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Hong Kong Arrests Roman Catholic Cardinal, an Actress, and Others
May 11, 2022

Hong Kong Arrests Roman Catholic Cardinal, an Actress, and Others

By Associated Press
Cardinal Joseph Zen, singer-actress Denise Ho, lawyer Margaret Ng, and scholar Hui Po-keung were detained by Hong Kong's National Security Police on May 11.

Hong Kong Leader Says China Patriots Now Firmly in Charge
May 10, 2022

Hong Kong Leader Says China Patriots Now Firmly in Charge

By Associated Press
Chief Executive Carrie Lam thanked the government in Beijing for “improving Hong Kong’s electoral system” a day after John Lee was almost unanimously chosen as her successor.
HSBC Break-up Pressure Marks the End of an Era
May 06, 2022

HSBC Break-up Pressure Marks the End of an Era

By Sam Goodman
The bank’s position – with huge financial stakes and close political ties in both London and Beijing – has become increasingly untenable amid growing tensions.

The Death of Hong Kong’s University Student Unions
April 14, 2022

The Death of Hong Kong’s University Student Unions

By Thomas Chan
Student societies have long played an important role in Hong Kong activism. Now they are dying out amid the wider crackdown on dissent.

Carrie Lam’s Departure Signals a Further Crackdown in Hong Kong
April 11, 2022

Carrie Lam’s Departure Signals a Further Crackdown in Hong Kong

By Joey Siu
Lam’s replacement was a key demand of the 2019 protests, but no one should be celebrating her announced retirement now.

China’s Choice for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Reveals Its Own Insecurity
April 09, 2022

China’s Choice for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Reveals Its Own Insecurity

By Charles Mok
John Lee’s background is heavy on security, showing Beijing values that over Hong Kong’s economic prosperity.

Look to Hong Kong, Not Ukraine, For Signals About China’s Taiwan Plans
April 05, 2022

Look to Hong Kong, Not Ukraine, For Signals About China’s Taiwan Plans

By Dennis Kwok and Johnny Patterson
Few took it seriously when Xi Jinping first said he would consolidate control over Hong Kong. We must not make the same mistake when analyzing Xi's plans for Taiwan.
Carrie Lam Confirms She Won’t Seek Another Term as Hong Kong Chief Executive
April 04, 2022

Carrie Lam Confirms She Won’t Seek Another Term as Hong Kong Chief Executive

By Zen Soo and Vincent Yu
Lam has been Hong Kong’s top leader during a rocky stretch, from the 2019 Umbrella Movement through the enactment of a controversial national security law.

Hong Kong Tests the Waters with SPAC IPOs
March 31, 2022

Hong Kong Tests the Waters with SPAC IPOs

By Nathan Handwerker
In its approach to SPAC listings, Hong Kong seeks to uphold its reputation for high quality investing while also remaining a competitive financial hub for Greater Chinese and other Asian companies.

Britain to Withdraw Judges From Hong Kong Top Court
March 30, 2022

Britain to Withdraw Judges From Hong Kong Top Court

By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka
Increasingly repressive laws enacted by China in Hong Kong have made the presence of British judges untenable.

Hong Kong’s Young Independent Filmmakers Break New Ground Despite Crackdown
March 26, 2022

Hong Kong’s Young Independent Filmmakers Break New Ground Despite Crackdown

By Crystal Chow
From a low-budget emotional ride through protests to an evocative documentary exploring the city’s cultural memory, directors brave – and flourish in – the new normal.
Grumbling Grows as Hong Kong Sticks with Zero-COVID Policy
February 24, 2022

Grumbling Grows as Hong Kong Sticks with Zero-COVID Policy

By Alice Fung and David Rising
“The whole world knows we have to live with the virus, only the Hong Kong government does not know,” said taxi driver Chan Tai-man. 

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