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OPINION: 'Political Prisoner' Headlines Spark Judicial Rethink in Hong Kong

Suzanne Pepper

The distinctions between independence and self-determination should provide ample scope for legal minds to ponder.


What Edward Yiu's Reprieve Tells Us about Decision-making in Hong Kong

Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong's civil servants are taking it upon themselves to act as thought police on Beijing's behalf.


Pro-democracy Field Faces Uphill Battle in HK Elections Despite Show of Unity

Suzanne Pepper

Special by-elections to fill seats vacated by 'oath-breaking' politicians banned by Beijing highlight the challenges faced by pro-democracy advocates in the territory.


OPINION: Hong Kong's Spirit of Protest Alive and Kicking in 2018

Suzanne Pepper

The reopening of Civic Square, a symbolic hub for Hong Kong's Occupy protests, served to galvanize protesters on the city's annual Jan. 1 protest march.


2017: The Year Pessimism Won in Hong Kong

Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong's democratic hopes are dimmer than ever.


Beijing Begins Post-congress Re-education of Hong Kong

Suzanne Pepper

If Hong Kongers still don’t get the 19th party congress message it won’t be for Beijing’s lack of trying.


Xi Jinping Shatters Hong Kong Handover Illusion

Suzanne Pepper

Chinese President Xi Jinping's report to the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China revealed once and for all that Beijing intends to exercise 'comprehensive jurisdiction' over Hong Kong, and that the 1997 promise of '50 years without change' can now be consigned to the dustbin of history.


The Enigma of New HK CEO Carrie Lam

Suzanne Pepper

New Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam has proved a master of the art of "responding without answering", enabling her to glide smoothly from one crisis to the next and emerge as the only person Beijing was willing to entrust with the top job.


What US and China's Leaders Have in Common

Suzanne Pepper

Donald Trump and Xi Jiping appear to share similar difficulties reconciling their aspirations for national glory with the civil rights and freedoms written into their respective constitutions.


Macau Elections Suggest Lessons for Hong Kong

Suzanne Pepper

Recent election results from Macau, itself a special administrative region of China like Hong Kong, showed an upswell in support for pro-democracy, anti-establishment candidates.

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