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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.
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.
The Dongmenting night market in Shenzhen, China, on Feb. 12. Hong Kong residents are flocking to nearby mainland cities in record numbers for cheaper shopping and entertainment.
Mar 4, 2024
Young Hong Kongers who defied Xi are now partying in China
Thanks to new infrastructure, they can regularly go to Shenzhen where products and services are cheaper.
A protester throws a portrait of a politician after demonstrators broke into the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1, 2019, on the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 1, 2024
Hong Kong court convicts six over 2019 legislature storming
Judge found them guilty on charges including entering the legislative chamber, rioting and causing criminal damage.
Media mogul Jimmy Lai, the founder of now-shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and one of the most prominent Hong Kong critics of China's Communist Party leadership, has faced a salvo of litigation since a wave of pro-democracy demonstrations in 2019.
Dec 15, 2023
China crackdown on Hong Kong in focus as Jimmy Lai goes on trial
Media tycoon faces possible life imprisonment on charges he colluded with foreign forces, including the U.S.
The image of activist Frances Hui is displayed during a news conference to issue arrest warrants in Hong Kong on Thursday.
Dec 15, 2023
Hong Kong police expand dragnet on overseas pro-democracy activists
The move, which adds to a list of eight overseas activists deemed fugitives by authorities in July, triggered criticism from the U.S. and U.K.
Pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow is released in June 2021, after serving nearly seven months in prison for her role in Hong Kong's 2019 anti-government protests.
Dec 4, 2023
Prominent Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow flees to Canada
Chow, who was jailed for months in a crackdown on pro-democracy activists, cited her physical and mental health as reasons for not returning to the city.
The Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona, where Derek Chauvin was being held. An inmate has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing Chauvin 22 times last week.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 2, 2023
Inmate charged after George Floyd's killer stabbed 22 times
The complaint charges John Turscak, 52, with stabbing former police officer Derek Chauvin about 22 times "with an improvised knife"
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin addresses his sentencing hearing and the judge after being convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in June 2021 in a still image taken from video.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 25, 2023
Police officer who killed George Floyd stabbed in U.S. prison
The former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murdering Floyd during a 2020 arrest, survived the attack.
Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee delivers his annual policy address at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Wednesday
Oct 25, 2023
Hong Kong's leader says to create new national security law in 2024
Pro-democracy protests rocked the finance hub in 2019, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to call for more autonomy from China.
Sebastien Lai, son of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, holds a sign calling for the release of his father, on the sidelines of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Sep 28, 2023
Son of jailed tycoon says it's in Hong Kong's interest to free him
Jimmy Lai is the founder of now shut pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and a prominent critic of China's Communist Party.
Jimmy Lai arrives for a court appearance in Hong Kong in February 2021.
Aug 14, 2023
H.K. democracy activists win narrow legal victory in protest case
The Court of Appeal said there was no evidence the defendants played any role in planning or organizing the unauthorized march in 2019.
People sing songs, including "Glory to Hong Kong," during a demonstration in Hong Kong on Sept. 16, 2019.
Jul 28, 2023
Hong Kong court rejects ban on pro-democracy anthem
The court said the publication and proliferation of the song is already punishable under the city’s National Security Law, also questioning the efficacy of a ban.
Dennis Kwok, then a pro-democracy lawmaker, answers questions from the media outside the High Court in Hong Kong on Oct. 31, 2019.
Jul 20, 2023
Hong Kong police target more family members of wanted democracy activists
The pair, former lawmaker Dennis Kwok and unionist Mung Siu-tat, are among eight exiled activists sought by authorities for alleged violations of the National Security Law.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2023
Hong Kong police question family members of self-exiled activist
Relatives of Nathan Law, who was among those targeted last week with an arrest warrant and bounty, were taken into custody but later released.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2023
Targeting of self-exiled Hong Kong activists draws widespread condemnation
The move by Hong Kong authorities to issue arrest warrants and a bounty for eight pro-democracy activists comes a widening crackdown on dissent in the city.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jul 3, 2023
Hong Kong police issue arrest warrants for eight overseas activists
Issuing wanted notices and rewards of 1 million Hong Kong dollars ($127,656) each, police said the assets of the accused would be frozen where possible.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 18, 2023
Scathing report on police leaves Minneapolis reeling three years after Floyd murder
Veterans of the city’s Police Department, which has lost more than 300 officers, say they are running on fumes, weary from patrolling under a cloud of suspicion.
Japan Times
Mar 26, 2023
Hong Kong police keep tight tabs on first authorized protest in years
Hong Kong police permitted a small protest march in one of the first demonstrations to be approved since the enactment of a sweeping national security law in 2020.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
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