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Beijing’s Dilemma Over Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is facing calls to step down over her handling of an unpopular extradition bill, huge protests against it, and its suspension last Saturday. (For a recap of these events, see CDT’s earlier posts or listen to a concise but thorough podcast account from The...

Jonathan Mirsky: Lady Thatcher and Me

After unexpectedly being invited to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday, journalist and historian Jonathan Mirsky recalled the four encounters that comprised his “little history” with the former prime...

China Remembers Margaret Thatcher

The Chinese government expressed condolences this week for the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher on Monday. Thatcher, said Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Hong Lei, “was a prominent stateswoman...

Hong Kong Presents Challenge for Xi, Leung

In the wake of President Hu Jintao’s visit to Hong Kong to mark both the 15th anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese rule and the swearing-in of new chief executive Leung Chun-ying, a visit met with the...

Hu Arrives in HK for Handover Celebrations

Ahead of this weekend’s 15th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the mainland, the city’s outgoing and incoming chief executives welcomed President Hu Jintao and an entourage of other CCP officials at Hong...

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy March Draws Thousands

Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched in Hong Kong to mark the 12th anniversary of the handover of the territory to the Chinese government. From the New York Times: The immediacy of democracy demands here has faded...

Suzanne Pepper: Hong Kong’s Political Future

For the China Elections and Governance website, Suzanne Pepper reevaluates the relationship between Hong Kong and Beijing, now that more than a decade has passed since the handover: Today, more than a decade has passed and...

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