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Beijing summons German ambassador over HK activist Wong's visit

Berlin - Beijing summoned the German ambassador after a meeting between Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and Germany's foreign minister, China's envoy said Wednesday, as a row between the trading giants escalated over the widening pro-democracy protests in the As...

Hong Kong's Joshua Wong denies he's a separatist

Berlin - Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong denied Wednesday that he is a separatist, saying he simply wants free elections for the former British colony -- a promise enshrined in the 1997 handover agreement between Britain and China.

Joshua Wong: Hong Kong's pro-democracy poster child

Fpo - Joshua Wong, the Hong Kong activist soon to visit the United States, was the unlikely hero of the Umbrella Movement that inspired hundreds of thousands to take over Hong Kong's streets for two months in 2014 calling for free elections.

Hong Kong's Joshua Wong on way to Germany, US after brief detention

Fpo - Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said he was making his way to Germany on Monday after he was released from a brief spell in custody following a mistake in his bail conditions.

Fire, tear gas and petrol bombs as Hong Kong engulfed by chaos

Fpo - Chaos engulfed Hong Kong's financial heart Saturday night as police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters who set large fires and threw petrol bombs, defying a ban on rallying -- and mounting threats from China -- to take to the streets for a 1...

Hong Kong police round up activists as major demo called off

Fpo - Prominent Hong Kong democracy activists including three lawmakers were arrested Friday in a protest crackdown -- a move described by rights groups as a well-worn tactic deployed by China to suffocate dissent ahead of key political events.

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested: party

Fpo - Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested Friday, his party said, a day ahead of a planned rally in the city that has been banned by police.

Joshua Wong: Poster child of Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Movement'

Fpo - Joshua Wong was the unlikely hero who helped lead a movement that inspired hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers to take over the city's streets for two months in 2014 calling for fully free elections.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong walks free, calls on leader to resign

Fpo - Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong called on the city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam to resign after he walked free from prison on Monday, as historic anti-government protests rocked the city.

Don't treat us as heroes says bailed Hong Kong activist Wong

Hong Kong - Ten weeks in jail has had an effect on Joshua Wong; he is pensive, reflective and thinner. It is an experience that has forced him to weigh up the cost of being the most recognised face of Hong Kong's democracy campaign.

Jailed Hong Kong pro-democracy activists released on bail

Hong Kong - Jailed Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were released on bail Tuesday pending an appeal against sentences handed down for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests.

Jailed Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released on bail

Hong Kong - Jailed democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were released on bail Tuesday pending an appeal against convictions for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests.

Jailed Hong Kong activist Wong back in court

Hong Kong - With hair newly shaven in accordance with Hong Kong prison rules, jailed pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was in court again Tuesday on more protest-related charges.

Jailed Hong Kong activist Wong back in court

Hong Kong - With hair newly shaven in accordance with Hong Kong prison rules, jailed pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was in court again Tuesday on more protest-related charges.

Hong Kong activists fear more jailings after Wong imprisoned

Hong Kong - Hong Kong democracy campaigners raised fears Friday that they too would be jailed after the city's Beijing-backed government succeeded in putting Joshua Wong and two other prominent young activists behind bars.

Beijing defends jailing of Hong Kong activists

Bejing - China on Friday rejected international criticism of the jailing of three prominent Hong Kong activists, warning against using "so-called democracy" to conduct "illegal violent activities".

Hong Kong activists fear more jailings after Wong imprisoned

Hong Kong - Hong Kong democracy campaigners raised fears Friday that they too would be jailed after the city's Beijing-backed government succeeded in putting Joshua Wong and two other prominent activists behind bars.

Hong Kong activists defiant in face of possible jail term

Hong Kong - A defiant Joshua Wong, who became the face of Hong Kong's huge Umbrella Movement, said Wednesday he had no regrets as he prepared for a possible prison sentence for his leading role in the mass pro-democracy protests.

Tight security in Hong Kong as Xi leads celebrations

Hong Kong - Tight security contained protesters in Hong Kong Friday night as China's President Xi Jinping led lavish celebrations to mark 20 years since the politically divided city was handed back to China by Britain.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by police 

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by police 

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.

Hong Kong protesters stage sit-in ahead of Xi visit

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy protesters climbed a statue in Hong Kong Wednesday and staged a sit-in ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain.

Hong Kong activists stage China protests ahead of Xi visit

Hong Kong - Hong Kong saw multiple protests Monday ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain.

Hong Kong activists stage China protest ahead of Xi visit

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Monday draped a black flag over a statue symbolising the city's return to China by Britain, days before a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the handover.

Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy

Taipei - Lawmakers in Taiwan launched a new group to help promote democracy in Hong Kong on Monday, a move likely to rile Beijing ahead of the 20th anniversary of the handover of the city from Britain back to China.

Hong Kong 'Umbrella Revolution' leader convicted for protests

Hong Kong - A key figure in Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution' was convicted Thursday of participating in a protest that sparked mass pro-democracy rallies, in a prosecution blasted as a "chilling warning" by rights campaigners.

Hong Kong activist Wong denied chance to stand for election

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was on Wednesday denied the chance to stand for election after a court threw out his bid to lower the candidate age limit from 21, as fears mount over China's influence on the city.

Verdicts loom for Hong Kong student leader Wong

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was in court Friday for the last day of a trial over pro-democracy protests, as he faces two imminent verdicts and a possible prison sentence.

Hong Kong student leader Wong says HSBC blocked new accounts

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong accused HSBC of "political censorship" on Wednesday after the bank rejected his application for a joint account for his new party as well as a personal account for himself.

Hong Kong student leader Wong 'expects jail'

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong said Tuesday he is preparing for a possible prison sentence next year, as another trial date was set in a string of cases he faces relating to pro-democracy protests.
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