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The ‘China Model’ Is Expanding in Hong Kong
March 02, 2021

The ‘China Model’ Is Expanding in Hong Kong

By Angeli Datt
There are new signs of Hong Kong’s internet, legal, and press systems following in Beijing’s footsteps.

The Long-Term Implications of the Jimmy Lai Bail Decision
February 11, 2021

The Long-Term Implications of the Jimmy Lai Bail Decision

By Jerome A. Cohen
The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal’s bail decision had something for everyone – and will help shape future national security cases.
Hong Kong’s Weaponization of the Courts Has Begun
January 29, 2021

Hong Kong’s Weaponization of the Courts Has Begun

By Thomas Chan
Even more than high-profile cases, stories from the lower courts paint a worrying picture for Hong Kong’s judicial independence.

Beijing’s Crackdown Runs Into Hong Kong’s Rule of Law
January 27, 2021

Beijing’s Crackdown Runs Into Hong Kong’s Rule of Law

By Sarah Cook
Pushback against politically motivated prosecutions is emerging from lawyers, judges, and the principles of Hong Kong’s common law system itself.

The Struggle Over Jimmy Lai’s Bail Is a Struggle Over Hong Kong’s Freedom of Expression
January 05, 2021

The Struggle Over Jimmy Lai’s Bail Is a Struggle Over Hong Kong’s Freedom of Expression

By Jerome A. Cohen
Bail has become the most immediate arena in which the ongoing struggle between China’s Communist Party and Hong Kong’s judicial system is taking place.

The Intensifying Pressures to Further ‘Reform’ Hong Kong’s Courts
November 23, 2020

The Intensifying Pressures to Further ‘Reform’ Hong Kong’s Courts

By Jerome A. Cohen
With LegCo subdued, Beijing is turning its attention to Hong Kong’s independent judiciary.

Will China’s New National Security Law Be the ‘Anti-Virus’ Software That Locks Down Hong Kong?
June 17, 2020

Will China’s New National Security Law Be the ‘Anti-Virus’ Software That Locks Down Hong Kong?

By Jerome A. Cohen
Parsing the legislative, judicial, and law enforcement implications of the NPC’s “bombshell” decision.
Hong Kong Extradition Law: The Fallout
June 25, 2019

Hong Kong Extradition Law: The Fallout

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Ho-Fung Hung.

Violence Erupts During Latest Anti-Extradition Protest in Hong Kong
June 12, 2019

Violence Erupts During Latest Anti-Extradition Protest in Hong Kong

By Christopher Bodeen
Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds but protesters insist they won't give up.

Hundreds of Thousands Join Hong Kong Protest Against Extradition Law. Will It Matter?
June 11, 2019

Hundreds of Thousands Join Hong Kong Protest Against Extradition Law. Will It Matter?

By Christopher Bodeen and Yanan Wang
A massive protest against the proposed bill filled Hong Kong streets, but the government signals it won’t change course.

Hong Kong Protests Proposed Extradition Law
April 29, 2019

Hong Kong Protests Proposed Extradition Law

By Associated Press
Tens of thousands took to the streets, many carrying umbrellas in a nod to a previous 2014 protest movement.
Hong Kong’s Extradition Changes Tap Into Fears of Diminished Rights
April 10, 2019

Hong Kong’s Extradition Changes Tap Into Fears of Diminished Rights

By Eleanor Albert
Proposed changes, which would smooth extraditions to the mainland, must be seen in the broader context of Hong Kong-mainland relations.

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