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Hong Kong reels after the year that free speech died
by Yan Zhao - 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.
HK activist Joshua Wong arrested again, vows to fight on
by Yan Zhao - September 25, 2020 - 7:42am
The arrest of the territory's most high-profile dissident is the latest in a string of arrests of government critics and comes after China imposed a sweeping new national security law on Hong Kong in late June.
Student arrests in Hong Kong deepen 'white terror' fears
by Yan Zhao - 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.
Hong Kong makes first security law arrests as thousands defy protest ban
by Yan Zhao - 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. ...
Massive Hong Kong pro-democracy rally ends in police clashes
by Yan Zhao - January 2, 2020 - 9:12am
A huge New Year's Day pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong ended in mass arrests and clashes between police and hardcore protesters, as demonstrators sought to carry their movement's momentum into 2020.
Hong Kong establishment crushed at polls in stark message to Beijing
by Yan Zhao - November 25, 2019 - 2:52pm
Hong Kong's deeply unpopular leader vowed Monday to "listen humbly" to voters after the pro-democracy camp scored a crushing victory in community-level elections that revealed broad public support for a protest movement...
Hong Kong democracy camp heads for stunning polls win
by Yan Zhao - November 25, 2019 - 11:57am
Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp was cruising towards a crushing victory in community-level elections on Monday, sending the Beijing-backed government a clear message of public support for the demands of a protest...
Tear gas and water cannon as Hong Kong crowds defy rally ban
by Yan Zhao - October 21, 2019 - 8:41am
As the protesters fled, frontliners stayed behind to slow the advance of riot police, setting fire to makeshift barricades. Clashes went on deep into the night.
Hong Kong's domestic workers dodge tear gas and clashes
by Yan Zhao - October 18, 2019 - 2:36pm
More than 370,000 domestic workers, overwhelmingly women from Indonesia and the Philippines, keep Hong Kong ticking, often toiling for little pay and living in cramped conditions.
Hong Kong violence prompts debate but no division among protesters
by Yan Zhao - 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 defies China anniversary with 'Day of Grief' rallies and clashes
by Yan Zhao - 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...
China celebrates 70 years of communism as Hong Kong seethes
by Yan Zhao - October 1, 2019 - 3:16pm
Some 15,000 troops along with tanks, new nuclear missiles and a supersonic drone paraded down the Avenue of Eternal Peace as Xi and other Communist Party leaders watched from a rostrum overlooking Beijing's Tiananmen...
Intense Hong Kong clashes ahead of China's 70th anniversary
by Yan Zhao - September 30, 2019 - 8:20am
Fierce clashes broke out between protesters and riot police in Hong Kong Sunday as thousands marched through the strife-torn city, during a day of global protests aimed at casting a shadow over communist China's...
100 days in: How Hong Kongers sustain protests with creativity
by Yan Zhao - September 17, 2019 - 8:19pm
With Hong Kong shaken by 100 days of huge pro-democracy protests, activists have adopted a host of creative ways to fuel their movement away from the barricades.
'Braves' on the frontlines of Hong Kong's protests
by Yan Zhao - September 13, 2019 - 11:00am
Ryan began the day pretending to his parents that he was off to play football and ended it with a rubber bullet to the leg sustained in clashes with Hong Kong's police.
'Glory to Hong Kong': The new anthem embraced by protesters
by Yan Zhao - September 12, 2019 - 1:49pm
A defiant protest anthem penned by an anonymous composer has become the unofficial new soundtrack to Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, belted out by crowds at flashmobs in malls, on the streets and in the football...
Clashes after peaceful crowd takes Hong Kong message to US consulate
by Yan Zhao - September 9, 2019 - 8:23am
Pro-democracy activists jammed Hong Kong streets in a march to the United States consulate on Sunday in a bid to ramp up international pressure on Beijing, but hardcore protesters later clashed with riot police across...
Hong Kong protesters take message to US consulate
by Yan Zhao - September 8, 2019 - 4:50pm
Pro-democracy activists rallied outside the US consulate in Hong Kong as they try to ramp up international pressure on China.
Hong Kong leader to withdraw loathed extradition bill, reports say
by Yan Zhao - September 4, 2019 - 5:05pm
Hong Kong's embattled pro-Beijing leader is planning to permanently shelve a loathed extradition bill on Wednesday, local media reported, a potentially major concession to pro-democracy protesters after three months...
Hong Kong leader insists she will stay on
by Yan Zhao - September 3, 2019 - 6:03pm
Lam said she had "not even contemplated" discussing her resignation with the Chinese government, which gives Hong Kong a restricted form of autonomy.
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