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Give Hong Kongers real security: a British passport

17 August 2019 8:34

We seem to be building up to a second Tiananmen Square, 30 years after the first. This time the venue…

Is there any way back after Hong Kong’s ‘Bloody Sunday’?

14 August 2019 13:10

August 11th 2019 may go down as Hong Kong’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ as police officers bludgeoned and bruised protesters who had…

Hong Kong protesters are following the wrong script

13 August 2019 10:55

What do you call a global hub without an airport? Hong Kong. No other city can lay claim to this…

Hong Kong protesters are making things easy for China

11 August 2019 7:25

The world is watching Beijing as it watches Hong Kong. There are nervous expectations that troops will be deployed in…

What my Hong Kong protest picture taught me about fake news

31 July 2019 13:26

The elderly lady’s face is red with rage as she screams with all her might at police. Leaning firmly on…

Why have Hong Kong demonstrators adopted an old British colonial flag?

2 July 2019 19:55

Of all the gestures calculated to provoke the Chinese government, protesters in Hong Kong chose one particularly bitter insult this…

Will the next prime minister betray Hong Kong again?

27 June 2019 10:54

For many years, a framed cover of The Spectator looked down, like a silent reproach, on the drinkers in the…

The attack on Hong Kong’s democracy has been thwarted, for now

12 June 2019 15:46

Hong Kong As it was five years ago during the Umbrella Movement, Hong Kong’s legislature is under siege by angry…

Hong Kong’s first political asylum seekers

1 June 2019 9:47

Hong Kong’s freedoms, autonomy and rule of law face ever-increasing threats, but there is a twin set of legal dangers…

Britain’s liberals have fallen out of love with democracy

10 April 2019 14:45

Every now and then there is a political moment, some event or comment, that reveals just how much society has…

Why we must not forget about Hong Kong

11 November 2016 14:00

China’s decision to make its own ruling over the legislative council oath-taking controversy in Hong Kong is something that is…

Hong Kong offers an exciting vision of a post-Brexit future

24 September 2016 9:00

Since he moved to Hong Kong three years ago, the Rat’s Cantonese has been coming on apace. This has rather…

Dieting, Hong Kong style

28 July 2014 15:00

Three weeks in to my six week stint as an English teacher in Hong Kong, I’ve been struck by how…

Sir John Cowperthwaite and the wisdom of positive non-intervention - Spectator Blogs

21 August 2012 12:17

In a recent piece Stephanie Flanders, the BBC’s economics editor, pondered how the UK economy could be adding jobs while,…