Hong Kong authorities may hire mainland staff to join police in enforcing security law

The police department already has sweeping powers to freeze suspects' assets and conduct warrantless searches

Hong Kong schools to close early for the summer amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

Hong Kong schools to close early for the summer amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

More than 60 local COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Hong Kong since Monday.

New social distancing measures as Hong Kong records 34 new COVID-19 cases

New social distancing measures as Hong Kong records 34 new COVID-19 cases

The new cases mark the fourth straight day of increasing infections

Explainer: Hong Kong Democratic Party to hold pre-elections ahead of September LegCo vote

Explainer: Hong Kong Democratic Party to hold pre-elections ahead of September LegCo vote

The pro-democracy camp is aiming to win "35+"—or a majority—in the LegCo elections

Carrie Lam is a ‘lamentable’ figure in Hong Kong history, ex-colonial governor Chris Patten says

Carrie Lam is a ‘lamentable’ figure in Hong Kong history, ex-colonial governor Chris Patten says

Beijing has "set out to do is to destroy" Hong Kong, Patten says

Hong Kong confirms 19 new local virus cases as health experts urge re-tightening of policies

Hong Kong confirms 19 new local virus cases as health experts urge re-tightening of policies

The jump in cases marks the second day of a sharp increase in local infections

Hong Kong court hears case of international school student who claims she was sexually assaulted by classmate in hotel room

Hong Kong court hears case of international school student who claims she was sexually assaulted by classmate in hotel room

The girl, who has since left the school, was 15 years old at the time

9 new local COVID-19 cases confirmed in Hong Kong as experts warn of risk of community outbreak

9 new local COVID-19 cases confirmed in Hong Kong as experts warn of risk of community outbreak

It's the highest daily count of local cases since community transmission peaked in March and early April

US proposes ‘Safe Harbor Act’ to take in Hongkongers escaping political persecution under security law

US proposes ‘Safe Harbor Act’ to take in Hongkongers escaping political persecution under security law

Journalists, first aid responders and lawyers will also be eligible for the asylum route

Chef at pro-protest restaurant Lung Mun Cafe attacked in bloody assault

Chef at pro-protest restaurant Lung Mun Cafe attacked in bloody assault

The restaurant was vandalized last summer after handing out free meals to protesters


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