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Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily confirms closure
by Yan Zhao - June 23, 2021 - 5:30pm
The decision is the latest blow to Hong Kong's freedoms and will deepen unease over whether the international finance center can remain a media hub as China seeks to stamp out dissent.
Hong Kong pro-democracy media executives denied bail under security law
by Yan Zhao - June 19, 2021 - 2:05pm
Two executives from Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily appeared in court on Saturday on charges of collusion and were denied bail after authorities deployed a sweeping security law to target the newspaper, a scathing...
Hong Kong democracy paper defiant as executives charged under security law
by Yan Zhao - June 18, 2021 - 4:43pm
The bold stance came as police formally charged two of the newspaper's executives under a sweeping new security law that cracks down on dissent in the international business and media hub.
Hong Kong democracy vigil leader detained on Tiananmen anniversary
by Yan Zhao - June 4, 2021 - 5:42pm
Hong Kong police detained one of the organizers of the annual vigil commemorating Beijing's deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown, as authorities sought to prevent any show of pro-democracy people power on Friday's sensitive...
Hong Kongers get creative as authorities ban Tiananmen vigil
by Yan Zhao - June 3, 2021 - 5:00pm
This year's vigil has been banned again, ostensibly because of COVID-19 — although Hong Kong has not recorded a locally transmitted case in more than a month.
Hong Kong journalist convicted over database search for mob attack probe
by Yan Zhao - April 22, 2021 - 7:09pm
An award-winning Hong Kong journalist was found guilty on Thursday of improperly searching a public vehicle licence database to help track down the perpetrators of an attack on democracy supporters by government...
Britain opens visa scheme for millions of Hong Kongers
by Yan Zhao - January 31, 2021 - 9:29am
From Sunday afternoon, anyone with a British National (Overseas) passport and their dependents will be able to apply online for a visa allowing them to live and work in the United Kingdom. After five years they can...
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...
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