Noah Sin

Noah Sin is studying for an MSc in International Relations Theory at London School of Economics. He is also a Constituency Campaigner for Oxfam, but views here are his own.

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A protester raises his umbrellas in front of tear gas fired by riot police in the main street to Hong Kong's financial Central district in September

Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution might be over, but it doesn't matter — the pro-democracy movement will only come back stronger

Watching the protests be dismantled has been depressing, but there's still hope

A member of the China's delegation holds a Chinese and a Union Jack flags as he parades during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Dave Whelan's use of the word 'chink' is a reminder of the problems facing Britain's Chinese population

We can no longer be the silent and invisible minority — we must have our voices heard, and faces seen

Pro-democracy protesters bracing themselves on a road outside the central government offices in the Admiralty district as police march towards them

Hong Kong Protests: As long as China keeps the door to democracy closed – the umbrellas will stay open

Protesters are remaining strong in the face of increasingly violent police tactics

Protesters gather during a demonstration outside headquarters of the Legislative Counsel in Hong Kong

If you care about democracy, then you should care about what's happening right now in Hong Kong

It might not be as bad as what's happening in Iraq or Syria, but the injustice taking place in the city is still shocking

Supporters of the Occupy Central movement protesting outside government offices in Hong Kong yesterday to oppose the framework for the 2017 chief executive election. China has said it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for the political post, making it almost impossible for opposition democrats to get on the ballot

The freedom of Hong Kong is in Britain's hands, and Cameron can only stay silent for so long

The freest market on earth is in clear and present danger

Britain must speak up for democrats in Hong Kong

There is barely a murmur from the country that transferred seven million people to authoritarian China

Troop talk: Tony Blair in Iraq in May 2003

Twiggy versus Tony: Citizen's arrests don't work when they're paid for

The anti-war movement has an important case to make. But they know that this money-reward mechanism is surely not strengthening their argument

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Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
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Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
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Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
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Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
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From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
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Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

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