Category: Hong Kong Update

Ex-localist leader Edward Leung transferred to maximum-security prison – report

Hong Kong Transfers Protest Movement ‘Spiritual Leader’ to Top Security Jail https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/transfers-03062020113355.html The World Must Respond to Hong Kong’s Latest Politicized Arrests https://thediplomat.com/2020/03/the-world-must-respond-to-hong-kongs-latest-politicized-arrests/ Rule of law is under attack in Hong Kong […]

Hong Kong: Arrest of pro-democracy activists is fresh attempt to crush dissent

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/02/hong-kong-arrest-of-prodemocracy-activists-is-fresh-attempt-to-crush-dissent/?fbclid=IwAR2jJWAlKcTFRwSNZGM2gE7UlPyqPMuagS_PPLVpn58WqPAwMibt80PUY_Q Does Beijing still need Hong Kong? Rumours of the city’s decline are greatly exaggerated The Virus Response Spurs Hong Kong’s Labor MovementHospital workers staged a five-day strike demanding a total shutdown […]

‘Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink’ Review: The Origins of Defiance

https://www.wsj.com/articles/vigil-hong-kong-on-the-brink-review-the-origins-of-deance-11581974256 Hong Kong’s young protest leader issues a call to arms https://www.smh.com.au/culture/books/hong-kong-s-young-protest-leader-issues-a-call-to-arms-20200214-p540vq.html Hong Kong judge warns of ‘full force storm’ over protest-hit city https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-hongkong-court-judge/hong-kong-judge-warns-of-full-force-storm-over-protest-hit-city-idUKKBN20D18C ‘Hong Kong is at an Existential Crossroads.’ Joshua […]

China’s new Hong Kong chief a hardliner known for crusade against Christian churches

Xia Baolong is a long-time ally of Xi Jinping who represents a sign Beijing wants to exert more control over the city https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/13/chinas-new-hong-kong-chief-xia-baolong-hardliner-churches-xi-jinping-ally Cardinal Zen to Congressmen: China wants Vatican ‘surrender’ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cardinal-zen-to-congressmen-china-wants-vatican-surrender-40990 […]