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Hong Kong Legislative Council

With Opposition Sidelined, Pro-Beijing Candidates Sweep Hong Kong Elections

With Opposition Sidelined, Pro-Beijing Candidates Sweep Hong Kong Elections

By Zen Soo
The first election since Hong Kong’s electoral overhaul was marked by a dismal turnout rate of just 30 percent.

Beijing’s Tried-and-Tested Plan to Hollow out Hong Kong’s Legislature

Beijing’s Tried-and-Tested Plan to Hollow out Hong Kong’s Legislature

By Simon Shen
The PRC has a long history of remaking institutions, but keeping up the language and appearance of the past.
Hong Kong Changes Electoral Law, Reduces Direct Public Vote

Hong Kong Changes Electoral Law, Reduces Direct Public Vote

By Zen Soo
Hong Kong officially enacted the electoral changes suggested by Beijing back in March.

Mass Prosecutions Send Chills Across Hong Kong’s Political Spectrum

Mass Prosecutions Send Chills Across Hong Kong’s Political Spectrum

By Simon Shen
A quick look at the diverse factions involved in the 2020 primary elections belies Beijing's claim that there was a unified conspiracy toward subversion.

Less Democracy, More ‘Patriots’: Hong Kong’s New Electoral System

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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