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Hong Kong’s Fight for Life  

Hong Kong has justified its existence as an interface between Western neoliberal globalism and China’s statist authoritarian capitalism. China no longer needs the city to play that role; Hong Kongers desperately need an alternative.





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New Youth in China  

On the hundredth anniversary of a youth movement that kickstarted the Chinese Communist Party, student activists are using Marxism to rebel against the party.



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Hong Kong’s New Normal  

Last week’s imprisonment of three pro-democracy student leaders acutely illustrates the tightening space for civil society in the territory.







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Hong Kong’s Oligarchy  

In its call for electoral democracy, the Umbrella movement sought to challenge China’s tight grip on Hong Kong politics. But Hong Kong’s protesters have yet to confront the deeper interests tying their future to that of the mainland.







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Occupy Central: The Migrant Workers in Democracy’s Blind Spot  

Hong Kongers have never been quite comfortable discussing the 300,000 migrant domestic workers, most of whom are female, to which the city currently plays host. Complicating the discussion further is the media’s tendency to steer such discussions from issues of fair wages and workplace safety toward the still more vexing question of citizenship.




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