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Thousands of Hongkongers locked down to contain coronavirus

Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. Hong Kong has been grappling to contain a fresh wa...

Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirus

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. Hong Kong has been...

1st foreigner arrested under HK national security law released on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first foreigner arrested under Hong Kong’s repressive national security law was freed on bail Thursday (Jan. 7) pending further inquiries. John Clancey, an Am...

Hong Kongers call US violence a setback for democracy

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents from across the political spectrum condemned mob violence at the U.S. Capitol, 18 months after protesters stormed their own legislature to demand greater democracy...

US human rights lawyer arrested in Hong Kong granted bail

HONG KONG (AP) — An American human rights lawyer who was detained in Hong Kong with scores of democracy activists and supporters as part of a sweeping crackdown was granted bail, his associate said Th...

Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents Wednesday for allegedly violating the new national security law by participating in unofficial election primarie...

EXPLAINER: Hong Kong mass arrests chill democracy movement

HONG KONG (AP) — The sudden arrest of dozens of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, in the most sweeping use of a new national security law to date, is a clear sign of Beijing's determination to rei...

After arrest of democratic leaders, Biden's secretary of state pick vows to stand with HK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The arrest of over 50 prominent pro-democracy figures (Jan. 6) under Hong Kong's oppressive new national security law for their involvement in last summer's pro-de...

Hong Kong: Police arrest over 50 pro-democracy activists in crackdown

About 50 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong were arrested on Wednesday by the city's police on suspicion of "subversion" under a controversial Beijing-imposed national security law. ...

China's losses were Xi's gain in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As 2020 dealt a blow to the world with a pandemic, social unrest, and natural disasters, China, the first to be upended by the coronavirus, has rebounded and is trading ja...

UK coronavirus variant likely found in Hong Kong as city secures vaccine supplies

A new variant of the novel coronavirus that is spreading rapidly in Britain appears to have infected two students who returned to Hong Kong from the UK, Hong Kong’s Department of Health said on ...

Top Hong Kong activist seeks asylum in the UK

A leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activist revealed on Monday that he has applied for asylum in the UK after he fled the former British colony amid a crackdown by authorities there. Nathan Law, a for...

Hong Kong's top court rules 2019 mask ban constitutional

Hong Kong's top court on Monday ruled that the city government's decision to invoke a colonial-era law to ban face masks at demonstrations and public meetings during the height of the 2019 pro...

Hong Kong mogul Jimmy Lai denied bail on 'foreign collusion' charge

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy advocate Jimmy Lai was denied bail on Saturday after being charged the previous day under a new national security law. Lai was charged with collusion with fo...

Asia Today: Hong Kong secures 15 million vaccine doses

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has secured delivery of 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with the first million to arrive as early as January, the city’s leader said Friday. Hong Ko...