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

Tong Ying-kit, a 24-year-old waiter in Hong Kong, became the first person to be convicted under the sweeping national security law that China imposed on the city to stamp out dissent.
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)(AP)
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)(AP)
Published on Jul 30, 2021 12:58 PM IST
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Hong Kong activists including Joshua Wong in custody after guilty protest plea

Hong Kong was convulsed by seven straight months of huge and often violent democracy rallies last year in which millions took to the streets.
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong .(Reuters)
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong .(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 02:41 AM IST
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Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Twitter takes down China-linked disinfo campaign on Covid-19, Hong Kong protests

Digital information researchers said such operations can have a particularly harmful effect in the middle of a pandemic like Covid-19.
Demonstrators wearing protective masks shine lights from their smartphones during a protest in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong, China on Friday.(Bloomberg)
Demonstrators wearing protective masks shine lights from their smartphones during a protest in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong, China on Friday.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 01:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Binayak Dasgupta, New Delhi

Hong Kong officer hit by arrow; police fire water cannons

Riot police lined up a few hundred meters (yards) away and shot several volleys of tear gas at the protesters, who sheltered behind a wall of umbrellas across an entire street and threw gasoline bombs into nearby bushes and trees, setting them on fire.
Water cannon trucks drove over bricks and nails strewn by protesters and sprayed them at close range in a bid to drive away protesters on the streets outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University.(AP Photo)
Water cannon trucks drove over bricks and nails strewn by protesters and sprayed them at close range in a bid to drive away protesters on the streets outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University.(AP Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 11:11 AM IST
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Hong Kong | By Associated Press

Chaos in Hong Kong; protesters hold ground with‘blossom everywhere’ campaign

China, facing the biggest challenge to its rule of the territory since it was handed back by the British in 1997, has insisted it will not buckle to the pressure and warned of even tougher security measures.
A demonstrator throws a brick on Pedder Street during a lunchtime protest in the Central district of Hong Kong.(Bloomberg photo)
A demonstrator throws a brick on Pedder Street during a lunchtime protest in the Central district of Hong Kong.(Bloomberg photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 07:38 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse

Violence brings Hong Kong to ‘brink of total breakdown’: Police

After protestors had dispersed, police fired tear gas at the remaining protesters on old, narrow Pedder Street.
University students standoff with riot police at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.(REUTERS Photo)
University students standoff with riot police at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2019 03:42 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Reuters

Hong Kong protest violence ‘deeply disturbing’: UK govt

“Today’s events are deeply disturbing. We are seriously concerned by the ongoing violence, and the escalation between protesters and police,” said a Foreign Office spokesman.
Violence at pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong that saw a police officer shoot a masked demonstrator and a man set on fire is “deeply disturbing”, the British government said Monday.(Reuters image)
Violence at pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong that saw a police officer shoot a masked demonstrator and a man set on fire is “deeply disturbing”, the British government said Monday.(Reuters image)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 10:54 PM IST
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London | By Agence France-Presse

‘Pam, pam, pam’: Hong Kong police open fire, wounding protester

Video footage showed a protester lying in a pool of blood with his eyes wide open. Police also pepper-sprayed and subdued a woman nearby as plastic crates were thrown at officers, the video shared on social media showed.
A police officer points his weapon during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, China, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood(REUTERS)
A police officer points his weapon during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, China, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 08:57 AM IST
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About 200 people arrested as Hong Kong protesters go on rampage

People were arrested for offenses including unlawful assembly, possession of an offensive weapon, criminal damage and using facial covering while at an unlawful assembly, police said. Four men and a woman were held for possession of an offensive weapon.
Riot police march along Des Voeux Road Central during a protest in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong.(Bloomberg Photo)
Riot police march along Des Voeux Road Central during a protest in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong.(Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 12:13 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Natalie Lung

Tear gas engulfs Hong Kong as protesters trash China agency

Police deployed at least two water cannon trucks in the vicinity. They had issued warnings to protesters who occupied the area that they were taking part in an unauthorized rally and were violating a government ban on face masks.
Demonstrators are shrouded in a cloud of tear gas during a protest in the Central district of Hong Kong(Bloomberg photo)
Demonstrators are shrouded in a cloud of tear gas during a protest in the Central district of Hong Kong(Bloomberg photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 08:00 AM IST
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Hong Kong | By Associated Press

Hong Kong braces for ‘emergency’ protest call for autonomy

Prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong called for 100,000 people to rally in what would be the 22nd straight weekend of protests.
Activists have attacked police with petrol bombs, set street fires and trashed government buildings and businesses seen as pro-Beijing.(Reuters Photo)
Activists have attacked police with petrol bombs, set street fires and trashed government buildings and businesses seen as pro-Beijing.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 12:13 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Reuters

Why protesters in Hong Kong are getting inked

Hong Kong citizens have now turned towards getting themselves inked as a way to register their protest and show support to ‘front line’ protestors, who are often seen tangling with the riot police.
A woman who goes by the single name
A woman who goes by the single name "Mary" receiving a tattoo of a Hong Kong protester clad in protective gear.(AP photo)
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 11:34 AM IST
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Hong Kong | By Associated Press

Tear gas and water cannon as crowds defy Hong Kong rally ban

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas on Sunday as crowds held an illegal march, with hardcore protesters throwing petrol bombs and trashing busineses, capping a week of anger after the recent stabbing and beating of two pro-democracy protesters.
Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters in Hong Kong.(AP Photo)
Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters in Hong Kong.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 06:04 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Press Trust of India

Hong Kong under ‘de facto curfew’ as subway stations shut early

Chief Executive Carrie Lam banned face masks after invoking emergency powers last used in 1967, many stations were left in tatters. The rail operator MTR Corporation shut the entire network for a whole day for the first time since 2007 before gradually reopening damaged stations.
Anti-government protesters run away from tear gas during a demonstration in Wan Chai district in Hong Kong.(REUTERS Photo)
Anti-government protesters run away from tear gas during a demonstration in Wan Chai district in Hong Kong.(REUTERS Photo)
Published on Oct 15, 2019 09:53 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Iain Marlow, Kiuyan Wong and Jinshan Hong

‘Attempt to split China will end in shattered bones’: Xi on Hong Kong protests

Several neighbourhoods saw rallies, and by Sunday afternoon at least 27 stations on the MTR - Hong Kong’s metro - were closed.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has issued a stern warning against dissent as protests continue in Hong Kong.(AP)
Chinese President Xi Jinping has issued a stern warning against dissent as protests continue in Hong Kong.(AP)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 08:02 AM IST
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Beijing | By Indo Asian News Service

‘No one showed up’: Hong Kong’s protests face acid test

Hong Kong’s establishment-shaking protest movement, which has plunged the international business hub into crisis and seemed to have boundless reserves of determination, energy, creativity and popular support, might finally be losing a little steam as it enters its fifth month.
Hong Kong protestor wore black face mask after Carrie Lam announced emergency and ban on face masks.(REUTERS Photo)
Hong Kong protestor wore black face mask after Carrie Lam announced emergency and ban on face masks.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2019 06:44 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Press Trust of India

Hong Kong protester shot in chest during China National Day rally

Protests have rocked Hong Kong for almost four months, pushing back against China’s tightening grip over the city.
Anti-government protesters are seen during a protest on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
Anti-government protesters are seen during a protest on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 04:06 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Natalie Lung, Annie Lee, Aaron Mc Nicholas

China’s 70-year parade shows economic and military might

The event marks the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1949, announcement of the founding of the People’s Republic of China by then-leader Mao Zedong following a civil war.
Residents watch a float behind barricade line as Chinese military vehicles and floats in preparation for the parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Tuesday’s event marks the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1949, announcement of the founding of the People’s Republic of China by then-leader Mao Zedong following a civil war.(AP)
Residents watch a float behind barricade line as Chinese military vehicles and floats in preparation for the parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Tuesday’s event marks the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1949, announcement of the founding of the People’s Republic of China by then-leader Mao Zedong following a civil war.(AP)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 10:33 AM IST
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Associated Press | By Associated Press

China celebrates 70 years as Hong Kong braces for unrest

A phalanx of tanks and other military hardware will roll across Tiananmen Square under the gaze of President Xi Jinping, the country’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.
Helicopters fly over with displaying the flag of China, right, and the flag of Hong Kong Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Hong Kong while the celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary is taking place in Beijing. Police are warning of the potential for protesters to engage in violence
Helicopters fly over with displaying the flag of China, right, and the flag of Hong Kong Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Hong Kong while the celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary is taking place in Beijing. Police are warning of the potential for protesters to engage in violence "one step closer to terrorism" during this week's National Day events, an assertion ridiculed by activists as propaganda meant to scare people from taking to the streets.(AP)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 10:32 AM IST
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Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong protesters wave US flags, urge Donald Trump to ‘liberate’ city from China

More than a dozen men wearing masks to hide their identities carried the US flags as tens of thousands of demonstrators defied a police order to rally in downtown Hong Kong
China has accused the US of stoking the protests that began in June against a bill allowing extraditions to the mainland, and treats any calls for independence as a red line that could justify a harsher crackdown.(Bloomberg Photo)
China has accused the US of stoking the protests that began in June against a bill allowing extraditions to the mainland, and treats any calls for independence as a red line that could justify a harsher crackdown.(Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 07:28 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Owen Franks

Hong Kong leader starts dialogue with pro- democracy advocates but not budging on demands

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam explained the government’s position in a meeting to a group of young people about the pro-democracy protests gripping the city , which was closed-door and unannounced.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, announced last week that she is creating a platform for dialogue and said that it would include protesters.(Bloomberg Photo)
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, announced last week that she is creating a platform for dialogue and said that it would include protesters.(Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 03:57 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Associated Press

China expresses ‘strong dissatisfaction’ with G7 on Hong Kong protest

China has maintained that Hong Kong is their internal affairs and that no foreign government, organization or individual has the right to intervene.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, expressed strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the statement made by the leaders of the G7 Summit on Hong Kong affairs.(AP Photo)
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, expressed strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the statement made by the leaders of the G7 Summit on Hong Kong affairs.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2019 03:11 PM IST
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Beijing | By Agence France-Presse

Escalation of violence is becoming more serious: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, while speaking in public for the first time since anti-government demonstrations escalated on Sunday, said that she was confident the city’s government could handle the unrest by itself .
Demonstrators protect themselves from tear gas canisters during a protest in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong .(Reuters Photo)
Demonstrators protect themselves from tear gas canisters during a protest in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong .(Reuters Photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2019 01:36 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Reuters

Google disables 210 YouTube channels that targeted Hong Kong protests

The announcement by YouTube’s parent company came after Twitter and Facebook accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong’s protest movement and sow political discord in the city.
Demonstrators stand outside the Yuen Long MTR station during a protest in Hong Kong.(AP)
Demonstrators stand outside the Yuen Long MTR station during a protest in Hong Kong.(AP)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 08:09 AM IST
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San Francisco | By Agence France-Presse

China detains employee of Britain’s Hong Kong mission, UK urged to act

Simon Cheng, a Chinese national working at Britain’s Hong Kong consulate was detained in China’s border city of Shenzhen for violating the law. He was travelling from Hong Kong to Shenzhen for a business trip.
Simon Cheng, a staff member of Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong, was reported missing by local media after visiting the neighbouring mainland city of Shenzhen.(Facebook / Free Simon Cheng)
Simon Cheng, a staff member of Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong, was reported missing by local media after visiting the neighbouring mainland city of Shenzhen.(Facebook / Free Simon Cheng)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 07:10 PM IST
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Beijing | By Reuters

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

Both Twitter and Facebook are blocked in mainland China by the government but available in Hong Kong
Anti-extradition bill protesters react as they watch a documentary protest video during a protest outside Siu Hong station in Hong Kong, China, August 20, 2019.(REUTERS)
Anti-extradition bill protesters react as they watch a documentary protest video during a protest outside Siu Hong station in Hong Kong, China, August 20, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 09:35 AM IST
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Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

Twitter said it suspended 936 accounts and the operations appeared to be a coordinated state-backed effort originating in China..
Exile Tibetans participate in a candle-lit vigil in solidarity with protestors in Hong Kong, in Dharmsala, India.(AP)
Exile Tibetans participate in a candle-lit vigil in solidarity with protestors in Hong Kong, in Dharmsala, India.(AP)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 06:59 AM IST
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‘Hey democracy’: Chinese media releases rap video over Hong Kong protests

The rap video, overlaid with clips of protesters clashing with police and breaking into Hong Kong’s legislative offices, is being shared by Chinese state media on its overseas and domestic social media accounts.
English-language rap has been released by nationalistic Chinese group CD Rev.(Bloomberg Photo)
English-language rap has been released by nationalistic Chinese group CD Rev.(Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 12:39 PM IST
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Beijing | By Press Trust of India

Hong Kong finance secretary warns of looming ‘economic typhoon’

The Hong Kong government has adopted a $2.4 billion spending package to try to buoy the economy, a move that financial secretary Paul Chan likened to the food stockpiles that households gather to gird themselves against a typhoon.
The warning from financial secretary Paul Chan came after Hong Kong slashed its 2019 growth forecast to as little as zero, down from a previous range of 2% to 3%.(Reuters Photo)
The warning from financial secretary Paul Chan came after Hong Kong slashed its 2019 growth forecast to as little as zero, down from a previous range of 2% to 3%.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 04:21 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Stephen Tan

Hong Kong braces for mass anti-government rally

Demonstrations in Hong Kong have lost some intensity since the ugly scenes witnessed during the protesters’ occupation of the city’s airport earlier in the past week.
Protesters’ Demands include democratic reforms in Hong Kong as well as the resignation of the city’s Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam.(Reuters Photo)
Protesters’ Demands include democratic reforms in Hong Kong as well as the resignation of the city’s Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 01:54 PM IST
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