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Pro-democracy lawmakers attend a rally in front of Civic Square in support of Nathan Law, Leung Kwok-hung, also known as 'long hair', Lau Siu-lai and Edward Yiu Chung-yim (not pictured) in Hong Kong on July 14, 2017, after a verdict was handed down invalidating their oaths, taken on October 12 last year. 
Four pro-democracy lawmakers were disqualified from Hong Kong's parliament on July 14 in a move that will worsen growing fears the city's freedoms are under serious threat from Beijing. / AFP PHOTO / ISAAC LAWRENCE        (Photo credit should read ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images)

Beijing Deals Another Blow to Hong Kong’s Autonomy

An oppressive ruling by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee — aided by a compliant Hong Kong judge — has silenced champions of democracy.

A man (bottom L) is restrained by members of security during a vigil in Hong Kong on June 4, 2016, for the commemoration of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.  / AFP / ANTHONY WALLACE        (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Long Arm of China’s Law Is Coming Down Heavy on Hong Kong

Democracy protesters thought they were shielded by the justice system — until Beijing turned it against them.

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China Opens Its Bond Market To International Investors

Wall Street has long wanted to invest in Chinese debt.

A pro-democracy protester holds up placards featuring (L) Hong Kong's Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam and Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying during a rally in Hong Kong on December 11, 2016, against a crackdown on pro-democracy lawmakers and an electoral system skewed towards Beijing ahead of elections for a new city leader. 
 / AFP / Anthony WALLACE        (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Heads, Beijing Wins. Tails, Hong Kong Loses.

The 2017 race for Chief Executive was supposed to be a watershed exercise in democracy. Instead, it may be a coronation.

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The Mysterious Disappearance and Reported Reappearance of a Chinese Billionaire

Xiao Jianhua is reportedly speaking with authorities, his family, and businesses. But what are reports not saying?

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The Anti-Mainland Bigotry of Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement

If dissenting protesters and politicians can't tap into something larger than localism, they are almost certain to fail.

Pedestrians cross a busy street in Hong Kong on April 1, 2014.  The Asian Development Bank said on April 1 growth in developing Asia will edge higher over the next two years, but faces being constrained by China's campaign to cool its economy.  AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

我 ‘回到中国’ —而从未如此感到自己如此美国化

在香港度过的六年时间让我看到这亚洲国际都会深刻的种族主义。

Hong Kong, CHINA: Shoppers cross the street in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong, 31 May 2007. Retail sales for April, generally seen as a barometer of the health of the consumer-lead economy in 2007, were set to be released later 31 May after figures released the month before showed sales slowed sharply on the back of a "fall-off" in supermarkets and volatility in the car market.       AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE (Photo credit should read MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

I ‘Went Back to China’ — and Felt More American Than Ever

Six years in Hong Kong showed me how deep racism runs in Asia’s world city.

TOPSHOT - Leung Kwok-hung (C) - known as "Long Hair" - of the League of Social Democrats shouts slogans and rips up the "831 ruling" before taking the Legislative Council Oath at the first meeting of the Sixth Legislative Council (Legco) in Hong Kong on October 12, 2016. / AFP / ANTHONY WALLACE        (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

What Is Going on in Hong Kong?

Why newly elected legislators cursed and protested — at their own swearing-in.

Pedestrians walk past a banner for new party Youngspiration showing disqualified candidate Edward Leung (L) and Baggio Leung (C) during the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong on September 4, 2016. 
Young Hong Kong independence activists calling for a complete break from China stood in major elections for the first time on September 4, the biggest vote since 2014 pro-democracy rallies.  / AFP / Anthony WALLACE        (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Meet the Young Leaders Shaking Up Hong Kong Politics

Beijing wants pro-democracy activists to go away. Instead, they're getting elected.

Lee Jong-Kul (C), floor leader of South Korea's main opposition Minjoo Party, speaks as the last speaker of marathon filibuster to call for revision of disputed anti-terrorism bill at the podium of the National Assembly chamber in Seoul on March 2, 2016. South Korean opposition lawmakers on March 2 abandoned a record-breaking filibuster aimed at blocking a bill granting greater surveillance powers to the national spy agency.  AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE / AFP / JUNG YEON-JE        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Filibusters South Korea Outdid This Week

This week, South Korea beat out these notable filibusters, setting a world record.

MOHE, CHINA - JANUARY 01: (CHINA OUT) Armed police officers attend flag-raising ceremony under the temperature of minus 32 degree celsius to celebrate new year in Greater Khingan Mountains on January 1, 2016 in Mohe, Heilongjiang Province of China. They would normally raise national flag in the first week of a month and on great events. (Photo by Chu Fuchao/ChinaFotoPress)***_***

What Is Beijing Doing With Billionaires and Booksellers?

A Chinese billionaire has gone missing and may have been rounded up by the police.

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The West Should Accept China’s Media Model

Why Alibaba’s takeover of the <i>South China Morning Post</i> will improve coverage of China.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19:  Alibaba Group signage is posted outside  the New York Stock Exchange prior to the company's initial price offering (IPO) on September 19, 2014 in New York City. The New York Times reported yesterday that Alibaba had raised $21.8 Billion in their initial public offering so far.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

With New Ownership, Can an Influential Hong Kong Daily Keep Its Soul?

Early signs do not inspire optimism for the <i>South China Morning Post</i>'s future.

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