Category: Hong Kong protests

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Dec
2020

Pro Democracy Activist And Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Reportedly Charged Under Hong Kong’s National Security LawPro Democracy Activist And Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Reportedly Charged Under Hong Kong’s National Security Law

Pro-democracy activist and media mogul Jimmy Lai has reportedly been charged under Hong Kong’s national security law. Lai was charged on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces and endangering national security, charges that carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment along with extradition to China, according to the Associated Press (AP). He is scheduled to […]

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Nov
2020

Pro-Democracy Activists Taken Into Custody After Pleading Guilty To Inciting And Organizing ProtestsPro-Democracy Activists Taken Into Custody After Pleading Guilty To Inciting And Organizing Protests

Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were arrested Monday after pleading guilty to organizing an anti-government protest last year. Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam, and Agnes Chow have been taken into custody and are expected to be sentenced on Dec. 2nd. The group was charged for leading, inciting, and organizing an unauthorized protest of thousands of people […]

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Nov
2020

All Of Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Lawmakers To ResignAll Of Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Lawmakers To Resign

All 15 pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers announced Wednesday they would resign after four were kicked out of the territory’s legislature. The lawmakers will officially submit resignation papers Thursday, they announced during a press conference, according to the Associated Press (AP). Four legislators, Alvin Yeung, Dennis Kwok, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung, were ousted after China’s […]

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Aug
2020

Censored?: Education Bureau Reportedly Tells Hong Kong To Remove Protest Slogans From TextbooksCensored?: Education Bureau Reportedly Tells Hong Kong To Remove Protest Slogans From Textbooks

August 19, 2020 3:56 PM ET Hong Kong publishers have allegedly been told by the Education Bureau to remove any reference to separation of powers and protest slogans from school textbooks, according to Hong Kong Free Press. The largest teachers’ union in Hong Kong raised concerns after six publishers altered content in eight sets of […]

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Aug
2020

Hong Kong Police Raid Newspaper, Arrest Media Mogul Under New Security LawHong Kong Police Raid Newspaper, Arrest Media Mogul Under New Security Law

August 10, 2020 11:31 AM ET Hong Kong police reportedly arrested medial mogul Jimmy Lai for suspicion of foreign collusion and raided the office of his pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper Monday under a national security law implemented earlier this year. Around 200 police officers raided the newspaper’s office and arrested at least nine men including […]

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Jul
2020

Four Young Hong Kong Residents Arrested In First Crackdown Under New Security LawFour Young Hong Kong Residents Arrested In First Crackdown Under New Security Law

Hong Kong police arrested four young residents Wednesday for suspicion of inciting secession in their first major crackdown under a new security law. The residents are believed to be students ranging in age from 16 to 21. The police allege that the group voiced their support for Hong Kong’s independence from China on social media, […]

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Jul
2020

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Books Pulled From Library Under China’s Security LawHong Kong Pro-Democracy Books Pulled From Library Under China’s Security Law

Pro-democracy books in Hong Kong were removed from public libraries to be screened for compliance with China’s new security law, which targets subversion and secession, numerous sources reported. At least nine books have been removed or marked as “under reviews” on the city’s online library catalog Sunday, days after the security law was put into […]

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Jul
2020

UK Government To Give Over 3 Million Hong Kong Citizens Path To UK Citizenship After Passage Of National Security LawUK Government To Give Over 3 Million Hong Kong Citizens Path To UK Citizenship After Passage Of National Security Law

The British government will offer up to 3 million eligible Hong Kong citizens access to the United Kingdom and a path to citizenship, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Wednesday. Eligible citizens are those who can own British National (Overseas) passports, which are available for Hong Kong citizens who lived in the city while it was […]

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Jul
2020

Hong Kong Police Arrest More Than 300 Less Than A Day After Enacting Security LawHong Kong Police Arrest More Than 300 Less Than A Day After Enacting Security Law

July 01, 2020 11:39 AM ET Hong Kong police arrested more than 300 people Wednesday during protests less than a day after China enacted a national security law for the autonomous territory. Thousands of protesters gathered downtown Wednesday for a rally marking the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China from the United Kingdom, […]

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