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Hong Kong Changes Electoral Law, Reduces Direct Public Vote
May 27, 2021

Hong Kong Changes Electoral Law, Reduces Direct Public Vote

By Zen Soo
Hong Kong officially enacted the electoral changes suggested by Beijing back in March.

Why Hong Kong’s Democrats Should Still Run in Legislative Council Elections
May 18, 2021

Why Hong Kong’s Democrats Should Still Run in Legislative Council Elections

By Brian Wong
Despite the rocky road ahead, Hong Kong’s opposition politicians must not give up on the political arena.
Would People in Mainland China and Hong Kong Choose Democracy If They Could?
April 27, 2021

Would People in Mainland China and Hong Kong Choose Democracy If They Could?

By Jiangnan Zhu, Siqin Kang, Weijia Chen, Shitong Lin, and Siqi Wang
Analyzing the regime preferences of people in mainland China and Hong Kong during the pandemic.

Mass Prosecutions Send Chills Across Hong Kong’s Political Spectrum
April 17, 2021

Mass Prosecutions Send Chills Across Hong Kong’s Political Spectrum

By Simon Shen
A quick look at the diverse factions involved in the 2020 primary elections belies Beijing's claim that there was a unified conspiracy toward subversion.

What Hong Kong’s Legislative Reforms Mean for the City
March 17, 2021

What Hong Kong’s Legislative Reforms Mean for the City

By Brian Wong
Parsing the motivations, and implications, of Beijing's plan to overhaul Hong Kong's electoral and legislative structures.

China Remakes Hong Kong’s Electoral System
March 12, 2021

China Remakes Hong Kong’s Electoral System

By Shannon Tiezzi
The changes, billed as necessary “improvements,” will make it effectively impossible for pro-democrats to win office.

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 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.

Is Hong Kong Heading Toward a Russian-Style Electoral System?
December 02, 2020

Is Hong Kong Heading Toward a Russian-Style Electoral System?

By Simon Shen
Beijing may explore allowing a limited, managed style of democracy – one that ensures a toothless opposition, in the style of Putin’s Russia.

The Impact of Hong Kong’s Opposition-Less Legislature
November 19, 2020

The Impact of Hong Kong’s Opposition-Less Legislature

By Jessie Lau
By forcing out pro-democracy legislators, authorities have snuffed out one of the last official channels for voicing dissent and holding the government accountable.

Another Arrest for Joshua Wong Highlights the Growing Pressure on Young Hong Kong Activists
September 25, 2020

Another Arrest for Joshua Wong Highlights the Growing Pressure on Young Hong Kong Activists

By Shannon Tiezzi
The divergent fates of 20-something activists Wong, Agnes Chow, and Nathan Law demonstrate the new reality for Hong Kong’s young democrats.
Hong Kong Begins Mass Testing for Virus Amid Public Doubts
September 02, 2020

Hong Kong Begins Mass Testing for Virus Amid Public Doubts

By Associated Press
The mass testing campaign has become another flashpoint over the city's interactions with the mainland.

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