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China Is Already Using the Storming of the US Capitol for Propaganda
January 08, 2021

China Is Already Using the Storming of the US Capitol for Propaganda

By Shannon Tiezzi
Early statements, both official and on Twitter, reveal how the violence in Washington D.C. will benefit China.

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.
Hong Kong’s Pro-Democrat Legislators Resign After Controversial Disqualifications
November 12, 2020

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democrat Legislators Resign After Controversial Disqualifications

By Shannon Tiezzi
Following a decision by Beijing that ousted 4 lawmakers, the entire pro-democrat caucus quit en masse, leaving LegCo with virtually no opposition presence.

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 Elections Were Already Rigged. Now They Won’t Happen.
August 01, 2020

Hong Kong’s Elections Were Already Rigged. Now They Won’t Happen.

By Shannon Tiezzi
Stacking the deck against pro-democrats apparently wasn’t enough for the Hong Kong government.

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.

Pro-Democracy Legislators in Hong Kong Need International Support
May 11, 2020

Pro-Democracy Legislators in Hong Kong Need International Support

By Joy Park
The CCP is taking advantage of the the coronavirus crisis to execute its vision of completely stripping Hong Kong of its remaining freedoms.
Lawmakers Ejected in Scuffles at Hong Kong’s Legislature
May 08, 2020

Lawmakers Ejected in Scuffles at Hong Kong’s Legislature

By Associated Press
The fracas, centered on control of the House Committee, pitted pro-democracy and pro-Beijing faction against each other.

Tensions Boil Over on Hong Kong Handover Anniversary
July 02, 2019

Tensions Boil Over on Hong Kong Handover Anniversary

By Ken Moritsugu
A group of protesters in Hong Kong broke into the legislature, while tens of thousands marched through the city.

Lawfare Waged by the Hong Kong Government Is Crushing the Hopes of Democrats
May 15, 2018

Lawfare Waged by the Hong Kong Government Is Crushing the Hopes of Democrats

By Benedict Rogers
In Hong Kong, the law is being used to intimidate opponents, disqualify lawmakers, and limit freedom of expression.

When the Umbrella Closes: Hong Kong’s Embattled Democratic Movement
August 24, 2017

When the Umbrella Closes: Hong Kong’s Embattled Democratic Movement

By Maeve Whelan-Wuest
The slow erosion of Hong Kong’s civil and political rights has reached a pivotal juncture.
China Commemorates Hong Kong’s Basic Law by Restricting It
May 30, 2017

China Commemorates Hong Kong’s Basic Law by Restricting It

By Cal Wong
China's number three leader promises increased control over Hong Kong.

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