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HKFP Year in Review: Our 10 best interviews in 2015

Since our launch on June 30, 2015, Hong Kong Free Press served up over eight million web pages. Some of our most popular interviews included Umbrella Movement leaders such as Nathan Law and Joshua Wong, Miss Canada Anastasia Lin and lawmaker Anson Chan. Below is our list of favourites. 

1. The godfather of Lan Kwai Fong Allan Zeman spoke to HKFP about the future of Hong Kong, his views on the pro-democracy Occupy movement, and the relationship between China and Hong Kong.

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Allan Zeman. Photo: HKFP.

2. Former Chief Secretary Anson Chan spoke to HKFP about the controversies surrounding the management of the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong’s endangered values.

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Anson Chan at her office. Photo: Emily Chu for HKFP.

3. Filmmaker and the man behind the Hong Kong Trilogy, Christopher Doyle told HKFP about the importance of making films in Hong Kong, his film’s unconventional approach and who he would elect as the next chief executive.

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Christopher Doyle. Photo: HKFP.

4. “Whistleblower”, University of Hong Kong Student Union president and student representative to HKU Council Billy Fung spoke to HKFP about heading the Student Union, flaws in the University’s management, the HKU pro-vice-chancellor controversy, the Occupy movement and more.

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Billy Fung. Photo: Stand News.

5. General Secretary of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS) Nathan Law reflected on the Umbrella movement and the road ahead to democracy as the city marked the first anniversary of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement.

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6. Exiled Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng who is now living in the United States spoke to HKFP about the human rights situation in China.

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Chen Guangcheng. Photo: Apple Daily.

7. Scholarism convenor and prominent student leader Joshua Wong spoke about the human rights protests in London, his speeches at Oxford University as well as why he often seemed to appear in the same place as Xi Jinping during state visits.

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Joshua Wong. Photo: StandNews.

8. Canadian-Chinese Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin spoke to HKFP about the Falun Gong, being barred from China and her thoughts on Hong Kong and the Umbrella Movement.

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Anastasia Lin. Photo: Apple Daily.

9. Porn stars Dana DeArmond and London Keyes spoke to HKFP about their collaboration with the Hong Kong fashion industry, financial stresses in the porn industry and feminism.

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Dana DeArmond and London Keyes. Photo: HKFP.

10. Student activist Agnes Chow of Scholarism spoke to HKFP about last year’s Umbrella Movement and ways forward for the city’s democratic movement.

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HKFP Year in Review: Our 10 best interviews in 2015