World Jul 21Fear of China driving Hong Kong extradition concerns
With Britain the latest country to scrap its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, the focus in the semi-autonomous city has returned to the concerns about China’s legal system that sparked months of anti-government protests last year.
World Jul 12Nearly 600,000 vote in Hong Kong pro-democracy primaries
Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned up over the weekend to vote in an unofficial primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candidates for an upcoming legislative poll.
World Jul 06Hong Kong police granted sweeping powers under security law
The details were released after the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, which oversees the legislation, convened its first meeting on Monday.
World Jul 01Hong Kong police make first arrests under new Chinese security law
Police said nine people were arrested under the law, including a man with a Hong Kong independence flag and a woman holding a sign displaying the British flag and calling for Hong Kong's independence.
World Jun 30China approves contentious Hong Kong national security law
HONG KONG (AP) — China approved a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, a move many see as Beijing’s boldest yet to erase the legal firewall between…
World Jun 09Hundreds march in Hong Kong as leader urges stability
Hundreds of people marched in Hong Kong's streets on Tuesday to mark a year since the start of anti-government protests, as the leader of the semi-autonomous city called for peace and stability.
World Jun 04On Tiananmen anniversary, Hong Kong bans insults to Chinese anthem
Hong Kong's legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem.
World Jun 01Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen Square vigil amid rush for UK passports
Hong Kong police rejected an application for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom.
World May 27Protesters mass in Hong Kong as anthem law is debated
Thousands of protesters are shouting pro-democracy slogans and insults at police in Hong Kong as lawmakers debate a bill that would criminalize abuse of the Chinese anthem.
World May 26Hong Kong leader says security law not a threat to freedoms
Hong Kong’s leader says national security legislation proposed by China’s legislature will not threaten the semi-autonomous territory’s civil rights.