World Jan 06Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law
Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents Wednesday for allegedly violating the new national security law by participating in unofficial election primaries for the territory's legislature last year.
World Dec 31Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed after bail revoked
Lai had been granted bail on Dec. 23 after three weeks in custody on charges of fraud and endangering national security. His appeal hearing is slated for Feb. 1.
World Dec 11Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law
Local broadcaster TVB said Friday that Lai, the founder of the Apple Daily tabloid, was charged on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces and endangering national security. He is the most high-profile person to be charged under the law since…
World Nov 11Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers to resign en masse
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers say they will resign en masse after four of them were ousted from the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s Legislature.
Politics Sep 03Facebook moves to target misinformation before election
With just two months left until the U.S. presidential election, Facebook says it is taking more steps to encourage voting, minimize misinformation and reduce the likelihood of post-election "civil unrest."…
World Sep 01Hong Kong begins mass-testing for virus amid public doubts
Hong Kong tested thousands of people for coronavirus Tuesday at the start of a mass-testing effort that's become another political flash point in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
Health Aug 21Hit by virus surge, Hong Kong offers free tests to everyone
Leader Carrie Lam says the testing program, which will last up to two weeks, will allow residents to be tested on a voluntary basis. The testing is aimed at identifying people who are infected with the coronavirus but have exhibited…
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.