Stories about Hong Kong (China) from July, 2020
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.
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.
"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."
“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 camp.
"In light of all the events that happened over the past year, we should cherish this opportunity, as our liberty is stifled."
Local demand for circumvention tools is surging amid fears that a China-style "Great Firewall" is in the offing.
Women struggled against gender stereotypes and police violence to earn recognition on the frontlines of the movement.
One huge banner summed up the defiant mood of protesters. "We f***ing love Hong Kong," it read.
Beijing's National Security Office "can do anything, wave an ID at local law enforcement, and walk away. Potential for abuse is infinite."