Hong Kong's legislature opened Thursday ahead of the planned mass resignation of its pro-democracy bloc, one day after the government ousted four of its members. One of the pro-democracy lawmakers, Lam Cheuk-ting, unfurled a banner from a balcony of the legislative council building saying the ...
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The resignations came after China moved to disqualify unpatriotic lawmakers, one of Beijing’s strongest moves yet to stifle dissent in the territory.
When China passed its new Hong Kong security law on June 30, officials said it would only affect "extremely few criminals.” Less than two weeks later, it’s clear Beijing is trying to wipe away signs of the city’s protest movement from the streets. The law ...
The legislation fuels uncertainty not only among Hong Kong’s 7.5 million residents, but some 1,300 foreign companies with regional headquarters there.
The laws will shape the future of Hong Kong, raising questions about the autonomy of a city whose status is a underpinned by its distinction from the mainland.
How the election unfolds may have big consequences the future of Hong Kong, which has become a key friction point between China, the U.S. and the U.K.
Friday's move represents the biggest challenge yet to the "one country, two systems” framework set up to guarantee Hong Kong’s liberal institutions.