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Commentators Discourage Extending National Security Crackdowns to ‘Soft Resistance’ in Hong Kong

Global Voices

China’s state-backed media in Hong Kong writes that any kinds of “soft resistance”, including dissenting opinions and culture, should be crushed in full force.

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Hong Kong Court Rejects Government Ban on Protest Song

Deutsche Welle

A top court in the semi-autonomous territory has turned down an effort to ban the protest song “Glory to Hong Kong.”


Bounties on Exiled Hong Kong Activists Show the Ambitious Reach of China’s Political Repression

The Conversation

Offering bounties of HK$1 million each, the Hong Kong national security police issued arrest warrants for eight exiled pro-democracy activists, who now live in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, extending its political repression globally.

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Hong Kong’s Film Industry Quietly Blooming Again, Despite Censorship

Voice of America

Despite the concerns about censorship, funding, and fewer audiences with the lifting of travel restrictions, directors in Hong Kong believe now is as good a time as any to make films.


Uncertainty Pervades as Macao Adopts National Security Law Amendments

Voice of America

The amendments change the references to the crime of collusion with “foreign political organizations” to simply collusion with "organizations outside Macau” that are seeking to damage national security.


Veteran Hong Kong Labor Rights Activist Arrested on Suspicion of Foreign Collusion

Global Voices

Elizabeth Tang, a veteran Hong Kong labor activist, was arrested after she visited her husband Lee Cheuk Yan, who’s in jail for organizing and participating in several unauthorized assemblies between 2019 and 2020.


Landmark Trial Opens for Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists

Voice of America

Thirty-one of the 47 pleaded guilty before the case came to trial. According to the prosecutor, four of the 47 defendants are set to testify against the 16 who did not plead guilty.


Beijing Empowers Hong Kong Chief Executive To Direct Local Courts on National Security-related Trials

Global Voices

The immediate effect is that Jimmy Lai would lose his right to hire an overseas lawyer to defend against foreign collusion charges, which could lead to a maximum life sentence.


Hong Kong Launches a National Security Legal Battle Against Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai

Global Voices

Jimmy Lai’s case could be complicated as six former staff members of Apple Daily and Next Digital pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit collusion last year.

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