China’s President Xi Jinping to visit Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of city’s handover

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong for the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover to mainland China, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday. The trip will be Xi’s first known visit outside mainland China since January 2020 after the COVID-19 outbreak. He will also attend the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government… Read More China’s President Xi Jinping to visit Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of city’s handover

Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Stand News shuts down following raid

Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet Stand News shut down on Wednesday after police raided its office, froze its assets and arrested senior staff on suspected “seditious publication” offences in the latest crackdown on the city’s media. The raid raises more concerns about press freedom in the former British colony, which returned to Chinese rule in… Read More Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Stand News shuts down following raid

Six arrested as Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy media outlet Stand News

Hundreds of Hong Kong national security police raided the office of online pro-democracy media outlet Stand News on Wednesday and arrested six people for suspected “seditious publications” offences, the latest in a series of crackdowns on the media. Stand News, set up in 2014 as a non-profit, is the most prominent remaining pro-democracy publication in… Read More Six arrested as Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy media outlet Stand News

Hong Kong court jails eight pro-democracy activists over June 4 assembly

Eight Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to up to 14 months in prison on Monday for organising, taking part in and inciting participation in a banned vigil last year for victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. The former British colony, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with the promise of wide-ranging freedoms,… Read More Hong Kong court jails eight pro-democracy activists over June 4 assembly

Hong Kong court convicts three pro-democracy activists over June 4 assembly

A Hong Kong court found three prominent pro-democracy activists guilty on Thursday of unauthorised assembly over a June 4 vigil last year to mark Beijing’s 1989 crackdown on protesters in and around Tiananmen Square. Hong Kong has traditionally held the world’s largest annual June 4 vigils, as part of wide-ranging freedoms promised when it returned… Read More Hong Kong court convicts three pro-democracy activists over June 4 assembly

Hong Kong police arrest three members of pro-democracy student prisoner-support group

Hong Kong police arrested on Monday three members of a pro-democracy student group, accusing them of a “conspiracy to incite subversion” including by helping deliver snacks to prisoners with the aim of recruiting followers. Hong Kong police have arrested more than 100 people under a national security law that Beijing imposed on the former British… Read More Hong Kong police arrest three members of pro-democracy student prisoner-support group

Hong Kong court jails nine activists for unauthorised Tiananmen vigil

Nine Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to between six and 10 months in prison on Wednesday for taking part in an unauthorised assembly at last year’s vigil for the victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on protesters. The former British colony, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with the promise of wide-ranging… Read More Hong Kong court jails nine activists for unauthorised Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong police raid museum commemorating victims of 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

Hong Kong police on Thursday raided the premises of the closed June 4th Museum, dedicated to the victims of China’s 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The raid came hours after a dozen pro-democracy activists pleaded guilty of knowingly participating in an unauthorised assembly during last year’s June 4 anniversary,… Read More Hong Kong police raid museum commemorating victims of 1989 Tiananmen crackdown