Chinese interference in Hong Kong’s political and legal affairs is creating uncertainty about the future of the territory as an independent business centre.
Why doesn’t China put down the protests in Hong Kong? Maybe it doesn’t want to.
Why the Hong Kong protesters feel they have ‘nothing to lose’
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has indicated she's open to dialogue. But unless she meets the demonstrators' demands, the protest movement isn't going to end anytime soon.
The Chinese government has a multi-pronged approach to quell the protests –building support among business elites, putting pressure on companies and ramping up its misinformation campaigns.
Protesters have adopted new approaches stemming from the failures of the 2014 Umbrella Movement and they are building something that is showing resilience to Beijing’s authoritarianism.
The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong is evolving …
Protests in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law are the largest in the territory’s history. But not all of the people out in the street share the same tactics or goals.
The occupation of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building on July 1 was met with calls for ‘zero tolerance’ from mainland China.
A controversial extradition law has been suspended in Hong Kong after more than a week of mass public resistance. Hong Kong’s legal system is one of its few remaining areas of autonomy from China.
Hong Kong’s protesters are galvanised by their cause, but whether they can sustain their momentum and bring about real change remains to be seen.
Protestors have taken to the streets over an extradition bill that could see alleged criminals extradicted to China, and Beijing is doing little to assuage their concerns.