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Stories about Hong Kong (China)

Hong Kong's pro-Beijing camp wants to ‘get rid of’ pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily

The call for a purge of Hong Kong's critical press comes as Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai was sentenced to 1 year and 2 months in prison.

Hong Kong customs raids pro-democracy retail chain, sparking sympathy

About 100 custom officers stormed AbouThai’s warehouse and its 26 stores confiscating goods worth more than a million Hong Kong dollars, due to missing Chinese labels of 14 types of...

How Hong Kong lost its academic freedom in 2020

Since the enactment of the national security law, professors have had contracts terminated, student protests were repressed, and a new curriculum will be implemented in all schools starting September 2021.

Exiled activists launch the ‘2021 Hong Kong Charter,’ a vision for the future of the pro-democracy movement

"Hongkongers, whether in Hong Kong or overseas, are capable of overriding the script written by the state and instead write their own story."

An interview with a blogger who connects Myanmar and Hong Kong's dream for democracy

"Exchanges among activists could help reflect on the inadequacy of local protests and develop a wider horizon in understanding the significance of the pro-democracy movement in Asia."

How human voice matters in the Chinese political discussion on Clubhouse

The voices that Zhang treasured was the shocking utterance of ordinary people when they first heard about what happened in Xinjiang and in Tiananmen Square.

With 47 more charged, every prominent Hong Kong activist is now either in jail or in exile

Hundreds protested outside the district court where the activists attended a hearing.

A closer look into the Chinese political discussion on Clubhouse

"What the Chinese Communist Party wants to block is our ability to express humanity at our best and our ability to resolve conflict through dialogue."

Beijing official signals changes to Hong Kong's electoral system

Xia said the power to govern the semi-autonomous region must "lie in the hands of patriots."

Beijing to drill Hong Kong schoolchildren with national security education

New education guidelines circulated on February 5 require teachers of all levels to teach the criminal offences outlined in Hong Kong's national security law.

China blocks Clubhouse after netizens discuss Xinjiang and Tiananmen

For a brief moment in time, Clubhouse cracked the Great Firewall.

Hong Kong to launch real-name registration of mobile SIM cards

If the bill passes, mobile companies would have to set up a database with their subscribers' data, which they'd have to store for at least 12 months after the SIM...

WATCH: ‘The Milk Tea Alliance'—Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong's unified fight for democracy’

Missed the live-stream of the Global Voices Insights webinar on the "Milk Tea Alliance"? Here's a replay.

Join us LIVE on January 29 for ‘The Milk Tea Alliance: Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong's unified fight for democracy’

Join us for a lively discussion about the impact of the transnational youth protest movement which united countries in Asia in the fight for democracy.

Chinese-Australian cartoonist Badiucao walks a fine line to avoid being politically hijacked

For Badiucao, the best way to spread the message of universal human rights is through his art, but even within Australia's Chinese communities, the narratives are both complex and nuanced.

Hong Kong protesters’ ‘Brick Arches’ wins Beazley Designs’ People’s Choice Award

Made from ordinary bricks, these small structures were used by Hong Kong protestors as roadblocks to slow down police vehicles.

Hong Kong’s Kim Jong-un impersonator reveals he was arrested in October

Hong Kong’s Kim Jong-un impersonator has revealed he was arrested in October for possessing a firearm without a licence, which he denies; he says his political performances are to blame.

What awaits Hong Kong in 2021?

Mass arrests, blocking of websites, end of judicial independence, among other issues, seem to be in store for Hong Kong this year.

Lax regulations behind surge in Hong Kong's ‘nano flats,’ land use group says

"You can fry a fish while sitting on the bed."

Mass arrests in Hong Kong of participants in the pro-democracy camp's July 2020 primaries

A number of pro-democracy organizations and media outlets also received court orders directing them to hand in documents related to police investigations.

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