Hong Kong democracy activists caught at sea go on trial in China

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Hong Kong democracy activists caught at sea go on trial in China

28 December 2020

Taiwanese and local Hong Kong residents march in Taipei holding placards in support of the 12 Hong Kong democracy activists
Supporters in Taiwan have rallied for the release of the 12 Hong Kongers detained in China. GETTY IMAGES

Ten of 12 Hong Kong democracy activists arrested at sea as they tried to flee to Taiwan by speedboat have gone on trial in mainland China.

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The exiles and the inmates: The heart-wrenching hand dealt to Hong Kong’s democracy activists

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The exiles and the inmates: The heart-wrenching hand dealt to Hong Kong’s democracy activists

By Jenni MarshJames GriffithsAngela Dewan, and Sarah Faidell, CNN

December 20, 2020

Hong Kong and London (CNN)In the dark small hours, two recurring nightmares terrorize the sleep of Eddie Chu. In the first, he is lost overseas and cannot get home toHong Kong. In the second, the former lawmaker is day tripping with his nine-year-old daughter.

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Hong Kong’s highest court upholds ban on masks at protests

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Hong Kong’s highest court upholds ban on masks at protests

By Shibani Mahtani

Dec. 20, 2020

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s highest court ruled in favor of the government Monday in upholding its use of a colonial-era law to unilaterally ban masks at the height of protests last year, reversing a lower court’s ruling.

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Hong Kong to Close Bars, Nightclubs From Thursday Due to Virus

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Hong Kong to Close Bars, Nightclubs From Thursday Due to Virus

By Karen Leigh and Felix Tam

November 23, 2020

Hong Kong will shutter bars, nightclubs and bathhouses from Thursday until Dec. 2 as concerns rise about a new wave of Covid-19 cases in the Asian financial hub.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong and 2 others face jail after pleading guilty to inciting protests

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong and 2 others face jail after pleading guilty to inciting protests

NOVEMBER 23, 2020

Hong Kong — Three young Hong Kong dissidents were remanded into custody on Monday after pleading guilty to inciting a rally during last year’s pro-democracy protests, deepening the crackdown against Beijing’s critics. Hong Kong was convulsed by seven straight months of huge and often violent pro-democracy rallies last year in which millions took to the streets.

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