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Report: US Officials
to Turn Their Backs
on Winter Olympics
Nov 17, 2021 10:50 AM CST
Report: US Officials to Turn Their Backs on Winter Olympics
Sources say diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games has been formally recommended to Biden
- The Biden administration is likely planning a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics in February in response to human rights abuses in China, according to a report. Several sources tell
columnist Josh Rogin that a formal recommendation has been made to President Biden that the US refrain from...
University of Hong Kong
Wants 'Pillar of Shame' to Go
Nov 12, 2021 7:20 AM CST
University of Hong Kong Wants 'Pillar of Shame' to Go
Creator requests immunity from national security law to remove pro-democracy symbol
- The Danish sculptor behind one of the last pro-democracy symbols in Hong Kong is asking authorities for legal protection so he can remove it at the request of the University of Hong Kong. The Pillar of Shame, a 26-foot-tall copper sculpture depicting torn and twisted bodies—created in honor of...
Cop Busts Taxi Drivers
Nov 1, 2021 2:09 PM CDT
Cop Busts Taxi Drivers
Another officer dressed as a vampire in Halloween crackdown on overcharging
costumes were big around the world this Halloween—including in Hong Kong, where a police officer dressed as a guard from the hit South Korean show to arrest taxi drivers for overcharging passengers. Sources tell the
South China Morning Post
that another officer dressed as a vampire for...
'With a Heavy Heart,'
Is Leaving Hong Kong
Oct 26, 2021 9:10 PM CDT
'With a Heavy Heart,' Amnesty International Is Leaving Hong Kong
Group says draconian security law has made it impossible to operate freely
- The human rights group Amnesty International says it will close its two offices in Hong Kong this year, becoming the latest non-governmental organization to cease operations amid a crackdown on political dissent in the city. The group said its local office in Hong Kong will close this month and its...
On China's National Day,
HK Cops Break Up
Oct 1, 2021 12:05 AM CDT
On China's National Day, HK Cops Break Up 4-Person Protest
Demonstrators chanted pro-democracy slogans
- Police in Hong Kong halted a four-person pro-democracy protest on China’s National Day Friday amid an expanding crackdown on free speech and opposition politics. Chanting and carrying a placard calling for the release of Hong Kongers arrested in the crackdown and chanting pro-democracy slogans, the four members of the...
Tiananmen Vigil Organizers
Charged With Subversion
Sep 10, 2021 2:49 AM CDT
Tiananmen Vigil Organizers Charged With Subversion
Hong Kong police seize items from June 4 museum
- Three leaders of the group that organized an annual Tiananmen candlelight vigil were being held in custody Friday after they were charged with subversion under Hong Kong's national security law, as authorities intensify a crackdown on dissent in the city. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic...
Kidman Skips Quarantine
to Film, HKers Aren't Happy
Aug 19, 2021 10:30 AM CDT
Kidman Skips Quarantine to Film, HKers Aren't Happy
She was granted exemption to film 'Expats'
- Hong Kong has some of the world' strictest COVID quarantine regulations—and residents aren't happy that Nicole Kidman has been allowed to bypass them. The Australian actress, who stars in new Amazon series
, arrived on a private jet from Sydney for filming last week and has been seen...
Sentence Handed Down in
First HK Security Law Case
Jul 30, 2021 12:30 AM CDT
Sentence Handed Down in First HK Security Law Case
Waiter who carried banned flag gets 9 years
- A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first case under Hong Kong’s national security law as Beijing tightens control over the territory. Tong Ying-kit was convicted Tuesday of inciting secession and terrorism for driving his motorcycle into a group of police...
, Hong Kong's
Pro-Democracy Paper, Dies
Jun 23, 2021 1:28 PM CDT
, Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Paper, Dies
Its employees arrested and assets frozen, the 26-year-old news outlet ends its run
, Hong Kong’s main pro-democracy paper, is shutting down. Its founder, Jimmy Lai, is in jail, and several other top-level editors were arrested last week. But the killing blow was when the government froze its assets—about $2.3 million, the AP reports. The arrests and freezing of...
Editor, CEO of Hong Kong
Paper Denied Bail
Jun 19, 2021 12:50 PM CDT
Editor, CEO of Hong Kong Paper Denied Bail
The journalists were targeted by a new national security law
- A Hong Kong court ordered the top editor of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and the head of its parent company held without bail Saturday in the first hearing since their arrest two days ago under the city's national security law. Ryan Law, the chief editor, and Cheung Kim-hung, the...
Print Run After
Jun 18, 2021 2:42 AM CDT
Newspaper Boosts Print Run After Editors Arrested
Hong Kong police raided Apple Daily offices Thursday
- Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper
on Friday increased its print run to 500,000 copies as residents showed support for the beleaguered freedom of the press a day after police arrested five top editors and executives and froze $2.3 million worth of assets on national security charges. The...
Hong Kong Arrests Editors of
Jun 17, 2021 12:00 AM CDT
Hong Kong Arrests Editors of Pro-Democracy Newspaper
500 officers raided Apple Daily offices
- Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law against a pro-democracy newspaper for the first time Thursday, arresting five editors and executives on charges of collusion with foreign powers. Police said they had strong evidence that more than 30 articles published by
played a "crucial part"...
Hong Kong 'Highly Concerned'
After Reports of China
Jun 15, 2021 12:59 AM CDT
Hong Kong 'Highly Concerned' After Reports of China Radiation Leak
Carrie Lam says currently radiation levels are normal in the city
- Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that her government is “highly concerned” about the situation at a nearby nuclear power plant in mainland China, following media reports that the plant could be experiencing a leak. Still, data from the Hong Kong Observatory and other departments showed that as of...
A Coveted Parking Space
Just Sold for $1.3M
Jun 4, 2021 10:28 AM CDT
A Coveted Parking Space Just Sold for $1.3M
Looks like a world record for the 134.5-square-foot slot in Hong Kong
- A high-end development in Hong Kong's ritzy Peak neighborhood may have lost its title as "Asia's priciest address" earlier this year, but it just got a taste of its former glory by way of a newly sold parking space. Developers Wharf (Holdings) and Nan Fung Group sold...
Hong Kong Arrests Organizer
of Tiananmen Vigil
Jun 4, 2021 12:15 AM CDT
Hong Kong Arrests Organizer of Tiananmen Vigil
Residents told they could face 5 years in prison for attending banned event
- Police arrested an organizer of Hong Kong's annual candlelight vigil remembering the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown and warned people not to attend the banned event Friday as authorities mute China's last pro-democracy voices. In past years, tens of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong's Victoria Park...
'Grandma Wong' Arrested
At Solo Hong Kong Protest
May 31, 2021 3:00 PM CDT
'Grandma Wong' Arrested At Solo Hong Kong Protest
Long-time activist showed up to canceled Tiananmen march
- A 65-year-old pro-democracy activist, the only one to show up to a canceled demonstration in Hong Kong, has been arrested. Alexandra Wong, widely known as Grandma Wong, would have been at a march Sunday ahead of the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown if authorities hadn’t used...
On Mount Everest,
a World Record Twofer
May 29, 2021 6:00 AM CDT
On Mount Everest, a World Record Twofer
75-year-old becomes oldest American to climb peak; HK climber nabs fastest ascent by woman
- Two new climbers made the Mount Everest record books over the past week, including a man who now holds the title of oldest American ever to ascend the 29,032-foot peak. Per Reuters and the
, 75-year-old Arthur Muir is that man, completing his ascent on Sunday and taking...
May 27, 2021 4:38 AM CDT
Hong Kong Rolls Back Voting Rights
New committee will ensure all candidates are 'patriotic'
- Hong Kong’s legislature on Thursday passed a bill amending electoral laws that drastically reduces the public’s ability to vote and increases the number of pro-Beijing lawmakers making decisions for the city. The new law empowers the city’s national security department to check the backgrounds of potential candidates...
'Luckiest Man in the World'
Retires After 72-Year Career
May 15, 2021 9:15 AM CDT
'Luckiest Man in the World' Retires After 72-Year Career
Hong Kong DJ Ray Cordeiro, 96, bids farewell to listeners on his final radio program
- After more than seven decades in radio, a 96-year-old Hong Kong DJ bid farewell to his listeners Saturday with "Time to Say Goodbye," sung by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli. "Well, that's it. Thank you very much for tuning in, goodbye, thank you for coming,"...
Joshua Wong Sentenced for
Taking Part in Tiananmen Vigil
May 6, 2021 12:04 AM CDT
Joshua Wong Sentenced for Taking Part in Tiananmen Vigil
HK pro-democracy leader gets 10 months for marking 1989 massacre
- Prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was sentenced to more jail time Thursday for participating in an unauthorized vigil to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as Hong Kong authorities exert more control over dissent in the city. For years, Hong Kong was the only place in China where people were...
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