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U.S. lawmakers demand HSBC explain actions against Hong Kong activists, Americans

Influential U.S. lawmakers have demanded that one of the world's biggest banks, HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L), explain its actions in freezing accounts of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, moves tha...

Hong Kong activist behind Tiananmen vigil sentenced to 15 months prison

A Hong Kong court sentenced a 36-year-old barrister to 15 months in prison on Tuesday for inciting an unauthorised assembly to commemorate those who died in China's 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy...

Hong Kong activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil

Jimmy Lai, the owner of the now defunct Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily, was found guilty Thursdayfor partaking in a vigil marking the June 4 anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre La...

8 Hong Kong activists on trial over banned Tiananmen vigil

HONG KONG (AP) — A trial began Monday for Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and seven other pro-democracy activists charged over their roles in an unauthorized Tiananmen vigil last year, amid a crackdo...

Hong Kong: Activists stand trial over banned Tiananmen vigil

Eight pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong appeared in court on Monday, facing various charges for their roles in the unauthorized Tiananmen vigil last year. Three of the accused pleaded not guilty...

Seven Hong Kong activists jailed over unauthorised protest in 2020

Seven Hong Kong democracy campaigners, including former lawmakers, were sentenced on Saturday to up to 12 months in jail for their role in a protest last year against a sweeping national security law ...

Hong Kong activists jailed over Tiananmen crackdown vigil

HONG KONG (AP) — Nine Hong Kong activists and ex-lawmakers on Wednesday were handed jail sentences of up to 10 months over their roles in last year’s banned Tiananmen Square candlelight vigil, the lat...

Hong Kong police raid Tiananmen massacre museum

Hong Kong police on Thursday raided a museum dedicated to the victims of China's 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The raid came just hours ...

Seven Hong Kong activists handed prison sentences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Hong Kong activists were handed down sentences ranging from 11 to 16 months in prison for their part in an unauthorized assembly that took place in 2019. The...

Vandals of pro-Hong Kong restaurant in Taipei sentenced to prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four defendants in the Aegis restaurant vandalism case have been sentenced to four to six months in prison. According to the court judgment, Lee Chao-hsin (李昭信) agreed ...

Hong Kong police arrest 5 trade union members for sedition

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested five trade union members over children's books they described as seditious, and a court denied bail for four editors and journalists held on char...

Tiananmen vigil ban: Hong Kong activists lament worsening freedom in city

For decades, tens of thousands have gathered annually on June 4 in Hong Kong's Victoria Park, lighting candles and singing songs to remember the victims of the bloody 1989 massacre on pro-democrac...

Taiwan says HK tycoon asset freeze a warning to global investors

Taiwan warned on Saturday (May 15) that Hong Kong's decision to freeze assets belonging to jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai was a sign to the international community that doing business in the Chines...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for 10 months over June 4 assembly

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong will face an additional 10 months in jail for participating in an unauthorized assembly on June 4 last year to commemorate the 1989 crackdown on protesters in ...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai faces 12 months in prison for unauthorized assembly

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai will serve 12 months in prison for taking part in an unauthorized assembly during the 2019 mass pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled financial hub. Hong Kong...