Hong Kong government petitions to dissolve Next Digital Media Group

On Sept. 29, the Hong Kong government, led by financial secretary Paul Chan Mo-po, petitioned the court of First Instance to push for the folding of Next Digital Media Group. Although the power to liquidate the 40-year-old firm is already granted by the Companies Ordinance, Chan argued that shutting the doors of the media company is also in the public’s interest. Continue Reading...

Free trade with China is still good for us all

Doug Irwin in his seminal book Free Trade Under Fire points out that Democrats and Republicans have historically vacillated on free trade. The Democratic Party of the late 19th century up until World War II was the party of trade liberalization when Republicans consistently voted for high tariffs. Continue Reading...

9 Hong Kong activists sentenced to 10 months over participation in Tiananmen Square Massacre vigil

Nine Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced Sept. 15 to 10 months in prison for their participation in the annual vigil for the commemoration of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Twelve defendants total pled guilty earlier this month to their involvement in the vigil that commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, when Chinese troops fired at student protesters participating in pro-democracy protests. Continue Reading...