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China uses patriotism test to sweep aside last outlet for Hong Kong democracy

Local-level officials face disqualification as Beijing reshapes the electoral system and requires candidates to swear allegiance to the Communist Party.
  • Feb 23, 2021

Hong Kong reels in public broadcaster as media clampdown intensifies

The director of RTHK, the only publicly funded broadcaster on Chinese soil, was replaced after a government review slammed editorial “deficiencies.”
  • Feb 19, 2021

Wave of coronavirus cases brings a tide of racism in Hong Kong

Ethnic minorities, many of whom provide essential services, have been blamed by residents and an official for the spread of the virus.
  • Feb 11, 2021

Beijing wiped out the democracy camp in Hong Kong. Now it’s replacing its friends.

As a new party emerges, the city’s voters face a choice of which China loyalists to support.
  • Jan 26, 2021

Hong Kong democracy activists confront their Trump dilemma

Many opposed to China’s repression, including in Taiwan, put their faith in the U.S. leader — but overlook his undemocratic actions.
  • Jan 15, 2021

‘Total submission’: With mass arrests, China neutralizes Hong Kong democracy movement

Dozens were detained under the national security law in the biggest onslaught in Beijing’s campaign to wipe out democratic aspirations in the financial center.
  • Jan 6, 2021

Dozens of Hong Kong democracy activists arrested under national security law

The arrests represent the biggest sweep of pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong since the national security law was enacted last year.
  • Jan 5, 2021

Hong Kong protesters captured at sea are sentenced to prison in China

The democracy activists were caught in August while trying to flee to Taiwan by speedboat.
  • Dec 30, 2020

Hong Kong media publisher Jimmy Lai is charged under national security law

The democracy campaigner could face life in prison for “colluding with a foreign country,” as Beijing moves to crush freedom of speech in the financial center.
  • Dec 11, 2020

Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam are sent to prison over Hong Kong democracy protests

A court sentenced the trio to between seven and 13½ months in connection with a demonstration last year against China’s tightening grip.
  • Dec 2, 2020