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CHINA HONG KONG NEWS

Timeline of Hong Kong under 25 years of Chinese rule

July 01, 2022 3:13 pm

A timeline of key events in the history of Hong Kong, 25 years after its handover from British to Chinese rule.

How democracy was dismantled in Hong Kong in 2021

December 30, 2021 2:05 pm

Returned to China in 1997, Hong Kong has endured an overhaul of its political system and a crackdown on political dissent.

‘It feels like we’re just waiting to die’: Hong Kong targets student unions

July 31, 2021 6:23 pm

Students were among the most determined protesters during Hong Kong’s mass demonstrations. Now, the authorities are moving to erode their influence.

Security chief John Lee named Hong Kong No. 2 official amid clampdown

June 25, 2021 1:09 pm

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Secretary for Security John Lee would replace Matthew Cheung as the city’s chief secretary, while police chief Chris Tang would take over Lee’s role. Raymond Siu Chak-yee, Tang's deputy, will take over as head of the police force.

China's silencing of Tiananmen tributes extends to Hong Kong

June 03, 2021 8:14 pm

In mainland China, the group Tiananmen Mothers that represents victims' relatives published an appeal on the Human Rights in China website urging the party to heed their long-held demands for a complete release of official records about the crackdown.

Hong Kong: 10 defendants face trial over attempt to flee country

December 29, 2020 2:23 pm

The trial of 10 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists alleged to have fled the territory for Taiwan amid anti-China protests has opened amid international pressure. The group had tried to flee Hong Kong by speedboat.

Trudeau: Canada won't stop calling for human rights in China

October 17, 2020 8:23 am

Trudeau said Canada stands with with allies around the world and the United States, to Australia, to Great Britain, to European nations to many nations around the world who share these concerns.

China's top diplomat dismisses European rights concerns

August 31, 2020 9:04 am

Asked about Hong Kong’s security law, Wang said, “We certainly couldn’t sit idly by and let the chaos go on, so we enacted a law maintaining national security that specifically suited Hong Kong’s situation.”

HK survey shows support grows for pro-democracy goals, 44% back protest movement

August 30, 2020 3:22 pm

It found nearly 60% of people were opposed to the security law, up from about 57% in HKPORI’s previous survey in June, when few of the details were known.

Beijing's HK office says US sanctions "clowning actions" as tensions escalate

August 08, 2020 2:16 pm

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Luo Huining, the head of China’s Liaison Office, as well as Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and other current and former officials that Washington accuses of curtailing political freedoms in the global financial hub.

CHINA HONG KONG PHOTOS

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.

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