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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam at a press conference in Hong Kong Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam at a press conference in Hong Kong, Jan. 19, 2021 (AP photo by Vincent Yu).

China Targets the Last Vestige of Hong Kong’s Democracy

, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR contributor Rachel Cheung and Assistant Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curate the week’s top news and expert analysis on China. Subscribers can adjust their newsletter settings to receive China Note by email every week.

When Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp won the city’s local elections in a landslide in 2019, securing 17 of its 18 districts, their unprecedented victory was a slap in the face for the Hong Kong government, and for Beijing, whose puppets suffered a humiliating loss. But that victory was short-lived, as the authorities in Hong Kong are now making sure the opposition won’t be able to compete in another election. ...

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