Since the Hong Kong National Security Law (NSL) was enacted a little over seven months ago, 97 people have been arrested under the law, and eight have been charged. For Hong Kong’s judiciary, the challenge at hand now is...
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by John Chan | Nov 11, 2020
The Hong Kong government disqualified four pro-democracy lawmakers on Wednesday, in a unilateral move that triggered the mass resignation of the entire pro-democracy camp in the Legislative Council, locally known as LegCo. The...
by Grace | Jun 27, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 6, 2017
In the run-up to the election for Hong Kong’s chief executive on March 26, Beijing has sent...
by Natalie Ornell | Jun 20, 2014
As Hong Kong held a controversial and unofficial referendum on electoral reform Friday, just...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 4, 2013
While public commemorations of the military crackdown on June 4, 1989 were strictly banned inside China, an estimated 150,000 people gathered for a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong, despite heavy rains. From Reuters: In Hong Kong,...
by Mo Ming | Oct 15, 2006
From Financial Times: The only declared candidate in the race to become Hong Kong’s next chief executive has identified the territory’s conservative business ¬≠community as the primary obstacle to democratic reform and says his long-shot candidacy will “expose the absurdity of [Hong Kong’s electoral] system”. “The main obstacle in the way of universal suffrage in […]
by Mo Ming | Sep 24, 2006
From Financial Times: The most popular potential rival to Hong Kong’s chief executive has formally ruled out challenging the incumbent in an election next year, leaving the territory’s pro-democracy camp without an obvious opposition candidate. Anson Chan, who served as the government’s second highest ranking official from 1993 until her retirement in 2001, formally announced […]
by Sophie Beach | Apr 10, 2005
From AP, via Newsday: China said Sunday that its top legislative panel will settle a constitutional dispute over how many years Hong Kong’s next leader will serve — a decision pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong say will degrade the former British colony’s legal system… But the Hong Kong government last week asked Beijing to settle […]
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