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Hong Kong’s Dismantled Society
June 30, 2022

Hong Kong’s Dismantled Society

By Michael Mo
The remaking of Hong Kong includes weakening or disbanding political representation down to the neighborhood level.

With Opposition Sidelined, Pro-Beijing Candidates Sweep Hong Kong Elections
December 21, 2021

With Opposition Sidelined, Pro-Beijing Candidates Sweep Hong Kong Elections

By Zen Soo
The first election since Hong Kong’s electoral overhaul was marked by a dismal turnout rate of just 30 percent.
Hong Kong Tycoon, 2 Others Convicted Over Tiananmen Vigil
December 10, 2021

Hong Kong Tycoon, 2 Others Convicted Over Tiananmen Vigil

By Matthew Cheng and Zen Soo
Jimmy Lai, Chow Hang-tung, and Gwyneth Ho were convicted for either taking part in or inciting others to join the candlelight vigil in 2020.

‘Patriots Only’: Hong Kong’s New Election System in Action
December 01, 2021

‘Patriots Only’: Hong Kong’s New Election System in Action

By Jessie Lau and Shui-yin Sharon Yam
Changes to Hong Kong’s election system, as well as the overarching national security law, have all but killed any formal political opposition.

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.

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