Hong Kong exiles try to preserve culture and press freedom
17 March 2023 | 5:59 am
Journalists forced to leave Hong Kong have set up numerous online platforms from abroad to document the developments in the city. But they face a shortage of resources, as well as limited access to news sources.
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Fancy yachts are common in Hong Kong, but one superyacht bobbing in the waters there has raised eyebrows. The vessel is believed to be owned by Russian oligarch Alexey Mordashov, who has been sanctioned by Western governments.
Patrick Lam and Chung Pui-Kuen are being tried under a little-used colonial era law for sedition and inciting hatred. The pair were editors at Stand News, known for its protest coverage.
Pro-Beijing candidates have won a majority of seats in Hong Kong's legislative elections. But only 30% of voters took part as candidates were vetted for their political views.
Turkish culture patron and human rights activist Osman Kavala, imprisoned in Turkey these past five years, has been awarded the ifa culture prize from Germany — a political signal.
A court in Hong Kong has found Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others guilty of failing to register a legal defense fund set up to help protesters in the 2019 anti-government protests.
Cities across China have rolled back some Covid-19 restrictions, requiring less testing and allowing people to isolate at home instead of in quarantine centres. The authorities have been careful not to send any signal that the relaxing of rules were in any way a response to rare displays of public discontent.
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Lai, who is also facing a national security trial, has been found guilty of concealing the operation of a consultancy firm at Apple Daily's headquarters.
Overseas travelers will now be allowed to visit bars and restaurants immediately after arriving in Hong Kong. But several other COVID rules remain in place.
A Hong Kong judge has criticized police for banning a vigil to mourn the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. The court overturned the conviction of an activist who had urged people to attend.
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