Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under new national security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai became the highest-profile arrest under a new national security law on Monday, detained over suspected collusion with foreign forces as around 200 police searched the offices of his Apple Daily newspaper. Lai, 71, has been one of the most prominent democracy activists in the Chinese-ruled city and an ardent… Read More Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under new national security law

Two dozen Hong Kong activists charged over June 4 commemoration vigil

Two dozen people in Hong Kong, including pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, have been charged with participating in an illegal assembly at a vigil on June 4 commemorating the crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen square in 1989. It was the first time the vigil had been banned in semiautonomous Hong Kong, with police… Read More Two dozen Hong Kong activists charged over June 4 commemoration vigil

Hong Kong issues arrest warrant for six democracy activists

Chinese state television said on Friday that Hong Kong authorities had issued arrest warrants for six pro-democracy activists who fled the city and are suspected of violating a national security law that came into effect on June 30. CCTV said the six were wanted on suspicion of secession or colluding with foreign forces, crimes that… Read More Hong Kong issues arrest warrant for six democracy activists

Hong Kong disqualifies twelve pro-democracy candidates from participation in election

Hong Kong on Thursday disqualified a dozen pro-democracy candidates from running in a key election, citing reasons including collusion with foreign forces and opposition to the new China-imposed national security laws. It was the most sweeping move yet seen on the city’s electoral freedoms, with even moderate democrats targeted. Some critics including Hong Kong’s last… Read More Hong Kong disqualifies twelve pro-democracy candidates from participation in election

China passes controversial national security law for Hong Kong

China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule 23 years ago. State media is expected to publish details of the law – which comes in response to last year’s often-violent… Read More China passes controversial national security law for Hong Kong