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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sentenced for Tiananmen vigil

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was sentenced to more jail time Thursday for participating in an unauthorized vigil to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as...

China hits back at US criticism of Hong Kong election change

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official hit back Friday at U.S. criticism of planned election law changes in Hong Kong, noting the chaos surrounding the recent American presidential election. ...

Hong Kong court grants bail to 5th activist, jails another

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Thursday granted bail to a fifth pro-democracy activist and former lawmaker but revoked bail for another, after both were charged with subversion under the nation...

How China's new election laws threaten Hong Kong democracy

Chinese Communist Party leaders at annual parliamentary meetings in Beijing this week are putting the finishing touches on a major overhaul of Hong Kong's electoral system, which Beijing says will...

Five things to know about the trials of activists in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a record four-day hearing, a court in Hong Kong decided to extend the incarceration of 43 out of 47 pro-democracy activists charged with threatening national securit...

4 Hong Kong activists given bail as prosecutors drop appeal

HONG KONG (AP) — Four of 47 pro-democracy activists charged under Hong Kong's tough national security law were released on bail Friday after prosecutors dropped an appeal of an earlier court decision....

Hong Kong democracy activists' court hearing enters 4th day

HONG KONG (AP) — A marathon court hearing for 47 democracy activists charged under Hong Kong’s national security law entered its fourth day on Thursday, as the court deliberates whether the defendants...

Hong Kong democracy activists headed to court for second day

HONG KONG (AP) — A court hearing for 47 democracy activists charged under Hong Kong's national security law was set to resume Tuesday after a marathon session that was adjourned well past midnight aft...

Pro-democracy activists brought to court in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Monday brought 47 pro-democracy activists to court on charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the national security law imposed on the city by Beijing las...

Hong Kong charges 47 with 'conspiracy to commit subversion'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the largest use yet of the new national security law that has crippled civil liberties in Hong Kong, local authorities brought formal charges on Sunday (Feb. 28) agains...

Clubhouse app lets Thailand pro-democracy protesters speak freely

Clubhouse is an invite-only audio app that is surging in popularity in Thailand as a youthful protest movement continues to demand reforms of the government and monarchy. Launched in April 2020, Club...

AP Interview: Arrested US lawyer says HK courts face choice

HONG KONG (AP) — An American lawyer who became the first foreigner arrested under Hong Kong's national security law said Friday that the courts now have a choice between the new law and the city's leg...

US, UK, Australia, Canada jointly condemn Hong Kong’s mass arrests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The US, the UK, Australia, and Canada issued a joint statement on Sunday (Jan. 10, Taipei Time) expressing concern over the arrest of over 50 of Hong Kong’s pro-demo...

Hong Kong grants bail to arrested pro-democracy activists

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong said Friday they have granted bail to most of the 55 pro-democracy activists who were arrested this week in a sweeping crackdown on dissent. One of the activi...

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...