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Rights group says Uyghur student it reported to be missing in Hong Kong did not travel to city

May. 30, 2023 12:07 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Amnesty International acknowledged Tuesday that a Uyghur student who it had said was missing in Hong Kong after being interrogated did not travel to the city, easing concerns over his safety but raising questions over how the allegations first emerged. ...

Hong Kong court rejects publisher Jimmy Lai's bid to terminate his national security trial

May. 29, 2023 07:56 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Monday rejected a jailed publisher’s request to terminate his national security trial, pressing ahead with a landmark case seen as part of Beijing's crackdown on the city's pro-democracy movement. Jimmy Lai, the 75-year-old founder of the...

Hong Kong denies knowledge about Uyghur student, slams Amnesty for saying he disappeared at airport

May. 27, 2023 10:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Saturday criticized rights group Amnesty International’s accusation that a Uyghur student disappeared after being interrogated at the airport, and said that government records showed that he had not entered or been refused entry to the city. Amnesty...

Hong Kong's 2nd largest pro-democracy party disbands amid political crackdown

May. 27, 2023 09:33 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — One of the few remaining pro-democracy parties in Hong Kong voted to dissolve itself on Saturday, joining a growing list of organizations that have disbanded as authorities crack down on dissent. Civic Party chairman Alan Leong told reporters that the dissolution...

AP PHOTOS: Hong Kong's colorful Bun Festival returns after COVID-19 cancellations

May. 27, 2023 04:27 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's colorful Bun Festival is back after three years of COVID-19 restrictions. Visitors packed the tiny island of Cheung Chau to watch children parade in costumes and to eat buns stamped with the Chinese characters for “peace” and “safety.” ...

Rights group: Uyghur student missing in Hong Kong after texting that he was interrogated by police

May. 26, 2023 11:51 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Uyghur student has been missing in Hong Kong for more than two weeks since he sent a message saying he was being interrogated by Chinese police at the city's airport, a human rights group said Friday. Amnesty International said Abuduwaili Abudureheman, who was...

Hong Kong man sentenced to almost 6 years in prison in alleged plot to bomb court buildings

May. 25, 2023 09:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong man was sentenced Thursday to almost six years in prison for alleged involvement in a foiled plot mostly by high school students to bomb court buildings following 2019 anti-government protests. Three other defendants younger than 21 were sentenced to rehabilitation,...

Hong Kong-flagged vessel briefly blocks Egypt's vital Suez Canal

May. 25, 2023 08:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Hong Kong-flagged ship briefly blocked Egypt’s vital Suez Canal on Thursday morning, authorities said, the latest such incident in the busy waterway. According to Leth Agencies, a canal services company that oversees the waterway, the Xin Hai Tong 23 ran aground...

Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming steps down as head of national league

May. 25, 2023 01:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming has stepped down as head of China’s struggling national basketball league. An eight-time NBA All-Star, Yao had been leading efforts to commercialize the top-tier 20-team Chinese Basketball Association Management Company since...

Authorities and tracking data say a Hong Kong-flagged ship has run aground in Egypt's vital Suez Canal

May. 25, 2023 00:52 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities and tracking data say a Hong Kong-flagged ship has run aground in Egypt's vital Suez Canal.