Category : China

“Anxiety has always been part of Hong Kong’s handover story”

alt informationA new book on Hong Kong published this November called Making Hong Kong China: The Rollback of Human Rights and the Rule of Law by Michael C. Davis provides much needed insight and background into the current crackdown on rights in the city. We publish extracts from the book

“Nelson’s legacy isn’t the issue, the culture war is”

alt informationMuseums should be able to examine every aspect of history and culture without reprisal

Academic freedom in Hong Kong: “It’s a storm and no one wants to go outside, even with an umbrella”

alt informationAcademics are losing tenure and teachers are being fired as China's national security law bites

“I won’t be watching Mulan. I stand with the Uighurs”

alt informationIndex doesn’t support boycotts; we were established to publish the work of censored artists and writers – those who are being persecuted

British MP: “We should forge a path for Uighur freedom” – here’s how

alt information“History will judge us for the unforgivable lack of action thus far,” said Shabana Mahmood, an MP from the UK in a speech she delivered in British parliament. How can we take action? A guide from Index

The Disappeared

alt informationThe Autumn 2020 issue of Index on Censorship magazine looks at how governments around the world are disappearing not just freedoms but even people

Ruth Smeeth: “The brave men and women who refuse to be silenced”

alt informationSummer is supposed to be the quiet time for news - not this year

Cartoonists being silenced during Covid, report shows

alt informationCartoons make you laugh, wince and - increasingly in this pandemic - angry. We find out why

We should all know the name Merdan Ghappar

alt informationMerdan Ghappar's personal video from a prison in Xinjiang tells the story of millions of people suffering there

Ruth Smeeth: “We must make sure that journalism survives the pandemic”

alt informationThe plight of the Uighurs shows that we must ensure their stories continue to be reported

The view from Hong Kong in 1997: an Index reading list

alt informationA reading list of articles from the Index archive when Hongkongers were wondering what the handover from Britain to China would mean