UK sanctuary offer for Hong Kong activists is great if you can afford it

In August 2019, Sophia’s hip was broken in clashes with Hong Kong police during a protest against China’s encroaching control over the city. In December that year she was beaten

Hong Kong: Two plead guilty as leading  activists go on trial

Two former Hong Kong lawmakers pleaded guilty to illegal assembly charges today (Tuesday), as a trial opened for them and seven other prominent democracy activists in what is seen as

Hong Kong | The brutal truth for bankers is they’re expendable

What happens to a global financial center when hundreds of thousands of residents head for the door? The jury is still out on London after its Brexit- and pandemic-inspired  Money is

Hong Kong police arrests 53 activists under national security law

Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents today (Wednesday) for allegedly violating the new national security law by participating in unofficial election primaries for the territory's legislature

Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators hand in resignations

Hong Kong's pro-democracy legislators began resigning in protest today (Thursday), one day after the government ousted four members of their camp. The 15 remaining members of the bloc have said they

Police raided Hong Kong media tycoon’s private offices, executive says

Media tycoon and activist Jimmy Lai said Hong Kong police raided one of his private offices, months after he was arrested under a new national security law and the

Hong Kong police arrest 15 on suspicion of stock manipulation

Hong Kong police have arrested 15 people on suspicion of manipulating the stock price of media tycoon Jimmy Lai's company Next Digital and making millions in profit. The arrests today (Thursday)

Jimmy Lay: Hong Kong media tycoon relieved he wasn’t sent to China

Jimmy Lai had just finished his morning exercise and was catching up on the news when the police arrived. "There were 15, 20 policemen there, and they said I was under

Japan’s #FreeAgnes campaign shows support for detained Hong Kong activist

While the world focuses on the detention of Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai, it’s the plight of 23-year-old activist Agnes Chow that has made the battle over human rights

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested, newsroom searched

Hong Kong police arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai and raided the publisher's headquarters today (Monday) in the highest-profile use yet of a new national security law Beijing imposed on the

Hong Kong government postpones elections, citing coronavirus

The Hong Kong government is invoking an emergency regulations ordinance in delaying the elections. Lam said the government has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision. Hong Kong

Hong Kong disqualifies 12 opposition nominees for assembly

HONG KONG — At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy nominees including Joshua Wong were disqualified for a September legislative election, with authorities saying today (Thursday) they failed to uphold the

Four arrested under new Hong Kong security law for online posts

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police have signaled their intent to enforce a new Chinese national security law strictly, arresting four youths Wednesday on suspicion of inciting secession through social

Trump signs bill, order rebuking China, and slams Biden

President Donald Trump signed legislation and an executive order Tuesday that he said will hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong, then quickly

Hong Kong reports 28 more Covid-19 cases, 16 local

Health authorities confirmed 28 new cases of Covid-19 in Hong Kong today (Saturday), with another 33 cases pending confirmation, RTHK reported. The Centre for Health Protection said 16 of the 28

Hong Kong police granted sweeping powers under security law

HONG KONG  — In implementing the national security law for Hong Kong, police will have sweeping authority that allows them to take actions including conducting searches without a warrant, restricting

Crazy rich Asian: The former reporter behind a fugitive’s $8 billion fortune

When entertainment reporter Kimbie Chan Hoi-wan first met her future husband, billionaire mogul Joseph Lau, she reached out to a mole on his head and asked if it was real. So

Hundreds march in Hong Kong as Carrie Lam urges stability

HONG KONG — Hundreds of people marched in Hong Kong's streets today (Tuesday) to mark a year since the start of anti-government protests, as the leader of the semi-autonomous city

Chris Patten: China’s agenda ‘Orwellian’

The last British governor of Hong Kong criticized the Chinese government on Friday over proposed national security legislation, calling it part of an "Orwellian" drive to eliminate opposition in violation

Ho’s bold ideas for his homelands

A group of Hongkongers “led by casino tycoon Stanley Ho, is gathering support for the idea of leasing the territory to the United Nations after 1997 as a way to tackle

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