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# hong-kong - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Five Apple Daily execs arrested under Hong Kong security law
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Five Apple Daily execs arrested under Hong Kong security law

Thu 7:34 AM 16,111 Views 23 Comments

Police searched the newspaper’s offices in another move sparking concern about the future of the free press in the territory.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum shuts down amid investigation
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum shuts down amid investigation

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:59 AM 15,736 Views 18 Comments

Organisers of the June 4 Museum said they were seeking legal advice.

# hong-kong - Friday 28 May, 2021

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 14-month jail term over 2019 pro-democracy protest
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 14-month jail term over 2019 pro-democracy protest

May 28th 2021, 7:01 AM 9,070 Views 16 Comments

The 73-year-old is currently serving a separate 14-month jail term for convictions related to other unauthorised rallies in 2019.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Fears over 'exit ban' powers included in Hong Kong immigration bill
# China
# China

Fears over 'exit ban' powers included in Hong Kong immigration bill

Apr 28th 2021, 1:48 PM 7,091 Views 2 Comments

So-called “exit bans” are often used in mainland China against activists who challenge authorities and have impacted business figures like Irishman Richard O’Halloran.

# hong-kong - Friday 16 April, 2021

Nine veteran activists to be sentenced in Hong Kong over one of city's biggest-ever protests
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Nine veteran activists to be sentenced in Hong Kong over one of city's biggest-ever protests

Apr 16th 2021, 7:58 AM 7,734 Views 6 Comments

1.7 million people turned out for the demonstration in 2019.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature during radical overhaul
# Pro-Beijing
# Pro-Beijing

China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature during radical overhaul

Mar 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 10,206 Views 24 Comments

The amendments to Hong Kong’s constitution will give Beijing more control over the make-up of the city’s legislature.

# hong-kong - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime
# Raids
# Raids

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime

Feb 28th 2021, 12:36 PM 8,910 Views 6 Comments

Police arrested 55 of the city’s best-known pro-democracy campaigners last month.

# hong-kong - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces

Feb 18th 2021, 7:59 AM 5,005 Views 1 Comment

Jimmy Lai is one of several activists facing long-jail terms over new laws prompted by the Hong Kong anti-government protests.

# hong-kong - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail after being charged under new national security law
# Jimmy Lai
# Jimmy Lai

Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail after being charged under new national security law

Dec 12th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,728 Views 17 Comments

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the law “makes a mockery of justice”.

# hong-kong - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Hong Kong legislature opens ahead of planned mass resignation of pro-democracy bloc
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong legislature opens ahead of planned mass resignation of pro-democracy bloc

Nov 12th 2020, 8:05 AM 7,653 Views 3 Comments

One pro-democracy lawmaker said the removal of their colleagues could sound the “death knell” for Hong Kong’s democracy.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators resign en masse
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators resign en masse

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 11:14 AM 21,873 Views 18 Comments

The move follows a resolution passed in Beijing partly aimed to combat supporters of Hong Kong independence.

# hong-kong - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Seven arrested over scuffles in Hong Kong legislature earlier this year
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Seven arrested over scuffles in Hong Kong legislature earlier this year

Nov 1st 2020, 3:42 PM 10,742 Views 6 Comments

Those arrested include current and former opposition legislators.

# hong-kong - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Hong Kong teenage activist Tony Chung charged with secession
# Tony Chung
# Tony Chung

Hong Kong teenage activist Tony Chung charged with secession

Oct 29th 2020, 7:02 AM 19,476 Views 0 Comments

He’s the first public political figure to be prosecuted under a new national security law imposed on the city.

# hong-kong - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined
# Democracy
# Democracy

Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined

Oct 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 27,064 Views 24 Comments

Irish journalist Aaron Mc Nicholas has returned from the territory and here, he documents the daily challenges faced by journalists and other activists in a politically tense Hong Kong.

# hong-kong - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Leading pro-democracy activist arrested in Hong Kong for 'unlawful' protest against face-mask ban
# Joshua Wong
# Joshua Wong

Leading pro-democracy activist arrested in Hong Kong for 'unlawful' protest against face-mask ban

Sep 24th 2020, 8:43 AM 21,660 Views 16 Comments

The Hong Kong government first banned the wearing of masks last year.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'It's not a crime to mourn June 4': Hong Kong activists in court over banned Tiananmen vigil
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

'It's not a crime to mourn June 4': Hong Kong activists in court over banned Tiananmen vigil

Sep 15th 2020, 8:40 AM 7,778 Views 3 Comments

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers defied a ban on rallies in June to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

# hong-kong - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election
# Protests
# Protests

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election

Sep 6th 2020, 4:35 PM 16,500 Views 6 Comments

Hong Kong elections were due to have taken place today but were postponed for a year by the authorities.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Hong Kong begins China-led mass testing programme for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hong Kong begins China-led mass testing programme for Covid-19

Sep 1st 2020, 6:47 AM 11,333 Views 0 Comments

The government expects five million people will take part in the programme.

# hong-kong - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Hong Kong news site says prospective editor was denied visa
# AARON MCNICHOLAS
# AARON MCNICHOLAS

Hong Kong news site says prospective editor was denied visa

Aug 27th 2020, 1:44 PM 14,058 Views 1 Comment

The semi-autonomous financial hub has long been a major global media centre but its reputation as a press haven is slipping.

# hong-kong - Monday 24 August, 2020

First case of Covid-19 reinfection reported by researchers in Hong Kong
# Reinfection
# Reinfection

First case of Covid-19 reinfection reported by researchers in Hong Kong

Aug 24th 2020, 4:09 PM 44,774 Views 51 Comments

Genetic sequencing of the virus showed the patient was infected twice by different strains of Covid-19.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official
# Security Laws
# Security Laws

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official

Aug 11th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,133 Views 9 Comments

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill allegedly said they respected and understood new Hong Kong security laws.

Hong Kong residents rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper following owner's arrest
# Apple Daily
# Apple Daily

Hong Kong residents rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper following owner's arrest

Aug 11th 2020, 7:08 AM 18,242 Views 12 Comments

The newspaper said its circulation is up from 70,000 to 550,000.

# hong-kong - Monday 10 August, 2020

Hong Kong newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police
# Apple Daily
# Apple Daily

Hong Kong newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police

Aug 10th 2020, 7:16 AM 17,812 Views 20 Comments

He was among seven people detained on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces.

# hong-kong - Saturday 8 August, 2020

US-China relations deteriorate further as Beijing slams 'barbarous' sanctions placed on Hong Kong
# At Loggerheads
# At Loggerheads

US-China relations deteriorate further as Beijing slams 'barbarous' sanctions placed on Hong Kong

Aug 8th 2020, 8:21 AM 24,278 Views 56 Comments

The fresh sanctions from the US came after Donald Trump’s move against TikTok and WeChat.

# hong-kong - Friday 31 July, 2020

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame
# China
# China

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame

Jul 31st 2020, 1:25 PM 8,607 Views 11 Comments

The chief executive said Hong Kong has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision.

# hong-kong - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections
# China
# China

Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections

Jul 30th 2020, 10:41 AM 14,013 Views 23 Comments

Hong Kong says only those who pledge allegiance to both local government and China can run.

# hong-kong - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Chinese ambassador to Ireland claims footage of blindfolded, cuffed Uighur Muslims is 'fabricated'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Chinese ambassador to Ireland claims footage of blindfolded, cuffed Uighur Muslims is 'fabricated'

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:24 PM 27,349 Views 66 Comments

The ambassador also hit out at concerns expressed by the UK and the US over China’s growing control over Hong Kong.

# hong-kong - Monday 20 July, 2020

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong to fight for seat in Hong Kong legislature
# China
# China

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong to fight for seat in Hong Kong legislature

Jul 20th 2020, 10:33 AM 6,632 Views 15 Comments

“We hope to let the world to know how we choose not to surrender, how we choose not to kowtow to China,” he said.

# hong-kong - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Hong Kong leader says coronavirus now spreading 'out of control'
# Carrie Lam
# Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader says coronavirus now spreading 'out of control'

Jul 19th 2020, 3:34 PM 96,283 Views 47 Comments

So far, 12 people have died after contracting the virus in Hong Kong – four in the last fortnight.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of trade perks and imposes sanctions over crackdown by China
# Hong Kong Autonomy Act
# Hong Kong Autonomy Act

Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of trade perks and imposes sanctions over crackdown by China

Jul 15th 2020, 9:37 AM 21,455 Views 60 Comments

Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China,” Trump said.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

China accuses Hong Kong democracy activists of trying to launch 'revolution'
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

China accuses Hong Kong democracy activists of trying to launch 'revolution'

Jul 14th 2020, 8:28 PM 8,421 Views 37 Comments

It warned some campaigning for recent primaries may have breached the new security law imposed on the city.

# hong-kong - Monday 13 July, 2020

Organisers of this year's Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil appear in court
# Accused
# Accused

Organisers of this year's Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil appear in court

Jul 13th 2020, 9:38 AM 8,939 Views 0 Comments

A vigil was held on 4 June after police ruled it could not take place due to coronavirus restrictions.

# hong-kong - Friday 10 July, 2020

Hong Kong to close all schools after spike in coronavirus cases
# School Closures
# School Closures

Hong Kong to close all schools after spike in coronavirus cases

Jul 10th 2020, 9:07 AM 15,102 Views 19 Comments

Locally transmitted cases hit 34 on Thursday, the highest daily total in three months

# hong-kong - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Chinese government opens a new headquarters in Hong Kong for its intelligence agency
# Security Laws
# Security Laws

Chinese government opens a new headquarters in Hong Kong for its intelligence agency

Jul 8th 2020, 7:13 AM 10,151 Views 11 Comments

The new headquarters overlooks Victoria Square, where pro-democracy protests took place.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests
# China
# China

Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests

Updated Jul 1st 2020, 10:35 PM 29,746 Views 61 Comments

Under the new law, certain political views and symbols became illegal overnight.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

China passes controversial Hong Kong security law after anti-government protests
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

China passes controversial Hong Kong security law after anti-government protests

Jun 30th 2020, 6:55 AM 9,375 Views 18 Comments

Human rights groups have warned the law could target opposition politicians.

# hong-kong - Sunday 28 June, 2020

China begins reviewing controversial Hong Kong national security Bill
# China
# China

China begins reviewing controversial Hong Kong national security Bill

Jun 28th 2020, 1:45 PM 10,920 Views 13 Comments

China has said it is determined to enact the law and its passage is expected by Tuesday.

# hong-kong - Saturday 20 June, 2020

China planning to establish national security bureau in Hong Kong
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

China planning to establish national security bureau in Hong Kong

Jun 20th 2020, 4:05 PM 10,108 Views 25 Comments

The bureau would be used to investigate and prosecute crimes considered threatening to national security.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

At least 25 people arrested as hundreds march in Hong Kong to mark year since start of protests
# One Year On
# One Year On

At least 25 people arrested as hundreds march in Hong Kong to mark year since start of protests

Jun 10th 2020, 7:09 AM 5,389 Views 12 Comments

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam marked the occasion by calling for peace and stability.

# hong-kong - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?
# Protests
# Protests

Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?

Jun 6th 2020, 7:45 AM 15,480 Views 27 Comments

The law was approved by Hong Kong legislators on Thursday.

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