Tag Archives: Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong pro-democracy group downsizes amid crackdown

    One of Hong Kong’s most established pro-democracy civic organizations said Saturday it is letting go its paid staff and halving the size of its steering committee amid Beijing’s crackdown on opposition activity in the semi-autonomous city. ...

  • Apple Daily editorial writer arrested at Hong Kong’s airport

    An editorial writer of the now-defunct Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily was arrested at the airport on Sunday night while attempting to leave the city, local media reported. ...

  • Hong Kong’s pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily is closing

    Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily announced Wednesday it will print its final edition after authorities arrested staff and froze its assets under a new national security law, silencing the city's most China critical media outlet ...

  • Editors of Hong Kong newspaper arrested under security law

    Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law Thursday to arrest five editors and executives of a pro-democracy newspaper on charges of colluding with foreign powers — the first time the legislation has been used against the press ...

  • Detained Hong Kong activist says arrest meant to ‘frighten’

    A Hong Kong activist was released Saturday after being detained on suspicion of publicizing a commemoration of China’s deadly crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, and said her arrest was meant to have a chilling effect on marking ...

  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sentenced for Tiananmen vigil

    Prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was sentenced to more jail time Thursday for participating in an unauthorized vigil to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as Hong Kong authorities exert more control over dissents. ...

  • Seven Hong Kong democracy leaders convicted as China clamps down

    Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including a media tycoon and an 82-year-old veteran of the movement, were convicted Thursday for organizing and participating in a march during massive anti-government protests in 2019. ...

  • NS Venkataraman Myanmar going under China points to need for QUAD

    Considering China's present economic and military strength and the greed to become the super power of the world at any cost, the economic, military, and political strength of the four QUAD partners are vitally needed. ...

  • Chinese lawmakers endorse tighter control over Hong Kong

    China’s ceremonial legislature on Thursday endorsed the ruling Communist Party’s move to tighten control over Hong Kong by reducing the role of its public in picking the territory’s leaders. ...

  • End of the road for Hong Kong’s democratic dream as China ‘improves’ its voting system

    Ever since Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule in 1997, opposition activists have tried to bring full democracy to the city, believing that China would live up to its promise to one day allow universal suffrage. ...