Category: Hong Kong

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Jan
2021

US Punishes Several Hong Kong Officials In Response To Mass ArrestsUS Punishes Several Hong Kong Officials In Response To Mass Arrests

January 15, 2021 3:49 PM ET The United States has placed new financial sanctions on several Hong Kong officials in response to pro-democracy crackdowns earlier this month under a new law. The Department of State announced on Friday that it would place financial restrictions on six Hong Kong officials following a massive crackdown against pro-democracy […]

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Jan
2021

REPORT: Nearly 50 Pro-Democracy Hong Kong Activists ArrestedREPORT: Nearly 50 Pro-Democracy Hong Kong Activists Arrested

Around 50 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were reportedly arrested Wednesday for breaking the new national security law, according to the Associated Press (AP). Among those arrested include former lawmakers, activists and even members of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party, such as former chairman Wu Chi-wai, according to the AP. Local outlets reported that members of the […]

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Jan
2021

Chinese Military Takes Control Of War Powers With New LegislationChinese Military Takes Control Of War Powers With New Legislation

January 03, 2021 5:04 PM ET Legislative amendments in China have removed war policy and decision making power from the country’s cabinet, granting the Xi Jinping-headed Central Military Commission (CMC) power to make such decisions and mobilize civilian resources. The amendments to the country’s National Defence Law, effective starting Jan. 1, has weakened the role […]

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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

Pro-Democracy Hong Kong Lawmakers Arrested For Disrupting Legislature In ProtestPro-Democracy Hong Kong Lawmakers Arrested For Disrupting Legislature In Protest

November 18, 2020 10:53 AM ET Three pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong have been arrested for throwing foul-smelling liquid during a protest of a bill in the city’s legislature this past summer, according to Reuters.  Hong Kong police said activists Ted Hui, Ray Chan and Chu Hoi-dick have been charged with “attempting to use harmful […]

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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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