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Explainer: Small Chinese-language media outlets press on as Hong Kong’s big names disappear

Explainer: Small Chinese-language media outlets press on as Hong Kong’s big names disappear

According to both Beijing and Hong Kong officials, freedom of the press has survived unscathed since the national security law came into force in June 2020. But prominent independent outlets have shut down one after another and journalists have been detained on national security and sedition charges. The International Federation of Journalists says Hong Kong’s…

‘What’s his name again?’: Hong Kong stages election, unbeknownst to families celebrating Mother’s Day

‘What’s his name again?’: Hong Kong stages election, unbeknownst to families celebrating Mother’s Day

The sole contender in Hong Kong’s small-circle chief executive race, John Lee, was selected by 1,416 pro-establishment voters on Sunday, which also happened to be Mother’s Day and Buddha’s Birthday, a public holiday. As votes were cast on Sunday morning, a dim sum restaurant in Mong Kok was packed with families, some taking advantage of…

Explainer: Hong Kong’s Election Committee determines who leads the city – what is it and how does it work?

Explainer: Hong Kong’s Election Committee determines who leads the city – what is it and how does it work?

Hong Kong’s chief executive elections have long been dubbed small-circle races, with only members of the Election Committee allowed to vote for the city’s leader. This Sunday’s contest – in which former chief secretary and security chief John Lee runs unopposed – marks the first such race since Beijing imposed sweeping changes to the electoral…

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