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Hong Kong convicts 2nd person under security law for pro-independence slogans

Police officers standing guard outside a court in Hong Kong in July, after the first sentencing under the National Security Law. 
Published on Oct 26, 2021 12:19 PM IST

Hong Kong slyly tweaks language of security law, puts media at greater risk

China imposed the national security law on Hong Kong last year.
Updated on Sep 22, 2021 04:49 PM IST

Hong Kong holds 'patriots only' poll, pro-democracy candidates nearly absent

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's chief executive, speaks to the members of the media at a polling station during the Election Committee Subsector Ordinary Elections in Hong Kong, China, on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. 
Published on Sep 19, 2021 08:54 AM IST

Hong Kong man gets 9 years in jail in first trial under China-imposed law

A prison van arrives as a police officer stands guard for Tong Ying-kit's arrival at the Hong Kong High Court in Hong Kong Friday, July 30, 2021. Tong was convicted Tuesday of inciting secession and terrorism for driving his motorcycle into a group of police officers during a July 1, 2020, pro-democracy rally while carrying a flag bearing the banned slogan, "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times." Tong, 24, will be sentenced Friday, the court announced. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Published on Jul 30, 2021 01:12 PM IST

Hong Kong radio host faces first 'sedition' trial after China's takeover

China is rapidly reshaping Hong Kong in its own authoritarian image, with the newly formed national security police unit resurrecting the sedition legislation.
Published on Jul 29, 2021 02:11 PM IST

Hong Kong 'unnerved' by Chinese security law, citizens doubt their futures

In this file photo taken on June 29, 2021, a man looks at a building with a LED billboard displaying a slogan celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party and the 24th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China.
Published on Jul 10, 2021 11:18 AM IST

Hong Kong to stop passenger flights from UK amid third wave

A British National Overseas passports (BNO) and a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China passport are pictured in Hong Kong.
Published on Jun 28, 2021 07:34 PM IST

Hong Kong: Ex-cop John Lee named No 2 official as China fortifies security

From the right, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Secretary for Security Chris Tang, and Chief Secretary John Lee attend a news conference in Hong Kong, on Friday, June 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Published on Jun 25, 2021 02:05 PM IST

Hong Kong to shorten hotel quarantine for travellers with antibodies

Hong Kong will be shortening the quarantine period for vaccinated people arriving in the city to seven days from 14 days.
Updated on Jun 21, 2021 04:21 PM IST

Agnes Chow, Hong Kong activist, freed from prison after serving six months

Agnes Chow, a prominent pro-democracy activist who was sentenced to jail last year for her role in an unauthorized protest, is released in Hong Kong Saturday, June 12, 2021. Chow rose to prominence as a student leader in the now-defunct Scholarism and Demosisto political groups, alongside other outspoken activists such as Joshua Wong and Ivan Lam. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 12:38 PM IST

Hong Kong to follow China's steps, start censoring films over national security

FILE PHOTO: The Chinese and Hong Kong flags flutter at the office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Published on Jun 11, 2021 11:34 AM IST

Hong Kong considers shorter quarantine for some fully vaccinated travellers

Hong Kong considers shortening hotel quarantine periods for some fully vaccinated inbound passengers.
Published on Jun 10, 2021 09:10 AM IST

Hong Kong organisers lose appeal to hold Tiananmen vigil

Samuel Chu, who runs the Hong Kong Democracy Council in Washington, retweeted an image of Tsoi making his statement, writing, “We will light a candle for you and all of Hong Kong". (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Published on May 29, 2021 01:27 PM IST

Hong Kong changes electoral law, reduces direct public vote

The changes to Hong Kong’s elections come as Beijing further tightens control over the semi-autonomous city that saw months of anti-government protest and political strife in 2019.
Published on May 27, 2021 02:24 PM IST

Hong Kong won't mandate vaccination against Covid for foreign domestic workers

The plan for mandatory vaccinations was dropped after officials assessed public health needs and the potential legal issues, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said.
Published on May 11, 2021 02:21 PM IST

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed over 'unlawful' Tiananmen Square vigil

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts in Hong Kong.
Published on May 06, 2021 09:03 AM IST

Hong Kong to reopen bars, nightclubs for vaccinated residents

The new rules will allow bars and nightclubs to remain open until 2am. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Published on Apr 27, 2021 02:28 PM IST

Covid-19: Hong Kong suspends flights connecting India from April 20 to May 3

This decision was taken as three passengers on Vistara's Mumbai-Hong Kong flight on Sunday tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival. (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 18, 2021 11:07 PM IST

Hong Kong Police arrested over 10,200 due to protests in last 20 months

Supporters hold a rally in solidarity with Hong Kong protesters, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada September 29, 2019.
Published on Apr 10, 2021 03:27 PM IST

Hong Kong: Customs officials raid shop founded by pro-democracy activist

Mike Lam, founder of AbouThai, a pro-democracy district councilor, outside the West Kowloon Magistrates Courts following a bail hearing in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, March 5, 2021.
Published on Apr 09, 2021 09:56 PM IST

China forms vetting panel to screen out 'unpatriotic' Hong Kong poll candidates

Hong Kong's Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah said that the new committee would receive advice supervised by Beijing, before making a decision.
Published on Apr 04, 2021 12:02 PM IST

China's parliament approves Hong Kong electoral system reform plan

China's President Xi Jinping (C) applauds with other leaders and delegates after the result of the vote on changes to Hong Kong's election system was announced.
Published on Mar 30, 2021 10:07 AM IST

Hong Kong to reopen pools, beaches as Covid-19 infections ease

People walk in front of "M+" visual culture museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District of Hong Kong,
Published on Mar 29, 2021 06:34 PM IST

Hong Kong looks at easing travel for vaccinated residents: Carrie Lam

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters' questions during a press conference in Hong Kong.
Published on Mar 27, 2021 03:57 PM IST

Hong Kong halts Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines, cites defective packaging

Refrigerated shipping containers carrying the BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine imported by Fosun Pharma are transported at the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.
Published on Mar 24, 2021 03:01 PM IST

US consulate in Hong Kong closes after staff test positive for Covid-19

FILE PHOTO: People receive a dose of the Sinovac Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine at a community vaccination centre in Hong Kong, China, on February 23, 2021.
Published on Mar 15, 2021 02:40 PM IST

China hits back at US criticism of legal overhaul in Hong Kong

Zhang Xiaoming (C), Executive Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council, gestures in front of journalists at the end of a State Council press conference on Hong Kong electoral reform in Beijing on March 12, 2021.
Published on Mar 12, 2021 02:06 PM IST

'Combination of punches': China justifies legal overhaul in Hong Kong

Executive deputy director of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council, Zhang Xiaoming, speaks during a news conference on parliament's approval of the decision to change the Hong Kong electoral system in Beijing, China March 12, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Updated on Mar 12, 2021 10:27 AM IST

China approves plan to veto Hong Kong election candidates, aims for tighter cont

China's President Xi Jinping votes on changes to Hong Kong's election system during the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11, 2021.
Updated on Mar 11, 2021 01:23 PM IST
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