Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law has gone into hiding a day after testifying to the US Congress about China’s new security law for the territory.Kyodo News
China’s parliament has enacted a national security law aimed at cracking down on protest activity in Hong Kong, according to local media reports.
Many of the Peacock Generation troupe are already in jail for ridiculing the military last year. They now face further charges in each township where they performed.
Democracy activists cling to hope that international pressure can preserve Hong Kong’s freedoms, but China is determined to bring the city to heel, observers say.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam marked the first anniversary of a historic anti-government protest with a lament that the city ‘cannot bear chaos’ any longer.
The Irrawaddy talks to National League for Democracy information secretary Monywa Aung Shin about the NLD’s missteps since 2015 and how it can clean up its act before November.
Hong Kong lawmakers have passed a bill that makes it a crime to show disrespect to China’s national anthem despite a wave of protests by pro-democracy activists.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has repeated her claim that Beijing’s proposed national security law will not erode freedom and rights in the region.
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong has accused China of trying to turn the city into ‘another Xinjiang’ under cover of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beijing has promised to take retaliatory measures in response to the United States’ plan to end its special financial relationship with Hong Kong.
The commission is a toothless body of former civil servants which does nothing to condemn ongoing abuses, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, say rights advocates.
Hong Kong’s chief executive told residents of the city there is ‘no need to worry’ about the impact of Beijing’s proposed national security legislation on their freedoms.
A Mandalay government employee – allegedly at the request of chief minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung – has used the Telecommunications Act to counter Facebook allegations.
Police in Hong Kong fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters as unrest returned to the city in response to China’s plans to impose a new security law.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to assist the people of Hong Kong as renewed protests erupted in the city against Beijing’s plans to impose harsher security laws.