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A Trust Deficit Is Hindering Hong Kong’s COVID-19 Response
February 22, 2021

A Trust Deficit Is Hindering Hong Kong’s COVID-19 Response

By Jessie Lau
In the wake of the national security law, public trust in the government has reached new lows. That is inevitably impacting Hong Kong's pandemic response.

Hostile Harbor: Proposed Legal Reform Bodes Ill for Vulnerable Migrants in Hong Kong
February 18, 2021

Hostile Harbor: Proposed Legal Reform Bodes Ill for Vulnerable Migrants in Hong Kong

By Surabhi Chopra and Raquel Amador
If it passes, the bill will make an asylum system that is already harsh even less hospitable toward people fleeing persecution in their home countries.
Myanmar’s Protest Movement Finds Friends in the Milk Tea Alliance
February 13, 2021

Myanmar’s Protest Movement Finds Friends in the Milk Tea Alliance

By Jessie Lau
Transnational solidarity – including shared protest tactics and strategies – between Hong Kong, Thailand, and Taiwan now stretches to include Myanmar’s anti-coup movement.

The Long-Term Implications of the Jimmy Lai Bail Decision
February 11, 2021

The Long-Term Implications of the Jimmy Lai Bail Decision

By Jerome A. Cohen
The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal’s bail decision had something for everyone – and will help shape future national security cases.

As British Migration Scheme Opens, More Hong Kongers Opt for Life in Exile
February 04, 2021

As British Migration Scheme Opens, More Hong Kongers Opt for Life in Exile

By Jessie Lau
The BNO scheme, which took effect this week, is attracting Hong Kongers who no longer feel safe in their home city.

Hong Kong’s Weaponization of the Courts Has Begun
January 29, 2021

Hong Kong’s Weaponization of the Courts Has Begun

By Thomas Chan
Even more than high-profile cases, stories from the lower courts paint a worrying picture for Hong Kong’s judicial independence.

Beijing’s Crackdown Runs Into Hong Kong’s Rule of Law
January 27, 2021

Beijing’s Crackdown Runs Into Hong Kong’s Rule of Law

By Sarah Cook
Pushback against politically motivated prosecutions is emerging from lawyers, judges, and the principles of Hong Kong’s common law system itself.
Hong Kongers Are Still Reluctant to Move to the Mainland
January 27, 2021

Hong Kongers Are Still Reluctant to Move to the Mainland

By Jason Hung
Hong Kongers are not keen to relocate to China’s Greater Bay Area, despite encouragement from Xi Jinping.

Hong Kong’s Present Echoes Tibet’s Past
January 25, 2021

Hong Kong’s Present Echoes Tibet’s Past

By Simon Shen
In both 1959 Tibet and 2019 Hong Kong, popular dissent became a flashpoint for the end of meaningful autonomy - just as Beijing had planned.

In Hong Kong, COVID-19 and Racism Make an Ugly Mix
January 22, 2021

In Hong Kong, COVID-19 and Racism Make an Ugly Mix

By Jessie Lau
In Hong Kong, the pandemic has fanned the flames of a more silent epidemic: systematic racism. 

Hong Kong Begins Internet Restrictions on National Security Grounds
January 15, 2021

Hong Kong Begins Internet Restrictions on National Security Grounds

By Jessie Lau
The first blocking of a website has raised concerns that the Great Firewall might be coming to Hong Kong.
China Is Making Support for Democracy a Crime in Hong Kong
January 11, 2021

China Is Making Support for Democracy a Crime in Hong Kong

By Frances Hui
Nearly all of the city's prominent pro-democracy voices have been arrested or forced into exile.

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