Hong Kong Protest 2019

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...

Democracy Digest: Why China will be in ‘fragile position’ in 2021

Activist Ai Weiwei, who had to leave China because of his dissent with the government policies, told CNN-News18 in an exclusive interview (above) that the country will be in a fragile position next year. He said that nationalism was very recent in...

Hong Kong’s Long View

The struggle over Hong Kong seems headed toward stalemate. But while the Hong Kongers can tolerate not winning in the short term, the CCP is worried that they are not losing. The mass protests in Hong Kong ignited by the Extradition Law Amendment Bill (ELAB) have been...

On Hong Kong, put American Principles First, Mr. President – Bonnie Leung, Jianli Yang, Aaron Rhodes

By Bonnie Leung, Jianli Yang and Aaron Rhodes The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act now awaiting signature on President Trump's desk is among the most symbolically and substantively consequential pieces of foreign policy legislation in recent years.  He must...