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Hong Kong police arrest defiant Tiananmen vigil leaders

Sep. 08, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested four leaders of the group that organized the city's annual Tiananmen Square commemorations after they refused to cooperate in a national security investigation, the group said. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of...

China-to-Hong Kong travelers will no longer need quarantine

Sep. 07, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Travelers arriving in Hong Kong from mainland China will no longer need to quarantine, Hong Kong’s top official said Tuesday, easing curbs imposed after outbreaks of the coronavirus on the mainland. Starting Wednesday, people who haven't been to...

Hong Kong activists slam government for foreign agent label

Sep. 07, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong government is arbitrarily labeling pro-democracy organizations as foreign agents, making them subject to prosecution under a tough national security law, a leader of the group that has organized the city’s annual Tiananmen candlelight vigils said Tuesday. ...

Hong Kong leader: Groups crossing 'red lines' should disband

Aug. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday organizations that cross “red lines” and disregard national security should disband and the government would not hesitate to cut ties with professional groups that turn political. Authorities are...

Largest Hong Kong teachers' union disbands amid crackdown

Aug. 10, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's largest teachers' union said it disbanded Tuesday due to the changing political climate, as the government continues its crackdown on dissent in the city. The Hong Kong government cut ties with the pro-democracy union last week and accused...

Hong Kong protester given 9-year term in 1st security case

Jul. 30, 2021 06:20 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong’s national security law as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over the territory. Tong Ying-kit, 24, was convicted...

Lawyer for Hong Kong protester asks court for shorter term

Jul. 29, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A lawyer for the first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law asked Thursday for no more than 10 years in prison instead of the possible life sentence faced by the former restaurant waiter in a closely watched case as China's ruling Communist Party tries...

First person tried under Hong Kong security law found guilty

Jul. 27, 2021 06:50 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The first person to be tried under Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law was found guilty of secessionism and terrorism on Tuesday in a ruling closely watched for indications of how the law will be applied as China tightens its grip on the city long known for its...

Verdict awaited as first Hong Kong security trial ends

Jul. 20, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The trial of the first person to be charged under Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law ended Tuesday after nearly a month, and observers are awaiting a verdict to see how similar cases might be dealt with. Tong Ying-kit, 24, was accused of...

Hong Kong national security police raid student union office

Jul. 16, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s national security police on Friday raided the office of a university student union after student leaders last week commemorated a man who killed himself after stabbing a police officer. Police raided the office at the University of Hong...