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Hong Kong Offers New Visa to Woo Talent Amid Brain Drain
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. 

Carrie Lam’s Legacy
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.
Carrie Lam’s Departure Signals a Further Crackdown in Hong Kong
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.

Carrie Lam Confirms She Won’t Seek Another Term as Hong Kong Chief Executive
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.

Hong Kong’s Rigged Election
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.

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.

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