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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.

Beijing’s Plan for a Post-National Security Law Hong Kong
July 10, 2020

Beijing’s Plan for a Post-National Security Law Hong Kong

By Brian Wong
Beijing will be hoping to address Hong Kong's socioeconomic issues while keeping a tight leash on political changes.

How Xi Jinping Thought Gave Hong Kong Its National Security Law
June 26, 2020

How Xi Jinping Thought Gave Hong Kong Its National Security Law

By Jonathan Lim
One country, two systems, under Xi Jinping Thought.
Hong Kong and the National Security Law: Why Now?
June 15, 2020

Hong Kong and the National Security Law: Why Now?

By Simon Shen
The realist calculations behind Beijing’s so-called “second reunification” with Hong Kong.

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