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Hong Kong’s Activists in Exile
April 13, 2021

Hong Kong’s Activists in Exile

By The Diplomat staff
From Nathan Law to Ted Hui, a growing number of pro-democracy figures are choosing life overseas amid a widening crackdown at home.

National Security Law Casts a Shadow Over Hong Kong’s Art Scene
March 18, 2021

National Security Law Casts a Shadow Over Hong Kong’s Art Scene

By Jessie Lau
From museum exhibits to film screenings, the art scene is increasingly feeling the impact of the law.
The ‘China Model’ Is Expanding in Hong Kong
March 02, 2021

The ‘China Model’ Is Expanding in Hong Kong

By Angeli Datt
There are new signs of Hong Kong’s internet, legal, and press systems following in Beijing’s footsteps.

Hong Kong’s Crackdown Moves With Dizzying Speed
March 01, 2021

Hong Kong’s Crackdown Moves With Dizzying Speed

By Jessie Lau
The events of the last week spell the end of any formal political opposition in Hong Kong.

The Long-Term Implications of the Jimmy Lai Bail Decision
February 11, 2021

The Long-Term Implications of the Jimmy Lai Bail Decision

By Jerome A. Cohen
The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal’s bail decision had something for everyone – and will help shape future national security cases.

As British Migration Scheme Opens, More Hong Kongers Opt for Life in Exile
February 04, 2021

As British Migration Scheme Opens, More Hong Kongers Opt for Life in Exile

By Jessie Lau
The BNO scheme, which took effect this week, is attracting Hong Kongers who no longer feel safe in their home city.

Hong Kong’s Weaponization of the Courts Has Begun
January 29, 2021

Hong Kong’s Weaponization of the Courts Has Begun

By Thomas Chan
Even more than high-profile cases, stories from the lower courts paint a worrying picture for Hong Kong’s judicial independence.
Beijing’s Crackdown Runs Into Hong Kong’s Rule of Law
January 27, 2021

Beijing’s Crackdown Runs Into Hong Kong’s Rule of Law

By Sarah Cook
Pushback against politically motivated prosecutions is emerging from lawyers, judges, and the principles of Hong Kong’s common law system itself.

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."

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