The shift to a forceful inculcation of national security issues, even among young children, comes as Beijing increases its control over almost all sectors and institutions in Hong Kong.
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The moves are the latest in China’s efforts to ensure that pro-democracy voices don’t have a path to obtain power in Hong Kong.
Fears are growing among staff that a Chinese state-owned company could take over from Alibaba and put the 117-year-old newspaper under Beijing’s thumb.
For almost a quarter of a century, the city stood as the one place under Beijing’s rule with open elections. Now, China may have been convinced to end the experiment in democracy.
The arrests of 47 opposition figures represented the most sweeping use of the national security law imposed by China last year.
India's pharmaceutical industry had already made the South Asian nation the main supplier of essential medicines to the developing world.
By the time Biden becomes U.S. president, there might not be much democracy left to save in the Asian financial hub.
The courts are on the front lines of a clash between two very different legal systems.
The arrests represent the latest blow to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement following the passage of the national security law in June.
Biden faces a tough choice on China: Restore the status quo and face accusations of weakness, or continue Trump’s provocations and risk undercutting cooperation with Beijing.