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Xi Defends Vision of Hong Kong on 25th Anniversary of Return
July 02, 2022

Xi Defends Vision of Hong Kong on 25th Anniversary of Return

By Zen Soo
Xi Jinping praised the city for overcoming “violent social unrest” and emphasized Beijing’s “comprehensive jurisdiction” over Hong Kong.

Xi Visits a Changed Hong Kong for Handover Anniversary
July 01, 2022

Xi Visits a Changed Hong Kong for Handover Anniversary

By Zen Soo
China's top leader is paying his first visit to Hong Kong since the massive protests of 2019 – and the resulting National Security Law that has reshaped life in the city.
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.

China’s Insistence on ‘Zero COVID’ in Hong Kong Has a Deeper Meaning
February 18, 2022

China’s Insistence on ‘Zero COVID’ in Hong Kong Has a Deeper Meaning

By William Nee
Beijing’s attack on Hong Kong’s elite may have consequences that outlast the pandemic.

Former Xinjiang Security Official Takes Charge of Hong Kong Garrison
January 12, 2022

Former Xinjiang Security Official Takes Charge of Hong Kong Garrison

By Associated Press
Maj. Gen. Peng Jingtang’s move to Hong Kong underlines the government’s focus on anti-terrorism in the city – something critics say is a smokescreen for cracking down on dissent.

Another News Site Shuts in Hong Kong
January 03, 2022

Another News Site Shuts in Hong Kong

By Huizhong Wu and Zen Soo
Beijing’s crackdown on dissent in the former British colony has led to the closure of independent news outlets and the removal of monuments to dissent.
Hong Kong Police Raid Pro-Democracy News Outlet, Arrest 6
December 29, 2021

Hong Kong Police Raid Pro-Democracy News Outlet, Arrest 6

By Associated Press
Stand News was one of the most vocal pro-democracy news outlets in Hong Kong after the closure of the newspaper Apple Daily in June.

People Fleeing Hong Kong Crackdown Get Temporary US Haven
August 06, 2021

People Fleeing Hong Kong Crackdown Get Temporary US Haven

By Ben Fox
The measure allows Hong Kongers currently residing in the U.S. to live and work in the country for 18 months.

Security Chief Named Hong Kong’s No. 2 Official Amid Clampdown
June 25, 2021

Security Chief Named Hong Kong’s No. 2 Official Amid Clampdown

By Associated Press
The move came the day after the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily was forced to close its doors.

Hong Kong’s Embattled Apple Daily to Close by Saturday
June 23, 2021

Hong Kong’s Embattled Apple Daily to Close by Saturday

By Zen Soo and Matthew Cheng
The newspaper's parent company said that it would close due to "the current circumstances prevailing in Hong Kong."
Beijing’s Tried-and-Tested Plan to Hollow out Hong Kong’s Legislature
June 09, 2021

Beijing’s Tried-and-Tested Plan to Hollow out Hong Kong’s Legislature

By Simon Shen
The PRC has a long history of remaking institutions, but keeping up the language and appearance of the past.

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