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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

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
What the Chief Executive Election Means for Hong Kong's Future
March 28, 2017
What the Chief Executive Election Means for Hong Kong's Future
The race between Beijing's favorite and the people's favorite turned into a predictable rout.
What the Chief Executive Election Means for Hong Kong's Future
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
Rebel Legislator Enters Race for Hong Kong Chief Executive
February 09, 2017
Rebel Legislator Enters Race for Hong Kong Chief Executive
Leung Kwok-hung, a long-time thorn in Beijing's side, announces his candidacy.
Rebel Legislator Enters Race for Hong Kong Chief Executive
What's the End Game for Xi Jinping's Political Moves?
February 02, 2017
What's the End Game for Xi Jinping's Political Moves?
What political maneuvering does Xi Jinping have planned ahead of the next Party Congress?
What's the End Game for Xi Jinping's Political Moves?
New Year, New Abduction Allegations From Hong Kong
January 31, 2017
New Year, New Abduction Allegations From Hong Kong
Rumors swirl that a Chinese tycoon was abducted from Hong Kong, recalling last year's booksellers saga.
New Year, New Abduction Allegations From Hong Kong
Is Carrie Lam Hong Kong's Next Leader? The Media Seems to Think So.
January 30, 2017
Is Carrie Lam Hong Kong's Next Leader? The Media Seems to Think So.
The media seems to be following perceived wisdom that Lam is Beijing's top choice for Hong Kong chief executive.
Is Carrie Lam Hong Kong's Next Leader? The Media Seems to Think So.
China Wants to Make it Rain (Literally)
January 24, 2017
China Wants to Make it Rain (Literally)
Cloud-seeding technology gets a boost with a new investment meant to combat drought.
China Wants to Make it Rain (Literally)
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Race Heats Up
January 13, 2017
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Race Heats Up
With the election looming in March, the slate of contenders is almost set.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Race Heats Up
Report: Hong Kong Human Rights Situation Worst Since 1997
January 11, 2017
Report: Hong Kong Human Rights Situation Worst Since 1997
According to Amnesty International, Hong Kong's human rights are at their lowest ebb since the return to Chinese rule.
Report: Hong Kong Human Rights Situation Worst Since 1997
What's Behind the Latest Political Reshuffling in Southern China?
January 03, 2017
What's Behind the Latest Political Reshuffling in Southern China?
New hires in Hong Kong and Guangdong hint at the central government's political priorities.
What's Behind the Latest Political Reshuffling in Southern China?
China Gives Stern Warning to Taiwan, Hong Kong Independence Advocates
December 30, 2016
China Gives Stern Warning to Taiwan, Hong Kong Independence Advocates
Following military exercises, a government spokesman said pro-independence forces will be left "broken and bleeding."
China Gives Stern Warning to Taiwan, Hong Kong Independence Advocates
Hong Kong's Increasingly Tiny Flats
December 30, 2016
Hong Kong's Increasingly Tiny Flats
Soaring property prices have forced Hong Kong's working class into ever-smaller apartments.
Hong Kong's Increasingly Tiny Flats
How Chinese Policies Affect Property Prices Across the World
December 28, 2016
How Chinese Policies Affect Property Prices Across the World
Chinese demand for real estate is contributing to skyrocketing housing prices on 3 continents.
How Chinese Policies Affect Property Prices Across the World
Factories Shut Down, Cars Stopped as China Struggles With Smog
December 20, 2016
Factories Shut Down, Cars Stopped as China Struggles With Smog
Beijing issues a red alert warning on pollution.
Factories Shut Down, Cars Stopped as China Struggles With Smog
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
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