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Hong Kong Begins Internet Restrictions on National Security Grounds
January 15, 2021

Hong Kong Begins Internet Restrictions on National Security Grounds

By Jessie Lau
The first blocking of a website has raised concerns that the Great Firewall might be coming to Hong Kong.

China Is Making Support for Democracy a Crime in Hong Kong
January 11, 2021

China Is Making Support for Democracy a Crime in Hong Kong

By Frances Hui
Nearly all of the city's prominent pro-democracy voices have been arrested or forced into exile.
Hong Kong Police Arrest 53 Pro-Democrats on Subversion Charges
January 06, 2021

Hong Kong Police Arrest 53 Pro-Democrats on Subversion Charges

By Jessie Lau
The charges stem from a plan to win a majority in Hong Kong's legislature and use that power to veto the government's budget.

Reports: Dozens of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Figures Arrested
January 06, 2021

Reports: Dozens of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Figures Arrested

By Associated Press
Those arrested took part last year in an unofficial primary election that Beijing denounced as a "serious provocation."

The Struggle Over Jimmy Lai’s Bail Is a Struggle Over Hong Kong’s Freedom of Expression
January 05, 2021

The Struggle Over Jimmy Lai’s Bail Is a Struggle Over Hong Kong’s Freedom of Expression

By Jerome A. Cohen
Bail has become the most immediate arena in which the ongoing struggle between China’s Communist Party and Hong Kong’s judicial system is taking place.

Sentences for ‘Hong Kong 12’ Spark Outrage From Pro-Democrats
January 04, 2021

Sentences for ‘Hong Kong 12’ Spark Outrage From Pro-Democrats

By Jessie Lau
The case served as a flashpoint for Hong Kong's beleaguered pro-democracy movement.

The Hong Kong National Security Law Is Reshaping Political Identities 
December 31, 2020

The Hong Kong National Security Law Is Reshaping Political Identities 

By Simon Shen
The NSL has altered many long-standing allegiances and feuds within the different political identities in Hong Kong.
‘Crazy and Vile’: China Reacts With Fury to US Sanctions on Top Legislators
December 09, 2020

‘Crazy and Vile’: China Reacts With Fury to US Sanctions on Top Legislators

By Shannon Tiezzi
Washington’s latest Hong Kong sanctions have hit a nerve, but Beijing is also conscious of the Trump administration’s looming expiration date.

3 of Hong Kong’s Most Prominent Young Activists Receive Jail Sentences
December 02, 2020

3 of Hong Kong’s Most Prominent Young Activists Receive Jail Sentences

By Jessie Lau
The sentencings of Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam confirmed the fears of young Hong Kongers amid a growing number of arrests.

Five Eyes Countries Issue Joint Statement on Hong Kong
November 19, 2020

Five Eyes Countries Issue Joint Statement on Hong Kong

By Abhijnan Rej
It prompted a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson to retort with a threat seemingly straight out of the Old Testament.

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.
Why International Sanctions on Hong Kong May Not Work as Expected
November 10, 2020

Why International Sanctions on Hong Kong May Not Work as Expected

By Jin Kai
The moves announced so far are mostly symbolic – and far from enough to change Beijing’s calculus.

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