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UK lawyer quits Hong Kong team prosecuting activists

A British prosecutor hired by the Hong Kong government has pulled out of leading a team to prosecute a group of prominent Hong Kong dissidents, the city's Department of Justice said on Wednesday, ...

Hong Kong's new top judge urges impartiality in courts

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s new top judge warned Monday that the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s courts need to show they are impartial amid a flurry of politically charged case...

Hong Kong arrests: Are China's intimidation tactics working?

Following coordinated arrests on Wednesday targeting more than 50 Hong Kong opposition figures under a security law, local civil society observers told DW that an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty ha...

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...

Hong Kong's top judge cautious on calls for judicial reform

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s outgoing top judge said Tuesday that calls for reform of the city’s judiciary cannot be based on dissatisfaction with court rulings, as pro-Beijing figures and state-owned...

Cato Institute ranks HK 3rd in human freedom, Taiwan lowly 19th

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite well-documented police violence against Hong Kong activists, the imposition of the draconian Hong Kong national security law, and the arrest and imprisonment of pr...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed after bail revoked

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's highest court on Thursday revoked media tycoon Jimmy Lai's bail after prosecutors succeeded in asking the judges to send him back to detention. Lai had be...

Hong Kong media tycoon and democracy advocate Jimmy Lai heads back to jail after bail revoked in national security case

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong media tycoon and democracy advocate Jimmy Lai heads back to jail after bail revoked in national security case.

Hong Kong media tycoon in court as prosecutors appeal bail

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai appeared in court Thursday as prosecutors asked the city’s top judges to send him back to detention after he was granted bail last week on fraud and n...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai freed on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai (黎智英) was freed on bail Wednesday (Dec. 23) after 20 days in detention after being accused of fraud and of “collusion with foreign f...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai granted bail

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was granted bail on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after he was remanded in custody over fraud and national security-related charges. ...

Hong Kong releases Jimmy Lai on bail

Hong Kong's High Court granted Jimmy Lai HK$10 million (US$1.3 million, €1.06 million) bail on Wednesday and placed him under house arrest. The pro-democracy activist was remanded in custo...

FCCs join chorus calling for answers after arrest of Chinese Bloomberg employee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the arrest of a Chinese employee of Bloomberg News in Beijing, foreign correspondents' clubs throughout Asia have joined a chorus of international voice...

Hong Kong's Jimmy Lai denied bail as Pompeo tweets support

HONG KONG (AP) — Jimmy Lai, the 73-year-old Hong Kong media tycoon and advocate for democracy, was denied bail Saturday after being charged the previous day under the semi-autonomous Chinese ter...

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...