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Hong Kong Rags-to-riches Publisher Jimmy Lai Facing Security Law Trial
December 01, 2022

Hong Kong Rags-to-riches Publisher Jimmy Lai Facing Security Law Trial

By Kanis Leung
Already serving a 20-month term for other offenses, the 74-year-old Lai could face up to life in prison if he is convicted under the new National Security Law.

Pro-democracy Publisher Jimmy Lai Found Guilty on Fraud Charges
October 25, 2022

Pro-democracy Publisher Jimmy Lai Found Guilty on Fraud Charges

By Kanis Leung
Lai, former publisher of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, has been targeted in a series of prosecutions apparently aimed at punishing him for his past activism.
Hong Kong Has Changed, But Britain’s Legal Community Doesn’t Seem to Realize It
October 07, 2022

Hong Kong Has Changed, But Britain’s Legal Community Doesn’t Seem to Realize It

By Dennis Kwok and Sam Goodman
The U.K. legal establishment must stop clinging to fictions about the state of the rule of law in Hong Kong.

Hong Kongers in Exile Fight for Their Truth – and Ukrainians 
August 12, 2022

Hong Kongers in Exile Fight for Their Truth – and Ukrainians 

By Allia Bukhari
Hong Kongers say both communities share a common struggle to defend democracy and freedom in Asia and Europe respectively.

UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Rulings of Hong Kong’s Top Court
July 29, 2022

UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Rulings of Hong Kong’s Top Court

By Eric Lai
The Committee’s call to repeal the National Security Law got the most press, but its criticism of the Court of Final Appeal is also important.

Hong Kong’s New Cybercrime Law Consultation
July 22, 2022

Hong Kong’s New Cybercrime Law Consultation

By Charles Mok
The first in a series of post-NSL cyber laws may ironically weaken the tech sector and make Hong Kong’s internet less secure.

The Hong Kong Government and the Rule of Law
July 07, 2022

The Hong Kong Government and the Rule of Law

By Eric Lai
The National People's Congress in Beijing may have given the orders, but officials in Hong Kong are also responsible for the decline in Hong Kong's judicial and legal systems.
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.

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