Benjamin Zhou

July 21, 2015

Are they Hong Kong’s third party? – analysis of Legco voting record 2012-13

The resignation of pan-democratic lawmakers Ronny Tong Ka-wah last June has sparked stirred up the call for centrism in Hong Kong, where legislators are traditionally separated into either pro-establishment or pan-democracy group. After an analysis of voting records, however, a group of lawmakers stand out they have voted to some extent differently from their political allies.
July 21, 2015

Is HKFTU Hong Kong’s third party? – exclusive interview with lawmaker Chan yuen-han

The veteran lawmaker and unionist Chan yuen-han has been back to the spotlight after she did not follow her pro-Beijing allies' walk-out during the vote of political reform resolution last month. It was her first time not joining the camp's collective political action, but not the first time on other issues. According to an analysis by JMSC, Chan, along with six other pr0-Beijing legislators, tend to vote differently from either pro-Beijing or pan-democracy group. On certain issues, particularly on economy and livelihood , they stand with their political enemies.
March 9, 2015

Concerns Grow Over Hong Kong Censorship

Hong Kong Transparency Report was quoted on Voice of America in the story about police's controversial removal of users' online posts during the Occupy Central period.
February 16, 2015

Surge in web posts taken down by Hong Kong police sparks censorship fears

Hong Kong Transparency Report was quoted in South China Morning Post last Sunday to explain what the recent surge in police's take-down requests of online posts means for the city's free speech.