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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.