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Beijing official in Hong Kong warns against foreign meddling

Apr. 15, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong on Thursday warned foreign forces not to interfere with the “bottom line” of national security in the city, threatening retaliation amid tensions between China and Western powers. The U.S., Britain and their...

Hong Kong's delayed legislative elections set for December

Apr. 13, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the semiautonomous Chinese territory's legislative elections will take place in December, more than a year after they were postponed by authorities citing public health risks from the coronavirus pandemic. ...

The Latest: Australia has 2nd likely Astra-Zeneca clot case

Apr. 12, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian authorities have identified a second case of a rare blot clot likely linked to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Officials said Tuesday the woman is in her 40s and is in a stable condition. A 44-year-old man developed the same...

China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature

Mar. 30, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China has sharply reduced the number of directly elected seats in Hong Kong’s legislature in a setback for the territory's already beleaguered democracy movement. The changes were announced Tuesday after a two-day meeting of China’s top...

No Oscars or sensitive art spark Hong Kong censorship fears

Mar. 29, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Decisions in Hong Kong not to display a politically sensitive photograph in a museum exhibition and not broadcast the annual Academy Awards for the first time in decades have prompted concerns that Beijing’s crackdown on dissent in the city is extending to arts and...

Hong Kong vaccination drive struggles to gain public trust

Mar. 25, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's sudden suspension of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is another blow to a vaccination program already struggling against a wall of public distrust. Hong Kong on Wednesday suspended use of the Pfizer vaccine, distributed...

Hong Kong leader 'fully welcomes' proposed electoral changes

Mar. 08, 2021 04:17 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday said the city's government “fully welcomes” changes to the city’s electoral system that will substantially increase central government control over Hong Kong politics and exclude critics of Beijing. Chinese...

Hong Kong court puts off release of pro-democracy activists

Mar. 06, 2021 01:13 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A group of 11 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists accused of subversion will stay in jail for at least another five days while judges consider whether to release them on bail, a court said Saturday. The group, which includes three former legislators, will...

Pro-Beijing committee to elect some Hong Kong legislators

Mar. 05, 2021 08:58 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A largely pro-Beijing committee that elects Hong Kong’s leader will also choose a large part of the legislature, a top Chinese official announced Friday as part of a major revamp that will increase central government control over Hong Kong politics. The...

4 Hong Kong activists given bail as prosecutors drop appeal

Mar. 05, 2021 08:32 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Four of 47 pro-democracy activists charged under Hong Kong's tough national security law were released on bail Friday after prosecutors dropped an appeal of an earlier court decision. The 47 activists were charged Sunday with conspiracy to commit...