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Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail in national security case

Feb 09 2021

HONG KONG Hong Kong's top court denied bail on Tuesday to media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai, the most high-profile person to be charged under the city's national security law. | Video

Exclusive: China plans further Hong Kong crackdown after mass arrest - sources

Jan 11 2021

HONG KONG The arrest of more than 50 democrats in Hong Kong last week intensifies a drive by Beijing to stifle any return of a populist challenge to Chinese rule and more measures are likely, according to two individuals with direct knowledge of China's plans.

Democracy darkens: Hong Kong activists reel from Chinese moves

Nov 30 2020

HONG KONG Prince Wong was still in her mother's womb when the Chinese government reclaimed control over Hong Kong from the British in the summer of 1997. She was born nearly three months later, on September 27, into what some here call the city's "cursed generation."

Families of detained Hong Kong dozen protest on island near Chinese prison

Nov 21 2020

HONG KONG Relatives and supporters of 12 Hongkongers, detained in China after trying to flee the city by speedboat, protested on Saturday on an island near the Chinese prison where they have been held virtually incommunicado for nearly three months.

A Hong Kong protester's farewell note and failed escape

Sep 24 2020

HONG KONG Wong Wai-yin's wife feared the worst after reading his short farewell letter.

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law, bearing out 'worst fears'

Aug 10 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai became the highest-profile person arrested under a new national security law on Monday, detained over suspected collusion with foreign forces as around 200 police searched the offices of his Apple Daily newspaper. | Video

Hong Kong police raid on newspaper filmed in real time as China flexes muscles

Aug 10 2020

HONG KONG Six weeks after China imposed sweeping national security laws on Hong Kong, police moved in on media tycoon Jimmy Lai, one of the most outspoken critics of Beijing in the city.

Medien-Unternehmer und China-Kritiker Lai in Hongkong festgenommen

Aug 10 2020

Hongkong Wenige Wochen nach Einführung des neuen Sicherheitsgesetzes in Hongkong hat die Polizei nun auch den bekannten Medien-Mogul Jimmy Lai festgenommen, der als scharfer Kritiker Chinas gilt.

Hong Kong police raid on newspaper filmed in real time as China flexes muscles

Aug 10 2020

HONG KONG Six weeks after China imposed sweeping national security laws on Hong Kong, police moved in on media tycoon Jimmy Lai, one of the most outspoken critics of Beijing in the city.

Hong Kong's top public prosecutor quits, says he was cut out of new national security cases

Jul 31 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's head of public prosecutions quit this week, citing differences with the city's top legal official, and after being sidelined from cases under new China-imposed national security legislation, according to an email obtained by Reuters.

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