Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for 13-1/2 months for anti-government protest

Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong`s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for 13-1/2 months for his role in an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentencing of an opposition figure this year. Wong`s sentence comes as critics say the Beijing-backed government is intensifying a crackdown on Hong … Read more

Hong Kong disqualifies four legislators for 'endangering security'

Hong Kong disqualified four opposition members of its legislature on Wednesday for endangering security, raising the prospect of a walk-out by pro-democracy legislators who oppose what they see as Beijing`s ever tighter grip on the city. The expulsions came shortly after China`s parliament adopted a resolution allowing the city`s executive to expel legislators deemed to … Read more

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