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June 22, 2017

China
Hong-Kong-Democracy-BGR.jpg Democracy in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has certain political and economic freedoms based on China’s “one country, two systems” principle, but the city’s political evolution is challenging its relationship with the mainland.

December 13, 2016

China
china-hong-kong-tourism-plot Hong Kong Is Now a Negative Indicator of Chinese Tourism Imports

I haven’t written about China’s tourism imports for a while. Suffice to say they remain a puzzle. To recap quickly, China’s reported imports of tourism soared in 2014 and 2015—with imports of touris…

September 29, 2014

China
Joshua Wong, a 17-year-old who heads the group leading a pupils' protest, Scholarism, addresses a rally in Hong Kong September 26, 2014.  Hundreds of children joined students demanding greater democracy for Hong Kong on Friday, capping a week-long campaign that has seen a large cut-out depicting the territory's leader as the devil paraded through the city and calls for him to resign. The Chinese characters on the background read "Fate". REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION CIVIL UNREST) What Beijing Should Do About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is not Beijing, 2014 is not 1989, and Civic Square is not Tiananmen Square. Still, the images of tens of thousands of Hong Kong Chinese demonstrating in the streets for democratic reform ca…

October 7, 2014

Hong Kong
Protests in Hong Kong: Three Things to Know

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong feel Beijing has reneged on its guarantees of greater autonomy for the former British colony, says CFR’s Barbara Demick.

November 18, 2016

China
rohingya-children Rakhine Lockdown, Hong Kong Disqualifications, Choigate, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Rohingyas suffer under Rakhine lockdown. Myanmar’s Rakhine State, home to roughly 1.1 mil…

December 8, 2005

China
Hong Kong Pushes Beijing Back as Democracy Demands Continue

This publication is now archived. What’s the latest in the political sparring between Hong Kong and China?On December 21, Hong Kong politicians turned down a Beijing-backed proposal to reform Hong Ko…

February 4, 2005

China
CHINA: Beijing-Hong Kong Tensions

This publication is now archived. What’s the source of current tensions between Beijing and democracy activists in Hong Kong?Hong Kong democracy advocates have been lobbying Beijing to allow greater …

June 14, 2016

China
GoodImports The Leak in China’s Controls From Hong Kong Imports Is Still Small

The jump in China’s imports from Hong Kong has generated a bit of attention recently. Monthly imports have gone from around $1 billion this time last year to around $3 billion. It is very reasonable…

November 19, 2014

Hong Kong
The Umbrella Movement: A Pivotal Moment for Democracy in Hong Kong

Testifying before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Mark P. Lagon argues that democracy in Hong Kong is reaching a pivotal moment and the United States and other nations must join in s…

October 6, 2014

Politics and Government
hong kong occupy central The U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong: Part of a Trend of Weakness on Democracy

As protests have mounted in Hong Kong, with a possible violent resolution in sight, the U.S. Consulate in the SAR has done little more than issue tepid statements on the demonstrations, which had bee…