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Hong Kong activists jailed over Tiananmen crackdown vigil

Sep. 15, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Nine Hong Kong activists and ex-lawmakers on Wednesday were handed jail sentences of up to 10 months over their roles in last year’s banned Tiananmen Square candlelight vigil, the latest blow in an ongoing crackdown on dissent in the city. The nine...

Hong Kong activists plead guilty over unauthorized vigil

Sep. 09, 2021 06:57 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A dozen Hong Kong pro-democracy activists pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in an unauthorized candlelight vigil to mark Beijing's bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square. The 12 were charged with participating in the unauthorized assembly in...

Apple Daily parent company board resigns, plans to liquidate

Sep. 05, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The parent company of a defunct pro-democracy paper in Hong Kong, Apple Daily, is liquidating its assets and the board is stepping down, according to a stock exchange filing Sunday. Next Digital, a publicly traded company, said in an announcement...

Report: 2 Hong Kongers plead guilty to foreign collusion

Aug. 19, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Two Hong Kongers pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to collude with foreign forces as well as Next Digital founder Jimmy Lai to endanger national security, local media reported. In a separate case, local media reported seven pro-democracy activists...

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...