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Joseph Zen, One of Asia’s Most Senior Catholics, Arrested in Hong Kong on National Security Charges
On May 11, Hong Kong police revealed that they had arrested a prominent cardinal and four aid workers for allegedly “colluding with foreign forces,” and claimed the group was in violation of the city’s national...
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Hong Kong, Once a Bastion for Free Press, Now Ranks Dismally in Annual Press Freedoms Report
An annual report on press freedoms across the globe published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) indicates that Hong Kong, once a bastion for free press, has plummeted in the rankings. The dismal performance is being...
Police officers perform a goose-stepping march, the same style used by police and troops by the Chinese communist regime. They performed the authoritarian-style march at the city's police college to mark the National Security Education Day in Hong Kong on April 15, 2021.
Hong Kong Police Adopts Marching Style of Authoritarian Regimes
Ever since the National Security Law was passed in Hong Kong in 2020, the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has been implementing policies that align itself more with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Recently, the...
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Hongkongers Seek Refuge in Taiwan as National Security Law Destroys City’s Freedoms
The city of Hong Kong has increasingly come under the control of Beijing ever since a stringent national security law was passed in 2020. The controversial law allows the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to exert...
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Former Lawmaker Calls for Probe Into Attacks on Hong Kong Protesters in London Chinatown
A former Hong Kong lawmaker, Nathan Law, has requested that authorities in London investigate a group of pro-Beijing organizers who attacked Hong Kong protesters in the city’s Chinatown area on Saturday, Nov. 27. Far from...
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Hong Kong Activist Sentenced to Over 3.5 Years in Prison for Secession and Money Laundering
On Nov. 23 Hong Kong activist, Tony Chung, former convenor of Studentlocalism, was sentenced to prison by a Hong Kong court to 3 years and 7 months for secession and money laundering. Chung, 20, is...
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Hong Kong Man Sentenced to Nearly 6 Years in Prison for Chanting Slogans, Posting Online
On Nov. 11, Ma Chun-man, also known as “Captain America 2.0” was sentenced by a Hong Kong court to five years and nine months in prison for “inciting secession” by peacefully delivering multiple pro-independence speeches...
Pro-democracy activists make gestures and shout slogans outside the West Kowloon court on March 1, 2021 in Hong Kong. The protest took place during the court appearances by dozens of dissidents charged with subversion in the largest use of Beijing's sweeping new national security law to date.
Hong Kong Court Restricts Applicability of Riot Crimes, Beijing Unhappy
The court of Hong Kong has judged that the state cannot wantonly charge individuals with the crime of rioting without proper evidence. Hong Kong has used rioting charges against citizens participating in pro-democracy protests.  The...
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Hong Kong Passes New Law on Film Censorship
Hong Kong, a city that was once celebrated for its democracy and freedoms in the Far East, is reeling under the National Security Law (NSL) that was passed in June of last year. Adding to...
In a Major Blow to Hong Kong’s Pro-democracy Movement, ‘The Alliance’ Votes to Disband
The group responsible for the annual Tiananmen Square Massacre vigil has voted to disband at a special meeting on Saturday Sept. 25 after 32 years in operation, following months of sustained pressure by Chinese authorities...
Tiananmen Vigil Organizers Ordered to Take Down Online Content Amidst Sustained Attacks by Hong Kong Police
In yet another attack on the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong by authorities wielding the National Security Law (NSL) the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (The Alliance) has been ordered to...
Citing Foreign Collusion, Hong Kong Police Arrest Local Pro-Democracy Leader, Chow Hang-tung and Others
On the morning of Wednesday Sept. 8, four leaders of the pro-democracy group, the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements, known for organizing the city’s annual 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre vigil, were...