About

Antony Dapiran is a Hong Kong-based writer and lawyer. He is the author of City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong (Scribe, 2020), which Kirkus (in a starred review) called: “Excellent reportage that is of critical importance in understanding contemporary Chinese politics.”

He is also the author of the best-selling book City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong (Penguin, 2017).

Antony has written and presented extensively on Hong Kong and Chinese politics, culture and business. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, New Statesman, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Quartz, Art Asia Pacific, and Mekong Review, among many others. He is a regular guest on television and radio for the BBC and Australia’s ABC, and has provided comment and analysis to global media including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and beyond. A fluent Mandarin speaker, Antony has resided between Hong Kong and Beijing for over twenty years.

You can read his writing on his portfolio website www.antonydapiran.com and he Tweets @antd

This newsletter contains Antony’s regular updates on Hong Kong and China, writing and reading, and other matters of interest.