Hong Kong governmental branches swayed by new orders established by the national security law: the National Security Law explained, Part III
HK-China Relations

Hong Kong governmental branches swayed by new orders established by the national security law: the National Security Law explained, Part III

Beijing’s national security law is game-changing for the Hong Kong executive body, judicial body, and the Police Force as specialised departments and new rules emerge….

Beijing’s special agency to handle security law’s enforcement and jurisdiction: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained, Part II
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Beijing’s special agency to handle security law’s enforcement and jurisdiction: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained, Part II

The powerful Office for Safeguarding National Security can initiate investigations on national security offenses and request China’s judiciary to rule directly, completely circumventing Hong Kong’s…

Wide-reaching offences and life in prison: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained
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Wide-reaching offences and life in prison: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained

The controversial national security law in Hong Kong bears examination, beginning with the law’s offences and punishments. Part two of this three-part series to come…

Democratic Party fights for Hong Kong protesters to get status to flee to Britain
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Democratic Party fights for Hong Kong protesters to get status to flee to Britain

The Democratic Party calls on Britain to fast track Hong Kong BN(O) holders’ citizenships and create sanctuary conditions for Hong Kong protesters who currently lack…

Hong Kong to hold its first-ever poll on strike action against national security law
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Hong Kong to hold its first-ever poll on strike action against national security law

Hong Kong trade unions hand the ballots over to its members to decide on strike action as the city’s autonomy and civil liberties may be…

China to suppress dissent in Hong Kong via national security legislation
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China to suppress dissent in Hong Kong via national security legislation

Beijing will impose new national security laws following almost 12 months of anti-government protests, raising concerns that the “one country, two systems” principle no longer…

Does Hong Kong have a future?
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Does Hong Kong have a future?

China only has one Hong Kong, and according to independent researcher Matthew Harrison, its uniqueness is why it should be kept a free gateway to…

Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019
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Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019

Hong Kong experienced a momentous year that affected all parts of its society. Harbour Times highlights the city’s top policy moments in 2019. Photo: A…

Protest vs extradition law goes global
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Protest vs extradition law goes global

16 cities confirmed to host protests against the extradition law, targeting HK offices and Chinese embassies and consulates. Update: As of June 9, 2019, 29…

Purge and merge: Beijing’s plan for Hong Kong
HK-China Relations

Purge and merge: Beijing’s plan for Hong Kong

Nipping calls for Hong Kong’s independence in the bud and drawing the city closer to the mainland are clear goals for Beijing, said top-level politicians…