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Special Report: Hong Kong's top cop overshadows embattled leader Lam as China cracks down

08 Jul 2020

HONG KONG As Hong Kong fretted over tough new national security legislation Beijing was fashioning earlier this year, Chris Tang enthusiastically supported the move. It was needed, Hong Kong's combative police chief said, to extinguish calls for the city's independence and restore order.

Hong Kong lawyers alarmed at plans for judges in national security trials

21 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Senior Hong Kong lawyers expressed alarm on Sunday at plans for the city's leader to select judges for national security cases, calling it the most serious challenge to the territory's vaunted judicial independence since the 1997 handover to Chinese rule.

Hong Kong lawyers alarmed at plans for judges in national security trials

21 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Senior Hong Kong lawyers expressed alarm on Sunday at plans for the city's leader to select judges for national security cases, calling it the most serious challenge to the territory's vaunted judicial independence since the 1997 handover to Chinese rule.

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong lawyers alarmed at plans for judges in national security trials

21 Jun 2020

HONG KONG, June 21 Senior Hong Kong lawyers expressed alarm on Sunday at plans for the city's leader to select judges for national security cases, calling it the most serious challenge to the territory's vaunted judicial independence since the 1997 handover to Chinese rule.

Hong Kong's free media fears being silenced by China's national security law

05 Jun 2020

HONG KONG When a team of producers at Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) heard on May 19 that the publicly funded broadcaster planned to axe one of its most popular weekly shows, they rushed to the building next door to confront the station's head.

Police pepper spray Hong Kongers defying ban to mark Tiananmen

05 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Police pepper-sprayed some Hong Kong protesters on Thursday who defied a ban to stage candlelight rallies in memory of China's bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy crackdown, accusing Beijing of stifling their freedoms too. | Video

China media, Hong Kong government bristle at Trump's pledge of curbs, sanctions

31 May 2020

HONG KONG/BEIJING China's state media and the government of Hong Kong lashed out on Sunday at U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to end Hong Kong's special status if Beijing imposes new national security laws on the city, which is bracing for fresh protests.

Hong Kong media tycoon vows to stay and "fight" China, backs U.S. pressure

30 May 2020

HONG KONG Embattled Hong Kong publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai - one of the financial hub's most prominent democracy activists - said on Friday he would fight till the last against Beijing's imposition of national security laws and keep publishing.

Factbox: What China's tougher national security regime could mean for Hong Kong

30 May 2020

HONG KONG China's parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation on Hong Kong to tackle secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in a city roiled by anti-government protests.

Hong Kong media tycoon vows to stay and 'fight' China, backs U.S. pressure

29 May 2020

HONG KONG Embattled Hong Kong publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai - one of the financial hub's most prominent democracy activists - said on Friday he would fight till the last against Beijing's imposition of national security laws and keep publishing.

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