Universities battleground for latest row over Hong Kong freedoms

Universities have become the latest battleground over freedoms in Hong Kong as a ban on signs on campuses advocating independence from China sparks fresh fears that the city’s liberties are under threat. As term kicked off earlier this month, posters and banners calling for semi-autonomous Hong Kong to split from the mainland were plastered on ...

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New wave of leaders step into breach for jailed Hong Kong democracy activists

New wave of leaders step into breach for jailed Hong Kong democracy activists

The jailing of Hong Kong’s best-known democracy activists has pushed a new wave of young leaders to take the helm as they seek to keep the movement’s message alive....

Speech by ousted Trump White House guru Steve Bannon greeted by protestors; media denied access

Speech by ousted Trump White House guru Steve Bannon greeted by protestors; media denied access

Activists gathered in central Hong Kong on Tuesday to protest the visit of US President Donald Trump’s former top strategist Steve Bannon, chanting “Nazis are not...

Demosisto website hacked with ‘pro-China’ message

Demosisto website hacked with ‘pro-China’ message

Demosisto, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy political party, announced on Saturday that their website was hacked to reflect a “pro-China message.” “Our website is...

Liu Xiaobo’s wife back in Beijing: Hong Kong NGO

Liu Xiaobo’s wife back in Beijing: Hong Kong NGO

Liu Xia, the widow of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo who died in detention in July, is back in Beijing but still under house arrest, a Hong Kong NGO said...

Ousted lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching get ultimatum to return HKD1.8m salaries

Ousted lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching get ultimatum to return HKD1.8m salaries

The Legislative Council’s Secretariat has given an ultimatum to ousted lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching, demanding they repay a total of HKD1.86 million (about...

Hongkongers’ freedom of expression could be hit by draft Chinese National Anthem Law

Hongkongers’ freedom of expression could be hit by draft Chinese National Anthem Law

Hong Kong’s netizens could soon be facing another blow to freedom of expression, as mainland authorities are set to pass a draft Chinese National Anthem Law that would...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends jailing of democracy activists

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends jailing of democracy activists

Hong Kong’s leader today defended a court’s decision to jail three leading democracy activists including Joshua Wong after the move triggered international criticism...

Crowds rally in Hong Kong after prominent activists jailed

Crowds rally in Hong Kong after prominent activists jailed

Thousands of supporters of three jailed young democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong Sunday to protest their sentences. Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow,...

Hong Kong activists fear more jailings after Wong imprisoned

Hong Kong activists fear more jailings after Wong imprisoned

Hong Kong democracy campaigners raised fears Friday that they too would be jailed after the city’s Beijing-backed government succeeded in putting Joshua Wong and two other...