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Dossier March 2017

HK. The largest gap in Asia between rich and poor.

On 1 July next Hong Kong will begin the twenty years until its official return to the Chinese motherland. Busy as usual, but with an additional concern for the economic situation, it does not ignore the problems and the risks it must face, starting with the continuing tension with Beijing in an effort to preserve…

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HK. The future challenges.

Hong Kong’s data come from its economic power, and are verified in a high quality of life, in first-class services, but also in economic terms the relationship with communist China, problematic and increasingly overwhelming, must not be forgotten. This was recalled by economist Chenggang Xu: “Hong Kong, nerve centre of the Asian economy, is deeply…

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Protests and repression.

Opening a new phase of crisis, was the exclusion from the Legislative Council, prompted by Beijing, of two ‘Youngspiration’ parliamentarians, a ‘localist’ party. Their ‘fault’, having failed to observe the oath of taking office. During the installation of the renewed mini-parliament, on October 12, the 30 year-old Sixto Baggio and 25 year-old Leung Yau Wai-ching,…

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Hong Kong. An uncertain future.

For the former British colony of Hong Kong, part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since 1997, in the form of the Special Administrative Region, an election approaches whose significance goes far beyond the primary objective of electing the chief executive. It is a responsibility that for over two years has become the center…

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Advocacy

Women’s Resistance to Mining.

Throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America, there is no dearth of stories where communities have been forced to leave their lands to make way for…

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Baobab

The man with seven dogs

Once upon a time, there lived a man called John who was a hunter as well as a magician. John had seven dogs and seven large…

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Youth & Mission

The Future of the Natural World.

We humans, the species on this planet with the large brains, so-called intelligence and abilities and power to change the face of our planet, are doing…

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