New rules give the bodies power to investigate all potential candidates, meaning opposition politicians face steep odds of even being allowed to run.
New rules imposed by Beijing will make it nearly impossible for democracy advocates in the territory to run for chief executive or the legislature.
But as Beijing rolls out a long-term plan, its top leader has also warned that “the United States is the biggest threat.”
Fourteen senior Chinese officials face travel bans and financial sanctions. In Hong Kong, the police stepped up arrests of pro-democracy politicians and activists.
The democracy movement may be quiet. But it is alive and it will survive.
A former vice foreign minister of China proposes a way forward for the world’s two leading powers.
After months of chaos in the city, something had to be done, and the Chinese government did it.
We will respond to repression by demonstrating our solidarity creatively.
It pays to play the long game against people who want to be free.
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.
Chinese lawmakers could approve the law within days, threatening to curb free speech and protest in the territory after a year of political tumult.
Chinese lawmakers are discussing legislation that could drastically curtail freedoms in the semiautonomous territory.
Past protests actually are remembered in China — and commemorated with yet more protests.
The Communist Party was always going to try to tame Hong Kong, but its latest efforts are something else.
From China’s perspective, the punitive measures on trade, technology and Hong Kong have simply revealed the core of American hostility.
Time is running out for the free world to speak up.
Increasingly, the demonstrations are a direct challenge to China’s ruling Communist Party rather than to the territory’s leadership.
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.
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.
Xi Jinping’s China, emboldened by its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, no longer seems constrained by the threat of international rebuke.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the White House economic adviser, Kevin Hassett, denounced the proposal by Beijing and threatened action.
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.”
The decision comes as China’s top leaders gathered in Beijing to set the country’s priorities for the coming year.
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.
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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