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US imposes sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

The US has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, Carrie Lam, accusing them of roles in squashing...

Hong Kong government postpones elections, citing coronavirus

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the postponement of highly-anticipated legislative elections by a year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the...

Hong Kong disqualifies 12 opposition candidates from election

At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates have been disqualified from elections taking place in September. Authorities said the candidates, who include high-profile activist Joshua...

Hong Kong sees opening of Beijing national security office

Beijing’s national security office has opened in Hong Kong, just over a week after China’s central government imposed a tough new law on the...

UK grants asylum to former Hong Kong consulate worker

An ex-employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been granted political asylum in what he believes is the first successful case of...

Hong Kong protest marks anniversary of violent police clash

Thousands of people across Hong Kong have sung protest songs and marched to mark the one-year anniversary of a clash with police outside the...

All sides should learn from year of protest, Hong Kong leader says

A year on from the start of Hong Kong’s anti-government protests, the leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese city said all sides should learn from...

Hong Kong legislature outlaws insults to China’s national anthem

Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition politicians...

US takes action against China over Hong Kong

The United States will begin the process of withdrawing special trade benefits for Hong Kong because of the Chinese government’s imposition of a new...

Security law ‘puts Hong Kong’s appeal for business at risk’

Hong Kong’s status as a leading place to do business could be in peril following the adoption of a national security law. The legislation, which...

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