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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...

Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

Sep. 19, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the Election Committee that will choose the city's leader in the first polls Sunday following reforms meant to ensure candidates with Beijing loyalty. The Election Committee will select 40 of 90 lawmakers...

Hong Kong police arrest defiant Tiananmen vigil leaders

Sep. 08, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested four leaders of the group that organized the city's annual Tiananmen Square commemorations after they refused to cooperate in a national security investigation, the group said. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of...

China-to-Hong Kong travelers will no longer need quarantine

Sep. 07, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Travelers arriving in Hong Kong from mainland China will no longer need to quarantine, Hong Kong’s top official said Tuesday, easing curbs imposed after outbreaks of the coronavirus on the mainland. Starting Wednesday, people who haven't been to...

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. ...

Hong Kong leader: Groups crossing 'red lines' should disband

Aug. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday organizations that cross “red lines” and disregard national security should disband and the government would not hesitate to cut ties with professional groups that turn political. Authorities are...

Largest Hong Kong teachers' union disbands amid crackdown

Aug. 10, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's largest teachers' union said it disbanded Tuesday due to the changing political climate, as the government continues its crackdown on dissent in the city. The Hong Kong government cut ties with the pro-democracy union last week and accused...

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...

Lawyer for Hong Kong protester asks court for shorter term

Jul. 29, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A lawyer for the first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law asked Thursday for no more than 10 years in prison instead of the possible life sentence faced by the former restaurant waiter in a closely watched case as China's ruling Communist Party tries...