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With security law as a cudgel, Beijing cracks down on Hong Kong

August 01, 2020 2:02 pm

The aggressive consolidation of power mirrors China’s broader moves to flex its political, economic and military might as the world is distracted by the pandemic.

UK to open citizenship path to Hong Kongers from January

July 22, 2020 7:58 pm

"The UK has a strong historic relationship with the people of Hong Kong and we are keeping our promise to them to uphold their freedoms," Home Secretary Priti Patel said.

Australian PM suspends extradition treaty, extends visas for Hong Kong citizens

July 09, 2020 12:53 pm

Morrison said the new national security law introduced last week in Hong Kong was a fundamental change of circumstances and Australia would suspend the extradition agreement.

TikTok pulling out of Hong Kong after China law controversy

July 07, 2020 12:24 pm

ByteDance, the world’s most valuable startup, operates some of the world’s most popular social media platforms. TikTok in just a few years became the destination of choice for mainly younger Americans and lip-syncing, dancing Indians.

US diplomat in Hong Kong says security law use a 'tragedy'

July 06, 2020 12:18 pm

The law, imposed last week following anti-government protests in Hong Kong last year, makes secessionist, subversive, or terrorist activities illegal, as well as foreign intervention in the city's internal affairs.

Japan, Taiwan dismayed by China's new security law for Hong Kong

June 30, 2020 2:05 pm

In Tokyo, top government officials called China's legislation "regretable" while Taiwan's cabinet in a statement said new law would “severely impact” freedom, democracy and human rights in Hong Kong.

China passes security law for Hong Kong giving Beijing sweeping powers, report says

June 30, 2020 9:15 am

The legislation pushes Beijing further along a collision course with the United States, Britain and other Western governments, which have said it erodes the high degree of autonomy in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong unions, students fail to get support for strikes against security law

June 21, 2020 8:22 am

A strike was intended to open a new arena of resistance, but organizers said only 8,943 union members participated in a city-wide poll, falling short of the 60,000 threshold to go ahead, even as 95% of the votes were in favor.

No mention of Hong Kong security law as China closes meeting

June 20, 2020 5:31 pm

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress dealt with numerous agenda items but said nothing about the fate of the security legislation that has been strongly criticized.

China passes draft of controversial Hong Kong security law

June 18, 2020 3:28 pm

China acted after the widespread and sometimes violent anti-government protests in the territory last year that Beijing saw as a dangerous campaign to split Hong Kong from the rest of China.


Anti-govt protests rock Hong Kong again; pro-Beijing lawmaker stabbed during campaign

November 07, 2019 12:23 pm

Hong Kong protests: Today's attack on Ho marked a dark turn in the protests that began in early June, and demonstrators have accused police of being slow to respond or even colluding with the attackers.

Hundreds of thousands take to Hong Kong streets against China Extradition bill

June 10, 2019 10:33 am

Sunday’s outpouring was widely expected to raise the pressure on the administration of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her official backers in Beijing.