Hong Kong’s Greatness Is Slipping Away
A once-shining city has been hollowed out by Beijing’s misrule.
Wuhan’s 11 Million People Face Quarantine as Virus Fears Spread
Trains and flights out of the central Chinese city have been canceled as the toll from a new coronavirus grows.
Just in Time for Lunar New Year, Another SARS-like Epidemic Is Brewing in China
Scores of people in Wuhan and Hong Kong have been sent to hospitals because of a mystery respiratory ailment—and true to form, China is trying to keep it quiet.
Governments Can Kill Protesters—but Not Protest
The people want more democracy, even if their leaders want less.
2019: A Year of Global Protest
Even as right-wing forces took hold in many places around the world, grassroots democracy proved itself alive and well.
China Still Needs Hong Kong
The Alibaba listing shows how critical the city is for the financial future.
Violence Is Sometimes the Answer
Protesters get slammed by critics whenever they use force. But for the state, it’s normalized.
Thank Lisbon for Macao’s Peacefulness
Portugal’s indifferent rule left the city’s residents happy to be Chinese.
After Trump’s Hong Kong Democracy Act, China Is Still Winning
The U.S. president may think his surprise move to support the protesters will give him the upper hand in trade negotiations with China—but Xi is likely to call his bluff.
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