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Stories about Hong Kong (China)

Another Australian university criticized for censoring voices supporting Hong Kong's human rights

An Australian university was criticized for deleting an article published on its website that urges the international community to put pressure on China for infringements on human rights in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong government disqualifies 12 pro-democracy candidates running for the local legislature

Beijing is determined to block any pro-democracy candidates to be elected to the Hong Kong Legislative Council in order to extend its full political control over the territory.

Four student activists arrested in Hong Kong for ‘inciting secession’ because of related social media posts

Hong Kong's newly established national security police united has arrested four youngsters aged between 16 and 21 on suspicion of inciting secession in their social media posts.

Iranians and Hongkongers connect through online campaign against China-Iran deal

Despite language and cultural barriers, Hong Kong and Iranian activists share similar views when it comes to speaking out against China's proposed 25-year partnership agreement with Iran.

‘Invisible hands': How millions of domestic workers fare under COVID-19

"We are the invisible hands. Our work is not valued. We don’t exist for the families we serve nor do we exist for the state."

Hong Kong protest supporters’ international lobby to ‘burn’ China for hurting the city

“Laam chau”, a term derived from a username on the Reddit-like forum LIHKG, means "mutually-assured destruction", and it has captured the imagination of Hongkongers — even those in the pro-establishment...

Hongkongers ignore crackdown to vote for change-seeking youth in pro-democracy primaries

"In light of all the events that happened over the past year, we should cherish this opportunity, as our liberty is stifled."

Tech giants halt data requests as Hong Kong national security law casts long shadow

Local demand for circumvention tools is surging amid fears that a China-style "Great Firewall" is in the offing.

Housewife, mother, frontliner: A look at women in Hong Kong's anti-China extradition protests

Women struggled against gender stereotypes and police violence to earn recognition on the frontlines of the movement.

Hongkongers braved the newly enacted national security law with a leaderless protest

One huge banner summed up the defiant mood of protesters. "We f***ing love Hong Kong," it read.

Made in China: The draconian details of Hong Kong's national security law

Beijing's National Security Office "can do anything, wave an ID at local law enforcement, and walk away. Potential for abuse is infinite."

Beijing's national security law to enter force in Hong Kong

July 1 is a day of destiny for a city that China is determined to bring under its full control.

What is it like to be a mainland Chinese living in Hong Kong and supporting the protests?

Pro-protest mainlanders get doxxed by hostile internet users at home and sometimes face discrimination in their adopted city.

Who are the ‘rioters’ facing jail time after the anti-China extradition protests in Hong Kong?

Around a third of the 612 rioters currently awaiting trial are younger than 20, while at least 14 are under 16-years-old.

Taking Hong Kong's temperature: What future for the protest movement?

From last year's two million protest to today's "yellow economic circle", local resistance has taken many shapes.

Remembering Marco Leung, the first to die in Hong Kong's anti-China extradition protests

"It has been a year since you left us. I remember that you were the first person who said the Five Demands."

Hongkongers strive to remember Tiananmen crackdown despite ban on candlelight vigil

The pretext for the ban this year is coronavirus, but an incoming national security law will likely make the three-decade-old vigil illegal.

Protests, police crackdowns return to Hong Kong as Beijing tightens grip

"This is the future of Hong Kong under National Security Law: No freedom of assembly and speech."

‘One Country, Two Systems’ on the line as national security law looms over Hong Kong

"Our way of life may soon be circumscribed but we will find a way to survive and prosper through this."

Hong Kong reveals the city's agenda to construct an Orwellian ‘truth’

The release of a report on the police's use of force in protests seems to be "part of a wider set of coordinated announcements designed to deliver the new ‘truth’".

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