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Protest Song ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ Now Banned in City After Appeals Court Overturns Ruling

Protest Song ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ Now Banned in City After Appeals Court Overturns Ruling

By Kanis Leung
“Glory to Hong Kong” was often sung by demonstrators during huge anti-government protests in 2019. 

Hong Kong Lawmakers Unanimously Approve New National Security Law

Hong Kong Lawmakers Unanimously Approve New National Security Law

By Kanis Leung
The Safeguarding National Security Bill gives the government even more power to curb dissent, expanding on a previous law imposed by Beijing in 2020.
What’s in Hong Kong’s New National Security Bill?

What’s in Hong Kong’s New National Security Bill?

By Kanis Leung and Zen Soo
The proposed law, which is expected to pass easily, includes stiff penalties and more power to suppress dissent, building on the 2020 National Security Law imposed by Beijing.

Hong Kong’s Choiceless Elections: A Cautionary Tale for Taiwan

Hong Kong’s Choiceless Elections: A Cautionary Tale for Taiwan

By Neal E. Robbins
The end of Hong Kong’s once-vibrant political culture rings a clear warning bell for Taiwan. 

Chinese Arrivals Fill Gaps Left by Hong Kong Exodus

Chinese Arrivals Fill Gaps Left by Hong Kong Exodus

By Kanis Leung
Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers left amid a crackdown on dissent. But Hong Kong is still freer than the mainland, making it attractive for Chinese professionals.

May 1 Labor Day Demonstration Still a No-Go in Hong Kong

May 1 Labor Day Demonstration Still a No-Go in Hong Kong

By Christopher Siu-tat Mung
COVID-19 set the precedent for blocking the march, then Beijing delivered the final blow.

Another News Site Shuts in Hong Kong

Another News Site Shuts in Hong Kong

By Huizhong Wu and Zen Soo
Beijing’s crackdown on dissent in the former British colony has led to the closure of independent news outlets and the removal of monuments to dissent.
Hong Kong Police Raid Pro-Democracy News Outlet, Arrest 6

Hong Kong Police Raid Pro-Democracy News Outlet, Arrest 6

By Associated Press
Stand News was one of the most vocal pro-democracy news outlets in Hong Kong after the closure of the newspaper Apple Daily in June.

Hong Kong’s Sedition Law Is Back

Hong Kong’s Sedition Law Is Back

By Eric Lai
Instead of using the more provocative national security law, Hong Kong is turning to colonial-era ordinances to crack down on free speech.

Crackdown on Hong Kong's Dissident Publications Continues

Crackdown on Hong Kong's Dissident Publications Continues

By Cal Wong
Two more journalists from Hong Kong are convicted of illegal business operations.

Hong Kong Film Awards Winner Emphasizes Rift With Beijing

Hong Kong Film Awards Winner Emphasizes Rift With Beijing

By Shannon Tiezzi
And the award for Best Film goes to... no one, according to Chinese state media.
UK Sees 'Grounds for Concern' About Hong Kong's Freedoms

UK Sees 'Grounds for Concern' About Hong Kong's Freedoms

By Shannon Tiezzi
In its latest report to Parliament, London warns that freedoms in Hong Kong are facing "unprecedented pressure."

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