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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.
The Impact of Hong Kong’s Opposition-Less Legislature
November 19, 2020

The Impact of Hong Kong’s Opposition-Less Legislature

By Jessie Lau
By forcing out pro-democracy legislators, authorities have snuffed out one of the last official channels for voicing dissent and holding the government accountable.

What Does a Biden Presidency Mean to Hong Kong’s Democratic Movement?
November 14, 2020

What Does a Biden Presidency Mean to Hong Kong’s Democratic Movement?

By Thomas Chan
Many in the Hong Kong protest movement saw Donald Trump as their only hope, but they shouldn’t give up on the Biden administration.

Another Arrest for Joshua Wong Highlights the Growing Pressure on Young Hong Kong Activists
September 25, 2020

Another Arrest for Joshua Wong Highlights the Growing Pressure on Young Hong Kong Activists

By Shannon Tiezzi
The divergent fates of 20-something activists Wong, Agnes Chow, and Nathan Law demonstrate the new reality for Hong Kong’s young democrats.

Inside Hong Kong’s Besieged Legislative Council, Democrats Refuse to Surrender
September 07, 2020

Inside Hong Kong’s Besieged Legislative Council, Democrats Refuse to Surrender

By Kevin Holden
Banned candidates. Arrested lawmakers. Cancelled elections. What remains of democracy in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong’s Cancelled Elections Paved the Way for the Latest Arrests
August 11, 2020

Hong Kong’s Cancelled Elections Paved the Way for the Latest Arrests

By Johnny Patterson and Sam Goodman
Carrie Lam’s public health postponement of the polls must be exposed for the cynical farce that it is.
Hong Kong’s Elections Were Already Rigged. Now They Won’t Happen.
August 01, 2020

Hong Kong’s Elections Were Already Rigged. Now They Won’t Happen.

By Shannon Tiezzi
Stacking the deck against pro-democrats apparently wasn’t enough for the Hong Kong government.

Beijing’s Plan for a Post-National Security Law Hong Kong
July 10, 2020

Beijing’s Plan for a Post-National Security Law Hong Kong

By Brian Wong
Beijing will be hoping to address Hong Kong's socioeconomic issues while keeping a tight leash on political changes.

The US Should Not Punish Hong Kong for China’s Sins
June 08, 2020

The US Should Not Punish Hong Kong for China’s Sins

By Richard Hanania and Benjamin H. Friedman
There is little the United States can do to prevent Beijing from exerting control; Washington should instead do good by the people of Hong Kong.

Lawmakers Ejected in Scuffles at Hong Kong’s Legislature
May 08, 2020

Lawmakers Ejected in Scuffles at Hong Kong’s Legislature

By Associated Press
The fracas, centered on control of the House Committee, pitted pro-democracy and pro-Beijing faction against each other.
China’s Strategy for Hollowing out Hong Kong
May 05, 2020

China’s Strategy for Hollowing out Hong Kong

By Simon Shen
Beijing’s fixation on national security legislation is an alarming signal for Hong Kong’s future.

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