Latest Hong Kong government News

New Hong Kong electors decided with only 1 opposition member

Sep. 19, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Results for the vote for members of Hong Kong's Election Committee were finalized Monday after hours of delays, with just one opposition-leaning candidate elected to the 1,500-strong committee. On Sunday, select Hong Kong residents voted for members of...

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. ...

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...

US warns companies about doing business in Hong Kong

Jul. 16, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration issued a blanket warning Friday to U.S. firms about the risks of doing business in Hong Kong as China continues to clamp down on political and economic freedoms in the territory. Four Cabinet agencies — the departments of...

Hong Kong police officer's condition improves after stabbing

Jul. 02, 2021 04:27 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong police officer who was stabbed in the back has been moved from critical to serious condition, officials said Friday, indicating a likely recovery from the incident in which the assailant later stabbed himself and died. Authorities were...

Hong Kong bans handover protest as official defends law

Jul. 01, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Marking the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese control, a top city official defended the national security law imposed by Beijing to crush pro-democracy rallies and said Thursday it would be used further in the coming year to ensure stability. ...

Security chief named Hong Kong No. 2 official amid clampdown

Jun. 25, 2021 06:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China on Friday promoted Hong Kong’s top security official to the territory’s No. 2 spot as Beijing looks to the government of the Asian financial hub to clamp down on free speech and political opponents to restore stability following anti-government protests. ...