Hong Kong, Newly Constrained, Tries to Remember Tiananmen Massacre

Officials have banned the annual June 4 vigil, as a new security law looms over commemorations of the 1989 crackdown. Hong Kongers wonder how long the memory will remain.

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Jimmy Lai and Other Hong Kong Activists Are Sentenced Over Oct. 1 Protest

Many of the city’s democracy activists face jail terms amid a broad campaign to subdue opposition.

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Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Activists Face Jail and Cynicism

Hundreds of protesters, many students or college-educated, face potentially stiff sentences after Beijing’s crackdown. Those behind bars already battle isolation and disillusionment.

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Hong Kong Protests, Silenced on the Streets, Surface in Artworks

Even as the authorities restrict speech in the Chinese territory, local artists are subtly rendering the 2019 pro-democracy demonstrations in paintings, installations and other media.

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Hong Kong Pushes ‘Fake News’ Label as Media Face ‘Worst of Times’

The police distributed a magazine denouncing “rumors and lies,” and have warned news outlets against undermining national security.

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Guilty Verdict for Hong Kong Journalist as Media Faces ‘Frontal Assault’

As China stifles dissent in the city, news outlets have found themselves in the authorities’ cross hairs.

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Hong Kong Sentences Jimmy Lai, Other Pro-Democracy Figures, to Prison

The punishments over an unauthorized peaceful protest point to what critics say is the shrinking space for dissent in Hong Kong.

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Key Chains and Teddy Bears in Riot Gear: Hong Kong Promotes National Security

The government organized a day of citywide activities, from schools to the police academy, to encourage residents to support a recent national security law.

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Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong’s Opposition

The proposal, initiated by the Chinese central government, is intended to make it difficult for democracy advocates to hold office and would criminalize organized protest votes.

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Hong Kong Convicts Martin Lee and Other Democracy Leaders Over Protest

The defendants, including the media tycoon Jimmy Lai and the barristers Martin Lee and Margaret Ng, are some of the city’s most prominent activists.

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China’s Overhaul of Hong Kong Elections Gives Security Bodies a Key Role

New rules give the bodies power to investigate all potential candidates, meaning opposition politicians face steep odds of even being allowed to run.

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‘Insult to the Country’: Hong Kong Targets Art Deemed Critical of China

Pro-Beijing lawmakers have called for work by the dissident artist Ai Weiwei to be removed from a new museum, and accused local arts groups of undermining national security.

#art, #china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #museums, #politics-and-government

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Hong Kong, Its Elections Upended, Reconsiders Its Dream of Democracy

The promise of universal suffrage has animated the city’s politics for decades. Beijing’s latest moves could finally extinguish that hope.

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U.S. Punishes 24 Chinese Officials on Eve of First Talks Under Biden

Setting a confrontational tone ahead of meetings in Alaska, the United States punished Chinese officials involved in eroding democracy in Hong Kong.

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How China Plans to Control Hong Kong’s Elections and Elevate ‘Patriots’

New rules imposed by Beijing will make it nearly impossible for democracy advocates in the territory to run for chief executive or the legislature.

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Demanding Loyalty, China Moves to Overhaul Hong Kong Elections

China’s national legislature disclosed plans for a law that would make it extremely difficult for Beijing’s critics to hold elective office in Hong Kong.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government

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Hundreds in Rare Hong Kong Protest as Opposition Figures Are Charged

A Chinese official has called for severe punishment of opposition figures facing charges under a new national security law.

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Hong Kong Charges 47 Democracy Supporters With Violating Security Law

Before Sunday, only a handful of people had been formally charged with breaking the law China imposed last year, which is punishable by life in prison.

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To Build Loyalty to China, Hong Kong Rewrites History

Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future generations a curated lesson about Hong Kong’s past.

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Hong Kong Cartoon Aims to Teach Children About National Security

The government unveiled an animated video about the national security law as part of a broader curriculum overhaul for schools.

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How Hong Kong’s Lowliest Politicians Became Its Champions of Freedom

District councilors typically tended to mundane matters like pest control and new bus stops. Now, they’re the last line of defense in keeping the city’s pro-democracy opposition alive.

#china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government

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In Hong Kong, a New Party Calls for Stability (and Raises Suspicions)

Democracy advocates have called the Bauhinia Party a “Trojan horse” for the Chinese government. But Beijing’s local allies are wary of it, too.

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Hong Kong Protesters to Seek Asylum in U.S.

The five men fled by boat to Taiwan in July, soon after China imposed Hong Kong’s harsh national security law. This week, they landed in New York.

#asylum-right-of, #china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #united-states

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Hong Kong Website Doxxing Police Gets Blocked, Raising Censorship Fears

Users of major mobile carriers can no longer access a service that detailed the personal information of police officers, a possible sign that the city is turning to tactics used in mainland China.

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Hong Kong Protesters Given Prison Terms for Beating Reporter at Airport

The sentences, stemming from an attack on a journalist for China’s state news media, were the heaviest yet in connection with the 2019 protests, a lawyer said.

#china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #global-times, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019

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China Exerts a Heavier Hand in Hong Kong With Mass Arrests

The central Chinese government, which once wielded its power over Hong Kong with a degree of discretion, has signaled its determination to openly impose its will on the city.

#communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #tai-yiu-ting-benny

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China Moves to Punish Lawyers Hired to Help Hong Kong Activists

Lu Siwei and Ren Quanniu were barred from aiding a group of pro-democracy protesters who were arrested at sea, but could still lose their licenses.

#china, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lu-siwei, #politics-and-government, #ren-quanniu, #zhang-zhan

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Hong Kong Protesters Who Fled by Boat Are Sentenced to Prison in China

The pro-democracy activists, who hoped to reach Taiwan, were caught by the Chinese Coast Guard and tried in the mainland’s opaque criminal justice system.

#china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #shenzhen-china

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Why Hong Kong Activist, Nathan Law, Seeks Political Asylum in Britain

The prominent dissident fled to London shortly before a security law was imposed in Hong Kong. Affording him asylum would likely incense China.

#asylum-right-of, #great-britain, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-kwun-chung-nathan

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China Charges Hong Kong Activists Caught Fleeing to Taiwan

The group has been denied access to lawyers hired by their families, raising fears in Hong Kong.

#china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong Crackdown

Fourteen senior Chinese officials face travel bans and financial sanctions. In Hong Kong, the police stepped up arrests of pro-democracy politicians and activists.

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Mr. Biden, Keep the Pressure on Hong Kong

We are democracy activists. We call on Washington to forge a new China policy that prioritizes human rights over other interests.

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Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam Are Sentenced in Hong Kong

The activists, along with Ivan Lam, had pleaded guilty to illegal assembly in connection with a 2019 demonstration outside Police Headquarters.

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Hong Kong’s Courts Are Still Independent. Some Want to Rein Them In.

The judiciary is crucial to the city’s status as a global hub for trade and finance. But the Chinese Communist Party has been gaining more authority over it.

#china, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government

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Reports of Hong Kong’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

The democracy movement may be quiet. But it is alive and it will survive.

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Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow Jailed in Hong Kong

He and two fellow activists, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam, were immediately jailed on charges of unauthorized assembly. They will be sentenced next week.

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As Hong Kong Opposition Quits Council, Pro-Beijing Forces Reign

Establishment lawmakers were already discussing which policies they could fast-track, while the pro-democracy camp pondered its next move.

#china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-legislative-council, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government

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How the Dream of Hong Kong Democracy Was Dimmed

A look at key moments in the showdown between pro-democratic forces and the Beijing-backed authorities who have clamped down on Hong Kong’s freedoms.

#china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government

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Hong Kong Protester Alexandra Wong Returns After Vanishing in August

Alexandra Wong, 64, better known as “Grandma Wong,” said she had been detained by the Chinese authorities and made to pledge she would stop protesting.

#china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #extradition, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #shenzhen-china

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As Hong Kong Law Goes After ‘Black Sheep,’ Fear Clouds Universities

Campuses have long been hubs of protest in the city. Now, the authorities have promised to root out teachers who bring politics to the classroom.

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RTHK’s Bao Choy Arrested After Investigations Into Hong Kong Police

Bao Choy, a producer for the public broadcaster RTHK, reported on the police’s slow response to a mob assault last year.

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As China Clamps Down, Activists Flee Hong Kong for Refuge in the West

China calls them “violent criminals.” Asylum seekers from Hong Kong are the latest catalyst for deteriorating relations between Beijing and Western countries.

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In Hong Kong, Communist Party Officials Stride Out of the Shadows

The growing power and profile of the Chinese government’s liaison office has brought the party’s playbook into the open.

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Hong Kong Arrests Nine Over Protesters’ Escape by Speedboat

The arrests appeared intended to deter others from helping antigovernment protesters flee the Chinese territory, where Beijing’s grip is tightening.

#china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #political-prisoners

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On China’s National Day, Hong Kong Police Quash Protests

One year ago, an important political anniversary in China was met with chaotic demonstrations in Hong Kong. This year, police quickly silenced expressions of dissent.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019

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For Hong Kong Protesters Caught at Sea, Trial in China Is Likely

Detained by the Chinese Coast Guard as they tried to flee the city, the activists are now in the hands of the mainland’s opaque criminal justice system.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #detainees, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #shenzhen-china

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Activist for Violating 2019 Mask Ban

Joshua Wong, one of Hong Kong’s most visible pro-democracy activists, suggested that the authorities had political motives for charging him, at a time when the coronavirus has made mask-wearing ubiquitous.

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Travel Warning for Hong Kong Could Worsen U.S.-China Relations

The measure is unlikely to have much of an immediate effect because of the city’s coronavirus restrictions, but it could worsen fraying U.S.-China ties.

#china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #state-department, #travel-warnings, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Outcry in Hong Kong After Police Tackle 12-Year-Old Girl

Children’s rights groups started a petition demanding a public apology from the police force and an investigation over the girl’s treatment.

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Hong Kong Police Block Protests Over Delayed Election

Thousands of officers flooded the streets to stop a demonstration that had been planned to show public anger over the postponement and the imposition of a draconian security law.

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