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John Lee was among a group of 11 top Hong Kong and Chinese government officials sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury, including current Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, for curtailing political freedoms under Beijing’s national security law.
Britain said keeping its judges in Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal would “legitimize oppression” under a controversial security law in the former colony.
No evidence shows that the teachers’ union has violated the national security law, but the police says it will “definitely investigate” any wrongdoings if national security matters are involved.
Beijing has warned that the British offer of citizenship to Hongkongers would breach the 1997 Joint Declaration. Until recently, Britain agreed with that verdict. But China’s attempt to impose the new security law appears to have changed the calculation in London.
P. Kevin MacKeown's biography 'A Stormy Petrel' (City University of Hong Kong, 2020) argues for John Pope Hennessy as a character full of contradictions, bridling against his historical circumstances but never quite transcending them.
Hong Kong faces yet another challenge in the coronavirus after eight months of protests. The city is trying to retain its status as a global financial center while people struggle to secure basic goods.
The Hong Kong government's refusal to close the border has set off a public panic. Is it overreaction – or justified?
Following a day and night of excessive police violence and teargassing demonstrators have taken pause: What will their next move be to resist the extradition law?
As demonstrators in Hong Kong flooded the streets for a peaceful protest Hong Kong sent in the riot police in an attempt to intimidate them and clear the streets using tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets.