Stories about Hong Kong (China) from June, 2021
Hong Kong digital news outlet Stand News removes articles and suspends subscriptions following Apple Daily closure
Pro-democracy digital news outlet Stand News has announced it will remove opinion articles it published before May and stop accepting donations to reduce risks under the national security law.
Security police interventions force closure of Apple Daily, Hong Kong's 26-year-old pro-democracy news outlet
In its inaugural editorial, Apple Daily had stated: "Are we not afraid of the changes 1997 could bring about? We are, but we are not willing to be daunted by fear."
Overseas Hongkongers rallied in 52 cities around the world advocate for the city's liberation while for those who choose to stay vow that they will continue to resist on June 12 2021.
Among the five senior executives arrested, two were officially charged with with conspiracy to collude with external elements on June 18
"It's civil society’s business if they want to do it, but it’s wrong [for government] to throw money at this."
Despite all the legal threats, Hongkongers are finding their own ways to commemorate June 4.