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China makes the security law a top priority at its annual National People's Congress session, after huge pro-democracy protests rocked the financial hub for 7 months last year
Hong Kong police say nearly 9,000 people have been arrested since the often violent protests kicked off last June with 1,600 proceeding to trial so far
'This is another example of the Chinese Communist Party's fear of transparency and international accountability for its actions,' Washington's UN mission says
(UPDATED) 'No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China, given facts on the ground,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
'The cabinet will come up with a Hong Kong humanitarian assistance action plan...to provide complete planning for Hong Kong people's residency, accommodation and care,' says Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen
Hundreds of secondary schools open their doors for senior students, the first classes in the state sector since late January
(UPDATED) In a statement police say they 'respect the right of residents to express their views peacefully, but it must be carried out legally'
Trump promises a 'very interesting' US response within days
Pro-democracy activists say China's proposed national security law spells the end of the one country, two system agreement
(UPDATED) Known as the 'godfather' of Macau's casinos, Stanley Ho was instrumental in turning the semi-autonomous city on China's southern coastline into a gambling boomtown
Beijing wants to enact legislation banning 'seccession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference' in the international finance hub after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests last year
China plans to impose a national security law on the city's financial hub, with the Hong Kong security chief backing it as needed in defeating 'terrorism'
The statement is part of a flurry of coordinated messages from the city's different security services embracing the law
Video shot on Sunday shows a man with blood on his face scrambling to escape some half a dozen protesters who were kicking and hitting him with umbrellas
(3rd UPDATE) Police say at least 180 people were arrested on Sunday, May 24, majority in Causeway Bay and Wan Chai districts
In separate statements, the European Union, Britain, Australia, Canada, and the US , urge China not to pass the proposed Hong Kong security law
Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says she 'firmly' believes the law is aimed at 'effectively preventing and curbing actions that seriously endanger national security'
Investors flee for the hills on Friday, May 22, worried about China's increasing influence in Hong Kong
(3rd UPDATE) The most controversial move at the National People's Congress in China is a measure that would impose security legislation in Hong Kong
(UPDATED) '#HongKong has been the safe harbor for dissent; it's the light, the conscience, the voice that speaks truth to an increasingly powerful China,' tweets Maya Wang, senior China researcher for Human Rights Watch
Beijing has made clear it wants new security legislation passed after the semi-autonomous city was rocked by 7 months of massive and sometimes violent pro-democracy protests in 2019
With cities in mainland China reopened, there are reports Hong Kong could allow immigration services to resume once again
The candlelight vigil usually attracts huge crowds and is the only place on Chinese soil where such a major commemoration of the anniversary is still allowed
Fighting erupts in Hong Kong's House Committee, a body that helps scrutinize bills, with protesting pro-democracy lawmakers dragged from the chamber by security guards and scuffles between rival camps flaring up
'These journalists are members of a free press, not propaganda cadres,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
(UPDATED) Education is becoming a new target for Beijing after 7 months of huge and often violent democracy protests rocked Hong Kong last year
Pro-democracy lawmaker Tanya Chan says the city is now in a 'very delicate and sensitive situation'
Police say 230 people between the ages of 12 and 65 were arrested on various charges including unlawful assembly, assaulting a police officer, and failing to produce identity documents
At least 3 arrests are made while groups of officers conducted multiple stop and searches
In Hong Kong, health officials have made impressive headway against COVID-19 thanks to efficient testing, tracing, and treatment programs with just over 1,000 infections and 4 deaths
Friday's clashes are sparked by a row over who gets to control the House Committee, which scrutinizes bills before they go to the floor and has been without a committee leader since October
The record haul is discovered in two containers from Ecuador, and highlights the continued demand for shark fin, which is served at wedding banquets in many Chinese communities
Hong Kong police use pepper spray to disperse protesters last Friday, May 1, after a largely peaceful public holiday
The relaxation will be a boost for a city mired in a deep recession following months of virus restrictions as well as anti-government protests that have battered the economy
Piles of fresh snow have been laid out as some 100 penguins excitedly gather for the mid-morning feeding session. Hong Kong's Ocean Park is still shut because of the coronavirus outbreak.
This is the worst decline in gross domestic product since the Hong Kong government began compiling data in 1974
Except for arrests and a riot in some places, most gatherings on this unusual Labor Day were small and without incident
Small protests have bubbled up in the past week and activists are hoping to use May Day to muster numbers once more
The pro-democracy camp wants to stop a bill that criminalizes disrespecting China's national anthem
Hong Kong mothers support a coronavirus patient's children with a pledge of breastmilk
Lam Wing-kee is 1 of 5 booksellers from Causeway Bay Books publishing salacious titles about China's leaders. Lam vanished and then resurfaced in custody on the mainland in 2015.
Police arrest 15 prominent activists on charges linked to last year's demonstrations. Those detained were not masked protesters who often violently clashed with police, but rather some of the city's best-known moderates.
There appears to be a growing number of Hong Kong residents happy to venture out to popular locations despite repeated warnings against social gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
Sun Lijun is being investigated for 'serious violations of discipline and the law' – a euphemism for corruption – according to China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
Among those arrested is media tycoon Jimmy Lai, founder of anti-establishment tabloid Apple Daily
Music tutors in Hong Kong are trying to keep personal music lessons going despite the challenges of the coronavirus
Like half the planet, Ying Ying and Le Le have only really had each other for company since coronavirus-caused lockdowns shut off the flow of guests to their theme park pad
For Hong Kong's dwindling farming community, the coronavirus pandemic sparks a sudden boom in business
With gyms and fitness clubs closed due to the coronavirus, people are turning to online classes to get fit
Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam's set of measures are designed to help prevent the rising number of coronavirus infections