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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.

Autonomy Without Democracy Is Proving Unsustainable in Hong Kong
March 24, 2020

Autonomy Without Democracy Is Proving Unsustainable in Hong Kong

By Brian C.H. Fong
It’s time to bring back universal suffrage into the agenda.

Where Does Hong Kong’s Protest Movement Stand Amid Coronavirus Fears?
February 24, 2020

Where Does Hong Kong’s Protest Movement Stand Amid Coronavirus Fears?

By Brian C.H. Fong
The next key step will hinge on the U.S. as it considers its first annual certification on Hong Kong’s autonomy.
Is US Congress Making Life Harder for Hong Kong Protesters in 2020?
January 01, 2020

Is US Congress Making Life Harder for Hong Kong Protesters in 2020?

By Richard Hanania
Sympathy for Hong Kong's young protesters is understandable, but trying to use economic sanctions to force change will backfire.

‘Buy Yellow, Eat Yellow’: The Economic Arm of Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests
December 13, 2019

‘Buy Yellow, Eat Yellow’: The Economic Arm of Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests

By Alexandra Chan
How Hong Kong’s rising “Yellow Economy” sustains its pro-democracy movement.

Hong Kong’s Protests: Look Beyond Tiananmen 2.0
December 06, 2019

Hong Kong’s Protests: Look Beyond Tiananmen 2.0

By Victoria Tin-bor Hui
A fuller understanding of the two episodes suggests that the protests today have moved beyond any kind of sequel to the events of 1989.

The Pro-Democrats’ Landslide Victory in Hong Kong Is Just the Beginning
November 26, 2019

The Pro-Democrats’ Landslide Victory in Hong Kong Is Just the Beginning

By Sanho Chung
The huge triumph of the pro-democracy bloc in the District Council election will not bring democracy to Hong Kong immediately.
Hong Kong Just Sent Beijing a Clear Signal. Will Anyone Listen?
November 25, 2019

Hong Kong Just Sent Beijing a Clear Signal. Will Anyone Listen?

By Benedict Rogers
The pro-democrats' landslide victory in district elections could prove a turning point for the city.

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