Politics & Society DispatchesVerna YuJuly 03, 2018
The heavy hand of Beijing in political and economic affairs has more people in Hong Kong exploring the possibility of escape.
Faith DispatchesVerna YuMay 01, 2018
The Chinese Communist Party sees young people turning to religion as an alarming trend.
Politics & Society DispatchesVerna YuFebruary 27, 2018
To viewers aware of racism and the unpleasant history of colonialism, the sketch “Joy Together” was full of offensive content.
Politics & Society DispatchesVerna YuJanuary 25, 2018
Under the new regulations, lower-level officials can oversee the activities of China’s religious communities—a move expected to lead to intensified harassment of Christians and churches.
Politics & Society DispatchesVerna YuOctober 17, 2017
“I believe it’s essential for some people to go to jail for the sake of democracy. It will in the end strengthen the movement.”
Politics & Society DispatchesVerna YuAugust 29, 2017
The sentences made the young activists Hong Kong’s first political prisoners under Chinese rule and prompted a massive street protest on Aug. 20.
Politics & Society DispatchesVerna YuJuly 13, 2017
Mr. Liu’s death stoked anger among his supporters because of Beijing’s refusal to allow him to travel abroad to seek treatment. Many also accused the Chinese authorities of withholding information about his illness until it was too late to be treated.
Politics & Society DispatchesVerna YuJune 29, 2017
If Mr. Liu’s health situation had been carefully monitored, as suggested by the authorities, it only raises more questions about why his illness had developed into late-stage cancer by the time he was put on medical parole, his friends and rights groups say.
Politics & Society DispatchesVerna YuJune 02, 2017
The political mandate for Hong Kong's chief executive comes from China, and Ms. Lam has a record of pushing policies favored by Beijing.