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Mass Prosecutions Send Chills Across Hong Kong’s Political Spectrum
April 17, 2021

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
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.

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.

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