Hong Kong press club pressured by Beijing to cancel talk

[UPDATED] Hong Kong’s leader joined mainland China Sunday in urging the city’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club to cancel a planned speech by a Hong Kong  independence advocate whose party is threatened with a ban. “We respect the international media and respect the Foreign Correspondents’ Club’s activities in Hong Kong,” said Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, expressing...

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Hundreds protest in Hong Kong against attempt to ban pro-independence party

Hundreds protest in Hong Kong against attempt to ban pro-independence party

Hundreds of people protested Saturday in Hong Kong after police sought to ban a pro-independence political party, as Beijing ups pressure on challengers to its territorial...

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang hospitalized after misconduct jailing

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang hospitalized after misconduct jailing

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was hospitalized Friday after losing an appeal bid against a misconduct conviction in one of the city’s most high-profile corruption...

Banner warning students ‘not to apply’ raised at HKBU in protest of Mandarin requirements

Banner warning students ‘not to apply’ raised at HKBU in protest of Mandarin requirements

Yesterday, thousands of students got their university entrance exam results — a key factor in determining which of the more than 21,000 students taking the test will land...

Carrie Lam apologizes over English ‘waste of time’ comments

Carrie Lam apologizes over English ‘waste of time’ comments

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has apologized for “causing confusion” over comments she made yesterday that answering reporters’ questions in English was a...

Chief executive Carrie Lam sick of answering questions in English

Chief executive Carrie Lam sick of answering questions in English

Answering questions in English was a waste of time, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said this morning at a press conference. The city’s leader made the comments after being...

Activists dress up as Godzilla and sing national anthem parody on MTR to protest national anthem law

Activists dress up as Godzilla and sing national anthem parody on MTR to protest national anthem law

In a protest that would potentially lead to jail terms if a controversial law is passed, pro-democracy activists last night dressed up in Godzilla masks and walked through a...

Outrage after city’s libraries remove LGBTQ children’s books from shelves

Outrage after city’s libraries remove LGBTQ children’s books from shelves

LGBTQ groups have expressed outrage after ten children’s story books relating to same-sex parenting were effectively hidden from shelves in the city’s public...

Activists remove Liu Xiaobo from Times Square after mall threatens legal action

Activists remove Liu Xiaobo from Times Square after mall threatens legal action

Threatened with legal action, pro-democracy activists yesterday removed a statute of Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo from outside the Times Square shopping mall in Causeway...

After raucous debate, co-location bill passes Legco, paving way for mainland law enforcement at West Kowloon Station

After raucous debate, co-location bill passes Legco, paving way for mainland law enforcement at West Kowloon Station

Well, it happened. Hong Kong’s Legislative Council yesterday evening passed a controversial bill to allow mainland Chinese security officials to operate within a high-speed...


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