‘There is no celebration of the national day, only national mourning,’ at least 86 protesters were arrested on China’s National Day in Hong Kong

China 10/02/20, 16:15

Hong Kong authorities have arrested at least 86 people after they were reported to have held an unauthorized meeting and participated in a rally in a popular business district where they chanted pro-democracy slogans during the National China Day holiday. According to authorities, the 86 people were reportedly arrested at 10 ...

Violence ensues in Hong Kong as China’s National Day nears

Politics 09/29/19, 13:19

The battle for democracy continued as Hong Kongers braced themselves against the police’s firing of rubber bullets, tear gas, and blasted water cannons on Sunday, Sept. 29, being one of the most widespread and violent clashes in over three months of political turmoil. Protests were ignited by a planned legislation that ...

Hong Kong protesters allege sexual harassment by police

World 08/29/19, 04:42

Some 30,000 people participated in a rally in Chater Garden, Hong Kong, on Wednesday night, Aug. 28, to condemn alleged sexual harassment by police. 30,000 gathered for the #MeToo rally tonight in Central, Hong Kong, per organisers. An overflowing Chater Garden, surrounded by gleaming towers, colonial architecture, & tram tracks, is ...

Pro-democracy lawmakers: Lam ‘trashing’ Hong Kong traditional values

World 08/27/19, 15:30

Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Aug. 27, condemned Hong Chief Executive Carrie Lam for “trashing all the conventional, traditional values" of the territory. The legislators denounced Lam for threatening to silence pro-democracy voices with executive orders that would give her "sweeping” and “unlimited powers.” Pro-democracy lawmaker Claudia Mo criticized Lam ...

Jailed Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Benny Tai freed on bail

World 08/15/19, 16:44

The Hong Kong government on Thursday, Aug. 15, released top pro-democracy leader Benny Tai to pacify the on-going protests that led to hundreds of arrests and temporarily closed down the island’s international airport. Vice President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Andrew Macrae approved the US$12,760 ($100,000 HKD) cash bail, stating ...

Hong Kong situation very different from 1989 June 4 event

China 08/14/19, 17:45

Chinese state-controlled media released footage displaying armored carriers and other vehicles from the People's Armed Police of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) traveling toward the Hong Kong border. The footage provided by state-owned Chinese tabloid newspaper, Global Times, displayed a convoy of armored fleet traveling from Fujian Province to the city ...

HK activists use creative strategies in protests

World 07/19/19, 14:49

Hong Kong young activists are no greenhorns when it comes to protests. As another huge rally is organized for Sunday, protesters’ strategies are getting more creative. From hand signs to colorful post-it notes, these young activists have fine-tuned their tactics since the 2014 Occupy Central pro-democracy demonstrations. Another large march is planned ...

Thousands participate in Hong Kong’s July 1 mass protest march

China 07/02/19, 12:43

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong people gathered on Monday afternoon for the annual July 1 march that is held on the anniversary of Britain's return of Hong Kong to China in 1997. This year’s event had a massive turnout of people more than previous years. The pro-democracy protesters were demanding ...

Thousands rally outside Hong Kong Police Headquarters

Trending 06/27/19, 11:17

Thousands of residents participated in Hong Kong’s rally on Wednesday night, June 26, to oppose the proposed extradition bill that they fear will take away the city’s freedom. They were rallying to appeal to world leaders at the G-20 Osaka summit that will bring together the U.S. President Donald J. Trump ...

UN rights chief highlights human rights violations around the world

Europe 06/25/19, 13:26

Speaking at a meeting in Geneva on Monday, June 24, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet emphasized human rights violations in several regions of the world. Bachelet expressed disappointment at Saudi Arabia's response to a report by an independent U.N. human rights expert last week criticizing the ...

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