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Hong Kong’s Heightened Crackdown on Dissent

Expand Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, is surrounded by members of the media as he leaves the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) in Hong Kong on August 14, 2018.  © 2018 PHILIP FONG/AFP/Getty Images This week, Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) convenor Andy Chan appealed the Hong Kong government’s unprecedented decision to ban the pro-independence party. The move to ban the HKNP in September was among the government’s latest efforts to stifle dissent in Hong Kong. Chan’s appeal to Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the Executive Council includes a request that Lam and eight Executive…

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