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2021/02/18 | East Asia Forum

Political Repression and Authoritarian Legalism in Hong Kong

Defenders of Hong Kong’s legal system will insist that judicial independence is a prerequisite for the region’s continued wellbeing, but Beijing may reason that modern China has done well enough with its captive courts.

2020/07/08 | Li Kua-teng

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

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

2020/06/09 | Daphne K. Lee

One Year On, Hongkongers Changed but Unmoved

On the one year anniversary of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, the media's rush to pronounce the "end of Hong Kong" doesn't consider the changes the protest has brought about among Hongkongers — or the long term.

2019/11/13 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong on 'Brink of Total Breakdown'

Protests are continuing in Hong Kong after a night of violence. Authorities are targeting security at university campuses, where many of the clashes with protesters took place.

2019/10/29 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Barred From Election

The Hong Kong Electoral Affairs Commission said Joshua Wong's nomination was found to be "invalid." The 23-year-old activist said he was the only candidate who was barred from running.

2019/10/03 | Milo Hsieh

OPINION: Taiwanese Universities Should Treat Campus Assaults as Potential Hate Crimes

Taiwanese universities are almost doing nothing about the recurring campus assaults on Hong Kong students, which will only result in more clashes and potential hate crimes.

2019/10/02 | The Conversation

OPINION: A Possible New Script for Hong Kong Protesters

With no end in sight and the world losing interest, is there a possible solution for Hong Kong protesters?

2019/09/23 | TNL Feature

Hongkongers Living in Taiwan: It's Not All Sunshine and Rainbows

Hong Kong activists have been calling for asylum law in Taiwan. What is the reality for those Hongkongers who have already immigrated to Taiwan?

2019/09/20 | Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Hong Kong Protests Revive the Spirit of the Arab Spring

Hongkongers have been resisting the authorities for over 100 days, inspiring many around the world to keep fighting for democracy and human rights. Hong Kong's movement is essentially a continuation of the spirit of the Arab Spring.

2019/09/17 | Daniel Kao

Why Hong Kong Should Keep Defending Its Democracy

Why are Hongkongers desperately fighting for democracy? For those living in the shadow of an authoritarian regime, democracy represents societal progress in terms of wealth, education, human rights and more.

2019/09/14 | Daphne K. Lee

Oslo Freedom Forum Calls for Hong Kong-Taiwan Unity Against Tyranny

The 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei focused on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement among discussions of media freedom and authoritarian regimes around the world.

2019/09/11 | TIME

Hong Kong's New Protest Anthem Renews Sense of Unity

Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement now has a new and original anthem with over 1 million views on YouTube.

2019/09/09 | The Conversation

How Are the Hong Kong Police Trained for Riot Control?

Historically, Hong Kong police have responded to riots with a paramilitary mentality. The trust that was rebuilt between the police and the public since 1967 is destroyed again in the recent anti-extradition movement.

2019/09/04 | Daphne K. Lee

Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill, Other Protest Demands Unanswered

Hong Kong executive leader Carrie Lam announced a complete withdrawal of the much debated extradition bill, but left four out of the five protester demands unanswered.

2019/09/03 | Global Voices

A 'Dunkirk' Rerun in Hong Kong's Airport Evacuation

Hong Kong protesters were trapped in the airport highway on Sep 1 and hundreds of private vehicles came to their rescue in a 'Dunkirk' fashion.

2019/09/02 | TIME

Hong Kong Protests Continue as Summer Holiday Ends

In the ongoing pro-democracy protest, students in Hong Kong are boycotting the first day of class with support from school teachers.

2019/08/30 | TIME

Multiple Hong Kong Activists Attacked and Arrested Within Two Days

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow were arrested today, facing possible charges. A few other protest organizers were attacked in various locations in the past 30 hours.

2019/08/23 | Paul Huang

How Much Would It Cost for the CIA to 'Create' the Hong Kong Protests?

The CIA would have to cut corners to pay for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.