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How a Primary Election Led to Hong Kong’s Biggest National Security Case

How a Primary Election Led to Hong Kong’s Biggest National Security Case

By Kanis Leung
In 2021, 47 pro-democracy activists were charged under the Beijing-imposed national security law for their involvement in an unofficial primary election. The first verdicts are due this week.

Independent Trade Unions’ Diminished Voice Threatens Labor Rights in Hong Kong

Independent Trade Unions’ Diminished Voice Threatens Labor Rights in Hong Kong

By Christopher Siu-tat Mung
Under the government’s strict control, independent unions have been devastated, labor protests are prohibited, and opposition to the government’s labor policies has become rare.
Protest Song ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ Now Banned in City After Appeals Court Overturns Ruling

Protest Song ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ Now Banned in City After Appeals Court Overturns Ruling

By Kanis Leung
“Glory to Hong Kong” was often sung by demonstrators during huge anti-government protests in 2019. 

Japan’s ‘Grave Concern’ Over New Hong Kong Legislation

Japan’s ‘Grave Concern’ Over New Hong Kong Legislation

By KAWASHIMA Shin
Tokyo is worried about the Safeguarding National Security Bill.

The US Must Respond to Hong Kong’s New Security Law

The US Must Respond to Hong Kong’s New Security Law

By Sunny Cheung
The U.S. must safeguard its nationals and business interests in Hong Kong as well as reevaluate the city’s status on the international stage.

New Security Law Firmly Aligns Hong Kong With Chinese Communist Party Ideology

New Security Law Firmly Aligns Hong Kong With Chinese Communist Party Ideology

By Katja Drinhausen
CCP concepts and terminology are taking center stage in the city’s lawmaking.

The Latest Security Legislation in Hong Kong Betrays Beijing’s Insecurity

The Latest Security Legislation in Hong Kong Betrays Beijing’s Insecurity

By Yaqiu Wang
Despite the presence of the “omnipotent” NSL, China felt the need to embed another layer of control in the territory.
Self-Censorship, Hong Kong’s Next Export 

Self-Censorship, Hong Kong’s Next Export 

By Eric Wear
Hong Kong’s new national security law will incentivize self-censorship by creatives of all kinds – including those far beyond Hong Kong’s borders.

Hong Kong Lawmakers Unanimously Approve New National Security Law

Hong Kong Lawmakers Unanimously Approve New National Security Law

By Kanis Leung
The Safeguarding National Security Bill gives the government even more power to curb dissent, expanding on a previous law imposed by Beijing in 2020.

The Fall of Hong Kong: How China-US Rivalry Ended a Geopolitical Neutral Zone

The Fall of Hong Kong: How China-US Rivalry Ended a Geopolitical Neutral Zone

By Brian C.H. Fong
For decades, Hong Kong’s geopolitical neutrality was the very foundation of its freedom, autonomy, and prosperity. That’s no longer possible.

What’s in Hong Kong’s New National Security Bill?

What’s in Hong Kong’s New National Security Bill?

By Kanis Leung and Zen Soo
The proposed law, which is expected to pass easily, includes stiff penalties and more power to suppress dissent, building on the 2020 National Security Law imposed by Beijing.
Global Tech Companies’ Deafening Silence on Deteriorating Internet Freedom in Hong Kong

Global Tech Companies’ Deafening Silence on Deteriorating Internet Freedom in Hong Kong

By Michael Caster
Global tech giants should speak out against attempts to control internet intermediaries and use national security laws as a pretext for censorship and surveillance in Hong Kong. 

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