March 04, 2021 5:32 pm
In his opening address, the head of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Wang Yang, pledged support for calls that only "patriots" who show undivided loyalty to the ruling Communist Party should be allowed to hold elected office in Hong Kong.
March 01, 2021 9:47 am
The activists - 39 men and eight women, ages 23-64 - were charged on Sunday under the national security law, which punishes what China broadly defines as secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison.
February 09, 2021 8:25 am
Lai was arrested in August when about 200 police officers raided the newsroom of his Apple Daily tabloid newspaper. Beijing imposed the sweeping national security law on the former British colony in June 2020 after months of pro-democracy protests.
January 06, 2021 8:03 pm
The mass arrests, including of former lawmakers, were the largest move against Hong Kong’s democracy movement since the law was imposed by Beijing last June to quell dissent in the semi-autonomous territory.
December 09, 2020 8:58 am
The High Court observed, “Where the law confers extraordinary power on the executive to detain a person without recourse to the ordinary law of the land and to trial by courts, such a law has to be strictly construed and the executive must exercise the power with extreme care.”
March 05, 2021 6:22 pm
The draft decision to revamp Hong Kong's electoral system comes after Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement gained traction in recent years as Beijing tightened its control over the city.