ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Henry Hing Lee Chan:
By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 16 Aug 2019
The ability to mobilize several thousand misinformed youths to paralyze airport operations showed the mastery of the radicals to use modern media platforms to spread false or fake news to rally the crowd.
The general strike called by Hong Kong’s anti-extradition bill netizens on August 5, 2019 wreaked havoc in the city. The general strike reflected both the strengths and weaknesses of the anti-extradition movement and offered some clues on how to resolve the impasse.
Shunde’s economic success is marked by a series of reforms led by generations of passionate and enterprising Shunde people. Shunde pioneered many far-reaching reforms in China, and the district (county, city) was chosen multiple times as the national or provincial reform pilot area.
This article focuses on three key features of Shunde’s Lingnan-flavoured culture: dragon boat racing, cuisine and ancestral halls, which have nurtured the traditional Shunde spirit and provided the cultural support for Shunde’s success in reform and opening up.
A proposed extradition law that is supposed to address the legal loopholes allowing fugitives to hide in Hong Kong boomeranged and triggered the worst political crisis in the city since the 1997 handover.