The two messages from the Iranian people to their leaders: First, for all your gloating about Iran’s nuclear arsenal, nobody can eat nuclear weapons. Second, we want a different future.
The current protests show that Hong Kongers aren’t just interested in money, and mainland elites worry that Hong Kong won’t remain a separate territory where they can safely store their money.
The people of Hong Kong are fighting a very courageous battle against very long odds. Meanwhile, people in Shanghai live well under a Faustian bargain with the CCP.
Pollution and a faltering economy are what keep China’s leaders awake at night.
Hong Kong is increasingly subject to the demands of the boss in Beijing.
Beijing’s approach to Hong Kong is part of the surge in Chinese nationalism engendered by economic success.
Hong Kong was the last significant Western colonial possession. Its handover to China marked the rise of Asia.
July 1, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Britain handing Hong Kong to China.
A new generation believes it can succeed in something its predecessors could not.