China’s Overhaul of Hong Kong Elections Gives Security Bodies a Key Role

New rules give the bodies power to investigate all potential candidates, meaning opposition politicians face steep odds of even being allowed to run.

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How China Plans to Control Hong Kong’s Elections and Elevate ‘Patriots’

New rules imposed by Beijing will make it nearly impossible for democracy advocates in the territory to run for chief executive or the legislature.

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‘The East Is Rising’: Xi Maps Out China’s Post-Covid Ascent

But as Beijing rolls out a long-term plan, its top leader has also warned that “the United States is the biggest threat.”

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong Crackdown

Fourteen senior Chinese officials face travel bans and financial sanctions. In Hong Kong, the police stepped up arrests of pro-democracy politicians and activists.

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Reports of Hong Kong’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

The democracy movement may be quiet. But it is alive and it will survive.

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Cooperative Competition Is Possible Between China and the U.S.

A former vice foreign minister of China proposes a way forward for the world’s two leading powers.

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Hong Kong Is China, Like It or Not

After months of chaos in the city, something had to be done, and the Chinese government did it.

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Joshua Wong: Hong Kong Still Has Many Ways to Resist

We will respond to repression by demonstrating our solidarity creatively.

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How China Scammed Hong Kong

It pays to play the long game against people who want to be free.

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China Passes Hong Kong Security Law Granting Beijing Sweeping Powers

Lawmakers in Beijing voted in a process that has been criticized for its secrecy and haste. The law will extend the Communist Party’s reach into Hong Kong.

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China’s New National Security Law Looms Over Hong Kong

Chinese lawmakers could approve the law within days, threatening to curb free speech and protest in the territory after a year of political tumult.

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Hong Kong’s National Security Law, Explained

Chinese lawmakers are discussing legislation that could drastically curtail freedoms in the semiautonomous territory.

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Tiananmen’s Other Children

Past protests actually are remembered in China — and commemorated with yet more protests.

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Does Hong Kong Have a Fighting Chance Against China?

The Communist Party was always going to try to tame Hong Kong, but its latest efforts are something else.

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As the U.S. Lashes Out at China, Beijing Hardens Its Resolve

From China’s perspective, the punitive measures on trade, technology and Hong Kong have simply revealed the core of American hostility.

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Will President Trump Stand With Hong Kong?

Time is running out for the free world to speak up.

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Hong Kong Protests China’s Tightening Grip: An Explainer

Increasingly, the demonstrations are a direct challenge to China’s ruling Communist Party rather than to the territory’s leadership.

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Protesters in Hong Kong Rally Against China’s Tightening Grip

Many sought to oppose a bill that would threaten prison for disrespecting the Chinese national anthem, the latest expression of public anger at Beijing’s encroachment.

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China’s Military Vows to Defend the Country’s Interests in Hong Kong

The commander of the People’s Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong and the city’s leader defended Beijing’s push for new national security laws governing the territory.

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Why China’s Move to Rein In Hong Kong is Just the Start

Xi Jinping’s China, emboldened by its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, no longer seems constrained by the threat of international rebuke.

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Pompeo and Hassett Condemn China Over Hong Kong Security Law

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the White House economic adviser, Kevin Hassett, denounced the proposal by Beijing and threatened action.

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As Coronavirus Keeps the West at Bay, China Moves to Tame Hong Kong

An emboldened China and its leader, Xi Jinping, assert themselves on national security, in line with Mr. Xi’s vision for a “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”

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China Abandons Growth Target for Year as Coronavirus Disrupts Economy

The decision comes as China’s top leaders gathered in Beijing to set the country’s priorities for the coming year.

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Is This the End of Hong Kong?

What could China’s move to strengthen control over Hong Kong with new security laws yield? And why did it propose this now? Let us explain.

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Coronavirus Changed China’s Big Political Event. Here’s What to Expect.

The National People’s Congress, which starts Friday morning in Beijing, is a chance for China to show the world that it has tamed the epidemic.

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China Sets Date for Congress, Signaling Coronavirus Is Under Control

The Communist Party is eager to use its most important political spectacle to project confidence in the face of economic challenges and foreign criticism.

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Coronavirus: Revenge of the Pangolins

China has banned the trade of wildlife, suspecting that exotic animals infected humans. What will that really do?

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