Politics & Society DispatchesVerna YuApril 25, 2020
The mass protests that had roiled Hong Kong since June 2019, now largely subsided because of the Covid-19 pandemic, are likely to return, many warn, because of recent gestures by Beijing to tighten control over the former British colony.
Politics & Society DispatchesVerna YuDecember 13, 2019
In recent weeks, the Chinese government has intensified rhetoric against Christian churches in Hong Kong, portraying them as part of the “foreign hostile forces” that seek to create political unrest aimed at bringing down China’s one-party rule.
Politics & Society DispatchesVerna YuJuly 30, 2019
Protests in Hong Kong have entered their eighth week and are showing no signs of abating. As the government has refused to acknowledge the protesters’ demands, tensions and tactics have escalated.
Politics & Society DispatchesVerna YuJune 18, 2019
Hong Kong has been rocked by mass protests against a proposal would allow suspects to be sent for trial in China’s Communist Party-controlled judiciary.
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.”