Hong Kong residents mark 25th handover anniversary with resignation
04 July 2022 | 7:27 am
After consolidating its power over Hong Kong, Beijing has used the festivities marking the 25th handover anniversary from British rule to laud the city's "rebirth." Many Hong Kongers do not feel like celebrating.
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June 4 marks the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China. Usually, Hong Kongers take the lead in commemorating this event with massive candle light vigils. But, since China imposed its national security law in 2020, public criticism of the regime in Beijing has become dangerous.
Choy had been accused of making false statements to access vehicle registration records for a documentary. The film covered the 2019 attack on pro-democracy protesters.
Three years ago, Beijing imposed a set of new laws on Hong Kong that dissolved many civil liberties. "We've lost our freedom and all forms of protests are now criminalized," a former Hong Kong legislator told DW.
Coco Lee, who was the first Chinese-descent singer to grace the Oscar stage in 2001, had been suffering from depression for a few years. She had fans around the world.
Sub-Saharan African migrants are targeted by Tunisians amidst a flare-up of racist tensions exacerbated by the killing of a local man in the port city of Sfax. Also, the UN condemns not just a humanitarian crisis but a crisis of humanity amid reports of widespread sexual assault in Sudan's war. Residents are also struggling with food and medicine shortages.
Cheng Wing-chun is accused of replacing China's national anthem with a popular Hong Kong protest song in a YouTube video. A 2020 law in Hong Kong makes insulting the Chinese national anthem illegal.
A top court in the semi-autonomous territory has turned down an effort to ban the protest song "Glory to Hong Kong." The anthem emerged from the city's widespread pro-democracy protests in 2019.
Hong Kong police have been cracking down on pro-democracy activists and civil liberties since China imposed a sweeping national security law.
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