Interview: Veteran journalist Stephen Vines on Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy against the world’s largest dictatorship

Hong Kong’s reputation as an international city with guaranteed liberties and freedoms is crumbling nine months after Beijing imposed a national security law on the region in response to the pro-democracy protests that rocked the city in late 2019. In his latest book Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World’s Largest Dictatorship, veteran journalist Stephen Vines tells the story of Hong Kong’s rise to its current political crisis. Detailing the city’s fraught relationship with the largest authoritarian regime of our times, he delves into what this means for the future of Hong Kong — and a w…

Read More

HEDGE accordingly