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Triad Attacks Take Place over the Weekend in Hong Kong, with Police Turning a Blind Eye

Protests continued in Hong Kong over the weekend, with a large march drawing tens of thousands on Sunday despite police refusing to approve the march beforehand. The weekend also saw clashes between pro-Beijing protesters and pro-democracy demonstrators and incidents of pro-Beijing triad members attacking demonstrators to little action from Hong Kong police... Read More

Protests Again Take Place over the Weekend in Hong Kong, with Clashes in MTR Stations

Clashes with police in Hong Kong took place again this weekend, with clashes taking place in Admiralty, Causeway Bay, Mong Kok, Tai Po, Sha Tin, and other locations from Friday to Sunday. Many clashes involved police deploying in MTR stations, indiscriminately targeting both demonstrators and civilians... Read More

Withdrawal of the Extradition Bill in Hong Kong Is Likely Too Little, Too Late to Put an End to Protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the withdrawal of the extradition bill earlier today in what appears to be a move aimed at placating protesters and deescalating the situation in Hong Kong. However, with Lam still refusing to accept the protesters' other five key demands, withdrawing the extradition bill is likely too little, too late at this juncture to put an end to protests in Hong Kong... Read More

Whether in Hong Kong or Taiwan, the Behavior of Political Elites Proves Unsurprising

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has become an increasingly contested presence as demonstrations in Hong Kong continue, with Lam refusing to compromise on any of the political demands called for by demonstrators. However, particularly in comparison with KMT political elites in Taiwan, Lam's behavior to date should not be surprising... Read More

Police Violence on Hong Kong MTR Provokes Outrage After Friday’s Wave of Arrests

Police violence again took place in Hong Kong yesterday after a wave of arrests targeting key protest figures on Friday. Particularly shocking have been images of police attacking demonstrators in an MTR car and attacking demonstrators on subway platforms, with the injured including small children. Tear gas canisters were fired directly in an MTR carriage by the Prince Edward station, something that could be potentially fatal, and a step up from a previous incident earlier this month in which tear gas being fired in an MTR station provoked outrage... Read More