Police in Hong Kong said on Saturday that they had arrested nine people who were suspected of helping the 12 residents detained by the mainland authorities after allegedly trying to escape the territory by boat in August. The group includes four men and five women – the youngest 27 and[…]
Media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested under Hong Kong’s national security legislation, and his newspaper raided, as he was accused of “colluding with foreign powers” in the most prominent arrest since China imposed the controversial law just over a month ago. Lai’s Apple Daily reported that 10 police officers[…]
Hong Kong police have arrested four people, the youngest just 16, for suspected offences under the city’s new national security law, the first such detentions outside of street protests since the legislation took effect a month ago. In a press conference shortly before midnight on Wednesday, a police spokesman said[…]
New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in protest against a “deeply concerning” national security law that China imposed on the semiautonomous city. Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday that “New Zealand can no longer trust that Hong Kong’s criminal justice system is sufficiently independent[…]
Hong Kong formally kicked off on Saturday a two-week registration period for candidates to run in a key legislative election in September, amid fears authorities might try to disqualify an assertive young generation of democrats. The poll will be a crucial battleground for the city’s democratic opposition to try to[…]
China has said it would retaliate after US President Donald Trump ordered an end to preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong and signed legislation allowing sanctions on banks over Beijing’s clampdown on the semi-autonomous city. In a statement on Wednesday, China’s foreign ministry said the US’s Hong Kong Autonomy Act[…]
TikTok will exit the Hong Kong market within days, a spokesman told Reuters late on Monday, as other technology companies including Facebook Inc (FB.O) suspend processing government requests for user data in the region. The short form video app owned by China-based ByteDance has made the decision to exit the[…]
Scott Morrison, prime minister of Australia, has said his government was considering an offer of safe haven to Hong Kong residents after China imposed tough national security laws that critics fear could crush dissent in the semi-autonomous territory. Morrison’s announcement on Thursday came as lawmakers in the United States agreed[…]
Hong Kong officials marked the 23rd anniversary of the territory’s return to China on Wednesday hours after Beijing’s imposition of a new national security law that drew defiant protests and international condemnation. Chief Executive Carrie Lam joined her predecessors and other officials at the harbour’s edge for a flag-raising ceremony[…]
China’s enactment of a national security law for Hong Kong has drawn statements of deep concern from abroad and a firm defence at home. Details of the law – which comes in response to last year’s sometimes-violent pro-democracy protests in the city – are due out later on Tuesday. China[…]
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