Hong Kong politics
February 04, 2023
Hong Kong’s Democratic Primary Trials Show a Dark Truth
By Eric Lai
Hong Kong’s legal prosecution of opposition figures puts it in the company of authoritarian regimes worldwide.
December 06, 2022
Jiang Zemin Hailed by China’s Top Leaders in Memorial Service
By Associated Press
Current Communist Party leader Xi Jinping praised Jiang in an hour-long address at Beijing's Great Hall of the People.
October 19, 2022
Hong Kong Offers New Visa to Woo Talent Amid Brain Drain
By Kanis Leung and Zen Soo
The new Top Talent Pass Scheme targets those with high salaries or degrees from top universities.
June 01, 2022
Carrie Lam’s Legacy
By John P. Burns
Carrie Lam leaves behind a new Hong Kong: less free, less capable, and more dependent on the mainland.
April 11, 2022
Carrie Lam’s Departure Signals a Further Crackdown in Hong Kong
By Joey Siu
Lam’s replacement was a key demand of the 2019 protests, but no one should be celebrating her announced retirement now.
April 04, 2022
Carrie Lam Confirms She Won’t Seek Another Term as Hong Kong Chief Executive
By Zen Soo and Vincent Yu
Lam has been Hong Kong’s top leader during a rocky stretch, from the 2019 Umbrella Movement through the enactment of a controversial national security law.
December 18, 2021
Hong Kong’s Rigged Election
By Michael Mo
Sunday’s Legislative Council polls are a test of the resistance of pro-democracy Hong Kongers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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