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Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Violence Will Get Worse

Police brutality has pushed protesters to extremes.

A man waves an Indian flag near Chungking Mansions, a popular haunt among minority South Asians and Africans in Hong Kong, as police keep watch at a crosswalk during a pro-democracy rally in Tsim Sha Tsui district on Oct. 27.

Hong Kong’s Minorities Face Racism From Police and Protesters

Ethnic tensions are coming to the fore, but many minorities find solidarity with activists.

Riot police detain a pro-democracy demonstrator in the Yuen Long district of Hong Kong on Oct. 21.

Hong Kong’s Future: Police State or Mob State?

The destiny of Hong Kong hangs in the balance as neither police nor protesters are willing to back down.

Riot police fire tear gas during a pro-democracy demonstration in the Yuen Long district of Hong Kong on Oct. 21.

Compromise Is Still (Just About) Possible in Hong Kong

Fixing the crisis will be risky—but worthwhile for both sides.

People hold signs reading “Don’t shoot our kids” as they gather in the Tsuen Wan area of Hong Kong on Oct. 2.

It Is Time for the United States to Stand Up to China in Hong Kong

Tweets aren’t enough. Washington must make clear that it expects Beijing to live up to its commitments—and it will respond when China does not.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting in Beijing on Aug. 29.

The Chinese Communist Party Wants It All

China's use of sharp power could shatter East Asia.

A "Goddess of Democracy" statue looks out over a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on June 4, marking the 30th anniversary of China's Tiananmen crackdown.

Chinese Propaganda Paints Hong Kong as a Spoiled Brat

The mainland’s new nationalism comes with a heavy dose of old patriarchy.

A man draped in an Algerian national flag walks along a street as protesters take part in a demonstration against the ruling class in Algeria’s capital, Algiers, on Aug. 23, for the 27th consecutive Friday and marking six months since the movement began.

America’s Silence Helps Autocrats Triumph

Without the support of the U.S. government, pro-democracy forces around the world will wither as authoritarianism gains ground.

Pedestrians walk past a big screen television replaying Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announcing the formal withdrawal of the extradition bill on September 4, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.

The Hong Kong Government Is as Leaderless as the Protesters

A distant Beijing and a shifting protest movement make it hard to sit down at the bargaining table.

Protesters cover their right eyes as they gather in Hong Kong on Aug. 30.

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