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Pushing the Envelope: China moves on Hong Kong

Two key things made international headlines after China’s National People’s Congress that ended on May 28th.  Firstly, for the first time since the tradition began in 1994, the Prime Minister Li Keqiang did not set an annual GDP target, due to coronavirus-related uncertainties. Secondly, the congress announced that China would shape and implement a national-security […]

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What students need to know about the ongoing Hong Kong protests

Since June of 2019, there have been relentless protests in Hong Kong. Numerous universities, including the University of Edinburgh, have called back students studying there amidst growing safety concerns. The protests originated as a result of opposition to a law that would have allowed extradition to China, titled the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in […]

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Students in Edinburgh host Hong Kong solidarity protests

Protests in solidarity with demonstrations in Hong Kong have been taking place in over 60 major cities, including Edinburgh, in recent weeks. This protest, described by Democracy for Hong Kong in Scotland (DH4K Scotland) as an “Anti-Totalitarianism rally,” took place on Sunday 30 September with over 150 people in attendance, including a number of people […]

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This Week in History: Hong Kong on 26th September 1984

The catalyst for the 2019 Hong Kong protests was the proposed extradition law which was strongly opposed by a majority of Hong Kong residents. The law essentially involves the right for fugitives to be transferred to jurisdictions with which Hong Kong hasn’t established an extradition deal. Mainland China is one of these jurisdictions, and this […]