Five Hong Kong democracy protesters who reportedly fled to Taiwan have arrived in the United States intending to seek asylum, an activist group said on Saturday.
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A Hong Kong internet provider said Thursday it had blocked access to a website following a police order, the first confirmed takedown using a new national security law imposed by Beijing last year.
Hong Kong’s original stock market tracker fund said Wednesday it would continue investing in companies listed by Washington as having links to China’s military, backtracking on a decision it made this week.
Hong Kong’s original stock market tracker said Monday it would make no new investments in firms listed by Washington as having links to China’s military as it also recommended Americans no longer invest in the fund.
China has moved to crush Hong Kong’s democracy movement in recent months but Wednesday’s mass arrest of democracy figures for subversion under Beijing’s new national security law was particularly momentous.
Confetti fluttered on to frontline workers scattered across Times Square after fireworks burst above eerily quiet landmarks from Sydney Harbour Bridge to Copacabana beach, as the world ushered in the New Year with muted celebrations and said good riddance to a pandemic-ridden 2020.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday denounced a Chinese court’s jailing of Hong Kong democracy activists who tried to flee by boat, saying it showed Beijing’s true face to its citizens and the world.
A Hong Kong teenager was ordered to spend four months in prison on Tuesday for insulting China’s national flag and unlawful assembly as Beijing increasingly targets prominent activists from the financial hub.
The Covid-19 pandemic cast a long pall over 2020 but it also saw President Donald Trump beaten by Joe Biden in a tumultuous US election and the Black Lives Matter movement shake the world.
Samantha burst into tears when she opened the box from florist Elise Ip on Christmas Day. It was a surprise gift from her boyfriend, in custody for joining last year’s Hong Kong protests.
Hong Kong extended its compulsory quarantine to three weeks for almost all international travellers from Friday, saying the measure was needed to prevent new, more infectious, coronavirus variants from spreading.
A warrant was issued Tuesday after a court no-show for a Hong Kong student who was shot by police during last year’s democracy protests, as an activist group claimed he had gone “into exile”.
Hong Kong faces no respite from Beijing’s crackdown on dissent after a year that saw its status as a free speech bastion collapse under a security law that has radically transformed the city.
The red sails of the “Dukling” junk boat have glided across Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour for more than six decades.
A Hong Kong teenager was found guilty on Friday of insulting China’s national flag and unlawful assembly as Beijing accelerates its crackdown on dissent and the city’s pro-democracy movement.