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Visitors from Hong Kong can have refuge in US for 18 months, says Biden From TheJournal.ie

Visitors from Hong Kong can have refuge in US for 18 months, says Biden

Aug 6th 2021, 7:37 AM 18,324 Views 17 Comments

The move comes as China and the United States are at odds over a range of foreign policy and trade issues.

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem
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Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem

Jul 31st 2021, 3:45 PM 14,969 Views 35 Comments

Police are investigating Olympic Games fans who booed China’s national anthem during a public screening at a shopping centre.

Secondary school pupils arrested over alleged Hong Kong terror plot
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Secondary school pupils arrested over alleged Hong Kong terror plot

Jul 6th 2021, 7:53 AM 17,082 Views 4 Comments

The arrests come after months of massive anti-government protests rocked the territory.

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper to publish last edition on Thursday
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Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper to publish last edition on Thursday

Jun 23rd 2021, 8:36 PM 7,615 Views 15 Comments

Apple Daily was founded by tycoon Jimmy Lai in 1995.

Five Apple Daily execs arrested under Hong Kong security law
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Five Apple Daily execs arrested under Hong Kong security law

Jun 17th 2021, 7:34 AM 16,140 Views 23 Comments

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
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Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum shuts down amid investigation

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:59 AM 15,744 Views 18 Comments

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
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Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 14-month jail term over 2019 pro-democracy protest

May 28th 2021, 7:01 AM 9,081 Views 16 Comments

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
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Fears over 'exit ban' powers included in Hong Kong immigration bill

Apr 28th 2021, 1:48 PM 7,103 Views 2 Comments

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
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Nine veteran activists to be sentenced in Hong Kong over one of city's biggest-ever protests

Apr 16th 2021, 7:58 AM 7,735 Views 6 Comments

1.7 million people turned out for the demonstration in 2019.

China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature during radical overhaul
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China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature during radical overhaul

Mar 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 10,208 Views 24 Comments

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
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Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime

Feb 28th 2021, 12:36 PM 8,916 Views 6 Comments

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
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Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces

Feb 18th 2021, 7:59 AM 5,026 Views 1 Comment

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
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Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail after being charged under new national security law

Dec 12th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,728 Views 17 Comments

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
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Hong Kong legislature opens ahead of planned mass resignation of pro-democracy bloc

Nov 12th 2020, 8:05 AM 7,653 Views 3 Comments

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
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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators resign en masse

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 11:14 AM 21,874 Views 18 Comments

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
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Seven arrested over scuffles in Hong Kong legislature earlier this year

Nov 1st 2020, 3:42 PM 10,742 Views 6 Comments

Those arrested include current and former opposition legislators.

Hong Kong teenage activist Tony Chung charged with secession
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Hong Kong teenage activist Tony Chung charged with secession

Oct 29th 2020, 7:02 AM 19,478 Views 0 Comments

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

Oct 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 27,096 Views 24 Comments

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
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Leading pro-democracy activist arrested in Hong Kong for 'unlawful' protest against face-mask ban

Sep 24th 2020, 8:43 AM 21,660 Views 16 Comments

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
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'It's not a crime to mourn June 4': Hong Kong activists in court over banned Tiananmen vigil

Sep 15th 2020, 8:40 AM 7,781 Views 3 Comments

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
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Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election

Sep 6th 2020, 4:35 PM 16,502 Views 6 Comments

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
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Hong Kong begins China-led mass testing programme for Covid-19

Sep 1st 2020, 6:47 AM 11,333 Views 0 Comments

The government expects five million people will take part in the programme.

Hong Kong news site says prospective editor was denied visa
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Hong Kong news site says prospective editor was denied visa

Aug 27th 2020, 1:44 PM 14,060 Views 1 Comment

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
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First case of Covid-19 reinfection reported by researchers in Hong Kong

Aug 24th 2020, 4:09 PM 44,781 Views 51 Comments

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
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Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official

Aug 11th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,138 Views 9 Comments

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
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Hong Kong residents rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper following owner's arrest

Aug 11th 2020, 7:08 AM 18,243 Views 12 Comments

The newspaper said its circulation is up from 70,000 to 550,000.

Hong Kong newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police
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Hong Kong newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police

Aug 10th 2020, 7:16 AM 17,817 Views 20 Comments

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
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US-China relations deteriorate further as Beijing slams 'barbarous' sanctions placed on Hong Kong

Aug 8th 2020, 8:21 AM 24,282 Views 56 Comments

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
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Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame

Jul 31st 2020, 1:25 PM 8,608 Views 11 Comments

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
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Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections

Jul 30th 2020, 10:41 AM 14,019 Views 23 Comments

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'
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Chinese ambassador to Ireland claims footage of blindfolded, cuffed Uighur Muslims is 'fabricated'

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:24 PM 27,371 Views 66 Comments

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
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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong to fight for seat in Hong Kong legislature

Jul 20th 2020, 10:33 AM 6,636 Views 15 Comments

“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'
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Hong Kong leader says coronavirus now spreading 'out of control'

Jul 19th 2020, 3:34 PM 96,298 Views 47 Comments

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
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Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of trade perks and imposes sanctions over crackdown by China

Jul 15th 2020, 9:37 AM 21,455 Views 60 Comments

Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China,” Trump said.

China accuses Hong Kong democracy activists of trying to launch 'revolution'
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China accuses Hong Kong democracy activists of trying to launch 'revolution'

Jul 14th 2020, 8:28 PM 8,421 Views 37 Comments

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
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Organisers of this year's Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil appear in court

Jul 13th 2020, 9:38 AM 8,942 Views 0 Comments

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
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Hong Kong to close all schools after spike in coronavirus cases

Jul 10th 2020, 9:07 AM 15,102 Views 19 Comments

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
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Chinese government opens a new headquarters in Hong Kong for its intelligence agency

Jul 8th 2020, 7:13 AM 10,153 Views 11 Comments

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
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Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests

Updated Jul 1st 2020, 10:35 PM 29,756 Views 61 Comments

Under the new law, certain political views and symbols became illegal overnight.

China passes controversial Hong Kong security law after anti-government protests
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China passes controversial Hong Kong security law after anti-government protests

Jun 30th 2020, 6:55 AM 9,376 Views 18 Comments

Human rights groups have warned the law could target opposition politicians.

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