Hong Kong’s National Security Promises Were All Hollow
The Beijing-backed law is now used to crush dissent across the board.
Biden Needs to Bolster the Power of Exiles
The U.S. democracy agenda can’t focus simply on supporting democratic governments.
Belarus and Hong Kong Are Building the 21st Century’s Berlin Walls
Sixty years ago, a barrier in Berlin transformed Europe overnight. Today, authoritarian regimes are following in East Germany’s footsteps by barring their citizens from leaving.
Hong Kong’s Liberties Are Dying but Business Lives On
The territory’s role as a major financial hub remains despite the crackdown.
Taiwanese Are Sympathetic but Uncertain About Hong Kong Refugees
Widespread support for protesters may not translate into policy.
Hong Kong Has Gotten Seriously Risky for International Business
The national security law is a direct threat to foreign firms.
Killing Hong Kong’s Free Press Will Harm Its Economy
Beijing is betting expats will flock to the city despite China’s draconian media crackdown—but they could vote with their feet.
China’s Nationality Law Is a Cage for Hong Kongers
Foreign passport holders risk being trapped in China by nervous authorities.
The West Turned a Blind Eye to China’s Threat to Democracy
Hubris drove failed engagement policies. Now, the democratic world must fight back.
Hong Kong Can’t Be Saved. Hong Kongers Can.
A once great city is now another appendage of dictatorship.
Beijing’s Hong Kong Fables Have Unhappy Endings
Old narratives about the city fell apart this year, but new ones can still be born.
Beijing’s Human Rights Victims Shouldn’t Support Trump
Tough on China or not, a second term would only spell more misery for Tibetans and other communities victimized by Beijing.
Thai Protesters Claim a Temporary Victory
Both the government and demonstrators are borrowing tactics from Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Is a Local Tragedy, Not a Geopolitical Shuttlecock
Understanding oppression requires layered histories of the city itself.