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China Tries Activist Who Supported Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement



Ye Xiaozheng displays a banner saying ‘Protesting for Freedom’ in a photo posted to social media.
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An activist from the southern Chinese province of Guangdong stood trial on Thursday for subversion after he showed online support for last year’s pro-democracy Occupy Central movement in neighboring Hong Kong.

Ye Xiaozheng, known online by his nickname Humian Yizhou (“A boat on the lake”), Continue reading

Hong Kong Student Leaders Charged Over Democracy Protest

3D7423EB-3271-47CB-AF84-11AD23F1B971_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy2_cw0Student leaders Joshua Wong (R) and Nathan Law smile in front of supporters holding yellow umbrellas, symbol of the Occupy Central movement, outside a police station in Hong Kong, July 14, 2015.
July 14, 2015 3:50 PM

HONG KONG—Two Hong Kong students who rose to fame during pro-democracy demonstrations that angered Beijing last year were charged on Tuesday with obstructing police during a protest earlier in the year.

The charges were related to a protest outside the office Continue reading

Hong Kong journalist association says press freedom deteriorating


A newspaper columnist urges passersby to support stabbed former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau in Hong Kong February 28, 2014.   REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A newspaper columnist urges passersby to support stabbed former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau in Hong Kong February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A newspaper columnist urges passersby to support stabbed former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau in Hong Kong February 28, 2014.

The Hong Kong Journalists’ Association says PP has Continue reading

Hong Kong Charges Four Over Public Burning of Beijing’s Policy Paper


Occupy Central leader Joshua Wong speaks to the media after a vote at the city’s legislature in Hong Kong, June 18, 2015.

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Four Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including Occupy Central student leader Joshua Wong, face charges of obstructing the police in the course of their duty, Continue reading

Hong Kong Democracy Activists Ponder Next Steps

DDB508C8-F95D-4B3D-90D0-588516B16753_w640_r1_sFILE – Pro-democracy protesters holding yellow umbrellas attend a rally outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

Joyce Huang

July 03, 2015 1:38 AM

This week, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists turned out in lower numbers than expected for marches marking the 18th anniversary for the territory’s handover to China.

After almost a year of non-stop rallies, some 48,000 Hong Kongers took to the street on July 1, making it one of the annual protest’s lowest Continue reading

Protests Mark Handover Anniversary in Hong Kong

63D9BA2D-B553-46DA-8726-E3A2E2118413_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy9_cw0Pro-democracy protesters march during an annual protest marking Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997 in Hong Kong, July 1, 2015.

July 01, 2015 5:45 AM

Hundreds of pro-democracy activists took to the streets of Hong Kong Wednesday as the city marks the 18th anniversary of its handover from British to Chinese rule. Continue reading

Hong Kong Student Leader, Girlfriend Attacked on Mong Kok Street


Student activist Joshua Wong speaks outside the Wanchai police station in Hong Kong, Jan. 16, 2015.
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Umbrella Movement student leader Joshua Wong and his girlfriend were assaulted on the city’s streets by an unknown assailant on Monday, ahead of a planned mass demonstration to mark the return of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule.

Wong, who rose to prominence during last year’s Occupy Central Continue reading

Leaked Messages Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Maneuvers During Hong Kong Election Vote

cn-sino-leak-articleInlineBy ALAN WONG June 26, 2015

On the morning of June 18, the second day of a legislative debate over how Hong Kong would pick its next leader, Christopher Chung was at ease, even high-spirited.

“This is fun!” Mr. Chung, a member of the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, wrote in a group chat among lawmakers on WhatsApp. Continue reading