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Hong Kong Needs the World’s Help
April 03, 2019
Hong Kong Needs the World’s Help
The steady erosion of freedoms is too serious for Hong Kongers to deal with alone.
Hong Kong Needs the World’s Help
What China’s Greater Bay Area Plan Means for Taiwan
March 08, 2019
What China’s Greater Bay Area Plan Means for Taiwan
China’s plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao integration demonstrates the “One Country, Two Systems” model for Taiwan.
What China’s Greater Bay Area Plan Means for Taiwan
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: White Elephant in the Pearl River
October 20, 2018
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: White Elephant in the Pearl River
The bridge will never recover its costs. Hardly anyone can drive on it. So why was it built?
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: White Elephant in the Pearl River
North Korea Is Not East Asia’s Only Flashpoint
September 26, 2018
North Korea Is Not East Asia’s Only Flashpoint
Nuclear issues may dominate headlines, but don’t ignore the building crisis in Hong Kong.
North Korea Is Not East Asia’s Only Flashpoint
Why Do Hong Kong Football Fans Boo the Chinese National Anthem?
November 14, 2017
Why Do Hong Kong Football Fans Boo the Chinese National Anthem?
Once again, the national anthem is greeted by boos during a football match in Hong Kong.
Why Do Hong Kong Football Fans Boo the Chinese National Anthem?
Hong Kong's Voice of Discontent
July 14, 2017
Hong Kong's Voice of Discontent
Economic realities shake China's 20-year hold on an old colony.
Hong Kong's Voice of Discontent
Human Rights Under Siege in Hong Kong
June 30, 2017
Human Rights Under Siege in Hong Kong
Beijing has signaled its intent to curtail freedom of expression and judicial independence in Hong Kong.
Human Rights Under Siege in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Make-or-Break Moment
June 28, 2017
Hong Kong’s Make-or-Break Moment
20 years after Hong Kong officially joined the PRC, the “one country, two systems” model hangs in the balance.
Hong Kong’s Make-or-Break Moment
China's Vision for Hong Kong
June 28, 2017
China's Vision for Hong Kong
One Basic Law, two interpretations: the political framework behind Hong Kong's recent controversies.
China's Vision for Hong Kong
Chinese Aircraft Carrier Departs for Exercises and Possible Port Call in Hong Kong
June 26, 2017
Chinese Aircraft Carrier Departs for Exercises and Possible Port Call in Hong Kong
The Liaoning has left Qingdao for another training deployment.
Chinese Aircraft Carrier Departs for Exercises and Possible Port Call in Hong Kong
Remembering Tiananmen in Hong Kong
June 07, 2017
Remembering Tiananmen in Hong Kong
In remembering the Tiananmen Incident, Hong Kongers hope to prevent a similar fate for their city.
Remembering Tiananmen in Hong Kong
Hong Kong's Chief Executive-Elect Already Struggling
May 22, 2017
Hong Kong's Chief Executive-Elect Already Struggling
Carrie Lam is finding it difficult to fill her cabinet, thanks to restrictions from Beijing.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive-Elect Already Struggling
China Celebrates 27th Anniversary of Hong Kong Basic Law With Threats
May 02, 2017
China Celebrates 27th Anniversary of Hong Kong Basic Law With Threats
Chinese scholars and officials emphasize that Hong Kong's autonomy is a gift from Beijing – and can be revoked.
China Celebrates 27th Anniversary of Hong Kong Basic Law With Threats
Beijing’s Interpretation of Hong Kong Basic Law to Apply Retroactively
December 01, 2016
Beijing’s Interpretation of Hong Kong Basic Law to Apply Retroactively
The two legislators removed from office by Beijing's decision have their appeal rejected.
Beijing’s Interpretation of Hong Kong Basic Law to Apply Retroactively
Hong Kong’s Richest Man Promises to Elect Someone Who Loves the City
November 30, 2016
Hong Kong’s Richest Man Promises to Elect Someone Who Loves the City
The influential businessman pledges to put his vote on the Election Committee to good use.
Hong Kong’s Richest Man Promises to Elect Someone Who Loves the City
Hong Kong’s New Political Blood
September 07, 2016
Hong Kong’s New Political Blood
Hong Kong's localists captured a surprising amount of the vote -- which is bad news for Beijing.
Hong Kong’s New Political Blood
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