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Carol Mang

Security tight in Hong Kong ahead of expected banned China national day protest

Sep 30 2020

HONG KONG, Oct 1 Security was tight in Hong Kong early on Thursday with police vans dotting the streets ahead of an expected China national day march by pro-democracy protesters, despite authorities banning the demonstration.

Hong Kong press body says new police media rules could limit scrutiny

Sep 24 2020

HONG KONG The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) said on Thursday a move by police to narrow the definition of "media representatives" allowed at public events such as protests could limit scrutiny on law enforcers.

Dozens of Hong Kong people write postcards to fugitives arrested by China

Sep 18 2020

HONG KONG Dozens of people in Hong Kong braved heavy rain on Friday evening to write postcards to 12 fugitives arrested by China at sea last month to offer comfort during the upcoming mid-Autumn festival.

Disney's 'Mulan' gets cold reception in boycott-leading Hong Kong

Sep 17 2020

HONG KONG Walt Disney Co's live-action remake of "Mulan" opened on Thursday to a lacklustre reception in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy activists have been leading calls to boycott the movie.

Walk from home: Hong Kong tour company moves online to survive pandemic

Aug 23 2020

HONG KONG A Hong Kong tourism company has moved its walking tours online to reach a travel-starved audience unable to explore new places due to coronavirus restrictions.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong files court challenge to 2019 poll disqualification

Aug 07 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong filed a court challenge on Friday against his disqualification from district polls, in a move which may have implications for this year's removals of opposition candidates for the city's legislature.

Hong Kong delays election citing pandemic, but democracy camp sceptical

Jul 31 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election to the Chinese-ruled city's legislature by a year because of a rise in coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition which had hoped to make huge gains.

Hong Kong tightens coronavirus restrictions as cases hit record

Jul 19 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong tightened coronavirus restrictions on Sunday, with non-essential civil servants told to work from home from this week, as the global financial hub reported a record number of daily cases. | Video

Hong Kong security law is not doom and gloom but is a red line, leader says

Jul 07 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's national security law does not spell "doom and gloom", its leader said on Tuesday, as she tried to calm unease over legislation that critics say could quash freedoms that have underpinned the city's success as a financial hub. | Video

New security law starts to break down Hong Kong's pro-democracy economy

Jul 07 2020

HONG KONG As soon as Hong Kong's new national security law came into force last week, Ivan Ng removed all the protest-themed paintings, posters and flags from the list of items for sale at his Onestep Printing shop.

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