Many of the alliance's leaders are already in jail for taking part in the city's anti-Beijing protests. Earlier this month, police charged three senior figures with subversion – a national security crime.
DECK: Chow Hang Tung, 37, is one of the vice-chairs of The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China that organises the city's annual June 4 candlelight vigil for the victims of Tiananmen Square.
The prominent anti-Beijing activist is already serving a 13.5 month jail sentence for taking part in a protest during the 2019 unrest.
The measures are part of a package of human rights sanctions targeting a dozen individuals from Myanmar, China, Russia, North Korea, Eritrea, South Sudan and Libya.
The pro-democracy media mogul Lai and activist Chow are the highest profile arrests made under Beijing’s sweeping national security law.
The controversial bill comes on the heels of China's plan to directly impose national security laws on Hong Kong, a move that has drawn international condemnation and revived anti-government demonstrations.
Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad called for Carrie Lam to quit after she invoked colonial-era emergency powers to ban protesters from wearing face masks. Her move to quell months of unrest sparked immediate rallies and vows to defy the new law.
Soldiers, tanks and high-tech weapons file past Tiananmen Square to celebrate China's journey to become the world's second-largest economy. Meanwhile, police in restive Hong Kong shoot and wound a protester in fresh demonstrations against Beijing.
China is getting ready to mark the 70th anniversary of its foundation with one of the largest military parades in its history.
Beijing has taken an increasingly firm tone over the protests, accusing foreign countries, including the United States, of inciting unrest. China's embassy in Ottawa also warned Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong's affairs.
Li earned the nickname "Butcher of Beijing" for orchestrating the brutal breakup of mass demonstrations in the capital in 1989. He died of an unspecified illness after failing to respond to medical treatment, official Xinhua news agency says.
The 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, when Beijing sent troops and tanks to quell pro-democracy activists, is not spoken of openly in China and will not be formally marked by the government.
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