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Hong Kong: Media baron Jimmy Lai, six former Apple Daily employees hit with fresh sedition charge

Hong Kong: Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and six former employees of his now defunct Apple Daily are now facing sedition charges while awaiting trial under the Beijing-imposed national security law.

Sri Lanka’s exports to China, Hong Kong declined: Expert

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s trade with China, including tea shipments, has moved downward in 2020, experts said.

Two more Hong Kong varsities remove Tiananmen monuments

Hong Kong/UNI: Two Hong universities on Friday removed monuments commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, days after the University of Hong Kong removed a 24-year-old sculpture marking victims of the crackdown.

National security breaches: Hong Kong censorship law to check old films

Hong Kong: Hong Kong authorities will start scrutinizing past films for national security breaches under a tough new censorship law announced on Tuesday, a move that will give a massive blow to the region's political and artistic freedoms.

Hong Kong residents vote in Legislative Council election

Beijing/UNI/Sputnik: Polling stations opened on Sunday in Hong Kong where people are voting in the Legislative Council election, the first one since the major reform of the city’s electoral system.

100 people trapped on top of Hong Kong World Trade Centre as fire breaks out 

Hong Kong: Over 100 people are trapped on the top of Hong Kong World Trade Centre and are waiting to be rescued as a fire broke out in the building on Wednesday, media reports said.

Hong Kong public libraries purge 29 titles about the Tiananmen Massacre from shelves: Reports

Hong Kong public libraries have removed 29 out of 149 books about the Tiananmen Massacre from their shelves in the past 12 years, media reports said.

Joe Biden expresses 'concern' over China’s practices in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong during virtual meet with Xi Jinping

Washington: US President Joe Biden raised concerns about China’s practices in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong, as well as human rights more broadly during his virtual meeting with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Joe Biden expresses 'concern' over China’s practices in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong during virtual meet with Xi Jinping

Washington: US President Joe Biden raised concerns about China’s practices in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong, as well as human rights more broadly during his virtual meeting with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Hong Kong activist jailed for six years under national security law

Hong Kong: A Hong Kong activist has been jailed for six years by a court under the national security law.

Will close 2 offices in Hong Kong by end of year, says Amnesty International

London/UNI/Sputnik: Amnesty International announced on Monday that it would close its two offices in Hong Kong by the end of 2021 after 40 years of working there and will move operations to the organization's other missions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Protest against Beijing Winter Olympics: Greek police detain activists from Tibet, Hong Kong

Athens: Greek police recently detained a group of Tibetan and Hong Kong activists who were campaigning to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Hong Kong court jails 7 activists over illegal protest: Reports

Hong Kong/UNI/Sputnik: A district court judge in Hong Kong sentenced seven protesters to up to 12 months in jail on Saturday for their role in last year’s rally against China's new national security law, media said.

Hong Kong: Arrests under Security Law, a serious concern

New York: The arrest of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and woman human rights defender Chow Hang-Tung, on charges of “incitement to subversion” and being a foreign agent, is a source of “deep concern” four UN independent human rights experts said on Tuesday.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma resurfaces in Hong Kong: Reports

Hong Kong: Alibaba founder billionaire Jack Ma, who remained mostly out of public view ever since a regulatory clampdown started on his business empire late last year, is currently present in Hong Kong, media reports said.