SCMP series
by
Pablo Robles, Darren Long, Dennis Wong

Hongkongers have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the extradition bill in huge numbers. The protesters and the government are in no mood to compromise and police have found themselves thrust into the front line

by
Gary Cheung, Alvin Lum

We analyse what demonstrators seek and the chances of persuading activists to stay off the streets.

With society split and online platforms strengthening mutual antipathy, we look at the psychology of hate and how it affects the way young protesters see the authorities.

Carrie Lam’s administration failed to gauge the popular mood before launching the bill. What does that imply for the way it governs?

Here, we look at how Beijing fails to grasp the sentiment of the city.

by
Yonden Lhatoo, Christy Leung, Clifford Lo

Police are finding new strength in their role as the last line of defence in preventing total chaos in the absence of a political solution.

Hong Kong’s government has poured millions of dollars into programmes to expose the younger generation to mainland China. We explore how that campaign has failed to foster national pride.

The city has drawn thousands of professionals from mainland China, but a summer of unrest has left many questioning the protests and their own place in Hong Kong.

We look at the murder case that was cited as the reason for the extradition bill that spurred the demonstrations, and why Taiwan is watching.

Beijing has plans to boost various sectors in Shenzhen. Does this signal that the tech hub, with a bigger GDP than its formerly dominant neighbour, could take the lead amid the unrest?

The most powerful legal weapon in the government’s arsenal is the sweeping Emergency Regulations Ordinance.

by
Peggy Sito, Denise Tsang, Lam Ka-sing

The cosy ties between business elites and politicians in the city and in Beijing may explain Hong Kong’s biggest woe: the widening income gap in the least affordable city on earth.

How young mainland Chinese are leaping the Great Firewall to get their patriotic messages across.

We look at the other ways the chief executive could quell the violence and whether she could learn from Britain’s London riots or the ‘yellow vests’ in France.

Speculation is rife that anti-government protests mean Hong Kong runs the risk of being replaced by Shenzhen as the financial heart of the Greater Bay Area. Is the concern valid?

We look at the international response to the turmoil and whether it is leading to action.

Frontline protesters question whether they are prepared for long jail sentences and explain why they are making wills for their family.