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London School of Economics and Political Science Students' Union

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This website was launched in 2015 by Zoe Liu (Publications Officer 2015-16)

February 3, 2017

 (David Horsey / Los Angeles Times)

Eight days was all it took for Trump to give the world something to protest about.

Last Friday, Trump signed an executive order that bans all immigration from seven Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen), suspends all refugee admission...

January 19, 2017

If you’ve been in Central and Hong Kong Station at any time over the holidays, you would probably have seen the massive new Forbidden Palace posters. You might also have noticed a few acts of mini-protest involving the exhibition. Red handprints and tank stickers on moving handrails have made their...

December 30, 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, the global outlook for 2017 is shrouded in uncertainty. Tensions in the Middle East are nowhere near subsiding, populist movements have appeared in Europe and the United States, and a number of leadership changes are due to happen around the world.

In the Middle East, the war...

December 29, 2016

Titled “The Way Ahead: Hong Kongers’ Identity, ‘Autonomy’ & ‘Independence”, this year’s Annual Christmas Discussion Forum focused on the link between a growing ‘national’ identity and recent political movements and growing tensions across the political spectrum. Hosted by the London 4U PASS, we were...

December 3, 2016

It’s the end of Michaelmas Term, and never in my life have I been so ready for school to end. For the past few weeks, I have been exhausted, irritated and sometimes downright unpleasant to be with. After three solid months of sleeping for five hours a day to do readings and meet essay deadlines, a p...

February 26, 2016


On the 20th of February, LSESU HKPASS hosted the UK’s largest Chinese debating competition, the LSE Forum. The LSE Forum aims to promote awareness and critical discussion of both global and Hong Kong-specific contemporary issues, and provide a platform for students across the UK to express their vi...

February 9, 2016

(At this point, I might as well change my name to Keyboard Warrior or something.)


Chinese New Year is meant to be a day of happiness and fortune.


And yet, this happens. Mong Kok up in flames, bloodshed, tear gas, and gunshots. 


I am very aware that there is very limited information about the situati...

December 25, 2015



On the 20th of December, LSESU HKPASS, Warwick HKPASS and HKUSU Debating Society jointly hosted their annual Christmas Conference. This year’s theme was “「有危,必有機」  - Future of the Y Generation: What are the Challenges and Opportunities Awaiting?” The conference consisted of two panels of distingui...

November 23, 2015

Once upon a time, I swore to myself that I would never become a banker.


Well, look at me now, sitting in my pyjamas at 3am, eating pretzels, and procrastinating on writing my application to J.P. Morgan two weeks later than everyone else.


What? Me, a historian, applying to be an asset manager? What a...

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