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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.
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.

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