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The National Security Education Day opening ceremony in Hong Kong on Monday.
Apr 15, 2024
China says Hong Kong must 'tightly hold' national security line to safeguard development
Some countries have criticized Hong Kong's new national security laws as a tool for authorities to clamp down on dissent.
People walk under flags of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Queen’s Road in Hong Kong in June 2022.
Apr 11, 2024
Hong Kong court jails first dual national under Beijing's security law
Joseph John, a 41-year-old Portuguese citizen, has been denied bail for over 16 months since he was arrested and charged in November 2022.
Jimmy Lai leaves a police station in Hong Kong in 2020.
Apr 11, 2024
Hong Kong refuses entry to Reporters Without Borders staffer
Hong Kong is currently ranked 140 out of 180 on the 2023 World Press Freedom Index.
New Zealand's men's team players do the haka after winning the Cup Final match at the 2024 Rugby Sevens Hong Kong tournament on Sunday.
Apr 8, 2024
New Zealand sends Paris Olympics warning with Hong Kong sevens win
A cagey men's final was decided by two quickfire second-half tries by Scott Curry and Cody Vai.
Hong Kong Stadium during the first day of the 2022 Hong Kong Sevens tournament in November 2022
Apr 5, 2024
Hong Kong holds Rugby Sevens as international visitors return
The three-day competition will be the tournament's first sell-out since the pandemic, organizers said.
Antony Blinken
Mar 30, 2024
U.S. to impose new visa curbs on Hong Kong officials over rights crackdown
The U.S. plans to impose the restrictions "on multiple Hong Kong officials responsible for the intensifying crackdown on rights and freedoms."
Beijing's repression of its Muslim citizens, including Uyghurs in Xinjiang Province, could make it the target of Islamic State attacks.
Mar 28, 2024
After Russia, is China the Islamic State's next target?
As Russia mourns the victims of the Moscow attack, China should be on guard. Its repression of Uyghurs has provoked the Islamic State group before.
An installation titled "Ukiyo-e" by Atsushi Kaga is displayed at Art Basel in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
Mar 28, 2024
Art Basel Hong Kong’s full-scale return tests city’s events appeal
The art fair will serve as a test of the city’s ability to stage major events, in the wake of several big-name controversies and cancellations.
Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee
Mar 26, 2024
Hong Kong scraps early release for national security convicts
The new law came into force Saturday, putting into immediate effect tough penalties of up to life imprisonment for certain national security crimes.
Legislative Council lawmakers in Hong Kong unanimously voted in favor of a new national security law on Tuesday. The legislation introduces penalties such as life imprisonment for crimes related to treason and insurrection.
Mar 25, 2024
Is Hong Kong headed for a rubber-stamp legislature?
With the unanimous passing of the new national security law, Hong Kong's "patriotic" council has shown that its willingness to toe the government line.
Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice Paul Lam said that a person reposting online critical statements issued by foreign countries and people overseas might be committing an offense, depending on their "intention and purpose."
Mar 25, 2024
Online criticism could breach new Hong Kong law, official warns
A person might be committing an offense if they repost critical statements issued by foreign countries and people overseas.
The Central business district of Hong Kong. Hong Kong IPOs have dried up as stock prices slump and economic prospects wane.
Mar 25, 2024
Once high-flying bankers in Hong Kong become a lost generation
The damage is underscored by the barrage of layoffs, the retreat of global capital, and the city’s diminishing role as an international financial center.
A view of the Legislative Council chamber with Chinese and Hong Kong flags reflected on the window is seen as the second reading of the Article 23 security law is read, in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
Mar 23, 2024
Hong Kong's new national security law comes into force
The United States, the European Union, Japan and Britain have been among the law's strongest critics.
A protest against the extradition law in Hong Kong in June 2019
Mar 22, 2024
Where are Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy figures now?
In 2019, Hong Kong erupted into the most stunning expression of public anger with Beijing in decades.
Hong Kong leader John Lee (center) with lawmakers after they passed the city's new security law. Hong Kong has fast-tracked into law domestic security legislation that critics say could muzzle open economic discussion and tighten control over foreign bodies operating in the global finance hub.
Mar 20, 2024
Hong Kong's new security law only deepens challenges for financial hub
While the city’s role as a financial center dwarfs that of rivals, more firms are choosing Singapore as their Asian base.
People walk under flags of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, on Queen's Road in Hong Kong.
Mar 20, 2024
What's in Hong Kong's new national security law?
The law's broadly defined provisions have drawn condemnation from Western countries, which had urged Hong Kong to reconsider it.
Lawmakers vote on the new national security law at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2024
Hong Kong adopts sweeping security laws, bowing to Beijing
The body fast-tracked a major piece of legislation that critics say further threatens the China-ruled city's freedoms.
Cheung Cheuk-man dances during a breaking competition in Macau on April 8, 2023.
Mar 11, 2024
Hong Kong plumber's Olympic breaking dream goes down drain
Plumber by day, breaker by night, Cheung Cheuk-man was disappointed to miss out on an Olympic berth at the Paris Games
From left: Hong Kong's Secretary for Justice Paul Lam, Chief Executive John Lee and Secretary for Security Chris Tang Ping-keung hold a news conference regarding national security laws, in Hong Kong on Jan. 30.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Mar 9, 2024
Hong Kong fast-tracks new security law at Beijing’s urging
The legislation would impose life sentences for crimes such as treason and give police expanded powers.
The Hong Kong flag and surveillance cameras outside the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong
Mar 8, 2024
Hong Kong government issues draft of new national security law
It includes sentences of up to life imprisonment for treason, 20 years for espionage and 10 years for state secrets offenses.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores