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Carrie Lam’s Legacy
June 01, 2022

Carrie Lam’s Legacy

By John P. Burns
Carrie Lam leaves behind a new Hong Kong: less free, less capable, and more dependent on the mainland.

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.

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.

China Remakes Hong Kong’s Electoral System
March 12, 2021

China Remakes Hong Kong’s Electoral System

By Shannon Tiezzi
The changes, billed as necessary “improvements,” will make it effectively impossible for pro-democrats to win office.

China Commemorates Hong Kong’s Basic Law by Restricting It
May 30, 2017

China Commemorates Hong Kong’s Basic Law by Restricting It

By Cal Wong
China's number three leader promises increased control over Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's Chief Executive-Elect Already Struggling
May 22, 2017

Hong Kong's Chief Executive-Elect Already Struggling

By Cal Wong
Carrie Lam is finding it difficult to fill her cabinet, thanks to restrictions from Beijing.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Meddled With Investigation of Secret Payments
May 16, 2017

Hong Kong Chief Executive Meddled With Investigation of Secret Payments

By Cal Wong
CY Leung admits to funneling his concerns through a pro-Beijing lawmaker on the investigation committee.

Hong Kong’s Democrats and the Chief Executive Election: Selecting a Lesser Evil?
March 23, 2017

Hong Kong’s Democrats and the Chief Executive Election: Selecting a Lesser Evil?

By Steven Yet
With little hope of winning themselves, the pan-democrats plan to side with a pro-Beijing underdog.

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Sentenced to Jail
February 28, 2017

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Sentenced to Jail

By Cal Wong
Donald Tsang gets over a year in prison for a bribery scandal while he was in office.

Hong Kong’s Richest Man Promises to Elect Someone Who Loves the City
November 30, 2016

Hong Kong’s Richest Man Promises to Elect Someone Who Loves the City

By Cal Wong
The influential businessman pledges to put his vote on the Election Committee to good use.
Hong Kong Has Its First Contender for Next Chief Executive
October 27, 2016

Hong Kong Has Its First Contender for Next Chief Executive

By Cal Wong
Retired High Court judge Woo Kwok-hing becomes the first to officially declare his candidacy for the 2017 race.

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