After two independent media outlets shut down in Hong Kong in recent weeks, journalists speak of witnessing the end of an era.
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A Hong Kong online news site said Sunday it would cease operations due to deteriorating press freedoms in the once democratic city.
If Hong Kong was ever a democracy, 2021 witnessed the end of all forms of democratic practice in the city, courtesy of China.
Hong Kong University officials have dismantled the ‘pillar of shame’ erected to memorialize the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre.
Efforts by Hong Kong authorities and last-ditch canvassing by candidates failed to improve turnout in “patriots”-only election on Sunday.
Beijing’s crackdown on critical discourse has eroded Hong Kong’s unique identity with many self-censoring to avoid possible legal issues.
The world is increasingly authoritarian, Hong Kong embodying this shift. The big question: what are democracies doing about it?
“Revolution of Our Times,” a Hong Kong protest film directed by Kiwi Chow, has won an award at the Chinese-Language Oscars in Taiwan.
Some key figures in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement now advocate for the abolition of Hong Kong’s limited voting rights.
On Sunday Hong Kong formed the election committee ahead of the ‘patriots only’ election rule imposed by Chinese authorities in Beijing.