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Hong Kong news and analysis from The Nation
May 4, 2022
An Intimate History of Hong Kong
A conversation with Karen Cheung about her memoir
The Impossible City
, the nascent Hong Kong literary tradition, and understanding a period of upheaval through art and cultural expression.
January 11, 2022
What Should the Left Do About China?
Progressive thinkers are developing a foreign policy approach that opposes military confrontation while acknowledging Beijing’s oppressive policies.
September 22, 2021
China Is Dismantling Hong Kong’s Unions
Empowered workers would be a threat to the Chinese Communist Party.
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.
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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.
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.