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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's Housing Prices Are Still out of Control
May 31, 2017
Hong Kong's Housing Prices Are Still out of Control
Government efforts have had little impact on Hong Kong's runaway property market.
Hong Kong's Housing Prices Are Still out of Control
China Commemorates Hong Kong’s Basic Law by Restricting It
May 30, 2017
China Commemorates Hong Kong’s Basic Law by Restricting It
China's number three leader promises increased control over Hong Kong.
China Commemorates Hong Kong’s Basic Law by Restricting It
China Performs Another 'Unsafe' Intercept of a US Surveillance Plane
May 30, 2017
China Performs Another 'Unsafe' Intercept of a US Surveillance Plane
That makes two incidents in one month.
China Performs Another 'Unsafe' Intercept of a US Surveillance Plane
More Troubles for China's Southern Mega-Bridge Project
May 26, 2017
More Troubles for China's Southern Mega-Bridge Project
After a string of delays and cost overruns, now 21 employees have been arrested for falsifying test results.
More Troubles for China's Southern Mega-Bridge Project
Hong Kong's Chief Executive-Elect Already Struggling
May 22, 2017
Hong Kong's Chief Executive-Elect Already Struggling
Carrie Lam is finding it difficult to fill her cabinet, thanks to restrictions from Beijing.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive-Elect Already Struggling
Hong Kong Chief Executive Meddled With Investigation of Secret Payments
May 16, 2017
Hong Kong Chief Executive Meddled With Investigation of Secret Payments
CY Leung admits to funneling his concerns through a pro-Beijing lawmaker on the investigation committee.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Meddled With Investigation of Secret Payments
One Belt, One Road, One Language?
May 12, 2017
One Belt, One Road, One Language?
According to a Chinese official, more and more people living along the Belt and Road are learning Mandarin.
One Belt, One Road, One Language?
Duterte to Visit Hong Kong and Cambodia En Route to Belt and Road Summit
May 11, 2017
Duterte to Visit Hong Kong and Cambodia En Route to Belt and Road Summit
Duterte will make two stops on his way to Beijing.
Duterte to Visit Hong Kong and Cambodia En Route to Belt and Road Summit
After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea
May 03, 2017
After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea
Once again, there was little productive discussion of the China factor at the latest ASEAN gathering.
After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea
China Celebrates 27th Anniversary of Hong Kong Basic Law With Threats
May 02, 2017
China Celebrates 27th Anniversary of Hong Kong Basic Law With Threats
Chinese scholars and officials emphasize that Hong Kong's autonomy is a gift from Beijing – and can be revoked.
China Celebrates 27th Anniversary of Hong Kong Basic Law With Threats
Nepal and China Conclude Military Drills
May 02, 2017
Nepal and China Conclude Military Drills
The first-ever China-Nepal military drill was allegedly scaled down to address Indian concerns.
Nepal and China Conclude Military Drills
China Reduces and Restructures Army
May 01, 2017
China Reduces and Restructures Army
China eliminates five army corps as part of a restructuring and force reduction drive.
China Reduces and Restructures Army
Cambodian Domestic Helpers to Take the One Belt, One Road to Hong Kong
April 25, 2017
Cambodian Domestic Helpers to Take the One Belt, One Road to Hong Kong
Cambodians are set to join Hong Kong’s domestic helper workforce this fall.
Cambodian Domestic Helpers to Take the One Belt, One Road to Hong Kong
China's Hukou Restrictions Now Apply to Graveyards
April 01, 2017
China's Hukou Restrictions Now Apply to Graveyards
Suzhou has become the first Chinese city to ban the purchase of grave sites by people without a local residency permit.
China's Hukou Restrictions Now Apply to Graveyards
China’s Xinjiang Crackdown Continues
March 31, 2017
China’s Xinjiang Crackdown Continues
Even while Beijing pursues economic openness in the province, it's turning Xinjiang into a security state.
China’s Xinjiang Crackdown Continues
US Secretary of State Tillerson Meets Chinese President Xi
March 20, 2017
US Secretary of State Tillerson Meets Chinese President Xi
North Korea monopolizes the agenda as Tillerson wraps up his Beijing trip.
US Secretary of State Tillerson Meets Chinese President Xi
US, South Korea Try to Reassure China on THAAD
March 17, 2017
US, South Korea Try to Reassure China on THAAD
China continues to vocally opposed the missile defense system, despite recent statements by the U.S. and South Korea.
US, South Korea Try to Reassure China on THAAD
Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung Elevated to Mainland Post
March 14, 2017
Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung Elevated to Mainland Post
Hong Kong's controversial leader is elected vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung Elevated to Mainland Post
Hong Kong's Wave of Student Suicides
March 01, 2017
Hong Kong's Wave of Student Suicides
Despite rising numbers of suicides, Hong Kong official insist the education system is not to blame.
Hong Kong's Wave of Student Suicides
33,000 Hong Kong Police Gather to Support Convicted Officers
March 01, 2017
33,000 Hong Kong Police Gather to Support Convicted Officers
Current and former police gather to denounce the conviction of fellow officers for beating an unarmed protester.
33,000 Hong Kong Police Gather to Support Convicted Officers
Hong Kong Police Officers Sentenced to Jail for Beating Umbrella Movement Protester
February 28, 2017
Hong Kong Police Officers Sentenced to Jail for Beating Umbrella Movement Protester
That judgment comes over two years after a police brutality case that scandalized Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Police Officers Sentenced to Jail for Beating Umbrella Movement Protester
Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Sentenced to Jail
February 28, 2017
Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Sentenced to Jail
Donald Tsang gets over a year in prison for a bribery scandal while he was in office.
Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Sentenced to Jail
China and the Vatican Are a Step Closer to Mending Ties
February 10, 2017
China and the Vatican Are a Step Closer to Mending Ties
According to a Hong Kong bishop, China and the Holy See have a solution to the major issue keeping them apart.
China and the Vatican Are a Step Closer to Mending Ties
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