Hong Kong at a Crossroads: Rising Autocracy and the Exodus of Western Influence Mark 27 Years Post-Handover

Hong Kong — Twenty-seven years post its handover from Britain to China, Hong Kong faces significant transformations impacting its status as an autonomous entity and its role as a global hub. The vibrant city, once recognized as “Asia’s World World City,” is now under the tightening grip of the Chinese Communist Party which few anticipated would take such a strong hold. The cosmopolitan allure of Hong Kong has significantly diminished as a mass exodus of expatriates, particularly from Western nations, unfolds. International schools and universities have seen the departure of foreign staff, and numerous foreign … Read more

BREAKING: Hong Kong International Film Festival Celebrates Talented Filmmakers with Top Awards

HONG KONG – “Snow in Midsummer” emerged victorious in the Chinese-language category of the Hong Kong International Film Festival, shining a light on the 1969 massacre of Malaysian Chinese during post-election unrest. Liang Ming was recognized as the best director for “Carefree Days,” with actress Lyu Xingchen winning the best actress award. Meanwhile, Jason King took home the best actor award for his performance in “A Journey in Spring.” In the non-Chinese film category, “Sons” by Gustav Moeller received the Firebird award. Meryam Joobeur was honored with the best director award for “Who Do I … Read more

“Snow in Midsummer” Takes Top Prize at Hong Kong International Film Festival, Highlighting Tragic Historical Massacre

HONG KONG – “Snow in Midsummer” emerged as the winner of the best film for young cinema competition (Chinese-language) at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. The film, which examines the 1969 massacre of Malaysian Chinese during post-election unrest, offers a somber exploration of the historical event. Liang Ming took home the best director award for “Carefree Days,” while Lyu Xingchen won the best actress award for her performance in the same film. Jason King was recognized as the best actor for his role in “A Journey in Spring.” In the competition for non-Chinese films, … Read more

Acclaimed Films Take Home Top Honors at Hong Kong International Film Festival Awards

Hong Kong, China – “Snow in Midsummer” emerged victorious as the best film for young cinema competition (Chinese-language) at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. The film delves into the 1969 massacre of Malaysian Chinese during political unrest following an election. Liang Ming clinched the Best Director award for “Carefree Days,” while Lyu Xingchen, the female lead in the film, was honored with the Best Actress award. The accolade for Best Actor went to Jason King for his performance in “A Journey in Spring.” In the non-Chinese film category, “Sons” by Gustav Moeller was declared … Read more