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Public health officials run thermal scans on passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Jan 8.

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.

An Iraqi protester clad with the national flag takes part in anti-government demonstrations at Tahrir square in the capital Baghdad, on Dec. 30.

Governments Can Kill Protesters—but Not Protest

The people want more democracy, even if their leaders want less.

Students attend a rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong on Aug. 22.

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.

Police officers during a protest in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Turbulent Year

Foreign Policy’s five best reads on a city in chaos.

Pedestrians walk past an electronic billboard displaying the Hang Seng Index in negative territory on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

China Still Needs Hong Kong

The Alibaba listing shows how critical the city is for the financial future.

Protesters burn items in Hong Kong

Violence Is Sometimes the Answer

Protesters get slammed by critics whenever they use force. But for the state, it’s normalized.

A pedestrian walks in a residential neighborhood in front of a view of the Grand Lisboa casino resort in Macao on Aug. 29, 2017.

Thank Lisbon for Macao’s Peacefulness

Portugal’s indifferent rule left the city’s residents happy to be Chinese.

A pro-democracy protester holds a thank-you sign during a Thanksgiving Day rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong on Nov. 28.

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.

Protesters in Hong Kong chant slogans near a police-cordoned area to show support for a small group of protesters barricaded inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Hong Kong protesters face Boomer challenge, UK Labour internal disputes over free movement of people, and Guyana's newfound oil could cause problems later.

Workers' Party supporters in Singapore

Singapore Isn’t The Next Hong Kong

Claims of political contagion are establishment fantasies.

Hong Kong's chief executive, Carrie Lam, attends the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on March 5, 2018.

Hong Kongers Break Beijing’s Delusions of Victory

The authorities were so confident of elections going their way that state media filed copy in advance.

Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip

What Just Happened in Hong Kong’s Elections?

Hong Kongers turned out in droves to defeat pro-Beijing candidates.

A woman chants slogans in support of a small group of protesters barricaded inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Nov. 25.

Hao, Boomer!

American millennials may resent their baby boomer elders for ruining the world, but generational politics in mainland China and Hong Kong are more complicated.

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