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Hong Kong police round up activists as mass rally called off

Aug 30, 2019 - 12:53 PM

(UPDATED) Umbrella Movement leaders Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow – both still well-regarded among the city's youth – are arrested in dawn swoops, accused of 'inciting others to take part in unauthorized assembly' among other charges

Members of pro-democracy party Demosisto (L-R) Nathan Law, Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow speak to the media after Chief Executive Carrie Lam held a press conference in Hong Kong on June 18, 2019. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised on June 18 for the political unrest that has shaken Hong Kong, but the pro-Beijing chief executive refused to cave in to demands for her resignation.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Reporters Without Borders urges Hong Kong to renew journalist's visa

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:38 PM

'Victor Mallet's expulsion, if confirmed, would represent a further step backwards for press freedom, which has already been declining in recent years in Hong Kong,' says Cédric Alviani of Reporters Without Borders

Hong Kong leader refuses to explain journalist visa denial

Oct 09, 2018 - 2:31 PM

Facing questions for the first time since the visa denial emerged last week, Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the decision has been handed down by immigration authorities

UK seeks 'urgent explanation' as Hong Kong bans journalist

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:43 PM

'Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy and its press freedoms are central to its way of life, and must be fully respected,' UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office says in a statement

BANNED. Pro-democracy activist Avery Ng (C) tears a symbolic 'political red line' during a protest after Hong Kong immigration authorities declined a visa renewal for senior Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet, outside the immigration department building in Hong Kong on October 6, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Hong Kong denies Financial Times journalist visa after independence talk

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:49 PM

Hong Kong refuses to renew the visa of Victor Mallet, the FT's Asia news editor who hosted a speech by Andy Chan, the leader of a tiny pro-independence political party

In this photo taken on August 14, 2018, Victor Mallet, a Financial Times journalist and vice president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) (R) shakes hands with Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, during a luncheon at the FCC in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has refused to renew the visa of a senior Financial Times journalist who hosted a talk by an activist advocating the city's independence from China, the newspaper said on October 5, 2018. Paul Yeung / POOL / AFP

Hong Kong bans pro-independence party

Sep 24, 2018 - 12:19 PM

The space for political dissent in semi-autonomous Hong Kong is shrinking in the face of an increasingly assertive China under President Xi Jinping

PRO-INDEPENDENCE. This file photo taken on August 5, 2016 shows Andy Chan (right), leader of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party and a disqualified candidate of the city's elections, speaking at a press conference at the start of a rally near the government's headquarters in Hong Kong. Photo by  Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong police seek ban on pro-independence party

Jul 18, 2018 - 1:52 PM

It is the first time such a ban has been sought since Britain handed sovereignty of Hong Kong back to China in 1997 and is the latest move to stifle calls for independence which have infuriated an assertive China under President Xi Jinping

PRO-INDEPENDENCE. This file photo taken on August 5, 2016 shows Andy Chan (right), leader of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party and a disqualified candidate of the city's elections, speaking at a press conference at the start of a rally near the government's headquarters in Hong Kong. Photo by  Anthony Wallace/AFP