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Hong Kong

‘Tree Hole’: Where mainland Chinese confess their support for the Hong Kong protests

One person’s attempt to bridge the chasm between Hong Kong protesters and would-be mainland Chinese allies. For the past six…

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Is Xinhua shifting focus of Hong Kong message to domestic audience?

Pictured: Carrie Lam, December 3 (Xinhua) As far as I know, yesterday was the first time in the last six…

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Trump signs bill supporting Hong Kong protesters

Despite his best efforts, U.S. President Donald Trump has not been able to ignore the Hong Kong protests as he…

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After the champagne, a long road ahead: How Hong Kong’s pan-democrats can capitalize on their election wins

Sunday’s District Council elections saw sweeping victories for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp, but the fact remains that a large portion…

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Is Hong Kong in its ‘death throes’?

Photo: Lam Yik Fei, New York Times Two months into the Hong Kong protests this year, the respected lawyer Dan…

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Talking to my mother about Hong Kong

I wonder how much my mother has been projecting our tortured relationship onto the events in Hong Kong over the…

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Hong Kong landslide for pro-democracy candidates

Hongkongers showed up to the polls in unprecedented numbers on November 24 to deliver a strong rebuke to the government…

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How the Chinese internet turned ‘Hong Kong independence’ into a smear

Fang Kecheng, a widely renowned commentator and former journalist at the Chinese newspaper Southern Weekly, is currently teaching at the…

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Desperate Trump sidelines Hong Kong

On Thursday, we noted that the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, sending the bill closer…

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One murder, two storms

A murder case was cited by the Hong Kong government for the extradition bill that sparked paralyzing protests over the…

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Former British consulate worker Simon Cheng says China tortured him

Simon Cheng Man-kit (郑文杰 Zhèng Wénjié), a former employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong who was detained by…

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Hong Kong might survive the protests, but will the Greater Bay Area?

The Greater Bay Area surrounding Hong Kong is China’s richest region, home to mega-cities reinventing themselves as tech hubs. This…

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Beijing to Hong Kong: We make the laws

Zāng Tiěwěi 臧铁伟, the spokesperson of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.  The…

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A tipping point in Hong Kong?

The situation in Hong Kong is as volatile as it has ever been, as every day of the past week…

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What do the Hong Kong protesters want?

Hong Kong is now paralyzed on a near-daily basis by violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police. How did we…

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