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  • Elsie Leung, a Hong Kong politician and solicitor

    Jun 09, 2020

    The national security law proposed by the NPC is firmly grounded in law and will benefit of the region, notwithstanding the willful distortions of opponents who seek independence.

  • Zhou Xiaoming, Former Deputy Permanent Representative of China’s Mission to the UN Office in Geneva

    Jun 07, 2020

    Some people worry that the legislation will erode freedom of speech, press and assembly and damage the judiciary. Similar dire predictions never materialized after the handover, and these new ones will likewise prove unfounded.

  • Philip Cunningham, Independent Scholar

    Jun 06, 2020

    There is a divide among China hawks in the US, evident in the mixed messages of Trump’s May 29 speech. Concessions are made to two contending schools of thought.

  • Tian Feilong, Associate Professor, the Law School of Beihang University

    Jun 05, 2020

    Despite the twisted perceptions of domestic radicals and the disruptive agenda of foreign forces in the SAR, the benefits of the new law are clear.

  • Li Huan, Research Fellow, China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations

    May 26, 2020

    While some members of the international community have jumped to the conclusion that Bejing’s motives are nefarious, they should wait and see before bad-mouthing it. The need for new legislation is clear.

  • Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

    Dec 12, 2019

    The demonstrations in Hong Kong reflect the fact that those who grow up in a free society usually want to continue living in one. Whatever the impact of a cradle-to-grave propaganda system in the PRC, it won’t work in Hong Kong—or Taiwan.

  • Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong

    Xiao Geng, President of the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance

    Dec 04, 2019

    Hong Kong’s government withdrew the extradition bill that triggered the protests. Yet the protesters rage on, lacking any coherent strategy or demands. They claim that they are fighting for democracy, but it is hard to reconcile that lofty goal with medieval-style catapults launching bricks and firebombs. In truth, the protesters’ scorched-earth strategy can lead only to more chaos, destruction, and death.

  • Li Huan, Research Fellow, China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations

    Nov 28, 2019

    The United States Congress recently passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, and President Donald Trump signed it into law. It is a major de facto amendment of the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 and the first U.S. domestic law concerning the region since Hong Kong’s return to China.

  • Philip Cunningham, Independent Scholar

    Nov 19, 2019

    The quibbling, quarreling world today is in dire need of the kind of rounded, yin/yang wisdom epitomized by Lee in his prime, whether it be in regard to racial harmony, the US-China trade war, or civil unrest in Hong Kong.

  • Huang Jing, University Professor at Shanghai International Studies University

    Sep 10, 2019

    Demonstrations didn’t develop overnight but arose from a long pattern of alienation. Stability will return only when the root cause of Hong Kong’s illness — elite rule — is removed.

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