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How a primary election led to activists being arrested in Hong Kong's biggest national security case

May. 28, 2024 23:14 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Verdicts in Hong Kong’s largest national security case to date, involving some of the city's best-known pro-democracy activists, will be delivered on Thursday, more than three years after the defendants' arrest. In 2021, 47 pro-democracy activists were charged...

The toll of Beijing's security law on Hong Kong's activists

May. 28, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Activist Chan Po-ying is permitted only 15-minute daily visits to see her husband, Leung Kwok-hung, separated by a plexiglass barrier in a highly guarded Hong Kong jail. Leung, 68, is one of 47 activists who were prosecuted in the largest national security law...

Hong Kong police arrest 6 people accused of violating the city's new national security law

May. 28, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested six people, including a former organizer of the city’s decades-long annual vigil that commemorated China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, for allegedly publishing seditious social media posts, in what were the first publicly known arrests...

2 men will go on trial for allegedly helping Hong Kong authorities gather intelligence in UK

May. 24, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The office manager of the Hong Kong trade office in London and another man will go on trial in February for allegedly helping Hong Kong authorities gather intelligence in the U.K. a judge said Friday. Chung Biu Yuen, 63, and Chi Leung Peter Wai, 38, appeared at...

The distributor of a popular Hong Kong protest song will remove it from all platforms, creator says

May. 24, 2024 10:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The distributor of a popular protest song in Hong Kong has decided to remove the music from all platforms because of a court ban in the city, the group that created the song said Friday, a week after YouTube blocked access to its videos. Dgxmusic said on Instagram...

A man charged with helping the Hong Kong intelligence service in the UK has been found dead

May. 22, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man accused of assisting Hong Kong authorities gather intelligence in the United Kingdom who was found dead in a park over the weekend had attempted suicide after he was charged, a prosecutor said. Matthew Trickett, 37, was found dead in a park in Maidenhead, west...

Hong Kong will keep watching internet platforms for non-compliance with ban on protest song

May. 21, 2024 02:04 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday his administration would keep monitoring for any non-compliance with a court order that bans a popular protest song, days after YouTube blocked access to dozens of videos of the tune in the city. The ban targets anyone who...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

May. 17, 2024 00:47 AM EDT

May 10-16, 2024 People took part in the Piu Sik Parade at the Bun Festival in Hong Kong, Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump attended his trial at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, Haitian school children played a game where they pretend to sleep,...

Stock market today: Asian markets follow Wall Street higher ahead of U.S. key inflation update

May. 15, 2024 00:46 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday after a rally on Wall Street that took the Nasdaq composite index to a record high. A report Tuesday showed that prices remain stubbornly high at the wholesale level in the United States, before many price changes are...

YouTube blocks Hong Kong protest anthem after court injunction bans song in the city

May. 15, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — YouTube has blocked access to videos of a protest song in Hong Kong, days after court approved an injunction banning the song in the city. “Glory to Hong Kong” was an anthem of anti-government protests in 2019. YouTube said that it would comply with a removal...