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Hong Kong: Media Baron Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Faces Fresh Sedition Charge

Dec 28, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Jimmy Lai, the jailed Apple Daily founder from Hong Kong and six staff members have appeared in a court to hear charges of 'seditious publications'. The Chinese government has been cracking down on Hong Kong pro-democracy activists for long.

Hong Kong Tycoon Jimmy Lai Sentenced To 13 Months Jail For Tiananmen Vigil

Dec 13, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Hong Kong’s government has banned the candlelight vigil for the past two years on pandemic control grounds, although it is widely believed the ban is intended to be permanent.


Hong Kong: 8 Activists Including Jimmi Lai Under Trial For Tinananmen Vigil of 2020

Hong Kong: Pro-democracy activists including media baron Jimmi Lai and Lee Cheuk-yan, former chairman of Hong Kong alliance are under trial by China for 'unauthorized Tiananmen Square' vigil last year.

Hong Kong: China Convicts Second Person Under National Security Law

Oct 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Critics say that the Chinese National Security Law recently extended to Hong Kong erodes freedom of expression and assembly. Chinese administration is now using it to arrest and convict dissenters.


Chinese Netizens Compare US Capitol Riots To Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests, Say 'Karma'

Global Times, a state media tabloid's reported 'Words like ‘Karma’, ‘retribution’ and ‘deserving’ were frequently mentioned in Chinese netizens' comments when they saw the latest episode of the US' real version of The House of Cards.

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09 September, 2020

Disney Criticised For Filming 'Mulan' In China's Xinjiang, Amid Reports Of Brutalities Against Uighurs

PTI

Disney's live action movie 'Mulan', is facing criticism by various human rights activists as parts of the movie have been filmed in China's Xinjiang province.


10 August, 2020

Hong Kong Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Arrested Under Security Law

Associated Press (AP)

Jimmy Lai, who owns popular tabloid Apple Daily, is an outspoken pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong and regularly criticizes China's authoritarian rule.


07 July, 2020

TikTok To Leave Hong Kong As Security Law Raises Worries

Associated Press (AP)

TikTok's departure from Hong Kong comes as various social media platforms and messaging apps balk at the possibility of providing user data to Hong Kong authorities.


01 July, 2020

Hong Kong Makes First Arrest Under New Security Law For Carrying Independence Flag

Associated Press (AP)

The law, imposed by China after last year's anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory, took effect on Tuesday at 11 pm .


27 May, 2020

Donald Trump 'Displeased' With China's New Security Law For Hong Kong: White House

PTI

China on Friday introduced the draft of a controversial national security law in Hong Kong in its parliament to tighten Beijing's control over the former British colony.


30 December, 2019

Hong Kong Protests, Killing Of ISIS Chief, Trump Impeachment: World In 2019

Outlook Web Bureau

As 2019 nears its end and a new decade begins, we look back at the events that shook, inspired and transformed the world.


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28 November, 2019

China Summons US Envoy, Urges Washington To Refrain From Applying Hong Kong Bill

AFP

Chinese vice foreign minister Le Yucheng lodged a 'strong protest' with Ambassador Terry Branstad and demanded that the United States "correct its mistakes and change course", the ministry said in a statement.


23 October, 2019

Hong Kong Government Withdraws Controversial Extradition Bill That Sparked Massive Protests

Associated Press (AP)

The protests erupted in early June and snowballed into the city's biggest political crisis in decades, expanding to demands for universal suffrage and an investigation into police tactics.


23 October, 2019

China Plans To Replace Hong Kong's Pro-Beijing Leader Carrie Lam: Report

AFP

If President Xi Jinping decided to go ahead with the plan to remove Lam, the report said her replacement would be installed by March.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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