Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy lawmakers over 2019 protests

Hong Kong police arrested two opposition lawmakers on Wednesday over anti-government protests in July last year, one of whom was suspected of rioting during an incident in which he was attacked by a mob. Police said Democratic Party lawmakers Lam Cheuk-ting and Ted Hui were among 16 people arrested. Lam was arrested on suspicion of… Read More Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy lawmakers over 2019 protests

Taiwan to step up efforts to prevent infiltration of Chinese spies

Taiwan will step up scrutiny of mainland Chinese citizens who are residents of Hong Kong and seek to move to the island to ensure they do not engage in spying or other illegal acts, the government said on Monday. Taiwan has offered to welcome Hong Kong people who wish to leave the turmoil-hit Chinese-run city… Read More Taiwan to step up efforts to prevent infiltration of Chinese spies

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

Google stops direct responses to data request from Hong Kong government

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would no longer provide data in response to requests from Hong Kong authorities following the enactment of a new national security law imposed by China. The U.S. tech giant had not produced any data since the sweeping new law took force in June and would not directly respond… Read More Google stops direct responses to data request from Hong Kong government

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