Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong, Benny Tai and dozens of other defendants pleaded guilty to subversion charges brought under Hong Kong’s draconian national security law after they took part in a democratic primary in the summer of 2020, local media reported.
Zhou, 75, who has been retired for more than a decade, received a call from the university on Dec. 28, firing him from his post.
“I said I’m retired, so how can I be fired?” Zhou, who currently lives in the United States.
“Just doing it by phone like that was a bit much; who are they trying to humiliate?”
Authorities in Hong Kong on Thursday charged two senior editors at the now-shuttered pro-democracy Stand News with “sedition” and denied them bail, following a raid on the news website by national security police.
Acting editor-in-chief Patrick Lam and former editor-in-chief Chung Pui-kuen
National security police in Hong Kong have frozen the assets of a group that organized vigils for Tiananmen massacre victims, as the city’s public broadcaster was warned on Wednesday that its reporting must ‘safeguard national interests.’
“This morning, the liquidator of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China
Rights lawyer Zhou Xiaoyun, who formerly worked as a senior editor at the cutting-edge Southern Metropolis Daily newspaper in Guangzhou, remains incommunicado after being held under “residential surveillance at a designated location (RSDL),” RFA has learned.
A rights activist in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong has proposed marriage in an open letter to his girlfriend, a Hong Kong rights lawyer and activist who is currently in prison on remand for “inciting” others to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen massacre.
Ye Du, whose birth name is Wu Wei
An internationally recognized expert in Uyghur folklore and ethnographer who disappeared in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) more than three years ago has been confirmed as being imprisoned by authorities, according to her former co-workers at Xinjiang University.
Wang Yi, who founded the church, was detained by police in Sichuan’s provincial capital Chengdu on Dec. 14, 2018 on suspicion of “incitement to subvert state power,” alongside dozens of church members in a raid that prompted an international outcry.
Hong Kong and Chinese officials are engaging in sweeping curbs on dissent and political opposition, a U.K. government report said this week, as European Union officials joined a chorus of international criticism over a draconian national security law. Over the past six months, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has moved to