The Hong Kong government may not be able to bring the activists to trial. But the warrants could encourage vigilantism or extra-legal rendition, which has occurred before.
Freedom of speech and expression has been destroyed, despite Beijing’s promises they would be upheld.
Comparisons have been made to the 1989 demonstrations that led to the Tiananmen Square massacre. An expert on Chinese protests explains why that is half right.
The upcoming trial of publisher Jimmy Lai is seen as a symbol of the erosion of freedom of speech in Hong Kong.
A scholar of philosophy and foreign policy explains why Cardinal Zen poses a threat to the Chinese Communist Party as a competing source of political authority.
Jess Ho’s acerbic, sad, funny memoir of combines a compelling critique of the Melbourne food scene that became her family with memories of a traumatic childhood.
Strikes in the British colony 100 years ago were to provide the first flourishing of militancy that would bloom into full-scale revolution in China.
Chinese fighter jets buzzed the line separating China and Taiwan just hours before the US House speaker arrived on the island.
Hong Kong has seen a rapid erosion of its freedoms and human rights recently.
Louisa Lim’s ‘haunting testimonial’ to Hong Kong reveals a politically engaged and dynamic civil society beneath the surface of an unrelenting reign of terror.
All of the 39 countries human rights experts tracked in 2020 experienced a decline in human rights. It’s not yet clear whether countries will quickly bounce back as the pandemic eases.
Foreign judges have served on Hong Kong’s court of final appeal since 1997, but the national security law is changing that.
Countries that previously fared best at controlling COVID are now finding it tougher to keep cases and deaths down.
It has been a hugely controversial bill - but some of the proposals will actually help certain communities fighting for British citizenship.
The resurgence of sedition laws is having a devastating chilling effect on press freedom.
There’s a new COVID lineage called B.1.1.529. It has a genetic profile very different from other circulating variants
In the face of China’s repression and human rights abuses, a scholar asks whether cheerful media coverage of the Beijing Olympics in February 2022 signals complicity with Chinese propaganda.
Wong’s films explore the indelible passage of time as registered in the everyday lives of his unforgettable protagonists.
In east Asian countries, past disease outbreaks have made face masks part of everyday life – but the social context supporting such behaviour isn’t present in the UK.
The sentencing of Tong Ying-kit shows how the Hong Kong court system will treat those accused under its new national security law.