Since early 2019, massive pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have challenged China's grip on the prosperous island nation. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic which diverted international attention and put mass-demonstrations on hold, the situation remains unpredictable. Newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai is arrested at his office on August 10th under Hong Kong's controversial new state security law. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. With a comprehensive timeline of events, we hope to shed some light on how the conflict in Hong Kong has developed recently, where the situation now stands, and where it may be headed next. May After gaining control over its domestic COVID-19 outbreaks, China sought to aggressively reassert itself abroad, starting in Hong Kong with the proposal of new, wide-reaching national security legislation. When hundreds took to the streets on May 24th to protest the proposal, Police fired on them with tear gas. Two days later on t
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