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Judicial Repression Becomes the Norm in Hong Kong

East Asia Forum

As of 2022, more than 100 civil society organizations and trade unions have been dissolved or closed in Hong Kong under the threat of the National Security Law.


6 Ways Hong Kong’s National Security Law Contradicts Its Current Legal System

Li Kua-teng

The national security law contradicts Hong Kong's de facto constitution and strips judges of their power of interpretation.


OPINION: China Draws Red Line Around Hong Kong

East Asia Forum

Hong Kong is increasingly being cut off from foreign assistance as the 'one country, two systems' framework falls apart.


OPINION: Hong Kongers Giving Up as Housing Breaks the Camel's Back

The Interpreter

Hong Kongers are talking about emigrating as it becomes increasingly clear there is nothing 'special' about this administrative region of the PRC.


HONG KONG: Benny Tai's Topsy-turvy Taiwan Journey

Suzanne Pepper

Benny Tai's comments on the future possibility of self-determination for people and places in Greater China was nothing new but Beijing's reaction frames new limits on freedom of speech in Hong Kong.


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.


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.

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