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# hong-kong - Saturday 2 July, 2022

Dozens of crew in danger as ship sinks in storm off Hong Kong
# Rescue
# Rescue

Dozens of crew in danger as ship sinks in storm off Hong Kong

Sat 2:13 PM 28,036 Views 0 Comments

Crew members were negotiating difficulties brought on by Severe Tropical Storm Chaba.

# hong-kong - Saturday 11 June, 2022

Foreign English-language teachers in Hong Kong government schools ordered to swear allegiance
# Teacher Training
# Teacher Training

Foreign English-language teachers in Hong Kong government schools ordered to swear allegiance

Jun 11th 2022, 4:37 PM 41,126 Views 14 Comments

Hong Kong is a popular destination for teachers teaching English as a second language, including from Ireland.

# hong-kong - Saturday 4 June, 2022

Police patrol Hong Kong park during crackdown of Tiananmen Square commemorations
# 4 June
# 4 June

Police patrol Hong Kong park during crackdown of Tiananmen Square commemorations

Jun 4th 2022, 1:00 PM 10,621 Views 5 Comments

Chinese troops opened fire on protesters demanding greater democracy in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Catholic cardinal bailed following arrest under Hong Kong national security law
# Joseph Zen
# Joseph Zen

Catholic cardinal bailed following arrest under Hong Kong national security law

May 11th 2022, 6:49 PM 16,919 Views 3 Comments

Joseph Zen was released shortly before the White House issued a statement demanding he be freed “immediately”.

# hong-kong - Monday 9 May, 2022

Outgoing Hong Kong leader says Chinese patriots now firmly in charge
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Outgoing Hong Kong leader says Chinese patriots now firmly in charge

May 9th 2022, 11:00 AM 7,838 Views 7 Comments

Carrie Lam spoke after her successor John Lee was elected unopposed by a pro-Beijing committee.

# hong-kong - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Hong Kong leader appointment violates democratic norms: EU foreign policy chief
# China
# China

Hong Kong leader appointment violates democratic norms: EU foreign policy chief

Updated May 8th 2022, 11:41 AM 14,121 Views 13 Comments

John Lee, who oversaw the crackdown on Hong Kong’s democracy movement, was appointed Hong Kong leader on Sunday by a small committee of Beijing loyalists.

# hong-kong - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

May 5th 2022, 2:15 PM 5,356 Views 0 Comments

Deaths from Covid-19 in Hong Kong have fallen from a high of almost 300 per day in March to zero in recent days.

# hong-kong - Monday 4 April, 2022

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will not seek second term
# China
# China

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will not seek second term

Apr 4th 2022, 11:08 AM 9,274 Views 8 Comments

Lam’s five years in office saw massive pro-democracy protests and the implementation of a controversial national security law.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Hong Kong morgues running out of space amid Omicron surge
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hong Kong morgues running out of space amid Omicron surge

Mar 16th 2022, 2:32 PM 16,359 Views 9 Comments

The city has recorded nearly a million infections and more than 4,600 deaths in the last three months.

# hong-kong - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Hong Kong Covid outbreak sees patients being treated on beds outside hospital
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Hong Kong Covid outbreak sees patients being treated on beds outside hospital

Feb 17th 2022, 3:57 PM 24,067 Views 8 Comments

The city is struggling to cope with a record number of cases and healthcare facilities are beginning to overflow.

# hong-kong - Friday 21 January, 2022

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull
# China
# China

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull

Jan 21st 2022, 9:05 AM 18,491 Views 21 Comments

The cull was approved after a number of hamsters in a pet shop tested positive for Covid-19.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Hong Kong to create more 'national security' crimes
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong to create more 'national security' crimes

Jan 12th 2022, 8:35 AM 8,151 Views 24 Comments

Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the announcement, but did not outline what the new crimes would be.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong due to Omicron fears
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong due to Omicron fears

Jan 5th 2022, 1:31 PM 15,636 Views 10 Comments

The Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas ship was forced to return a day early from a cruise.

# hong-kong - Monday 3 January, 2022

Third Hong Kong news company shuts in wake of sedition arrests for rival publication
# CitizenNews
# CitizenNews

Third Hong Kong news company shuts in wake of sedition arrests for rival publication

Jan 3rd 2022, 10:49 AM 12,829 Views 16 Comments

Reporters made clear their decision was fuelled by fears caused by a national security police raid last week on Stand News.

# hong-kong - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Two former editors of Hong Kong news outlet charged with sedition
# Stand News
# Stand News

Two former editors of Hong Kong news outlet charged with sedition

Dec 30th 2021, 8:24 AM 7,938 Views 0 Comments

Police raised the Stand News office on Wednesday.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Hong Kong police raid local media outlet and arrest six for 'seditious publication'
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong police raid local media outlet and arrest six for 'seditious publication'

Dec 29th 2021, 7:45 AM 6,570 Views 4 Comments

More than 200 officers were deployed to search the Stand News newsroom.

# hong-kong - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Hong Kong university dismantles Tiananmen statue, sparks outcry
# Pillar Of Shame
# Pillar Of Shame

Hong Kong university dismantles Tiananmen statue, sparks outcry

Dec 23rd 2021, 7:27 AM 28,759 Views 18 Comments

The eight-metre high “Pillar of Shame” has sat on the University of Hong Kong’s campus since 1997.

# hong-kong - Sunday 19 December, 2021

Hong Kong votes on new 'patriots only' legislature
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong votes on new 'patriots only' legislature

Dec 19th 2021, 1:13 PM 16,523 Views 21 Comments

It is the first legislature poll under the new political blueprint China imposed on Hong Kong following massive pro-democracy protests two years ago.

# hong-kong - Monday 13 December, 2021

Hong Kong tycoon jailed over banned Tiananmen vigil
# Jimmy Lai
# Jimmy Lai

Hong Kong tycoon jailed over banned Tiananmen vigil

Dec 13th 2021, 1:30 PM 9,367 Views 10 Comments

Jimmy Lai has already been jailed for taking part in pro-democracy protests.

# hong-kong - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Jimmy Lai among three Hong Kong activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil
# Pro-democracy
# Pro-democracy

Jimmy Lai among three Hong Kong activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil

Dec 9th 2021, 8:22 AM 7,864 Views 11 Comments

Lai, the 74-year-old owner of the now-shuttered pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper, was found guilty of unlawful assembly charges.

# hong-kong - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown

Sep 25th 2021, 1:15 PM 9,950 Views 18 Comments

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China was under investigation.

More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia
# Colombia
# Colombia

More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia

Sep 25th 2021, 8:05 AM 14,652 Views 10 Comments

Colombian authorities seized 3,493 shark fins and 117 kilos of fish bladders that were en route to Hong Kong.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West
# Democracy
# Democracy

Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West

Aug 10th 2021, 8:20 AM 23,259 Views 19 Comments

Carrie Lam said the anti-foreign sanctions law should be adopted in Hong Kong through local legislation

# hong-kong - Friday 6 August, 2021

Visitors from Hong Kong can have refuge in US for 18 months, says Biden

Visitors from Hong Kong can have refuge in US for 18 months, says Biden

Aug 6th 2021, 7:37 AM 18,354 Views 17 Comments

The move comes as China and the United States are at odds over a range of foreign policy and trade issues.

# hong-kong - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem
# Public Screening
# Public Screening

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem

Jul 31st 2021, 3:45 PM 14,986 Views 35 Comments

Police are investigating Olympic Games fans who booed China’s national anthem during a public screening at a shopping centre.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Secondary school pupils arrested over alleged Hong Kong terror plot
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Secondary school pupils arrested over alleged Hong Kong terror plot

Jul 6th 2021, 7:53 AM 17,089 Views 4 Comments

The arrests come after months of massive anti-government protests rocked the territory.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper to publish last edition on Thursday
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper to publish last edition on Thursday

Jun 23rd 2021, 8:36 PM 7,642 Views 15 Comments

Apple Daily was founded by tycoon Jimmy Lai in 1995.

# hong-kong - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Five Apple Daily execs arrested under Hong Kong security law
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Five Apple Daily execs arrested under Hong Kong security law

Jun 17th 2021, 7:34 AM 16,152 Views 23 Comments

Police searched the newspaper’s offices in another move sparking concern about the future of the free press in the territory.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum shuts down amid investigation
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum shuts down amid investigation

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:59 AM 15,754 Views 18 Comments

Organisers of the June 4 Museum said they were seeking legal advice.

# hong-kong - Friday 28 May, 2021

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 14-month jail term over 2019 pro-democracy protest
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 14-month jail term over 2019 pro-democracy protest

May 28th 2021, 7:01 AM 9,099 Views 16 Comments

The 73-year-old is currently serving a separate 14-month jail term for convictions related to other unauthorised rallies in 2019.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Fears over 'exit ban' powers included in Hong Kong immigration bill
# China
# China

Fears over 'exit ban' powers included in Hong Kong immigration bill

Apr 28th 2021, 1:48 PM 7,117 Views 2 Comments

So-called “exit bans” are often used in mainland China against activists who challenge authorities and have impacted business figures like Irishman Richard O’Halloran.

# hong-kong - Friday 16 April, 2021

Nine veteran activists to be sentenced in Hong Kong over one of city's biggest-ever protests
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Nine veteran activists to be sentenced in Hong Kong over one of city's biggest-ever protests

Apr 16th 2021, 7:58 AM 7,744 Views 6 Comments

1.7 million people turned out for the demonstration in 2019.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature during radical overhaul
# Pro-Beijing
# Pro-Beijing

China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature during radical overhaul

Mar 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 10,217 Views 24 Comments

The amendments to Hong Kong’s constitution will give Beijing more control over the make-up of the city’s legislature.

# hong-kong - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime
# Raids
# Raids

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime

Feb 28th 2021, 12:36 PM 8,925 Views 6 Comments

Police arrested 55 of the city’s best-known pro-democracy campaigners last month.

# hong-kong - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces

Feb 18th 2021, 7:59 AM 5,047 Views 1 Comment

Jimmy Lai is one of several activists facing long-jail terms over new laws prompted by the Hong Kong anti-government protests.

# hong-kong - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail after being charged under new national security law
# Jimmy Lai
# Jimmy Lai

Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail after being charged under new national security law

Dec 12th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,735 Views 17 Comments

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the law “makes a mockery of justice”.

# hong-kong - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Hong Kong legislature opens ahead of planned mass resignation of pro-democracy bloc
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong legislature opens ahead of planned mass resignation of pro-democracy bloc

Nov 12th 2020, 8:05 AM 7,655 Views 3 Comments

One pro-democracy lawmaker said the removal of their colleagues could sound the “death knell” for Hong Kong’s democracy.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators resign en masse
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators resign en masse

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 11:14 AM 21,881 Views 18 Comments

The move follows a resolution passed in Beijing partly aimed to combat supporters of Hong Kong independence.

# hong-kong - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Seven arrested over scuffles in Hong Kong legislature earlier this year
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Seven arrested over scuffles in Hong Kong legislature earlier this year

Nov 1st 2020, 3:42 PM 10,746 Views 6 Comments

Those arrested include current and former opposition legislators.

# hong-kong - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Hong Kong teenage activist Tony Chung charged with secession
# Tony Chung
# Tony Chung

Hong Kong teenage activist Tony Chung charged with secession

Oct 29th 2020, 7:02 AM 19,489 Views 0 Comments

He’s the first public political figure to be prosecuted under a new national security law imposed on the city.

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