Hong Kong Update

Hong Kong’s leading Umbrella Movement activists handed jail sentences

‘Sooner or later’: New Hong Kong mainland affairs minister backs national security and national anthem law

Hong Kong police ban annual Labour Day protest despite organiser’s social distancing pledge

Hong Kong judge offers sympathy to man he jails for stabbing three people at Lennon Wall, while likening black-clad protesters to ‘terrorist army’

  • Tour guide Tony Hung, 51, jailed for 45 months for attacking reporter and two others with knife after a heated discussion on current affairs
  • Judge says black-clad protesters ganged up and fundamentally changed Hong Kong with extremist conduct reminiscent of Cultural Revolution

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3081513/hong-kong-judge-offers-sympathy-man-he-jails-stabbing

China Seizes on COVID-19 to Try and Crush Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Movement

https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/28706/china-seizes-on-covid-19-to-try-and-crush-hong-kong-s-pro-democracy-movement

Hong Kong being watched ‘closely’ over activist arrests, says UN

The UN human rights watchdog OHCHR reminds the territory that charges against prominent pro-democracy figures have not gone unnoticed

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/24/hong-kong-being-watched-closely-over-activist-arrests-says-un?CMP=share_btn_tw

Hong Kong and Taiwan face rising dangers from China

The Pandemic Is Cover for a Crackdown in Hong Kong

The gap between the mainland and the city is closing fast.

Coalition of Hong Kong heavyweights assembling to boost pro-Beijing candidates ahead of September’s Legco election

  • Led by former city leaders Tung Chee-hwa and Leung Chun-ying, the Hong Kong Coalition is lining up hundreds of prominent figures
  • ‘The pro-establishment bloc will be doomed if they only rely on Carrie Lam’s administration to canvass support,’ one source said

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3081303/coalition-hong-kong-heavyweights-assembling-boost-pro

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