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Hong Kong’s Weaponization of the Courts Has Begun
January 29, 2021

Hong Kong’s Weaponization of the Courts Has Begun

By Thomas Chan
Even more than high-profile cases, stories from the lower courts paint a worrying picture for Hong Kong’s judicial independence.

Beijing’s Crackdown Runs Into Hong Kong’s Rule of Law
January 27, 2021

Beijing’s Crackdown Runs Into Hong Kong’s Rule of Law

By Sarah Cook
Pushback against politically motivated prosecutions is emerging from lawyers, judges, and the principles of Hong Kong’s common law system itself.
The Struggle Over Jimmy Lai’s Bail Is a Struggle Over Hong Kong’s Freedom of Expression
January 05, 2021

The Struggle Over Jimmy Lai’s Bail Is a Struggle Over Hong Kong’s Freedom of Expression

By Jerome A. Cohen
Bail has become the most immediate arena in which the ongoing struggle between China’s Communist Party and Hong Kong’s judicial system is taking place.

The Next 4 Steps in Hong Kong’s March Toward Totalitarianism
October 27, 2020

The Next 4 Steps in Hong Kong’s March Toward Totalitarianism

By Simon Shen
The worst is yet to come for the city. Here are four warning signs to watch for.

China’s Legal Blitzkrieg in Hong Kong
August 08, 2020

China’s Legal Blitzkrieg in Hong Kong

By Ming-Sung Kuo
Beijing’s putsch in Hong Kong through legislation is executed in a way that maximum shock and awe can be felt in the world.

Australia Ends Hong Kong Extradition Treaty Over National Security Law Concerns
July 09, 2020

Australia Ends Hong Kong Extradition Treaty Over National Security Law Concerns

By Associated Press
Canberra also promised to extend visas for Hong Kongers and provide a path to permanent residency.

Will China’s New National Security Law Be the ‘Anti-Virus’ Software That Locks Down Hong Kong?
June 17, 2020

Will China’s New National Security Law Be the ‘Anti-Virus’ Software That Locks Down Hong Kong?

By Jerome A. Cohen
Parsing the legislative, judicial, and law enforcement implications of the NPC’s “bombshell” decision.
Autonomy Without Democracy Is Proving Unsustainable in Hong Kong
March 24, 2020

Autonomy Without Democracy Is Proving Unsustainable in Hong Kong

By Brian C.H. Fong
It’s time to bring back universal suffrage into the agenda.

The World Must Respond to Hong Kong’s Latest Politicized Arrests
March 06, 2020

The World Must Respond to Hong Kong’s Latest Politicized Arrests

By Benedict Rogers
Arresting mainstream politicians and a media mogul for peaceful protest marks a sharp escalation in the assault on Hong Kong’s freedoms.

The Future of Hong Kong’s Autonomy
October 29, 2019

The Future of Hong Kong’s Autonomy

By Brian C.H. Fong
How will China and the West respond to the Water Revolution?

Hong Kong Protests Proposed Extradition Law
April 29, 2019

Hong Kong Protests Proposed Extradition Law

By Associated Press
Tens of thousands took to the streets, many carrying umbrellas in a nod to a previous 2014 protest movement.
Hong Kong’s Extradition Changes Tap Into Fears of Diminished Rights
April 10, 2019

Hong Kong’s Extradition Changes Tap Into Fears of Diminished Rights

By Eleanor Albert
Proposed changes, which would smooth extraditions to the mainland, must be seen in the broader context of Hong Kong-mainland relations.

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