After three months of ongoing protests in Hong Kong, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the full withdrawal of the proposed extradition bill. Opposition to the bill first ignited the protest movement, but protesters have since shifted their focus to the subsequent official response and other...
Hong Kong status
by Sophie Beach | Jul 7, 2020
Following the passage and immediate enactment of Hong Kong’s controversial new national security law, the Hong Kong government issued implementation rules for Article 43 of the law. That article allows Hong Kong police to...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 1, 2020
Authorities in Hong Kong moved quickly to implement the new national security law, which went into effect at 11 pm Tuesday evening. As protesters defied a government ban on marches to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 30, 2020
On Tuesday, the National People’s Congress passed and Xi Jinping signed a national security law for Hong Kong, posing the most direct threat yet to the city’s semi-autonomous status, which had been guaranteed until...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 23, 2020
On Saturday, the National People’s Congress released a summary of proposed controversial national security legislation for Hong Kong. Among other things, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Law on the Preservation...
by Sophie Beach | May 21, 2020
As the annual Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and National People’s Congress meetings begin Thursday in Beijing, Chinese officials announced they would impose sweeping national security legislation in...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 15, 2019
Protests in Hong Kong continue in their fourth month, with more than 200 arrested over the weekend as violence continued to flare. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and...
by Josh Rudolph | Oct 12, 2017
Conservative UK human rights activist Benedict Rogers, who worked as a journalist for five years...
by Cindy | Oct 10, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou used Taiwan’s National Day celebrations to urge Beijing to embrace...
by Melissa M. Chan | Jan 1, 2012
In his new year’s speech, President Hu Jintao addressed concerns about uncertain economic growth and global economic recovery in 2012. Although Hu did not give any specific details, he claimed that he would give priority...
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