#Hong Kong Protests

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Mike Lam (C) gestures after speaking with the press outside Ma On Shan police station in Hong Kong. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents were charged with subversion on Sunday
  • This is the largest use yet of China's national security law
  • US Secretary of State Antthony Blinken said that US stands with the people of Hong Kong

Beijing imposed a sweeping new national security law in Hong Kong to crush dissent.(Photo AP/PTI)

  • Internet users noticed the webiste HKChronicles was unreachable from some Hong Kong-based devices last week
  • Police refused to comment, but Hong Kong broadband network confirmed the takedown
  • HKChronicles ran lists of businesses that support the democracy movement 

.New York, NY, USA
Pro-democracy protests have been carried out in Hong Kong since 2019(Photo Credits: AFP)

  • The arrests were made under the newly passed "subversion" law
  • Liu Yuyin said the arrested people  were involved in a "plot" 
  • Throssell said the newly passed law are vague and overly broad 

.Hong Kong
Hong Kong on Wednesday arrested more than 50 Opposition figures under the new law. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Solicitor with the law firm Ho Tse Wai and Partners John Clancey was arrested on suspicion of "subversion"
  • The law firm is known for taking on human rights cases
  • Clancey is the first American national detained under the new security law in Hong Kong

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Pro-democracy lawmakers, including James To, Andrew Wan and Lam Cheuk Ting, were held. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Gwyneth Ho and Tiffany Yuen were among the few youth campaigners who were arrested
  • Hong Kong police didn't respond to requests for comment on how many had been arrested 
  • Opposition figures took to their social media handles to confirm at least 21 arrests, most on a charge of "subversion"

Chinese streaming giant Tencent has stopped the broadcast of games of NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@sixers)

  • Philadelphia 76ers' new president Daryl Morey had voiced support for Hong Kong protesters last year
  • Last season, Tencent had refused to screen games of Houston Rockets, Morey's former employer
  • China is the biggest international market for the NBA

.Hong Kong
China has hit back at the US for its comments, asking for a stoppage in interference in "China's internal affairs".(Photo : AP/PTI)

  • Out of the 12, 10 faced trials in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen
  • Chinese authorities took the group into custody on August 23
  • Protests have been going on in Hong Kong against the national security law imposed by Beijing

.Hong Kong
Lai has acknowledged the charges issued against him. (Photo: AP/PTI)

  • Lai has been accused of 'collusion with a foreign country or with external elements'
  • The prosecutor said that Lai had broken the security law between July 1 and December 1
  • The law has brought calm in the finance hub after often violent protests

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
In November, pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong had resigned en masse from the Legislative Council after four colleagues had been disqualified. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The United States on Monday levied a fresh set of sanctions on 14 senior Chinese officials
  • The outgoing Trump administration stated that it was freezing any US assets
  • The US has imposed stringent sanctions on Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing chief, Carrie Lam

Hong Kong police arrested three people Monday for chanting banned slogans at a university campus last month. (Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Hong Kong police accused them of violating a draconian national security law imposed by China
  • The arrests illustrate how Beijing's new law has created a host of new speech crimes
  • A senior officer said the three had been arrested for unlawful assembly and "inciting secession"