THE LATEST BLOW: Candidate Certification

Since 1997 when Hong Kong’s new Basic Law mini-constitution went into effect, Chapter III on Fundamental Rights and Duties has held out the promise that permanent residents “shall have the right to vote and the right to stand for election” (Article...

STRAW POLLING: Another Unexpected Outcome

As the blows continued to rain down throughout 2017 … from Beijing, the Hong Kong government, and the local courts … democrats and sympathizers worried openly that their movement might not be able to survive with its energy and integrity intact. They worried that the...