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Xi Defends Vision of Hong Kong on 25th Anniversary of Return
July 02, 2022

Xi Defends Vision of Hong Kong on 25th Anniversary of Return

By Zen Soo
Xi Jinping praised the city for overcoming “violent social unrest” and emphasized Beijing’s “comprehensive jurisdiction” over Hong Kong.

Xi Visits a Changed Hong Kong for Handover Anniversary
July 01, 2022

Xi Visits a Changed Hong Kong for Handover Anniversary

By Zen Soo
China's top leader is paying his first visit to Hong Kong since the massive protests of 2019 – and the resulting National Security Law that has reshaped life in the city.
Hong Kong’s Dismantled Society
June 30, 2022

Hong Kong’s Dismantled Society

By Michael Mo
The remaking of Hong Kong includes weakening or disbanding political representation down to the neighborhood level.

Hong Kong Is Unrecognizable After 2 Years Under the National Security Law
June 20, 2022

Hong Kong Is Unrecognizable After 2 Years Under the National Security Law

By Angeli Datt
Five ways the law has deepened authoritarianism in the territory as conditions are set to worsen.

Hong Kong’s Young Independent Filmmakers Break New Ground Despite Crackdown
March 26, 2022

Hong Kong’s Young Independent Filmmakers Break New Ground Despite Crackdown

By Crystal Chow
From a low-budget emotional ride through protests to an evocative documentary exploring the city’s cultural memory, directors brave – and flourish in – the new normal.

Hong Kong’s Contested Academic Freedom
January 27, 2022

Hong Kong’s Contested Academic Freedom

By Carsten A. Holz
While outright censorship is still rare, subtler forms of control and coercion have severely restricted academic freedom in Hong Kong.

Another News Site Shuts in Hong Kong
January 03, 2022

Another News Site Shuts in Hong Kong

By Huizhong Wu and Zen Soo
Beijing’s crackdown on dissent in the former British colony has led to the closure of independent news outlets and the removal of monuments to dissent.
Hong Kong Police Raid Pro-Democracy News Outlet, Arrest 6
December 29, 2021

Hong Kong Police Raid Pro-Democracy News Outlet, Arrest 6

By Associated Press
Stand News was one of the most vocal pro-democracy news outlets in Hong Kong after the closure of the newspaper Apple Daily in June.

‘Patriots Only’: Hong Kong’s New Election System in Action
December 01, 2021

‘Patriots Only’: Hong Kong’s New Election System in Action

By Jessie Lau and Shui-yin Sharon Yam
Changes to Hong Kong’s election system, as well as the overarching national security law, have all but killed any formal political opposition.

Hong Kong’s Media Under Siege
October 22, 2021

Hong Kong’s Media Under Siege

By Angeli Datt
As the world celebrates journalists, this year's Nobel Peace Prize recipients, Hong Kong silences the media.

Hong Kong’s Sedition Law Is Back
September 03, 2021

Hong Kong’s Sedition Law Is Back

By Eric Lai
Instead of using the more provocative national security law, Hong Kong is turning to colonial-era ordinances to crack down on free speech.
Hong Kong Crackdown Continues With Canceled Concerts, Sentenced Activists
September 02, 2021

Hong Kong Crackdown Continues With Canceled Concerts, Sentenced Activists

By Associated Press
Denise Ho’s sold-out concerts were canceled, feeding concerns that Hong Kong’s cultural scene is the latest target of China’s tightening control.

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