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Catholic cardinal bailed following arrest under Hong Kong national security law
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Catholic cardinal bailed following arrest under Hong Kong national security law

May 11th 2022, 6:49 PM 16,874 Views 3 Comments

Joseph Zen was released shortly before the White House issued a statement demanding he be freed “immediately”.

Outgoing Hong Kong leader says Chinese patriots now firmly in charge
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Outgoing Hong Kong leader says Chinese patriots now firmly in charge

May 9th 2022, 11:00 AM 7,817 Views 7 Comments

Carrie Lam spoke after her successor John Lee was elected unopposed by a pro-Beijing committee.

Hong Kong leader appointment violates democratic norms: EU foreign policy chief
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Hong Kong leader appointment violates democratic norms: EU foreign policy chief

Updated May 8th 2022, 11:41 AM 14,108 Views 13 Comments

John Lee, who oversaw the crackdown on Hong Kong’s democracy movement, was appointed Hong Kong leader on Sunday by a small committee of Beijing loyalists.

Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules
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Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

May 5th 2022, 2:15 PM 5,329 Views 0 Comments

Deaths from Covid-19 in Hong Kong have fallen from a high of almost 300 per day in March to zero in recent days.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will not seek second term
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will not seek second term

Apr 4th 2022, 11:08 AM 9,253 Views 8 Comments

Lam’s five years in office saw massive pro-democracy protests and the implementation of a controversial national security law.

Hong Kong morgues running out of space amid Omicron surge
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Hong Kong morgues running out of space amid Omicron surge

Mar 16th 2022, 2:32 PM 16,335 Views 9 Comments

The city has recorded nearly a million infections and more than 4,600 deaths in the last three months.

Hong Kong Covid outbreak sees patients being treated on beds outside hospital
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Hong Kong Covid outbreak sees patients being treated on beds outside hospital

Feb 17th 2022, 3:57 PM 24,056 Views 8 Comments

The city is struggling to cope with a record number of cases and healthcare facilities are beginning to overflow.

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull
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Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull

Jan 21st 2022, 9:05 AM 18,482 Views 21 Comments

The cull was approved after a number of hamsters in a pet shop tested positive for Covid-19.

Hong Kong to create more 'national security' crimes
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Hong Kong to create more 'national security' crimes

Jan 12th 2022, 8:35 AM 8,145 Views 24 Comments

Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the announcement, but did not outline what the new crimes would be.

Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong due to Omicron fears
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Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong due to Omicron fears

Jan 5th 2022, 1:31 PM 15,630 Views 10 Comments

The Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas ship was forced to return a day early from a cruise.

Third Hong Kong news company shuts in wake of sedition arrests for rival publication
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Third Hong Kong news company shuts in wake of sedition arrests for rival publication

Jan 3rd 2022, 10:49 AM 12,826 Views 16 Comments

Reporters made clear their decision was fuelled by fears caused by a national security police raid last week on Stand News.

Two former editors of Hong Kong news outlet charged with sedition
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Two former editors of Hong Kong news outlet charged with sedition

Dec 30th 2021, 8:24 AM 7,934 Views 0 Comments

Police raised the Stand News office on Wednesday.

Hong Kong police raid local media outlet and arrest six for 'seditious publication'
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Hong Kong police raid local media outlet and arrest six for 'seditious publication'

Dec 29th 2021, 7:45 AM 6,567 Views 4 Comments

More than 200 officers were deployed to search the Stand News newsroom.

Hong Kong university dismantles Tiananmen statue, sparks outcry
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Hong Kong university dismantles Tiananmen statue, sparks outcry

Dec 23rd 2021, 7:27 AM 28,752 Views 18 Comments

The eight-metre high “Pillar of Shame” has sat on the University of Hong Kong’s campus since 1997.

Hong Kong votes on new 'patriots only' legislature
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Hong Kong votes on new 'patriots only' legislature

Dec 19th 2021, 1:13 PM 16,520 Views 21 Comments

It is the first legislature poll under the new political blueprint China imposed on Hong Kong following massive pro-democracy protests two years ago.

Hong Kong tycoon jailed over banned Tiananmen vigil
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Hong Kong tycoon jailed over banned Tiananmen vigil

Dec 13th 2021, 1:30 PM 9,362 Views 10 Comments

Jimmy Lai has already been jailed for taking part in pro-democracy protests.

Jimmy Lai among three Hong Kong activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil
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Jimmy Lai among three Hong Kong activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil

Dec 9th 2021, 8:22 AM 7,860 Views 12 Comments

Lai, the 74-year-old owner of the now-shuttered pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper, was found guilty of unlawful assembly charges.

Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown
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Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown

Sep 25th 2021, 1:15 PM 9,946 Views 18 Comments

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China was under investigation.

More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia
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More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia

Sep 25th 2021, 8:05 AM 14,644 Views 10 Comments

Colombian authorities seized 3,493 shark fins and 117 kilos of fish bladders that were en route to Hong Kong.

Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West
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Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West

Aug 10th 2021, 8:20 AM 23,251 Views 19 Comments

Carrie Lam said the anti-foreign sanctions law should be adopted in Hong Kong through local legislation

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

Aug 6th 2021, 7:37 AM 18,349 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 14,981 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 17,085 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 7,635 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 16,147 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 15,750 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 9,095 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 7,114 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 7,741 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 10,215 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 8,921 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 5,035 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 11,730 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 21,878 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 10,744 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 19,485 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 27,161 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 21,662 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 7,784 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.

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