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US calls for immediate release of jailed pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong: Blinken

Moscow/Sputnik: Washington condemns the arrests of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and calls for their immediate release, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday.

Xinjiang-Hong Kong issue: UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet accuses China of restricting civil rights

New York: United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said China is restricting the basic civil and political freedoms – including in Hong Kong – in the name of national security.

Beijing's crackdown: Hong Kongers sign up for new UK visa

Hong Kong: Just a fortnight after the scheme opened, a large number of Hongkongers have already applied for the UK’s visa route, media reports said.

Experts to discuss human rights abuse issue in Tibet, East Turkistan, HK on Feb 28

London: Human rights and advocacy group Global Alliance For Tibet and Persecuted Minorities will organize an online panel discussion on February 28 to highlight the ongoing human right abuses in Tibet, East Turkistan and Hong Kong.

EU diplomats slam China over its Hong Kong treatment

Brussels: The European Union has targeted China's political crackdown on Hong Kong on Monday, media reports said on Friday.

Hong Kong now plans to make politicians swear oath of loyalty to Beijing: Report

Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s government has announced electoral changes requiring office-holders to pledge and maintain an oath of loyalty to Hong Kong and Beijing, a move which hints further on China's domination over the region, media reports said.

Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail

Hong Kong: Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has been denied bail by the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), media reports said.

Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested

Beijing: Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has been arrested for helping 12 fugitives who tried to flee to Taiwan, as well as collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security, media reports said.

Senators reintroduce Bill to offer US refugee status to Hong Kong citizens: Rubio

Washington/Sputnik: Twelve US senators have reintroduced bipartisan legislation to offer refugee status in the United States to citizens of Hong Kong who protested against the government of China, Senator Marco Rubio said in a press release.

No room for 'debate or compromise': Hong Kong now launches national security rules for schools

Months after China imposed a new national security law which gave wide-ranging powers to crack down on vaguely defined political crimes to authorities, Hong Kong has now introduced new restrictions for how schools operate, media reports said.

Hong Kong Police seize 682 kg of ketamine shipped from Pakistan

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Police have made their biggest-ever seizure of ketamine which was  shipped into the city from Pakistan in packages labelled "macaroni", media reports said.

Chinese tycoon's daughter to buy stake in Hong Kong media firm

Hong Kong: Kwok Hiu-ting, the daughter of China's Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd. chairman, has agreed to procure the stake in prominent Hong Kong media firm Sing Tao News Corp. for about HK$370 million ($48 million), media reports said.

US lawmakers now nominate Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement for Nobel Peace Prize

Beijing: A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has nominated Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, reports South China Morning Post.

US Secretary of State sees China as a 'significant challenge'

Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said China poses the most significant challenge to the nation than any other country.

British overseas passport process begins: Beijing targets London

London: Reacting to London's comment that it will not 'look the other way' after Beijing said that it would stop recognising British National Overseas BN (O) passport as a travel or identification document, China called he move “the logic of a brazen bandit”.