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June 21, 2022

Hong Kong
Lessons From History Series: A Question of Autonomy—Hong Kong Then and Now

July 2022 marks twenty-five years since the United Kingdom and China signed the Sino-British agreement, returning Hong Kong to China with the understanding that China's policies regarding Hong Kong w…

Play Hong Kong's national flag next to China's national flag

May 19, 2022

Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Freedoms: What China Promised and How It’s Cracking Down

Beijing has tightened its grip on Hong Kong in recent years, dimming hopes that the financial center will ever become a full democracy.

Hong Kong police force a man's arms behind his back, as an officer stands close to the camera, in Hong Kong.

June 23, 2022

Hong Kong
China’s Crackdown on a Free Hong Kong

After the British government handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997, Beijing promised to let the city keep its capitalist economy and some of its democratic freedoms under the “one country, two syste…

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March 7, 2022

China
Virtual Roundtable: Hong Kong's Transformation

Hong Kong is the only peaceful, prosperous city in modern times that has seen freedom so rapidly eradicated. It is also the place where the values of an open society are in conflict with those of a c…

Play Pro-democracy protesters hold a banner during a protest urging for the release of political prisoners at Chinese National Day, in Hong Kong, China

June 30, 2022

China
January 6 Hearings, Anniversary of Hong Kong Handover, and More

The January 6 committee hearings generate new interest, Hong Kong observes the twenty-fifth anniversary of its handover to China, and migrant smuggling gets new scrutiny after dozens were found dead …

Podcast Pro-democracy protesters hold a banner during a protest urging for the release of political prisoners at Chinese National day, in Hong Kong

May 3, 2022

China
Political Participation in China: What’s Allowed Under Xi?

President Xi Jinping has increasingly suppressed online activism and protests about COVID-19 and a variety of other issues. What avenues for political expression do Chinese citizens have?

October 26, 2021

Southeast Asia
Biden’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, With Lynn Kuok

Lynn Kuok, Shangri-La Dialogue senior fellow for Asia-Pacific Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the Biden administration’s poli…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden participates virtually with the ASEAN summit from an auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 26, 2021.

May 5, 2022

Elections and Voting
Philippine General Election, Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive, and More

The Philippines holds a general election, a vote for a new chief executive happens in Hong Kong, and foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations meet in Germany.

Podcast Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lipa, Batangas province, Philippines, April 20, 2022.

September 9, 2021

Hong Kong
Virtual Roundtable: The Transformation of Hong Kong

Dennis Kwok, former liberal politician and leader in efforts to democratize China’s Special Administrative Region (SAR), discusses the many changes being imposed on Hong Kong, expected developments, …

Play A pro-democracy protester is being searched by police officers during a demonstration in Hong Kong.

October 7, 2021

Hong Kong