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Hong Kong official: Legislature smoother without opposition

Oct. 28, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The president of Hong Kong’s legislature said Thursday it has become more efficient with no opposition members, after all pro-democracy lawmakers resigned late last year to protest the ouster of four colleagues for not demonstrating sufficient loyalty to Beijing. ...

Police halt 4-person National Day protest in Hong Kong

Oct. 01, 2021 03:51 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong halted a four-person pro-democracy protest on China’s National Day Friday amid a expanding crackdown on free speech and opposition politics. Chanting and carrying a placard calling for the release of Hong Kongers arrested in the...

New Hong Kong electors chosen, with only 1 opposition member

Sep. 20, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The 1,500-member panel that picks Hong Kong’s next leader will have only one opposition-leaning member, according to results Monday from a tightly controlled selection process amid a crackdown on dissent in the city. Separately, Hong Kong national...

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. ...