Regional Overview: East Asia
19-25 July 2020

Last week in East Asia, the number of events increased slightly compared to the week before. In Hong Kong, citizens commemorated the 2019 Yuen Long attack. In mainland China, protests were triggered by consulate closures amid an ongoing diplomatic row with the US, and separately, police intervened in protests opposing illegal land appropriation.…

Regional Overview: East Asia
12-18 July 2020

Last week in East Asia, key developments include: a continued downward trend for pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong amid passage of the national security law; major brawls between Kuomintang and Democratic Progressive Party lawmakers in the Taiwan parliament over the appointment of the president of the Control Yuan; anti-sexual harassment protests and deepened political division in South Korea following the death of an alleged pro-Japan veteran; dueling protests between nationalists and anti-hate speech activists in Japan; and continued coronavirus-related demonstrations in China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, Japan, and Mongolia.…

Regional Overview: East Asia
5-11 July 2020

In East Asia, key developments last week include: a decrease in protest and political violence activity in China, including in Hong Kong, following the passing of the security law the week before; continued coronavirus-related demonstrations in Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong; as well as anti-online sexual exploitation protests in South Korea, anti-US sentiments in Japan and South Korea, political protests demanding the release of the former Prime Minister in Mongolia, and sit-in protests calling for judicial reform in Taiwan.…

CDT Spotlight: Hong Kong

While demonstration activity has resumed in Hong Kong amid loosening coronavirus-related restrictions, China’s new security law raises concerns for the future of the city’s protest movement. ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller examines the latest trends.This…