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.
While the implementation of a draconian national security law since July 1, 2020 has ushered in a crackdown on pro-democracy media organizations, activists and politicians in Hong Kong, many journalists have already joined the steady stream of people leaving their home to seek a less restricted life elsewhere.
One year after dozens of opposition politicians and pro-democracy activists were put behind bars for “subversion” after taking part in a democratic primary in the summer of 2020, Hongkongers in exile say the mass arrests, which were widely condemned by the international community, struck a “devastating blow” to the city.
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
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
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
Authorities in Hong Kong have shut down a museum commemorating the anniversary of the military massacre of civilians in early June 1989 that ended weeks of student-led protests on Tiananmen Square and across China.
As the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) clamps down on dissidents ahead of Friday’s anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, younger people living in mainland China are largely unaware of the momentous events of the spring of 1989.
Authorities in Hong Kong on Friday froze the personal assets of jailed pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai, under new powers granted to police under a national security law, and amid an ongoing crackdown on public dissent and political opposition in the city.