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Jimmy Lai: the Hong Kong media tycoon that China loathes

Fpo - A rags-to-riches millionaire, media tycoon Jimmy Lai is a self-styled "troublemaker" who has long been a thorn in Beijing's side thanks to his caustic tabloids and unapologetic support for democracy.

Jimmy Lai among five Hong Kong democracy activists jailed

Fpo - Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was jailed for 14 months on Friday along with four other veteran democracy activists for their roles in protests that helped trigger a sweeping crackdown on dissent by China -- sentences that prompted consternation from...

Jimmy Lai among five Hong Kong democracy activists jailed

Fpo - Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was jailed for 12 months on Friday along with four other veteran democracy activists for helping to lead one of the city's biggest-ever protests.Organisers say 1.

Hong Kong marks 'national security day' with goose-steps and mascots

Fpo - Hong Kong police displayed a cuddly bear mascot, rappelled from a helicopter and goose-stepped Thursday as the financial hub held a "National Security Education Day", part of its push to boost patriotism in a city chafing under China's rule.

Hong Kong marks 'national security day' with goose-steps and mascots

Fpo - Hong Kong police displayed a cuddly bear mascot and unveiled a new goose-step march Thursday as the financial hub held a "National Security Education Day", part of its push to instil patriotism in a city chafing under China's rule.

'Violent' ducks? Hong Kong clothing brand cartoons rile China

Fpo - Cute cartoon animals have been at the heart of Hong Kong clothing brand Chickeeduck since 1990, displayed on everything from t-shirts and tote bags to baby rompers and pillows.

Epoch Times defiant after Hong Kong printing press attacked

Fpo - A Hong Kong newspaper linked to a spiritual group banned in China said Tuesday it would "never back down" after a gang of sledgehammer-wielding men damaged its printing presses.

'Stand tall': Hong Kong media tycoon Lai writes letter from jail

Fpo - Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai has told his staff to "stand tall" in a handwritten letter from prison where he is being held pending trial under a new national security law.

Huawei says HSBC agrees document access in Hong Kong court

Fpo - Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday said it had reached an agreement with HSBC in Hong Kong to secure documents that its senior executive Meng Wanzhou hopes will help her fight extradition to the United States from Canada.

Hong Kong suspends its order of AstraZeneca jabs

Fpo - Hong Kong on Friday confirmed it has requested AstraZeneca suspend delivery of its Covid-19 vaccine amid fears of severe side effects and concerns over its efficacy against new variants of the coronavirus.

China says UK sheltering 'wanted criminals' after HK asylum ruling

Bejing - China on Thursday accused Britain of sheltering "wanted criminals" after prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law said he had been granted political asylum there.

China says UK sheltering 'wanted criminals' after HK asylum ruling

Bejing - China on Thursday accused the UK of sheltering "wanted criminals" after prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law said he had been granted political asylum there.

Hong Kong bar owners in 'hunger strike' over virus closures

Fpo - A group of bar, karaoke and mahjong parlour owners have gone on a symbolic hunger strike in Hong Kong over anti-coronavirus measures that have kept them shuttered for most of the last year.

Hong Kong to vet political candidates' past to ensure loyalty to China: official

Fpo - Candidates for public office in Hong Kong will have their entire history vetted, its top justice official said Saturday, after China announced a radical overhaul to ensure only "patriots" run the city.

Veteran Hong Kong activists convicted over huge democracy rally

Fpo - Nine veteran Hong Kong activists face jail after they were convicted Thursday for their roles in organising one of the biggest democracy protests to engulf the city in 2019.

Hong Kong domestic worker fired after cancer diagnosis dies

Fpo - A Filipina who was sacked as a domestic worker in Hong Kong after being diagnosed with cancer -- a case that exposed the vulnerability of low-paid foreign workers -- has passed away, a friend confirmed Wednesday.

Ai Weiwei mourns Hong Kong freedoms but 'proud' of Tiananmen photo furore

Fpo - When dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei secretly snapped a picture of himself showing a middle finger in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, he knew it was provocative.

China approves radical overhaul of Hong Kong's political system

Bejing - Chinese leaders endorsed a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong's electoral system on Tuesday, creating powers to vet anyone standing for public office and slashing the number of directly elected politicians.

China approves radical overhaul of Hong Kong's political system

Fpo - Chinese leaders endorsed a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong's electoral system Tuesday, slashing its number of directly elected seats and ensuring a majority of the city's lawmakers will be selected by a reliably pro-Beijing committee.

Oscars won't show in Hong Kong for first time since 1969

Fpo - The Oscars will not be shown in Hong Kong for the first time in more than half a century, its local broadcaster confirmed Monday, as doubts remained over whether Hollywood's top awards will air in mainland China.

New Hong Kong museum will not show Ai Weiwei's Tiananmen photo: official

Fpo - A picture of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei flipping a middle finger in Tiananmen Square will not be shown at the opening of a prestigious new museum in Hong Kong, an official said on Monday.

World Press Photo opens in Hong Kong after being nixed over security fears

Fpo - An exhibition of World Press Photo winners opened at a different venue in Hong Kong Sunday after a local university called off the event that features images of the city's 2019 pro-democracy protests because of security fears.

UK hits back as China imposes sanctions on lawmakers

London - Britain's government on Friday gave its full backing to British lawmakers and others sanctioned by China for speaking out in defence of the Uyghur Muslim minority.

Britain says Hong Kong 'has no right to dictate' passport recognition

Fpo - Britain told Hong Kong on Friday that it had "no right" to order other countries not to accept a UK travel document for a popular youth working scheme after the city confirmed it had made the request to several other nations.

Hong Kong journalist on trial over database search for mob attack probe

Fpo - An award-winning Hong Kong journalist went on trial on Wednesday for accessing car ownership details on official databases during an investigation into the perpetrators of an attack on democracy supporters by government loyalists.

Hong Kong, Macau suspend Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine over packaging flaw

Fpo - Hong Kong suspended the use of Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday after being informed some vials from a recent batch had "defective caps" -- although authorities said none of the problematic containers were used on residents.

Basquiat painting sells for $41.8 mn at live-streamed Christie's auction

Fpo - Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Warrior" painting sold for $41.8 million at a live-streamed Christie's auction in Hong Kong on Tuesday, becoming what the auction house said was the most expensive Western work of art ever sold in Asia.

China returns eight Hong Kong 'speedboat fugitives'

Fpo - Eight Hong Kongers who were part of a group of democracy activists that failed to flee the city by speedboat last year were handed back to authorities on Monday after serving jail sentences in mainland China.

Patriot games: Hong Kong arts scene shudders as loyalists circle

Fpo - After successfully muzzling Hong Kong's democracy protests and opposition, Beijing's loyalists are now taking aim at the arts as they seek to impose mainland-style orthodoxy on culture and purge the city of dissent.

Hong Kong defends practice of restraining some coronavirus babies

Fpo - Hong Kong health authorities have defended the practice of physically restraining some babies and children in coronavirus isolation wards after criticism built over the treatment of families under the city's strict anti-virus measures.
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