A week after Beijing disqualified four lawmakers from Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, prompting the resignation of the entire opposition, a senior Chinese official has called for reform of Hong Kong’s judiciary. On...
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by Sophie Beach | Jul 1, 2020
Authorities in Hong Kong moved quickly to implement the new national security law, which went into effect at 11 pm Tuesday evening. As protesters defied a government ban on marches to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 3, 2020
Hong Kong police filed a letter of objection on Monday against the territory’s traditional June 4 vigil, effectively banning the annual commemoration of the infamous 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing. The move has...
by Josh Rudolph | May 29, 2020
On Thursday, as Hong Kong police clashed with pro-democracy protesters who were rallying against a law that would criminalize “insulting” the PRC national anthem, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted: Today I...
by Josh Rudolph | Jul 28, 2014
Last month, amid growing concern that Beijing may renege on a 2007 promise to allow universal...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 21, 2010
Activist Zhou Yongjun has been sentenced to nine years in prison on fraud charges in relation to a case that took place in Hong Kong. From The Times: The arrest of Zhou Yongjun aroused widespread controversy in Hong Kong, whose...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 8, 2009
The Financial Times gives an update on the case against tycoon Huang Guangyu, who is being investigated both in Hong Kong and on the mainland. The court in Hong Kong is having difficulty proceeding with the case as access to...
by Sophie Beach | May 14, 2005
From Asia Times: To strengthen the rule of law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and to prevent the use of the law for veiled geopolitical purposes, there is a need to limit the jurisdiction of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) to legal issues; and to create a new Basic […]
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