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September 6, 2015

Crimes Ordinance (Cap 200)

As of June 2015, at least nine activists had been arrested for online remarks. All were charged with under Section 161 of the Crimes Ordinance: "access to computer with criminal or dishonest intent."
August 9, 2015

Code on Access to Information

The Code on Access to Information provides a formal framework for access to information held by government departments. It defines the scope of information that will be provided, sets out how the information will be made available either routinely or in response to request, lays down procedures governing its release, as well as procedures for review or complaint.
August 6, 2015

Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance (Cap 589)

The Ordinance provides a statutory regime for the authorization and regulation of interception of communications and covert surveillance conducted by law enforcement agencies to prevent or detect serious crime and protect public security.
July 24, 2015

In an increasingly polarized society, a third path breathes in fresh air

In the midst of the fight for democracy, social angst, and an admittedly unsuccessful political reform in Hong Kong, the city sees a perpetual polarization among […]
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.