Hong Kong Democracy

National Review: How China Has Crushed Hong Kong’s Democracy

By: Jianli Yang & Aaron Rhodes On March 11, an annual confab of functionaries rubber-stamped a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) plan to gut most of what is left of Hong Kong’s democratic processes. At the “Two Sessions” meeting, or Lianghui, over 5,000 members of the...

Hong Kong: One Year after 8.19

By Alex Chow and  YANG Jianli, published: August 31, 2015 Today marks the first anniversary of the August 31 decision of China’s National People’s Congress prohibiting popular selection of candidates for Hong Kong’s chief executive by the people in Hong Kong. This...

Statement on the Prosecution of Student Leaders in Hong Kong

On August 27, 2015, the Hong Kong Police officially prosecuted three student leaders, Alex Chow, Nathan Law and Joshua Wong for their leadership in last year's Umbrella Movement, a fight for genuine universal suffrage.  Alex Chow and Nathan Law are former and current...

IFC Statement on Current Hong Kong Political Situation

Initiatives for China Statement on Current Hong Kong Political Situation The movement Occupy Central, which was seeking popular suffrage in Hong Kong, was abruptly ended by force in December, but not before it had grown into a global phenomenon called the Umbrella...