13 Dec 2021

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai and 7 others sentenced to prison over banned Tiananmen vigil

Chinese media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to up to 14 months behind bars for his participation in an unauthorized assembly last year to commemorate the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Mr. Lai was sentenced in a Hong Kong court along with seven other pro-democracy figures. Mr. Lai is the founder

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11 Nov 2021

‘Captain America’ Protester Gets Nearly Six Years in Prison for Hong Kong Mall Chants

Ma Chun, a 30-year-old former food deliveryman has been sentenced to five years in jail after protesting carrying a Captain America shield. China maintains that Mr. Ma was guilty of promoting independence, a sentence that carries tough penalties for public dissent. Mr. Ma was charged under the national security law

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17 Jun 2021

Hong Kong police declare Apple Daily newsroom a crime scene as editors and executives arrested under national security law

500 officers entered the premises of the Apple Daily newspaper office and declared it a crime scene on Thursday. Top editors and executives were arrested and journalistic materials were seized under the city’s national security law. CEO of Apple Daily, Cheung Kim Hung, COO Chow Tat Kuen, chief editor Ryan

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15 Apr 2021

Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong warns foreign powers not to interfere

On Thursday, Beijing’s top representative in Hong Kong issued a clear warning to the US and its Western allies, stating that if the powers tried to interfere in China’s relationship with Hong Kong, they would receive a harsh response. Luo Huining, the director at China’s Hong Kong Liaison Office, stated

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16 Feb 2021

Hong Kong Trial of Nine Pro-Democracy Activists Begins

On Tuesday, nine veteran pro-democracy activists appeared together in court in Hong Kong due to charges related to the organization and participation in mass protests against the national security law imposed on the region in 2019. The trial stands out for the number of defendants facing prosecution and the prominence

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14 Jan 2021

Hong Kong internet firm blocked website over security law

A Hong Kong internet service provider blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with the city’s national security law. HKChronicles, the site that was blocked by Hong Kong Broadband Network, had compiled information on “yellow” shopes that supported the city’s pro-democracy movement. The site also posted personal information and

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05 Oct 2020

Hong Kong’s Leader Says Stability Has Been Restored, With City Under Heavy Police Presence

Chinese officials claim that Hong Kong is now politically stable, months after the imposition of Beijing’s controversial national security law that sparked widespread protests. Last Thursday, thousands of police officers spread throughout the city to quell any protests that might interfere with the celebration of China’s National Day, which took

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