Hong Kong newspaper vows to ‘fight on’ following arrest of media tycoon

A pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper says it will “fight on” after authorities arrested its founder under China’s new national security law which has threatened the semi-autonomous region’s free press. On Monday, media tycoon Jimmy Lai, creator of Next Digital, was arrested and charged with collusion with foreign powers. Roughly 24 hours after Lai was nabbed by[…]

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested, newsroom raided under China’s new security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested and his newsroom raided by police in the semi-autonomous nation’s latest enforcement of China’s new national security law. The 71-year-old Lai is an outspoken pro-democracy figure and regularly criticizes China’s authoritarian rule and Hong Kong’s government. He heads the Next Digital Group, which operates the pro-democracy[…]

Hong Kong pro-democracy tycoon Lai arrested

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 71-year-old tycoon is estimated to be worth $660 million Hong Kong pro-democracy tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested for suspected collusion with foreign forces, his aide has said. Mark Simon said the businessman was held under the controversial national security law imposed by China in June. Mr Lai supported[…]

UK and allies call for ‘fair’ Hong Kong elections

Image copyright EPA Image caption Joshua Wong (pictured) was among those to be barred from standing in the elections The UK and four allies have urged Hong Kong’s government to allow barred opposition candidates to contest delayed parliamentary elections. The appeal on Sunday was made by the foreign ministers of the UK, Australia, Canada, New[…]

Carrie Lam: Hong Kong to offer free, one-time coronavirus testing to all residents

Hong Kong will roll out a program to offer free, one-time coronavirus testing for all of its citizens as part of an aggressive push to contain the pandemic, sources report. A team of medical officials from mainland China will help to expand the testing capacity as the city moves to identify asymptomatic carriers of the[…]

Hong Kong ‘seeking arrest’ of fleeing activists

Image copyright EPA/Reuters Image caption Simon Cheng and Nathan Law are among those reportedly wanted under a new security law Police in Hong Kong are seeking the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile in Western countries, including the UK, media reports say. The group reportedly includes former UK consulate worker Simon Cheng, well-known[…]

Hong Kong postpones legislative elections over coronavirus fears

Hong Kong has decided to postpone its legislative elections by one year, after officials say coronavirus has worsened in recent months, dealing a blow to pro-democracy candidates over the delay. HONG KONG BARS PRO-DEMOCRACY CANDIDATES FROM ELECTION, SIGNALS INTENT TO UPHOLD NEW CHINA LAW Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference[…]

Hong Kong bars pro-democracy candidates from election, signals intent to uphold new China law

Hong Kong disqualified at least 12 pro-democracy nominees from an upcoming election after the government said the candidates failed to pledge allegiance to both Hong Kong and Beijing. Among those barred Thursday from the September legislative election are prominent pro-democracy activist Tiffany Yuen, incumbent lawmaker Dennis Kwok from the pro-democracy Civic Party, and Joshua Wong, an activist[…]

Hong Kong bars pro-democracy figures from election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joshua Wong said the decision showed a “total disregard for the will of Hongkongers” Hong Kong authorities have disqualified 12 pro-democracy candidates from upcoming elections, deepening political tensions in the Chinese territory. Opposition legislators had hoped to obtain a majority in the Legislative Council (LegCo) in September’s poll after Beijing’s[…]

Hong Kong pro-democracy leader fired from tenured university job

A tenured law professor and a leading figure in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement was fired from his university position Tuesday, less than a month after Beijing passed a new national security law in the semi-autonomous nation. Benny Tai, an associate professor of law at Hong Kong University, was sacked in an 18-2 vote by the university’s governing council,[…]