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HK suspends operations at representative office in Taiwan as tensions rise

May 18 2021

HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) -Hong Kong government's suspended on Tuesday operations at its representative office in Taiwan in a sign of escalating diplomatic tension between the global financial hub and the democratically ruled island that Beijing claims.

Hong Kong leader flags 'fake news' laws as worries over media freedom grow

May 04 2021

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the government was working on "fake news" legislation to tackle "misinformation, hatred and lies," as worries grow over media freedoms in the global financial hub. | Video

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong pleads guilty over June 4 'illegal assembly'

Apr 30 2021

HONG KONG Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was among four people who pleaded guilty on Friday of participating in an illegal assembly on June 4 last year to commemorate the 1989 crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square. | Video

Court releases three Hong Kong activists on bail in case involving 47

Mar 13 2021

HONG KONG Hong Kong's High Court on Saturday released on bail three more activists but remanded two in custody in a widely monitored case involving the most sweeping use yet of the city's national security law.

UPDATE 2-Hong Kong democracy campaigners kept in custody after marathon bail hearing

Mar 04 2021

HONG KONG, March 4 A Hong Kong judge kept 47 pro-democracy activists in custody on Thursday after four days of bail hearings in a case that has drawn global concern that Beijing is using a national security law to crush dissent.

Hong Kong democracy activists' bail hearing adjourned for third day

Mar 03 2021

HONG KONG A Hong Kong court on Wednesday adjourned for a third day the bail hearing of 47 pro-democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion, a case that has exacerbated international concern over freedoms in the financial hub.

Hong Kong democracy activists' bail hearing enters 3rd day

Mar 02 2021

HONG KONG, March 3 Bail proceedings for 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion enter the third day on Wednesday, following marathon hearings that have gone on late into the night and led to some defendants falling ill.

Top Hong Kong university cuts ties with student union over national security concerns

Feb 25 2021

HONG KONG The Chinese University of Hong Kong has withdrawn recognition of its student union, saying criticism of the city's national security law by newly elected union leaders may have been illegal.

Former JPMorgan Asia top banker found not guilty of bribery

Feb 01 2021

HONG KONG A Hong Kong judge on Monday found JPMorgan's former vice chairman of Asia investment banking, Catherine Leung, not guilty of bribery following her trial held late last year, saying she had followed the bank's existing procedures.

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers to resign as Beijing moves to quash opposition

Nov 11 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's pro-democracy opposition lawmakers said on Wednesday they would resign in protest against the dismissal of four of their colleagues from the city assembly after Beijing gave local authorities new powers to further curb dissent. | Video

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