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Hong Kong detains 47 opposition figures under national security law

China’s puppet government in Hong Kong charged 47 opposition activists with violating the city’s national security legislation on Sunday, in the biggest application of the law since it was imposed by Beijing last year. Those charged with “conspiracy to commit subversion” were among 53 people, who were arrested last month for organizing, planning and participating […]

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Britain will not walk away from Hongkongers: Boris Johnson tells China

Britain will not walk away from the people of Hong Kong if China imposes a national security law that would conflict with its international obligations under a 1984 accord, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday. The United Kingdom has urged China to step back from the brink over the national security legislation for Hong […]

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters rally against China’s security law plan

Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters rallying against China’s plans to impose a new security law on the territory. Thousands of demonstrators have been marching through the city centre. Police say 120 have been arrested. Earlier, 200 senior politicians from around the world issued a joint statement criticising […]

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Hong Kong’s police watchdog clears officers over protests crackdown

Hong Kong’s police watchdog has largely exonerated officers for their handling of democracy protests last year. The report said officers had acted within guidelines but called for a review of the use of tear gas. It criticised demonstrators for complaining about police brutality while ignoring their own wrongdoing. The report has been welcomed by the […]