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The four elected legislators facing attempts by the government to have them kicked out of office

First there were two, but soon there may be none. It was announced last Friday that the Hong Kong Government will launch judicial reviews against Nathan Law, ‘Long Hair’ Leung …
Protesters take cover from pepper spray with umbrellas as riot police clash with them in Hong Kong in 2014 Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Dear Editor-in-Chief, I am a 3rd year LLB student at the LSE. I am of Chinese-Canadian background. Having read the articles in your Hong Kong Series, I noticed that submissions …
Demonstrators protest against what they call Beijing's interference over local politics and the rule of law in Hong Kong, China November 6, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

The democratisation of Hong Kong is wrought with geopolitical constraints. To understand it, we must look beyond ‘us’ and ‘them’, ‘democratic’ and ‘authoritarian’. To the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), democracy …
Protesters in Hong Kong. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

What do I think about the current situation in Hong Kong? Out of everything that has happened in Hong Kong since September’s Legislative Council election, where  a new generation of pro-democracy politicians …
Sixtus Leung (left) and Yau Wai Ching (right), the two newly elected pro-independence politicians at the centre of the controversy

Under the backdrop of the Brexit Article 50 judiciary saga as well as the historic US election earlier this month, which essentially determined who the next president is going to …