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Hong Kong news and analysis from The Nation
April 20, 2021
After ‘the Death of Hong Kong’s Democracy,’ an Ex-Legislator Fights Beijing From Exile
Ted Hui fled Hong Kong, but he hasn’t given up the struggle.
January 8, 2021
In Hong Kong, We Thought We Had More Time
Most Americans don’t realize how precarious political freedoms really are.
September 14, 2020
Did US Lobbying Efforts Backfire for Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Movement?
Hong Kong activist Jeffrey Ngo defends his Capitol Hill photo-ops.
August 3, 2020
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Writing Their ‘Last Letters’
They fear being arrested or disappeared, and are not prepared to be silenced without a fight.
Billy H.C. Kwok
July 8, 2020
Why the US-China Rivalry Is Thwarting Transnational Solidarity
The Black Lives Matter and Hong Kong democracy movement can learn a lot from each other.
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June 25, 2020
Hong Kong’s Cartoonists Aren’t Giving Up on Dissent
As the city braces for a new law that could stifle free speech, local artists are still spurring on the protest movement.
May 23, 2020
The Infinite Heartbreak of Loving Hong Kong
As China moves to impose a law that would criminalize dissent, Hong Kongers are facing a dark new era.
May 13, 2020
What’s Next for Asia’s Social Movements?
The pandemic gives states an excuse to clamp down on the opposition, but it will also allow protesters to build solidarity with their communities.
April 17, 2020
The Radical ’70s Magazine That Shaped the Hong Kong Left
Caught between China and colonial rule, this grassroots collective pushed to change the terms of the debate.
April 16, 2020
Watching Hong Kong Cop Movies After 10 Months of Tear Gas
The genre that propelled Jackie Chan and Chow Yun Fat to stardom has been tainted by real-life police brutality during protests.