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.
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.”
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.
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.
Anti-China newspaper will shut its operations by Wednesday after authorities froze company's assets and most of its employees resigned, local media report.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the expanded list of sanctions comes after Beijing moved last week to "unilaterally undermine Hong Kong's electoral system" with new rules.
At least 47 activists are accused of organising and participating in an unofficial primary poll in 2020 to select the strongest candidates for a legislative council election that authorities say was part of a plan to “overthrow” the government.
Police detained 47 anti-Beijing activists on charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the city's national security law, in the largest mass charge against the opposition camp since China's law came into effect last June.
The mass arrests were the largest move against Hong Kong’s activist movement since the national security law was imposed by Beijing in the semi-autonomous territory last year.
Media tycoon Jimmy Lai was charged on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces and endangering national security under the new national security law that Chia imposed on Hong Kong.
Jimmy Lai of Next Digital, which publishes Apple Daily newspaper, is among 10 people arrested on August 10 over suspicions of violating a national security law and colluding with a foreign country.
At least 60 people have been arrested in Hong Kong as anti-Beijing protesters held small demonstrations on China's National Day, flaunting a ban on mass gatherings and protests.
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