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Hong Kong authorities deny visa to Economist journalist

Nov. 13, 2021 03:23 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities declined to renew a visa for a foreign journalist working for The Economist without any explanation, the magazine said. Sue-Lin Wong, who is Australian, was based in Hong Kong and covered China and the southern semi-autonomous...

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...

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...