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How democracy was dismantled in Hong Kong in 2021

Dec. 29, 2021 12:46 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — As the days of 2021 dwindled, so did any remaining traces of democracy in Hong Kong. On Wednesday, a vocal pro-democracy media outlet -- one of the last openly critical voices in the city -- closed after a police raid. Earlier in December, the opposition was shut...

Renowned Tiananmen massacre monument removed in Hong Kong

Dec. 23, 2021 22:56 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A monument at a Hong Kong university that was the best-known public remembrance of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Chinese soil was removed early Thursday, wiping out one of the city's last remaining places of public commemoration of the bloody 1989 crackdown. For...

EXPLAINER: Why did Hong Kong remove a Tiananmen memorial?

Dec. 23, 2021 06:40 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — It happened in the dead of night. Workers at the University of Hong Kong put up barriers that largely blocked their activity from view and, over the next several hours, took down the towering "Pillar of Shame" and carted it away early Thursday in a container truck. ...

Hong Kong university removes Tiananmen massacre statue

Dec. 23, 2021 01:50 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A monument at a Hong Kong university that commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre was removed by workers early Thursday over the objections of its creator from Denmark. The 8-meter (26-foot) tall Pillar of Shame, which depicts 50 torn and twisted bodies...

Hong Kong tycoon given 13 months jail for Tiananmen vigil

Dec. 13, 2021 05:55 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Monday sentenced activist and business tycoon Jimmy Lai to 13 months in jail for urging participation in last year’s banned Tiananmen vigil, amid a crackdown by Chinese authorities that has rolled back the semi-autonomous city's civil liberties. ...

Hong Kong tycoon, two others convicted over Tiananmen vigil

Dec. 09, 2021 02:21 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong tycoon and prominent pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai and two others were convicted Thursday for their roles in last year’s banned Tiananmen candlelight vigil, amid a crackdown on dissent in the city and Beijing’s tightening political control. Lai,...

Isabel Marcus, U. Buffalo professor and advocate, dies at 83

Nov. 12, 2021 16:35 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Isabel Marcus, a University at Buffalo law professor and women’s rights advocate who met with protesting students in China’s Tiananmen Square and confronted Operation Rescue protesters closer to home, has died. She was 83. Marcus spent most of...

Hong Kong's M+ museum opens amid censorship controversy

Nov. 11, 2021 04:19 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s swanky new M+ museum — Asia’s largest gallery with a billion-dollar collection — is set to open on Friday amid controversy over politics and censorship. M+ boasts 183,000 square feet (17,000 square meters) of...

8 Hong Kong activists on trial over banned Tiananmen vigil

Nov. 01, 2021 05:29 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A trial began Monday for Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and seven other pro-democracy activists charged over their roles in an unauthorized Tiananmen vigil last year, amid a crackdown on political dissent in Hong Kong. Lai and the seven others, which...