Gulf Times - Hong-Kong
Hong Kong man sentenced to 9 years in prison in first national security case

Hong Kong man sentenced to 9 years in prison in first national security case

The first person convicted under Hong Kong's national security law was sentenced to nine years for terrorist activities and inciting secession, judges said on Friday, in a watershed ruling with long-term implications for the city's judicial landscape.

Six school kids among nine Hong Kongers arrested for 'bomb plot'

Six school kids among nine Hong Kongers arrested for 'bomb plot'

Six secondary school children were among nine Hong Kongers arrested on terror charges for allegedly trying to manufacture a powerful explosive, police announced Tuesday.

China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China's foreign ministry on Friday rejected comments by US President Joe Biden that the closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper signaled intensifying repression by Beijing in the semi-autonomous city.

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow released on pro-democracy protest anniversary

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow released on pro-democracy protest anniversary

Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow was released Saturday from prison on the second anniversary of the city's huge democracy rallies, with police out in force and protests now all but banned.

Hong Kong passes immigration bill, raising alarm over 'exit bans'

Hong Kong passes immigration bill, raising alarm over 'exit bans'

Hong Kong's legislature passed on Wednesday a controversial immigration bill, which lawyers, diplomats and right groups fear will give authorities unlimited powers to prevent residents and others from entering or leaving the Chinese-ruled city.

Chinese TikTok rival Kuaishou nearly triples on Hong Kong debut

Chinese TikTok rival Kuaishou nearly triples on Hong Kong debut

Shares in Chinese video app company Kuaishou almost tripled on their Hong Kong debut Friday, following a $5.4 billion initial public offering for the TikTok rival that was the biggest for an internet firm in nearly two years.

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters who reportedly fled to Taiwan have arrived in the United States intending to seek asylum, an activist group said on Saturday.

Chinese court jails 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years

Chinese court jails 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years

A Chinese court on Wednesday jailed 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years over a bid to flee the city by speedboat to Taiwan, as a crackdown on dissent in the territory intensifies.

Australia detects new UK strain, Hong Kong cancels Britain flights

Australia detects new UK strain, Hong Kong cancels Britain flights

Australia said on Monday it had detected cases of the new virulent coronavirus strain identified in the United Kingdom, while Hong Kong said it would suspend Britain flights.

Top Hong Kong court upholds emergency protest mask ban

Top Hong Kong court upholds emergency protest mask ban

The Hong Kong government's decision to use a colonial-era emergency law to ban face masks at protests last year was both proportionate and legal, the city's top court ruled Monday.

The young Hong Kong trio facing jail over protests

The young Hong Kong trio facing jail over protests

Three prominent Hong Kong activists are facing jail on Wednesday after pleading guilty to inciting an ‘illegal assembly’ outside the city's main police station during last year's huge pro-democracy protests.

Cash and Carrie: US sanctioned Hong Kong leader has no bank account

Cash and Carrie: US sanctioned Hong Kong leader has no bank account

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has "piles of cash" at home as she has no bank account after the United States slapped sanctions on her in response to a draconian security law China imposed on the city.