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Hong Kong Since The Handover

November 12, 2020

After the 1997 return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty, the region was supposed to enjoy 50 years of autonomy. That seems to be ending much sooner.

Video: Michael Davis Looks at “One Country, Two Systems”

November 12, 2020

The USC U.S.-China Institute talks with author Michael Davis. His new book looks at Beijing's growing interference in the “one country, two systems” model China promised Hong Kong during the 1997 handover.

Congressional Research Service, China's National Security Law for Hong Kong: Issues for Congress, August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

The Congressional Research Service is a non-partisan research office under the Library of Congress. This report was written by Susan V. Lawrence and Michael F. Martin.

Donald J. Trump, Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization, July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

U.S. President Donald J. Trump ordered that the distinct treatment enjoyed by Hong Kong and its citizens be ended.

Increasing acceptance of LGBTQ

July 9, 2020

With the 50th anniversary of the world’s first gay pride parade in Los Angeles, we look across the Pacific at the two very different climates provided to LGBTQ individuals in China and Taiwan.

US Dept. of Homeland Security, Strongly Warn U.S. Businesses Against Contributing to China’s Human Rights Abuses, July 1, 2020.

July 1, 2020

Joint advisory from the State, Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security departments for U.S. companies operating in China, particularly in Xinjiang.

National People’s Congress, National Security Law for Hong Kong SAR, June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

This is the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region that went into effect on June 30, 2020.

#4: Becoming an Activist

June 24, 2020

Teng Biao grew up in a rural village before attending law school at Peking University and focusing on human rights. While his early successes were lauded by the Chinese government, he was later abducted and tortured by police. He fled to the United States with his family and now teaches at Hunter College in NYC.

Video: Antony Dapiran on the Hong Kong Protests

June 5, 2020

Hong Kong based author and photographer Antony Dapiran looked at his new book on the city's protests and what they mean for the future of Hong Kong and China.

 

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