How the dream of Hong Kong democracy was dimmed

Asia Pacific Nov 12, 2020

How the dream of Hong Kong democracy was dimmed

by Austin Ramzy

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers said Wednesday that they would resign en masse to protest Beijing’s growing control over the local legislature, one of the last remaining centers of dissent in the Chinese city. The 15 resignations were set off by a decision earlier in the ...

Seven pro-democracy lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Nov 1, 2020

Seven pro-democracy lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong

Seven pro-democratic lawmakers were arrested in Hong Kong on Sunday on charges related to obstructing a legislative council meeting in May, they said on Facebook, a move that comes after Beijing passed a contentious security law in June. The arrests, which took place early in ...