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Cal Wong

Cal Wong is the Hong Kong Correspondent for The Diplomat’s China Power blog and an award winning multimedia journalist based in Hong Kong. His work has been featured on the BBC, Australia’s ABC, and Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. In 2015 he won a Human Rights Press Award for a documentary he made on the universal suffrage movement in Hong Kong. Prior to writing, he worked as a banker and was a qualified Chartered Accountant in Australia before moving to Hong Kong.

Cal has always had an interest in the interaction of people, time and space and majored in Human Geography from Macquarie University as well as earning a master’s degree in Journalism from the JMSC at University of Hong Kong. Follow him on twitter @CallyFona

Hong Kong Ombudsman: Government Should Stop Stonewalling Digital News Outlets
December 07, 2016
Hong Kong Ombudsman: Government Should Stop Stonewalling Digital News Outlets
The government's treatment of digital-only media outlets is criticized.
Hong Kong Ombudsman: Government Should Stop Stonewalling Digital News Outlets
Beijing’s Interpretation of Hong Kong Basic Law to Apply Retroactively
December 01, 2016
Beijing’s Interpretation of Hong Kong Basic Law to Apply Retroactively
The two legislators removed from office by Beijing's decision have their appeal rejected.
Beijing’s Interpretation of Hong Kong Basic Law to Apply Retroactively
Hong Kong’s Richest Man Promises to Elect Someone Who Loves the City
November 30, 2016
Hong Kong’s Richest Man Promises to Elect Someone Who Loves the City
The influential businessman pledges to put his vote on the Election Committee to good use.
Hong Kong’s Richest Man Promises to Elect Someone Who Loves the City
China Protests Singapore’s Military Exercise With Taiwan
November 29, 2016
China Protests Singapore’s Military Exercise With Taiwan
Singapore's Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles are held up in Hong Kong on their way back from an exercise in Taiwan.
China Protests Singapore’s Military Exercise With Taiwan
US Considers Bill to Ensure Hong Kong’s Basic Freedoms
November 22, 2016
US Considers Bill to Ensure Hong Kong’s Basic Freedoms
The bill would allow for sanctions on individuals responsible for rights violations in Hong Kong.
US Considers Bill to Ensure Hong Kong’s Basic Freedoms
Hong Kong Lawyers Protest Beijing's Overreach
November 09, 2016
Hong Kong Lawyers Protest Beijing's Overreach
Over 2,000 lawyers staged a silent protest over Beijing's recent interpretation of Hong Kong's Basic Law.
Hong Kong Lawyers Protest Beijing's Overreach
China Bars Pro-Independence Legislators in Hong Kong
November 07, 2016
China Bars Pro-Independence Legislators in Hong Kong
Hong Kong erupted with more violent protests as the decision came down.
China Bars Pro-Independence Legislators in Hong Kong
Has Duterte Won a South China Sea Concession From China?
November 01, 2016
Has Duterte Won a South China Sea Concession From China?
The Philippines' president may have pulled off the unthinkable.
Has Duterte Won a South China Sea Concession From China?
Hong Kong Has Its First Contender for Next Chief Executive
October 27, 2016
Hong Kong Has Its First Contender for Next Chief Executive
Retired High Court judge Woo Kwok-hing becomes the first to officially declare his candidacy for the 2017 race.
Hong Kong Has Its First Contender for Next Chief Executive
Hong Kong's Executive and Legislative Branches Clash
October 19, 2016
Hong Kong's Executive and Legislative Branches Clash
Pro-Beijing legislators staged a walkout, preventing two localist legislators from being sworn in.
Hong Kong's Executive and Legislative Branches Clash
China Arrests Foreign Casino Employees in Latest Crackdown
October 17, 2016
China Arrests Foreign Casino Employees in Latest Crackdown
Arrested for "gambling crimes," the 18 were involved in visa operations for a company helping Chinese go abroad to gamble.
China Arrests Foreign Casino Employees in Latest Crackdown
Hong Kong Legislature Descends Into Chaos
October 13, 2016
Hong Kong Legislature Descends Into Chaos
Politicians from both the protest movement and the pro-Beijing camp fueled a combative swearing-in ceremony.
Hong Kong Legislature Descends Into Chaos
Political Scrambling in Hong Kong Begins
October 05, 2016
Political Scrambling in Hong Kong Begins
Politicians (and Beijing) are already preparing themselves for the 2017 chief executive race.
Political Scrambling in Hong Kong Begins
Hong Kong Chief Threatens to Sue Newspaper
October 01, 2016
Hong Kong Chief Threatens to Sue Newspaper
CY Leung threatens to sue Apple Daily for seeking to undermine a potential reelection campaign.
Hong Kong Chief Threatens to Sue Newspaper
2 Years Later: A Look Back at Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement
September 29, 2016
2 Years Later: A Look Back at Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement
The 2014 protests left a lasting legacy of distrust for the government and the police.
2 Years Later: A Look Back at Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement
China's Wukan Democracy Experiment Comes to a Violent End
September 21, 2016
China's Wukan Democracy Experiment Comes to a Violent End
Chinese authorities have begun a harsh crackdown on dissent in the village.
China's Wukan Democracy Experiment Comes to a Violent End
New Legislator Grills Hong Kong Chief Executive on Land Development Deal
September 21, 2016
New Legislator Grills Hong Kong Chief Executive on Land Development Deal
CY Leung faces questions over his role in a public housing deal with possible links to the triad.
New Legislator Grills Hong Kong Chief Executive on Land Development Deal
Hong Kong’s New Political Blood
September 07, 2016
Hong Kong’s New Political Blood
Hong Kong's localists captured a surprising amount of the vote -- which is bad news for Beijing.
Hong Kong’s New Political Blood
What Exactly Is Hong Kong’s Legislative Council?
September 06, 2016
What Exactly Is Hong Kong’s Legislative Council?
Understanding LegCo as Hong Kong heads to the polls.
What Exactly Is Hong Kong’s Legislative Council?
China’s Successful Olympic Charm Offensive in Hong Kong
September 01, 2016
China’s Successful Olympic Charm Offensive in Hong Kong
Politics are put aside as star athletes from China's Olympic team get a warm welcome in Hong Kong.
China’s Successful Olympic Charm Offensive in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Teachers Warned Not to Discuss Independence
August 26, 2016
Hong Kong Teachers Warned Not to Discuss Independence
Hong Kong's government tells educators they are breaking the law by advocating for independence.
Hong Kong Teachers Warned Not to Discuss Independence
Hong Kong and China: The Language Barrier
August 18, 2016
Hong Kong and China: The Language Barrier
Hong Kong's Cantonese differentiates it from mainland China, where Mandarin is the lingua franca.
Hong Kong and China: The Language Barrier
Public Apology as Tainted Meat From China Sold to Hong Kong Public
August 08, 2016
Public Apology as Tainted Meat From China Sold to Hong Kong Public
After over 300 pigs tested positive for banned chemicals, some of the tainted meat made it to market.
Public Apology as Tainted Meat From China Sold to Hong Kong Public
Activists and Lawyers Jailed in China’s Latest Crackdown
August 04, 2016
Activists and Lawyers Jailed in China’s Latest Crackdown
Three activists, detained during last summer's massive crackdown, are sentenced to prison terms.
Activists and Lawyers Jailed in China’s Latest Crackdown
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