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# hong-kong - Thursday 1 October, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

“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'

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 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'

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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?

The law was approved by Hong Kong legislators on Thursday.

# hong-kong - Thursday 4 June, 2020

New Hong Kong law bans insults to China's national anthem

Today protesters defied a ban against a mass vigil commemorating the Tienanmen anniversary.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

UK and China clash as Boris Johnson offers 'route to citizenship' for 3 million Hong Kong residents

The UK offer follows China’s decision to impose a new security law on Hong Kong.

# hong-kong - Friday 29 May, 2020

'It's not as attractive as it was': New security law puts pressure on businesses in Hong Kong

Chinese leaders said the new law was needed to combat unspecified threats in the semi-autonomous region.

# hong-kong - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Three politicians ejected from Hong Kong chamber amid China anthem debate

One of the politicians was forcibly carried out of the legislative chamber by security forces.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Thousands of protesters gather in Hong Kong before legislators debate national anthem law

In the Central business district, police shot pepper balls at protesters and searched several people.

# hong-kong - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over China security law proposal

The scenes today were the most intense in months.

Police fire tear gas as hundreds take to Hong Kong streets to protest China security proposals

Protesters chanted slogans such as ‘Stand with Hong Kong’ as they gathered in a popular shopping district.

# hong-kong - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'This is the end of Hong Kong': China proposes controversial security laws

The proposal follows major protests in Hong Kong last year.

# hong-kong - Friday 15 May, 2020

Hong Kong watchdog says police only used force to protect their safety during pro-democracy protests

Although described as independent, the council is appointed by Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam.

# hong-kong - Monday 11 May, 2020

Police arrest more than 200 protesters in Hong Kong

A pro-democracy movement has shown signs of reviving in recent weeks as the coronavirus threat eases.

# hong-kong - Friday 8 May, 2020

Unrest returns to Hong Kong as politicians battle for key committee position

Hong Kong reopened in recent days after riding out the Covid-19 health emergency.

# hong-kong - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan

Lam Wing-kee was a bookseller from Hong Kong who disappeared and then reappeared in custody of mainland China’s authorities.

# hong-kong - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Hong Kong activists arrested over last year's democracy protests

Last year’s rallies morphed into a wider movement calling for greater freedoms from Beijing.

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