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Apple Daily Raid Is the Latest Blow to Hong Kong’s Freedom
June 18, 2021

Apple Daily Raid Is the Latest Blow to Hong Kong’s Freedom

By Benedict Rogers
The world's democracies must take action after the latest assault on press freedom.
Apple Daily Editors Arrested Under Hong Kong Security Law
June 17, 2021

Apple Daily Editors Arrested Under Hong Kong Security Law

By Zen Soon
The five editors and executives are accused of conspiring with foreign countries to impose sanctions against China and Hong Kong.

Post-National Security Law, Hong Kong Struggles to Remember Tiananmen
June 03, 2021

Post-National Security Law, Hong Kong Struggles to Remember Tiananmen

By Jessie Lau
For the second year in a row, the customary June 4 vigil has been banned by authorities.

Hong Kong’s New Police State
June 01, 2021

Hong Kong’s New Police State

By Victoria Tin-bor Hui
Beijing is establishing a police state in Hong Kong – even if it risks destroying the international city.

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.

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