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Year 2018 in politics, freedom of expression & press (29 Dec 2018)


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In this week’s show we’re taking stock of 2018. It’s fair to say that not all has been smooth sailing. Although Hong Kong survived super typhoon Mangkhut in September, the devastation aftermath lingers. And the year also saw the passing of several prominent figures, including scholar Jao Tsung-I, novelist Louis Cha, Physics Nobel laureate Charles Kao, and the singer Ellen Loo. Well how’s “One country, Two systems” doing? Throughout the year there’ve been signs of an increasing blurring of boundaries between the mainland and Hong Kong. Logistically, the pace of that transition increased with the opening of two mega structures, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and the Express Rail Link but that dissolution of boundaries is also taking place in the political and social spheres, as there has been some more vigorous drawing of red lines that restrict Hong Kong’s freedoms. With us to talk about these issues are Patrick Poon of Amnesty International and Albert Ho. From all of us at The Pulse, all the very best for 2019 – hopefully that wish does not cross any new red line. See you next year.

The Pulse
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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