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2020/12/30 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: 10 Defendants Face Trial Over Attempt To Flee Country

The trial of 10 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists alleged to have fled the territory for Taiwan has opened amid international pressure.

2020/12/24 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Legislator Reflects on Pro-Democracy Struggle as He Seeks Asylum

Baggio Leung, a former Hong Kong legislator seeking asylum in the United States, feels pessimistic about Hong Kong's short-term future, but said he believes Hong Kongers will one day win their city back.

2020/12/09 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Police Arrest Eight Over ‘Unauthorized’ Protest

Eight Hong Kong activists in connection with a protest on July 1 have been arrested for defying a rally ban and violating the newly-imposed national security law.

2020/12/07 | Voice of America

Observers Say Beijing’s Planned Blacklist of Taiwan Secessionists Could Backfire

Beijing's list of Taiwan secessionists could fuel even further anti-China sentiment in Taiwan.

2020/11/27 | Deutsche Welle

Will Singapore or Taiwan Replace Hong Kong as Asia’s Financial Hub?

If Hong Kong ends up being just another Chinese megacity, it will lose its role as a leading financial center. Could Taiwan or Singapore serve as alternatives?

2020/11/24 | Voice of America

3 Hong Kong Prominent Pro-Democracy Activists in Custody

Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam, and Agnes Chow were taken into custody after they pleaded guilty to charges related to a protest outside police headquarters last June.

2020/11/19 | Yuri Takahashi

What David Graeber Means for Hong Kong and Taiwan

Democracy is often assumed to be a Western idea. Not for David Graeber.

2020/11/13 | Deutsche Welle

Opinion: Hong Kong’s Rule of Law Is at Its End

By throwing out pro-democracy lawmakers, Hong Kong's Beijing-dominated legislature is quickly losing any veneer of autonomy. A broken legal system has permitted this democratic dysfunction.

2020/11/12 | Voice of America

Reshaping Hong Kong Continues With Pro-Democracy Lawmaker Crisis: Analysis

In Hong Kong, after four pro-democracy lawmakers were removed from office and 15 resigned, there is now no legal opposition within the Legislative Council.

2020/09/24 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Police Arrest Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong

He was held for "unlawful assembly" during protests last year, his lawyers said. He was also reportedly charged with violating the anti-mask law — a ban placed on wearing masks in public.

2020/08/20 | Voice of America

Splits Emerge Among Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Parties Over Boycott Pledge

Hong Kong has offered to extend pan-democratic lawmakers' current terms until September 30, 2021; it appears more moderate lawmakers prefer to stay, while younger lawmakers argue for boycott.

2020/08/10 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai Arrested

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai has been arrested under China's new national security law for the city, a close aide said.

2020/07/28 | Deutsche Welle

New Zealand Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in protest of the controversial security law Beijing has imposed on the territory. Canada, Australia, and the U.K. have already announced similar measures.

2020/07/08 | Deutsche Welle

China Opens New Security Agency Headquarters in Hong Kong

A week after passing the controversial national security law in Hong Kong, China has inaugurated a new office for its security agency to operate openly in the city.

2020/06/29 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: 'Silent Protest' March Targets National Security Law

Hundreds of Hongkongers have marched silently through the city's streets in protest against the looming national security legislation to be implemented by the mainland Chinese government.

2020/06/17 | Voice of America

Rhetoric or Reality? Britain’s Hong Kong Passport Offer Angers China

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.

2020/06/09 | Daphne K. Lee

One Year On, Hongkongers Changed but Unmoved

On the one year anniversary of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, the media's rush to pronounce the "end of Hong Kong" doesn't consider the changes the protest has brought about among Hongkongers — or the long term.