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Beijing likens Pompeo to a 'mantis' after latest US sanctions

Fpo - China on Monday likened outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to a "praying mantis" in a colourful condemnation of the latest US sanctions sparked by the mass arrest of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists.

Hong Kong government slams US for 'insane' sanctions

Fpo - Hong Kong on Saturday hit back at the United States over its latest sanctions on six pro-China officials, slamming the move as "insane, shameless and despicable".

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

Fpo - Five Hong Kong democracy protesters who reportedly fled to Taiwan have arrived in the United States intending to seek asylum, an activist group said on Saturday.

Pompeo hits Iran, China, Cuba in last-minute sanctions push

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday imposed sanctions on three of his primary targets -- China, Iran and Cuba -- in a last-minute push aimed in part at boxing in President-elect Joe Biden.

US sanctions six pro-China officials over Hong Kong arrests

Washington - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on six officials including Hong Kong's sole representative to China's top lawmaking body over mass arrests of pro-democracy activists in the financial hub.

Lawyer who handled 'Hong Kong 12' case loses legal licence

Bejing - A human rights lawyer who handled the case of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists detained in China had his licence revoked Friday, he told AFP, a move he said was triggered by the sensitivity of the case for Beijing.

Smartphone giant Xiaomi reels as US ramps up China blacklist

Fpo - Shares in Xiaomi collapsed on Friday after the United States blacklisted the smartphone giant and a host of other Chinese firms as the Trump administration aims to cement its trade war legacy against Beijing.

Hong Kong's first website takedown under national security law confirmed

Fpo - A Hong Kong internet provider said Thursday it had blocked access to a website following a police order, the first confirmed takedown using a new national security law imposed by Beijing last year.

Hong Kong national security police make 11 new arrests

Fpo - Hong Kong's national security police arrested 11 people in dawn raids on Thursday, including a veteran human rights lawyer, on suspicion of helping a group of activists make a failed bid to flee the city by speedboat.

US-born lawyer keeps faith after Hong Kong security law arrest

Fpo - A lawyer who has lived and practised in Hong Kong for decades, John Clancey has seen the inside of a few police stations -- but he never imagined he would be the one in a cell.

Hong Kong opposition shudders as mass arrests herald 'a harsh winter'

Fpo - The mass arrests of Hong Kong opposition figures under a new security law has demolished assurances only a "tiny majority" would be targeted, analysts say, as China shrugs off international censure to purge the city of dissent.

Hong Kong inquest fails to determine cause of student’s death during protest

Fpo - A Hong Kong inquest failed Saturday to determine the cause of a student’s death that fuelled tensions between protesters and the city’s police force at the height of the pro-democracy rallies that swept across the financial hub in 2019.

Joshua Wong joins Hong Kong dissidents arrested for 'subversion'

Fpo - Jailed dissident Joshua Wong Thursday joined the ranks of Hong Kong democracy figures arrested under a new security law as the United States threatened fresh sanctions in response to Beijing's mounting crackdown in the finance hub.

Condemnation swells over Hong Kong opposition mass arrests

Fpo - Hong Kong authorities awoke to a chorus of international condemnation on Thursday following the mass arrest of pro-democracy opposition figures under a draconian national security law that Beijing imposed on the finance hub.

Condemnation swells over Hong Kong opposition mass arrests

Fpo - Hong Kong authorities awoke to a chorus of international condemnation on Thursday following the mass arrest of pro-democracy opposition figures under a draconian national security law that Beijing imposed on the finance hub.

Why do the latest mass arrests in Hong Kong matter?

Fpo - China has moved to crush Hong Kong's democracy movement in recent months but Wednesday's mass arrest of democracy figures for subversion under Beijing's new national security law was particularly momentous. Here's why.

Lawyer, race campaigner, and academic among Hong Kong arrests

Fpo - Hong Kong police arrested dozens of democracy supporters Wednesday under a draconian security law imposed on the city last year by Beijing.

China's Hong Kong crackdown escalates with mass opposition arrests

Fpo - China's crackdown in Hong Kong escalated dramatically on Wednesday with police arresting more than 50 opposition figures in their largest operation since a draconian security law was imposed on the financial hub.

Retiring top judge pleas to maintain Hong Kong's judicial independence

Fpo - Hong Kong's outgoing top judge made a plea on Tuesday to maintain judicial independence as China state media and a growing host of pro-Beijing figures call for an overhaul of how the financial hub's courts are run.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai ordered back to jail

Fpo - Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was ordered back to jail Thursday as the city's highest court granted prosecutors an appeal against his bail.

China jails 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years

Fpo - A Chinese court on Wednesday jailed 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years over a bid to flee the city by speedboat to Taiwan, as a crackdown on dissent in the territory intensifies.

Chinese court jails 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years

Fpo - A Chinese court on Wednesday jailed 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years over a bid by the group to flee the city by speedboat to seek sanctuary in Taiwan.

Two teen activists held in China to be sent back to Hong Kong

Fpo - Two teenage pro-democracy campaigners among a group of 12 Hong Kong activists held in China will be sent back to the city on Wednesday, police said.

Hong Kong teen jailed for China flag insult

Fpo - A Hong Kong teenager was ordered to spend four months in prison on Tuesday for insulting China's national flag and unlawful assembly as Beijing increasingly targets prominent activists from the financial hub.

China trial of 'Hong Kong 12' begins as US decries 'tyranny'

Shenzhen - A group of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists who tried to escape the city by speedboat for sanctuary in Taiwan went on trial in China on Monday as the United States urged the immediate release of dissidents it says "fled tyranny".

Hong Kong florist helps prisoners send Christmas gifts

Fpo - Samantha burst into tears when she opened the box from florist Elise Ip on Christmas Day. It was a surprise gift from her boyfriend, in custody for joining last year's Hong Kong protests.

Hong Kong 'speedboat fugitives' to face trial next week in China

Bejing - Ten of 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists arrested as they tried to flee the territory by speedboat to Taiwan will face trial in mainland China on December 28, campaigners and family members said Friday.

Hong Kong imposes three-week hotel quarantine for visitors

Fpo - Hong Kong extended its compulsory quarantine to three weeks for almost all international travellers from Friday, saying the measure was needed to prevent new, more infectious, coronavirus variants from spreading.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai granted bail

Fpo - A Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon detained under a new national security law was granted bail on Wednesday under strict conditions, including house arrest and a ban on social media posts.

Hong Kong student shot by police goes on the run ahead of trial

Fpo - A warrant was issued Tuesday after a court no-show for a Hong Kong student who was shot by police during last year's democracy protests, as an activist group claimed he had gone "into exile".
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