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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.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Meddled With Investigation of Secret Payments
May 16, 2017

Hong Kong Chief Executive Meddled With Investigation of Secret Payments

By Cal Wong
CY Leung admits to funneling his concerns through a pro-Beijing lawmaker on the investigation committee.

Hong Kong Lawyers Protest Beijing's Overreach
November 09, 2016

Hong Kong Lawyers Protest Beijing's Overreach

By Cal Wong
Over 2,000 lawyers staged a silent protest over Beijing's recent interpretation of Hong Kong's Basic Law.

China Bars Pro-Independence Legislators in Hong Kong
November 07, 2016

China Bars Pro-Independence Legislators in Hong Kong

By Cal Wong
Hong Kong erupted with more violent protests as the decision came down.
Hong Kong's Executive and Legislative Branches Clash
October 19, 2016

Hong Kong's Executive and Legislative Branches Clash

By Cal Wong
Pro-Beijing legislators staged a walkout, preventing two localist legislators from being sworn in.

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