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2023/02/08 | Voice of America

Landmark Trial Opens for Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists

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.

2023/01/05 | Global Voices

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

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.

2022/12/29 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Expecting Influx of Tourists From Mainland China

Hong Kong has canceled quarantine requirements for arrivals. The only measure remaining is the mask mandate.

2022/12/20 | Global Voices

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

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.

2022/10/28 | East Asia Forum

Judicial Repression Becomes the Norm in Hong Kong

As of 2022, more than 100 civil society organizations and trade unions have been dissolved or closed in Hong Kong under the threat of the National Security Law.

2022/04/22 | Voice of America

YouTube Blocks Account of Hong Kong’s Sole Leadership Candidate

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.

2022/04/19 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Residents Report Increased Pressures from Covid Policies

A survey shows that close to half of Hong Kongers don’t support policies requiring confirmed patients to quarantine at government designated facilities.

2022/03/31 | Deutsche Welle

UK Withdraws Its Judges From Hong Kong’s Top Court

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.

2022/02/25 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Invokes Emergency Powers Amid Unprecedented Covid-19 Case Numbers

The emergency powers exempt doctors from the mainland from licensing requirements and allow them to treat patients in Hong Kong.

2021/12/28 | Voice of America

Should US Get Tougher on China Over Hong Kong or Use Other Approach?

One step that the U.S. should take is to work with Britain to seek international legal recourse for China’s actions by virtue of London’s status as a party to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, some analysts say.

2021/10/27 | Voice of America

Amnesty International Closing Hong Kong Offices Amid Security Concerns

The Hong Kong offices have a sister location in Bangkok. The group continues to conduct research and advocacy work across other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

2021/10/07 | East Asia Forum

Hong Kong and the Future of Chinese-language Journalism

Young people are still joining journalism programs in Hong Kong despite the decline of press freedom. But will there be space for critical journalism when they are ready to publish?

2021/08/17 | Global Voices

How Did Chinese Propaganda Force Hong Kong’s Largest Teachers Union To Disband?

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.

2021/08/06 | Deutsche Welle

US Announces Temporary 'Safe Haven' for Hong Kong Residents

U.S. President Joe Biden said the "significant erosion" of rights and "politically motivated arrests" were behind the move. Hong Kong residents in the U.S. can now extend their stay.