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Hong Kong: Executives of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily denied bail | World News

Two executives of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, charged under a national security law, were denied bail on Saturday in a case that has drawn international condemnation and stoked fears over media freedoms in the financial hub. Editor-in-chief Ryan Law 47 and chief executive officer Cheung Kim-hung 59 were among five Apple Daily executives arrested on Thursday when 500 ...

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Hong Kong court holds first hearing for Apple Daily executives | World News

The top editor of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily pro-democracy newspaper and the head of its parent company were brought to a courthouse Saturday for their first hearing since their arrest under the city’s national security law. Ryan Law, the chief editor, and Cheung Kim-hung, the CEO of Next Digital, arrived in an unmarked white van with covered windows. They have ...

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Two Hong Kong newspaper executives charged under security law, say police | World News

Hong Kong police charged two executives from the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper on Friday using a powerful new security law, a day after the company’s newsroom was raided over articles it had published. Police said a 47-year-old and a 59-year-old were charged with “collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to endanger national security”. Apple Daily said the ...

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Editors of Hong Kong newspaper arrested under security law | World News

Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law Thursday to arrest five editors and executives of a pro-democracy newspaper on charges of colluding with foreign powers — the first time the legislation has been used against the press in yet another sign of an intensifying crackdown by Chinese authorities in the city long known for its freedoms. Police said ...

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Hong Kong police say HK$18m in Apple Daily assets frozen | World News

“The assets of three companies have been frozen, Apple Daily Limited, Apple Daily Printing Limited and Apple Daily Intellect Limited,” Senior Superintendent Steve Li told reporters. AFP | PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 09:15 AM IST Hong Kong police on Thursday said HK$18 million (US$2.3m) in assets owned by pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily had been frozen under a national security ...

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‘Political manipulation’: China slams G7 focus on Xinjiang, Hong Kong | World News

The G7 nations also called out the repression of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, with US president Joe Biden even asking Beijing to “start acting more responsibly in terms of international norms on human rights”. PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 10:50 AM IST China on Monday accused the G7 nations of “political manipulation” after the foreign leaders criticized China over ...

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Agnes Chow, Hong Kong activist, freed from prison after serving six months | World News

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from prison on Saturday after serving nearly seven months for her role in an unauthorised assembly during anti-government protests in the city in 2019. The 24-year-old activist had been convicted together with her long-time activist colleague, Joshua Wong, for their involvement in an illegal rally near police headquarters in the Chinese-ruled city. ...

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Hong Kong to follow China’s steps, start censoring films over national security | World News

Hong Kong censors are to vet all films for national security breaches under expanded powers announced on Friday, in the latest blow to the financial hub’s political and artistic freedoms. Authorities in semi-autonomous Hong Kong have embarked on a sweeping crackdown to root out Beijing’s critics after huge and often violent democracy protests convulsed the city in 2019. A new ...

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Hong Kong police detain democracy leader on Tiananmen anniversary: Report

Hong Kong police detained prominent democracy activist Chow Hang-tung on Friday morning, with authorities determined to prevent any protests on the anniversary of Beijing’s deadly Tiananmen crackdown. Four people identified themselves as plainclothes police officers to Chow outside her office building in the city’s Central district and said they were arresting her, according to an AFP reporter on the scene. ...

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Hong Kong coronavirus panel agrees to lower vaccination age to 12

Hong Kong’s expert advisory panel on Covid vaccinations has agreed to expand eligibility to children as young as 12, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the city works to boost lackluster inoculation rates. The younger group will be eligible to receive BioNTech SE vaccines, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing internal plans. Still, ...

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