Mainland China

Why Democracy Won't Win in Hong Kong, But Why You Should Watch the Show Anyway

Alessandro Fiorotto | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Alessandro Fiorotto

It is unlikely that these demonstrations seen today in Hong Kong will bring about significant change. Nevertheless, whether you are a democracy advocating global citizen, a government looking at how best to peacefully manage demonstrations, or just someone interested in international politics and what life in a future, more developed, China might look like, today's protests are a significant event worth watching closely.

One Country, Two Peoples: Rising Tensions Between Hong Kong and China

Gabrielle Jaffe | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK
Gabrielle Jaffe

The fight in the run up to Sunday's elections in Hong Kong was a nasty one. Mud was slung and neither of the two main candidates for the post of chief executive came away looking good.