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China’s Olympic Opportunity – Martin Lee

Hong Kong Legislative Council member Martin Lee wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calling on the U.S. to pressure China on human rights issues in the run-up to the Olympics. ESWN has reposted...

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China: Rules of Olympic Engagement – John Kennedy

An update of a CDT post, from Global Voices: On Hong Kong Democratic Party founder and Legco member Martin Lee being labeled a race traitor and running dog after his WaPo article, which proposed...

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HK Democracy Activist to Quit Politics

From AP: Hong Kong’s best-known democracy advocate said Friday he will end his political career but keep pressing for greater rights, a campaign that has already led Beijing to brand him a traitor....

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Hong Kong’s ‘Father Of Democracy’ Vows To Keep Pushing For Vote

From AFP: Hong Kong’s leading democracy campaigner Martin Lee vowed Thursday to carry on his battle for universal suffrage in the southern Chinese city, despite retiring after 23 years as a legislator....

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Two Charged over Plot to Murder Hong Kong Democrat

Two men have been charged for plotting to assassinate Martin Lee, one of Hong Kong’s leading advocates for democracy.  From AFP: The plot to kill Lee, a veteran activist and long-time critic of...

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Chinese Man Charged in Plot against HK Politician Lee

One of two men from mainland China was formally charged in court on Monday for plotting to assassinate Martin Lee, one of Hong Kong’s leading democrats.  From The China Post: The alleged plot was...

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China Arrests 7 In Gun Plot Against HK Democrat: Report

From Reuters: Police in southern China have arrested seven men including the suspected mastermind of a foiled gun plot targeting veteran Hong Kong democrat Martin Lee and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, a...

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China Cautions US To Stay Out Of HK Affairs

China warned the United States not to meddle in the affairs of Hong Kong after two pro-democracy advocates held meetings in Washington with vice president Joe Biden and others last week. Reuters...

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Hong Kong Autonomy Further Eroded Under Cover of Pandemic

On Monday, the Hong Kong government announced a 14-day extension on disease control restrictions including a ban on public gatherings of more than four people. The extension is backed by medical...

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China-U.K. Relations Fracture Amid Hong Kong Crackdown

As the Hong Kong government’s crackdown on pro-democracy activists continues unabated, relations between Beijing and London have become increasingly frayed. Areas that have previously highlighted Hong...

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HK Announces Oath Requirement for Elected Officials, Paving Way for More...

The Hong Kong government has introduced a bill that will grant it the power to disqualify elected officials for failing to pledge loyalty, as the authorities define it, to the HKSAR or for betraying...

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Hong Kong’s “Father of Democracy,” Six Others, Convicted of Illegal Assembly

On Wednesday, March 31, Hong Kong’s “father of democracy” Martin Lee, media mogul Jimmy Lai, politician “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung, barrister Margaret Ng, and three others were convicted of illegal...

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Veteran HK Activists Jailed for Peaceful Protest: “I Stand the Law’s Good...

On Friday, 12 veteran pro-democracy activists were handed jail sentences—five of them suspended—for their involvement in two protests in 2019. Those sentenced include pro-democracy figures active in...

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