The United States’ ‘Hypocrisy’: International Reaction to Ferguson

The United States prides itself on being a champion of human rights around the globe. But what happens when human rights become an issue within its own borders? On August 9th, 2014, white police officer Darren Wilson shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA. We do not yet know exactly whatContinue reading “The United States’ ‘Hypocrisy’: International Reaction to Ferguson”

Protocol on the Scene: Hong Kong Fights for Democracy

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have taken to the streets in Hong Kong after the Chinese government ruled that it would continue to limit, vet and pre-approve candidates eligible to stand in the region’s 2017 elections. Protests, organized by activist group “Occupy Central”, were due to commence on October 1st, but were pushed forwardContinue reading “Protocol on the Scene: Hong Kong Fights for Democracy”

“One Party, Two Systems?” Examining the enforcement of National Education in Hong Kong

Protests against implementation of education standards by Mainland China With an estimated 8 million citizens, Hong Kong is often described as ‘Asia’s World City’. A former British colony, Hong Kong returned to China in 1997 as a Special Administrative Region (SAR) as part of a reunification process outlined in the 1980’s. As such, Hong KongContinue reading ““One Party, Two Systems?” Examining the enforcement of National Education in Hong Kong”