Focus on China and Hong Kong

Here are some of the stories on F&O that provide some clarity on the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong:   Beijing will outwait Hong Kong’s Protesters, by Jonathan Manthorpe (paywall)   Tens of thousands of Hongkongers took advantage of today’s Chinese national

Clouds over Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Beijing has balked at loosing the virus of democracy that could sweep, ebola-like, from Hong Kong across the country and herald the end of the one-party state, writes International Affairs columnist Jonathan Manthorpe. He argues there is little hope that protests in Hong

China’s latest Cultural Revolution underway — Manthorpe

China’s constant sensitivity about its international image has intensified as Beijing flexes its muscles as a growing world power, writes International Affairs columnist Jonathan Manthorpe. An excerpt of his new column, China’s Xi launches his own Cultural Revolution: Xi Jinping is not content with being