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Hong Kong freedoms under scrutiny as "Occupy" democracy leaders face trial

15 Nov 2018

HONG KONG Nine leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 civil disobedience "Occupy Central" movement go on trial on Monday at a time when the Chinese-ruled financial hub's civil liberties are coming under increasing strain.

Hong Kong bars British journalist from entering

09 Nov 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong has barred a Financial Times journalist from entering the city as a visitor, after authorities refused to renew his work visa in October, in a move a British official said undermined free speech.

Dissident cartoonist cancels Hong Kong show after China 'threats'

02 Nov 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong organisers of an exhibition by a dissident Chinese-Australian cartoonist, a persistent thorn in the side of leaders in Beijing, cancelled the event in the Chinese-ruled city on Friday given what they said were threats by China.

Heeding China's call, Hong Kong tightens grip on dissent

15 Oct 2018

HONG KONG As Hong Kong's government hews closer to Beijing, officials are taking a tough line on perceived national security threats, even deploying an elite police unit for political monitoring and surveillance - a sharp escalation in rhetoric and action. | Video

ANALYSIS-Heeding China's call, Hong Kong tightens grip on dissent

15 Oct 2018

* Police 'Security Wing' doing more political work on activists

Activists protest as Hong Kong disqualifies pro-democracy candidate

12 Oct 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong authorities on Friday barred a former lawmaker from contesting an election next month given her past advocacy of greater autonomy for Hong Kong, in a decision critics called another instance of political and electoral suppression.

Some Hong Kong lawmakers walk out of policy address over media 'persecution'

10 Oct 2018

HONG KONG Some Hong Kong lawmakers walked out of the Legislative Council as city leader Carrie Lam was about to give her annual policy address on Wednesday, protesting against the rejection of a work visa for a senior British journalist.

Hong Kong leader declines to clarify why British journalist forced to leave

09 Oct 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday would not explain why authorities rejected a work visa renewal for a prominent British journalist, in an unprecedented case that has tarnished the city's reputation and stoked outrage.

Hong Kong leader declines to clarify why British journalist forced to leave

09 Oct 2018

HONG KONG, Oct 9 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday would not explain why authorities rejected a work visa renewal for a prominent British journalist, in an unprecedented case that has tarnished the city's international reputation and stoked outrage.

Hong Kong rejection of journalist's visa prompts calls for explanation

08 Oct 2018

HONG KONG Several Hong Kong media and legal groups called on the government on Monday to explain why it refused to renew a work visa for a western journalist who hosted a speech by an independence activist, raising questions about media freedoms.

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