Why are Hong Kong academics leaving news columns and what is the fear of new “red lines”?  Three words: national security law

Why are Hong Kong academics leaving news columns and what is the fear of new “red lines”? Three words: national security law



This is the second in a four-part series on the implications of the National Security Law, a year after it was imposed by Beijing on June 30, 2020 on Hong Kong. Gary Cheung and Lilian Cheng speak to scientists who have stopped writing opinion columns for fear of breaking the law and others who are shrinking research areas because of unknown red lines. Read part one here. After contributing political commentary to Ming Pao Daily for more than a quarter of a century, political scientist Ivan….

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This is the second in a four-part series on the implications of the National Security Law, a year after it was imposed by Beijing on June 30, 2020 on Hong Kong. Gary Cheung and Lilian Cheng speak to scientists who have stopped writing opinion columns for fear of breaking the law and others who are shrinking research areas because of unknown red lines. Read part one here. After contributing political commentary to Ming Pao Daily for more than a quarter of a century, political scientist Ivan….

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