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China's electoral reform 'earthquake' set to upend Hong Kong politics

China's electoral reform 'earthquake' set to upend Hong Kong politics

By , HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s plan to dramatically reform Hong Kong’s electoral system, expected to be unveiled in a parliamentary session in Beijing starting this week, will upend the territory’s political scene, according to more than a dozen politicians from across the spectrum.The proposed reform will put further pressure on pro-democracy activists, who are already the subject of a crackdown on dissent, and has ruffled the feathers of some pro-Beijing loyalists, some of whom may find themselves swept aside by a new and ambitious crop of loyalists, the people said.“It will be an...

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China's electoral reform 'earthquake' set to upend Hong Kong politics

China's electoral reform 'earthquake' set to upend Hong Kong politics

By , HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s plan to dramatically reform Hong Kong’s electoral system, expected to be unveiled in a parliamentary session in Beijing starting this week, will upend the territory’s political scene, according to more than a dozen politicians from across the spectrum.The proposed reform will put further pressure on pro-democracy activists, who are already the subject of a crackdown on dissent, and has ruffled the feathers of some pro-Beijing loyalists, some of whom may find themselves swept aside by a new and ambitious crop of loyalists, the people said.“It will be an...

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Hong Kong: Crowd chants for freedom outside subversion hearing

Hong Kong: Crowd chants for freedom outside subversion hearing

‘Fight for freedom’: Crowd risks China’s ire outside Hong Kong subversion hearingcloseAdvertisementBy Log in, or to save articles for later.Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeHong Kong: About 1000 people have gathered outside a Hong Kong court , some chanting for the liberation of the territory, ahead of the hearing for 47 democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion. under the national security law, which punishes what China broadly defines as secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison.They are accused...

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Dozens of leading Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners charged with subversion

Dozens of leading Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners charged with subversion

By , HONG KONG (Reuters) - Forty-seven Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners and activists were charged on Sunday with conspiracy to commit subversion in the largest single crackdown on the opposition under a China-imposed national security law.Among them was Sam Cheung, a 27-year-old activist and a participant in an unofficial primary election last summer, who was charged after reporting to a local police station.“Hong Kongers have a really tough time these days,” he told reporters before entering the station. “I hope everyone won’t give up on Hong Kong ... (and) fight on.”Cheung was...

Feb 28
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Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail in national security case

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail in national security case

By HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s top court denied bail on Tuesday to media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai, the most high-profile person to be charged under the city’s national security law.Slideshow Lai had been in custody since Dec. 3, except when he was released on bail for about a week late last year. He was granted a HK$10 million ($1.3 million) bail by a lower court on Dec. 23 only for the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) to bring him back into custody on Dec. 31 for another hearing following an appeal by the government.His return to custody was related in part to Article 42 of the...

Feb 9
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Exclusive: China plans further Hong Kong crackdown after mass arrest - sources

Exclusive: China plans further Hong Kong crackdown after mass arrest - sources

By HONG KONG (Reuters) - The arrest of more than 50 democrats in Hong Kong last week intensifies a drive by Beijing to stifle any return of a populist challenge to Chinese rule and more measures are likely, according to two individuals with direct knowledge of China’s plans.While stressing that plans haven’t been finalised, the individuals said it was possible that Hong Kong elections - already postponed until September on coronavirus grounds - could face reforms that one person said were aimed at reducing the influence of democrats.Both individuals, who have extensive high-level experience...

Jan 12
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Hong Kong's top public prosecutor quits, says he was cut out of new national security cases

Hong Kong's top public prosecutor quits, says he was cut out of new national security cases

United States HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s head of public prosecutions quit this week, citing differences with the city’s top legal official, and after being sidelined from cases under new China-imposed national security legislation, according to an email obtained by Reuters. The resignation of David Leung is the first involving a senior Hong Kong official since Beijing imposed the harsh security laws on the city, and is a sign of discomfort within the government regarding the new arrangements. Leung, the city’s director of public prosecutions, who recently led a high-profile public...

July 31, 2020
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In Hong Kong, young democrats raring to 'resist' as nomination period kicks off for crucial election

In Hong Kong, young democrats raring to 'resist' as nomination period kicks off for crucial election

United States HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong formally kicked off a two-week registration period for candidates to run in a key legislative election in September, amid fears authorities might try to disqualify an assertive young generation of democrats. The citywide poll will be a crucial battleground for the city’s democratic opposition to try to reclaim some political influence in the wake of tough national security laws China imposed on June 30. These laws have been decried by critics, including the United States, as a death knell for the city’s freedoms and autonomy from China. Chinese...

July 18, 2020
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Hong Kong Leader Says She Would 'Quit' if She Could, Fears Her Ability to Resolve Crisis Now 'Very Limited'

Hong Kong Leader Says She Would 'Quit' if She Could, Fears Her Ability to Resolve Crisis Now 'Very Limited'

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has caused “unforgivable havoc” by igniting the political crisis engulfing the city and would quit if she had a choice, according to an audio recording of remarks she made last week to a group of businesspeople. At the closed-door meeting, Lam told the group that she now has “very limited” room to resolve the crisis because the unrest has become a national security and sovereignty issue for China amid rising tensions with the United States. “If I have a choice,” she said, speaking in English, “the first thing is to quit, having made a deep...

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September 2, 2019
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China has quietly doubled troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys say

China has quietly doubled troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys say

Last month, Beijing moved thousands of troops across the border into this restive city. They came in on trucks and armored cars, by bus and by ship. The state news agency Xinhua described the operation as a routine “rotation” of the low-key force China has kept in Hong Kong since the city’s handover from Britain in 1997. No mention was made of the anti-government protests that have been shaking the metropolis since June. It was a plausible report: China has maintained a steady level of force in the territory for years, regularly swapping troops in and out. And days earlier, according to...

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September 30, 2019
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