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Apple Daily Editors Arrested Under Hong Kong Security Law
June 17, 2021

Apple Daily Editors Arrested Under Hong Kong Security Law

By Zen Soon
The five editors and executives are accused of conspiring with foreign countries to impose sanctions against China and 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.
Post-National Security Law, Hong Kong Struggles to Remember Tiananmen
June 03, 2021

Post-National Security Law, Hong Kong Struggles to Remember Tiananmen

By Jessie Lau
For the second year in a row, the customary June 4 vigil has been banned by authorities.

Why Hong Kong’s Democrats Should Still Run in Legislative Council Elections
May 18, 2021

Why Hong Kong’s Democrats Should Still Run in Legislative Council Elections

By Brian Wong
Despite the rocky road ahead, Hong Kong’s opposition politicians must not give up on the political arena.

Why Martin Lee’s Arrest Is Such a Worrying Sign
May 03, 2021

Why Martin Lee’s Arrest Is Such a Worrying Sign

By Jessie Lau
For many, the arrest and conviction of Hong Kong's “father of democracy” signal a cataclysmic shift in the city’s political climate.

Less Democracy, More ‘Patriots’: Hong Kong’s New Electoral System
March 31, 2021

Less Democracy, More ‘Patriots’: Hong Kong’s New Electoral System

By Jessie Lau
The most significant government reforms since the city’s handover in 1997 consolidate Beijing's control over Hong Kong's government.

China Sharply Reduces Elected Seats in Hong Kong Legislature
March 31, 2021

China Sharply Reduces Elected Seats in Hong Kong Legislature

By Zen Soo and Ken Moritsugu
Under the newly revamped electoral system, only 20 of the Legislative Council’s 90 seats will be directly elected.
What Hong Kong’s Legislative Reforms Mean for the City
March 17, 2021

What Hong Kong’s Legislative Reforms Mean for the City

By Brian Wong
Parsing the motivations, and implications, of Beijing's plan to overhaul Hong Kong's electoral and legislative structures.

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.

What’s on the Agenda for China’s National People’s Congress?
March 05, 2021

What’s on the Agenda for China’s National People’s Congress?

By Shannon Tiezzi
This year's big tasks are finalizing the 14th Five-Year Plan and remaking Hong Kong's electoral system.

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.
Is Hong Kong Heading Toward a Russian-Style Electoral System?
December 02, 2020

Is Hong Kong Heading Toward a Russian-Style Electoral System?

By Simon Shen
Beijing may explore allowing a limited, managed style of democracy – one that ensures a toothless opposition, in the style of Putin’s Russia.

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