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# Hong Kong

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Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper to publish last edition on Thursday
Apple Daily was founded by tycoon Jimmy Lai in 1995.
Five Apple Daily execs arrested under Hong Kong security law
Police searched the newspaper’s offices in another move sparking concern about the future of the free press in the territory.
Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum shuts down amid investigation
Organisers of the June 4 Museum said they were seeking legal advice.
Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 14-month jail term over 2019 pro-democracy protest
The 73-year-old is currently serving a separate 14-month jail term for convictions related to other unauthorised rallies in 2019.
Fears over 'exit ban' powers included in Hong Kong immigration bill
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.
Nine veteran activists to be sentenced in Hong Kong over one of city's biggest-ever protests
1.7 million people turned out for the demonstration in 2019.
China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature during radical overhaul
The amendments to Hong Kong’s constitution will give Beijing more control over the make-up of the city’s legislature.
Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime
Police arrested 55 of the city’s best-known pro-democracy campaigners last month.
Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces
Jimmy Lai is one of several activists facing long-jail terms over new laws prompted by the Hong Kong anti-government protests.
Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail after being charged under new national security law
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the law “makes a mockery of justice”.
Hong Kong legislature opens ahead of planned mass resignation of pro-democracy bloc
One pro-democracy lawmaker said the removal of their colleagues could sound the “death knell” for Hong Kong’s democracy.
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators resign en masse
The move follows a resolution passed in Beijing partly aimed to combat supporters of Hong Kong independence.
Seven arrested over scuffles in Hong Kong legislature earlier this year
Those arrested include current and former opposition legislators.
Hong Kong teenage activist Tony Chung charged with secession
He’s the first public political figure to be prosecuted under a new national security law imposed on the city.
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.
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.
'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.
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 begins China-led mass testing programme for Covid-19
The government expects five million people will take part in the programme.
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.
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.
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 newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police
He was among seven people detained on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces.
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 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 democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections
Hong Kong says only those who pledge allegiance to both local government and China can run.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 to close all schools after spike in coronavirus cases
Locally transmitted cases hit 34 on Thursday, the highest daily total in three months
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.
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.
China passes controversial Hong Kong security law after anti-government protests
Human rights groups have warned the law could target opposition politicians.
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.
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.
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.