a foreigner living in Hong Kong, and I have something really important to share with you about this city. So, several weeks ago, I actually went to Washington, DC, to meet with congressional staff who were preparing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. I went there because I was afraid that certain business interests or the Chinese government would somehow weaken or kill this bill. And my trip went very well, and I was amazed. Like, I accomplished everything that I wanted to do, and there is massive support for this bill from nearly everyone in the U.S. Congress. And it…

  • Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained
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    Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained

    The people of Hong Kong are out in the streets. Hundreds of thousands are demonstrating against a deeply unpopular bill. But this is about a whole lot more than a bill. It’s about the status of Hong Kong and the power China has over it. It’s a fight to preserve the freedoms people have here. And it all started with a murder. On February 8, 2018, a young couple, Chan Tong Kai and Poon Hiu-Wing, went from their home in Hong Kong to Taiwan for a vacation. They stayed at the Purple Garden Hotel in Taipei for nine days. But on February 17th only one of them returned to Hong…

  • Why People Are Boycotting Disney’s Live-Action Mulan
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    Why People Are Boycotting Disney’s Live-Action Mulan

    People are calling dishonor on Disney’s live-action Mulan after the star of the upcoming remake, Crystal Liu, posted on social media in support of the Hong Kong police force. Liu’s admission of support of Hong Kong law enforcement, which has been under scrutiny for what human rights groups have deemed an excessive use of force against pro-democracy protesters, sparked outrage in China and caused a ripple effect around the world. Taking to Weibo, the Chinese social media site on which Liu has over 65 million followers, the actress shared an image that reads, “I support Hong Kong’s police, you can all attack me now…What a shame for Hong Kong.” She…