China finalises overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system

China finalised a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system on Tuesday, drastically curbing democratic representation in the city as authorities seek to ensure “patriots” rule the global financial hub. The measures are part of Beijing’s efforts to consolidate its increasingly authoritarian grip over its freest city following the imposition of a national security law… Read More China finalises overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system

China approves overhaul of Hong Kong electoral system

China’s parliament approved on Thursday a draft decision to change Hong Kong’s electoral system, further reducing democratic representation in the city’s institutions and introducing a mechanism to vet politicians’ loyalty to Beijing. The measures are part of Beijing’s efforts to consolidate its increasingly authoritarian grip over the global financial hub following the imposition of a… Read More China approves overhaul of Hong Kong electoral system

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam resigns from honorary fellowship at Cambridge University

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has resigned from an honorary fellowship at a college at Britain’s Cambridge University after it questioned her commitment to the protection of human rights and freedom of expression. Lam said the accusations made by Wolfson College were “groundless” and said she was “deeply disappointed by the college smearing a… Read More Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam resigns from honorary fellowship at Cambridge University

U.S. imposes sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, other officials

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the territory’s current and former police chiefs and eight other officials for their role in curtailing political freedoms in the territory. The sanctions were imposed under an executive order U.S. President Donald Trump signed last month to punish China for its… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, other officials

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam postpones legislature election

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a September 6 election to the Chinese-ruled city’s legislature by a year because of a rise in coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition which had hoped to make huge gains. The United States quickly condemned the move, saying it was the latest example of… Read More Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam postpones legislature election

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws extradition bill following months of protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a “highly vulnerable and dangerous” place and find solutions. Her televised announcement came following reports on Friday and Monday revealing that Beijing had thwarted an earlier proposal from Lam… Read More Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws extradition bill following months of protests

Hundreds of thousands rally to demand resignation of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city’s leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades. The massive rally saw some protesters carry white carnation flowers, while others… Read More Hundreds of thousands rally to demand resignation of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suspends China extradition bill following massive protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after anger over the bill triggered the city’s biggest and most violent street protests in decades. The extradition bill, which would have covered Hong Kong’s seven million residents as well as… Read More Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suspends China extradition bill following massive protests