Pro-democracy candidates are almost absent from Hong Kong's first election since Beijing overhauled the city's electoral system to ensure that "only patriots" rule China's freest city.
The activists have been sentenced to six to 10 months in prison for taking part in an unauthorised vigil in 2020 for victims of the Tiananmen crackdown.
Dozens of district politicians in Hong Kong swear on a mandatory loyalty oath as authorities try to purge the city of "unpatriotic" elements but more than 250 have already resigned under pressure.
Police previously cautioned people against mourning for a man who on July 1 stabbed the officer in the shoulder before killing himself, saying that mourning him is “no different from supporting terrorism.”
Biden signs memorandum allowing residents of Hong Kong working in the US to live and work in the country for 18 months, a move likely to further inflame the already tense relations between Washington and Beijing.
Former waiter Tong Ying-kit is the first person to be convicted under Hong Kong's national security law for terrorist activities and inciting secession, in a ruling with profound implications for future cases.
Hong Kong community and civil society leaders face a double blow with China's two-pronged approach after the city was convulsed by huge and often violent anti-Beijing protests two years ago.
Tong Ying-kit is found guilty of terrorism for driving a motorbike into three police officers and secession for flying a protest flag during a rally on July 1 last year.
Hong Kong's national security police arrest five people from a trade union for sedition due to books they produced for children, the latest arrests made amid a crackdown on dissent in the city.
The jailings come exactly two years after a gang of men dressed in white and wielding sticks attacked protesters returning from a rally at the height of anti-Beijing protests in 2019.
Lam Man-chung was the editor who oversaw the final edition of the Beijing-critical daily in June after its top leadership was arrested and its assets frozen.
A study in Hong Kong adds to growing body of evidence that vaccines using mRNA technology offer better protection against the coronavirus
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