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China's Hong Kong crackdown escalates with mass opposition arrests
by Jerome Taylor - January 6, 2021 - 8:55pm
Police confirmed 53 people — including a US citizen — were arrested for "subversion" in an early morning operation that involved about 1,000 officers. 
Hong Kong reels after the year that free speech died
by Jerome Taylor - December 21, 2020 - 2:29pm
Hong Kong is now a place where Beijing increasingly calls the shots and where voicing certain opinions can now carry up to a lifetime prison sentence.
Joshua Wong leads young Hong Kong trio jailed for protests
by Jerome Taylor - December 2, 2020 - 3:51pm
Leading Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong was jailed alongside two other young activists on Wednesday for taking part in last year's huge democracy protests as the crackdown on Beijing's critics gathers pace
Cathay Pacific to cut thousands of jobs, close subsidiary airline
by Jerome Taylor - October 21, 2020 - 10:02am
Cathay Pacific is to slash up to 5,900 jobs and shutter its Cathay Dragon subsidiary, the Hong Kong carrier said Wednesday, joining a growing list of airlines making swingeing cuts as they reel from the coronavirus...
Jimmy Lai: the Hong Kong media tycoon that China loathes
by Jerome Taylor - August 10, 2020 - 3:14pm
Lai's arrest on Monday under a new national security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong will come as little surprise to observers, including the publisher himself, who said he knew he would be a prime target.
Student arrests in Hong Kong deepen 'white terror' fears
by Jerome Taylor - July 30, 2020 - 2:04pm
Footage posted online showed plainclothes police leading Tony Chung, the 19-year-old former leader of Student Localism, being detained with his hands tied behind his back.
China opens Hong Kong headquarters for its secret police
by Jerome Taylor - July 9, 2020 - 7:31am
China opened a new office on Wednesday for its intelligence agents to operate openly in Hong Kong for the first time under a tough new security law, in a public display of its tightening control over the finance...
China clashes with US over new Hong Kong security law
by Jerome Taylor - July 3, 2020 - 7:51am
China promised Thursday to take "strong countermeasures" if the US presses ahead with tough new sanctions that target banks over infringements on Hong Kong's autonomy, after Beijing imposed a sweeping security law...
Hong Kong makes first security law arrests as thousands defy protest ban
by Jerome Taylor - July 2, 2020 - 7:53am
Police used water cannon, pepper spray and tear gas in a series of confrontations with protesters, one day after China drew global criticism for imposing the controversial legislation on the financial hub. ...
Hong Kong marks handover anniversary under shadow of new security law
by Jerome Taylor - July 1, 2020 - 8:01am
Hong Kong marks the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China on Wednesday under the glare of a new national security law imposed by Beijing, with protests banned and the city's cherished freedoms looking increasingly...
Cathay Pacific unveils $5-B bailout plan
by Jerome Taylor - June 9, 2020 - 3:42pm
The Hong Kong government is shelling out taxpayers' money to rescue its prestigious airline badly hit by the lingering pandemic.
Hong Kong to lead Tiananmen mourning despite virus vigil ban
by Jerome Taylor - June 4, 2020 - 7:20am
Hong Kong will Thursday lead global remembrance of China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown, with people lighting candles in neighbourhoods across the restless city after authorities banned a mass vigil because of the...
What could losing US 'special status' mean for Hong Kong?
by Jerome Taylor - June 1, 2020 - 8:18am
The revocation of special status could radically rearrange the fortunes of a city that has served for decades as the global economic gateway to China. 
China threatens US counter measures if punished for Hong Kong law
by Jerome Taylor - May 26, 2020 - 7:53am
Beijing plans to pass the new security law for Hong Kong that bans treason, subversion and sedition after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests last year.
'Still angry': Hong Kong protesters return to the streets
by Jerome Taylor - December 2, 2019 - 8:19am
Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets, a week after pro-democracy candidates scored a landslide local election vict...
Hong Kong violence prompts debate but no division among protesters
by Jerome Taylor - October 14, 2019 - 2:46pm
Hong Kong's more hardline pro-democracy protesters have embraced increased violence towards private property, businesses and even people, triggering some soul-searching within the movement. But few moderates are...
Hong Kong lashed by fresh violence as thousands defy mask ban
by Jerome Taylor - October 7, 2019 - 9:11am
Hong Kong was rocked by fresh violence Sunday as tens of thousands hit the streets to defy a ban on face masks, sparking clashes with police, street fights and vandalism across the strife-torn city. 
Hong Kong mask ban sparks violent clashes, rail shutdown
by Jerome Taylor - October 5, 2019 - 2:31pm
The ban, imposed under emergency powers not used in more than half a century, was aimed at quelling nearly four months of unrest.
New protests as Hong Kong government mulls face mask ban
by Jerome Taylor - October 4, 2019 - 2:08pm
Hong Kong's government was expected to meet Friday to discuss using a colonial-era emergency law to ban pro-democracy protesters from wearing face masks, a move opponents said would be a turning point that tips the...
Hong Kong defies China anniversary with 'Day of Grief' rallies and clashes
by Jerome Taylor - October 1, 2019 - 4:46pm
Strife-torn Hong Kong on Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of Communist China's founding with defiant "Day of Grief" protests and fresh clashes with police as pro-democracy activists ignored a ban on marches and...
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