Jessie Pang

Hong Kong officials say Trump 'completely wrong' to end city's special status

30 May 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong officials lashed out on Saturday at moves by U.S. President Donald Trump to strip the city of its special status in a bid to punish China for imposing national security laws on the global financial hub. | Video

China parliament advances Hong Kong security law as U.S. tensions rise

29 May 2020

HONG KONG/BEIJING/WASHINGTON China's parliament on Thursday approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists and Western countries fear could erode the city's freedoms and jeopardise its role as a global financial hub. | Video

Hong Kong security, police chiefs warn of growing 'terrorism' as national laws loom

25 May 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's security and police chiefs said "terrorism" was growing in the city, as government departments rallied on Monday behind Beijing's plans to introduce national security laws after thousands took to the streets to protest against the move. | Video

Thousands protest Chinese security law as unrest returns to Hong Kong

24 May 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of people who rallied on Sunday to protest against Beijing's plan to impose national security laws on the city. | Video

China's planned security agencies for Hong Kong a 'death knell' for autonomy - Pompeo

23 May 2020

HONG KONG Chinese plans to impose national security laws on Hong Kong could see mainland intelligence agencies set up bases there, raising fears of direct law enforcement and what the United States branded a "death knell" for the city's autonomy. | Video

Hong Kong's veteran pro-democracy activists defiant as they hear charges in court

18 May 2020

HONG KONG Some of the 15 pro-democracy activists arrested in police raids in Hong Kong showed defiance on Monday as they appeared in court to hear charges of participating in illegal anti-government demonstrations last year.

Hong Kong legislature to push ahead with China anthem bill after chaotic scuffles

18 May 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong’s legislature plunged into chaotic scuffles for a second time this month, as pro-Beijing lawmakers on Monday took control of a key committee, paving the way for a debate on a bill that would criminalise abuse of China's national anthem. | Video

Hong Kong leader rejects protesters' call for independent police probe

15 May 2020

HONG KONG The Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong ruled out on Friday an independent inquiry into allegations of police brutality against pro-democracy protesters, though she did accept a watchdog's recommendations on tear gas and training.

First Hong Kong protester to admit 'rioting' gets four years' jail

15 May 2020

HONG KONG A 21-year-old Hong Kong lifeguard, the first anti-government protester to plead guilty to the charge of rioting during last year's unrest, was sentenced to four years' jail on Friday for a "direct attack on the rule of law".

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