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Hong Kong 'patriots only' legislature convenes first session

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s legislature convened Wednesday for the first time since elections last month that were held under new legislation ensuring that only “patriots” who have proven their loyal...

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...

How democracy was dismantled in Hong Kong in 2021

HONG KONG (AP) — As the days of 2021 dwindled, so did any remaining traces of democracy in Hong Kong. On Wednesday, a vocal pro-democracy media outlet -- one of the last openly criti...

China endorses Hong Kong's 'patriots only' election

China's President Xi Jinping hailed Hong Kong's "patriots only" election on Wednesday. The "patriots" who could qualify as candidates for the Legislative Council were all ...

Hong Kong's Lam in Beijing to report on 'patriots only' poll

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam was meeting with top leaders in Beijing on Wednesday to report to them on the territory’s first legislative elections held under new laws ensuring that onl...

Pro-Beijing candidates sweep Hong Kong elections

HONG KONG (AP) — Candidates loyal to China’s Communist Party won a landslide victory in Hong Kong’s legislative elections after pro-democracy activists were imprisoned and authorities received the pow...

Hong Kong issues warrants for activists ahead of 'patriots only' legislative vote

Hong Kong officials have issued warrants accusing five overseas activists of calling for a boycott of Sunday's legislative polls, the first to take place under Beijing's "patriots only&qu...

Hong Kong public gears up to vote amid new election laws

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong voters are preparing to vote for the first time this weekend since election laws were changed, amid a dearth of opposition candidates months after the city began cracking do...

Hong Kong tycoon given 13 months jail for Tiananmen vigil

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Monday sentenced activist and business tycoon Jimmy Lai to 13 months in jail for urging participation in last year’s banned Tiananmen vigil, amid a crackdown by C...

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...

Taiwan's foreign minister Joseph Wu announces trip to Europe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed on Tuesday (Oct. 19) that Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) is planning a visit to Europe. Wu has been offici...

Activists, WHO in the frame as Nobel Peace guessing starts

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — The annual Nobel Peace Prize shines the brightest of lights on the person or group thought to have done most to promote peace. But guessing who it will be is just a stab in th...

Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released from jail

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from jail Saturday after serving more than six months for taking part in unauthorized assemblies during massive 2019 ant...

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow released from jail

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from prison on Friday, on a day that marks the second anniversary of the violent clashes between the police and protesters outside the city'...

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...