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Hong Kong activists secure refugee status in Germany

May 22 2019

HONG KONG Germany has granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges at home, they said on Wednesday, apparently the first time Germany has acknowledged such status for democracy campaigners from the Chinese-ruled city.

Hong Kong legislators brawl over contentious extradition law

May 11 2019

HONG KONG Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong's legislature on Saturday between pro-democracy lawmakers and those loyal to Beijing over a proposed extradition law that will extend Beijing's powers over the China-ruled financial hub. | Video

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets to protest new extradition laws

Apr 28 2019

HONG KONG, April 28 Tens of thousands of people marched on Hong Kong's parliament on Sunday to demand the scrapping of proposed extradition rules that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial - a move which some fear puts the city's core freedoms at risk. | Video

Four Hong Kong 'Occupy' leaders jailed for 2014 democracy protests

Apr 24 2019

HONG KONG A Hong Kong court jailed four leaders of 2014 pro-democracy protests on Wednesday amid heightened concerns over the decline of freedoms in the China-ruled city nearly five years after activists took to the streets in mass protests. | Video

Hong Kong pro-democracy 'Occupy' activists defiant after guilty verdicts

Apr 09 2019

HONG KONG A Hong Kong court on Tuesday found nine leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement guilty of public nuisance during the mass protests, in a landmark verdict as freedoms in the city ruled by mainland China come under strain. | Video

Nine Hong Kong pro-democracy activists found guilty over 2014 protests

Apr 09 2019

HONG KONG A Hong Kong court found leaders of the 2014 "Occupy" civil disobedience movement guilty on Tuesday of public nuisance charges during the mass protests, in a landmark verdict that comes as the China-ruled city's freedoms come under strain.

Hong Kong launches new extradition law despite opposition

Apr 03 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's leaders launched laws on Wednesday to change extradition rules to allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, standing fast against growing opposition to a move many fear could further erode the city's legal protections.

Thousands march in Hong Kong over proposed extradition law changes

Mar 31 2019

HONG KONG Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday against a government plan to change extradition laws, fearing an erosion of personal freedom and the city's status as an international business hub.

Hundreds protest Hong Kong student's expulsion from university in row over free speech

Mar 07 2019

HONG KONG More than 200 protesters gathered on Thursday at a Hong Kong university to condemn the expulsion of a student defending free speech, in what was seen as another incremental sign of eroding freedoms in the Chinese-ruled city.

Hong Kong moves to make disrespecting Chinese national anthem a crime

Jan 23 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong on Wednesday presented a controversial bill to lawmakers that prescribes jail terms of up to three years for disrespecting the Chinese national anthem, a move critics say raises fresh fears over freedom of expression in the city. | Video

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