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China’s president Xi Jinping is applauded by lawmakers as he arrives for the closing session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People on in Beijing. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China’s parliament approved on Thursday a draft decision to change Hong Kong’s electoral system, further reducing democratic representation in the cit(...)

A large-scale pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong on January 1st, 2020. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

China’s top lawmaking body has formally unveiled plans to ensure only “patriots” can govern Hong Kong, as Beijing tightens its grip on the city with e(...)

Health authorities fan out in Jordan, a working-class neighbourhood in Hong Kong, last Saturday to carry out mass testing. Photograph:  Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

When Shirley Leung (60) woke up enclosed in Hong Kong’s first coronavirus lockdown, she surveyed the tiny room she shares with her adult son, which fi(...)

US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in Florida in 2017.  Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

A dissident once branded Enemy No 1 by the Chinese Communist Party is spreading conspiracy theories about vote-rigging in the US presidential election(...)

Hong Kong’s chief justice Geoffrey Ma (centre) attends a ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year in Hong Kong on January 13th, 2020. Photograph:  Philip Fong/AFP via Getty

Beijing is expected to target Hong Kong’s independent judiciary as it tightens control over the territory’s institutions, according to Philip Dykes, h(...)

 Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference Wednesday in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Billy HC Kwok/Getty Images

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam has vowed to deepen ties with mainland China and pledged to rescue the city from “chaos”, using an annual policy (...)

Medical workers collect samples from a man at a makeshift testing site for Covid-19 at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong’s attempt to launch mass testing for coronavirus has morphed into a public vote on the government’s legitimacy after opposition politicians (...)

A man holds a poster as he attends a Lunch With You rally inside a shopping mall in the Central district of Hong Kong on June 9, 2020, as the city marks the one-year anniversary since pro-democracy protests erupted following opposition to a Bill allowing extraditions to mainland China. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Hong Kong on Tuesday to mark a year of sustained pro-democracy rallies as fears over looming national secur(...)

Pro-democracy party Demosisto members (L-R) Joshua Wong, Sunny Cheung and Nathan Law, hold a placard urging European leaders to act against a national security law during a press conference outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Antony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong lawmakers are set to resume a debate on Wednesday over a controversial Bill that would make disrespecting China’s national anthem a criminal(...)

 Hostesses serve tea to delegates during the opening session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. Photograph:   Leo Ramirez/AFP via Getty Images

China’s legislators unveiled a deeply controversial national security law on Friday aimed at tightening Beijing’s hold on Hong Kong, a move that spark(...)

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