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Why Martin Lee’s Arrest Is Such a Worrying Sign
May 03, 2021

Why Martin Lee’s Arrest Is Such a Worrying Sign

By Jessie Lau
For many, the arrest and conviction of Hong Kong's “father of democracy” signal a cataclysmic shift in the city’s political climate.

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.
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.

China Sharply Reduces Elected Seats in Hong Kong Legislature
March 31, 2021

China Sharply Reduces Elected Seats in Hong Kong Legislature

By Zen Soo and Ken Moritsugu
Under the newly revamped electoral system, only 20 of the Legislative Council’s 90 seats will be directly elected.

Tankie Man: The Pro-Democracy Hong Kongers Standing Up to Western Communists
March 29, 2021

Tankie Man: The Pro-Democracy Hong Kongers Standing Up to Western Communists

By Sebastian Skov Andersen and Thomas Chan
The tankie phenomenon pits Western self-identified communists against those struggling against China's human rights abuses.

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.

China Is Making Support for Democracy a Crime in Hong Kong
January 11, 2021

China Is Making Support for Democracy a Crime in Hong Kong

By Frances Hui
Nearly all of the city's prominent pro-democracy voices have been arrested or forced into exile.
Hong Kong Police Arrest 53 Pro-Democrats on Subversion Charges
January 06, 2021

Hong Kong Police Arrest 53 Pro-Democrats on Subversion Charges

By Jessie Lau
The charges stem from a plan to win a majority in Hong Kong's legislature and use that power to veto the government's budget.

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.

What Apple Daily Means for Hong Kong
December 19, 2020

What Apple Daily Means for Hong Kong

By Jessie Lau
The crackdown on Apple Daily and Jimmy Lai is the culmination of a decades-long saga that encapsulates the broader struggle for press freedom in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam Jailed
December 02, 2020

Hong Kong Activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam Jailed

By Associated Press
The jailing of the activists belonging to the now-defunct Demosisto political group continues to highlight Beijing's iron grip on the autonomous territory.
Hong Kong Lawmaker Says Democracy Fight Needs Rethink
November 30, 2020

Hong Kong Lawmaker Says Democracy Fight Needs Rethink

By Associated Press
"We need to reconsider the way to fight in the future," says Democratic Party leader Wu Chi-wai.

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