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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.

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.

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.
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.

Pro-Democracy Camp Wins Landslide in Hong Kong District Elections
November 25, 2019

Pro-Democracy Camp Wins Landslide in Hong Kong District Elections

By Hugh Bohane
Hong Kongers voted in large numbers in weekend district-level elections. The pro-democracy camp won in a landslide.

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.

Why Pro-Beijing Candidates Could Still Triumph in Hong Kong’s District Elections
November 23, 2019

Why Pro-Beijing Candidates Could Still Triumph in Hong Kong’s District Elections

By Steven Yet
District-level elections may boost the city’s embattled government rather than undermining it.
Pro-Beijing Lawmaker in Hong Kong Stabbed While Campaigning
November 07, 2019

Pro-Beijing Lawmaker in Hong Kong Stabbed While Campaigning

By Associated Press
Junius Ho is the latest to fall victim to politically-motivated violence in Hong Kong.

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