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Infamous Article 23 May See Comeback as Communist Party’s Grip on Hong Kong Tightens
A long-dormant piece of legislation in Hong Kong’s Basic Law may be brought into action as the mainland Chinese regime tightens its political grip over the bustling port and financial hub.  Multiple Hong Kong officials,...
Two Executives of Apple Daily Charged; Hongkongers Come Out in Droves to Snatch Up Copies of the Paper
Two executives of the embattled Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily were charged on Friday, June 18, after hundreds of police officers raided their headquarters and apprehended them in what has been largely panned as a...
Facebook Partners With CCP-controlled Hong Kong Government to Promote COVID-19 Vaccines
Facebook is teaming up with the Hong Kong government, which is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), to push vaccination propaganda to its citizens. Less than 20 percent of Hongkongers are fully vaccinated despite...
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Communist Chinese Takeover of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council Nearly Complete
The Sino-British Joint Declaration signed on December 19, 1984, allowed Hong Kong to maintain its existing systems and lifestyle, which was ratified by Beijing and Britain in 1997, taking effect for the following 50 years...
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Hong Kong’s COVID-19 App Could Aid China’s Erosion of Local Freedoms
The adoption of an app for tracking coronavirus infections has sparked concern in Hong Kong, the Chinese port city where an authoritarian law passed last year is incrementally dismantling local freedoms and rule of law. ...
Paul Harris Pressured to Resign from the Hong Kong Bar Association
The newly elected Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, Paul Harris, has been facing pressure to step down from the role after only a few weeks in the position. Mr. Harris assumed his new...
Pro-democracy activist Lester Shum shows his charge sheet to the members of the media after leaving Western Police Station on January 7, 2021 in Hong Kong, China. Over 50 Hong Kong opposition figures were arrested under the national security law in the largest operation yet against Beijing's critics, deepening a crackdown sweeping the financial hub. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
Arrests of Hong Kong Dissidents Receive Widespread International Condemnation
Secretaries of State from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States signed a joint letter on Jan. 9 condemning the arrest of 55 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on charges of violating Communist...
HONG KONG, CHINA - AUGUST5: Pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow Ting (L), Joshua Wong (C) and Ivan Lam Long-yin (R) speak to the press outside the court for illegal assembly charges in relation to a protest outside the city's police headquarters in June 2019, at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts on August 5, 2020 in Hong Kong, China.
Hong Kong Sentences Democracy Activists for Violating National Security Law
On Dec. 2, a Hong Kong court sentenced pro-democracy leaders Joshua Wong,  Ivan Lam, and Agnes Chow Ting to 13 1/2 months, 7 months, and 10 months in prison respectively, for three counts of inciting,...
Beijing again rebuked for undermining Hong Kong’s freedoms
Foreign ministers of the U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK have jointly raised concerns over the diminishing of Hong Kong’s freedoms after Beijing enacted a new set of rules to disqualify elected legislators...
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China Arrests Hong Kong Activist Who Sought Asylum at US Embassy
Tony Chung is a 19-year-old Hong Kong activist who has been vocal against China’s enforcement of the National Security Law in the city. The HK activist was detained recently by the Chinese regime under the...
Beijing’s National Security Law: Report Details Liberties Lost in Hong Kong
The people of Hong Kong have endured much in 2020, especially since midyear when Beijing imposed its controversial National Security Law that saw the corrosion of human rights in the semi-autonomous territory. The National Security...
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Hong Kong Banks Ordered to Monitor All Transactions Under the National Security Law
The Chinese regime has asked Hong Kong banks to monitor all transactions so as to report those that violate the National Security Law (NSL). The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) stated that such suspicious accounts...