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China lobbies countries to praise its rights record ahead of UN review - diplomats

GENEVA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - China has been lobbying non-Western countries to praise its human rights record ahead of a key U.N. meeting where it will face questions and criticism over its actions in Ho...

Jimmy Lai case puts Hong Kong's legal system on trial

Jimmy Lai, one of Hong Kong's most high-profile pro-democracy figures, has pleaded not guilty to charges of "sedition and collusion with foreign forces" in a landmark trial that symboliz...

Hong Kong jails 3 activists over 2021 bomb plot

Three Hong Kong activists received jail terms by the High Court on Thursday for up to six years, after they pleaded guilty to charges of planning to place a bomb in court and other public buildings. ...

Hong Kong arrests 10 for 'foreign collusion' over protest fund

Hong Kong police arrested 10 people on Thursday on charges of endangering national security and colluding with foreign forces. Authorities said that those arrested — four men and six women, ag...

Japanese journalist barred from entering Hong Kong without clear reason, newspaper says

HONG KONG (AP) — A Japanese journalist was barred from entering Hong Kong without a clear reason and was sent back to his country, a Japanese newspaper said, raising concerns over the city's shrinking...

Have China's security laws changed Hong Kong forever?

Three years after the controversial national security law came into effect in Hong Kong, previously known for its high level of autonomy and civil liberty, the city looks and feels very different. Si...

Activist detained in Hong Kong begins final appeal for recognition of his overseas same-sex marriage

HONG KONG (AP) — An activist detained in Hong Kong began his final appeal Wednesday seeking recognition for his same-sex marriage registered overseas, in a landmark case for the city's LGBTQ+ communit...

China tightens access to Tiananmen Square, 32 detained in Hong Kong on anniversary of 1989 protests

BEIJING (AP) — China tightened access to Tiananmen Square in central Beijing on Sunday, the anniversary of the military suppression of 1989 pro-democracy protests that left a still unknown number of p...

Hong Kong student arrested upon return from Japan sparks fears over security law's reach

Concerns about safety are rising among Hong Kong's diaspora community after authorities in the city arrested a university student under the controversial National Security Law (NSL) when she retur...

Petition calls for dropping Donnie Yen from Oscars over CCP ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition is calling for the removal of Hong Kong martial arts actor Donnie Yen as a presenter for next week's Academy Awards ceremony due to his overt support for th...

Hong Kong speech therapists convicted of sedition over books

HONG KONG (AP) — Five Hong Kong speech therapists were convicted of sedition on Wednesday after they printed a series of children’s books about sheep and wolves that a court said was aimed at inciting...

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...