Yang Kuang

Hong Kong activist goes missing on mainland after texting wife 'I am in trouble'

Yang Kuang, pictured with his wife Liu Shasha, has gone missing. Photo: SCMP

Rights activist and Diaoyu Islands campaigner Yang Kuang was missing in Shenzhen last night, with his mainland wife fearing he has been seized by the authorities.

Wednesday, 1 January, 2014, 2:24am 5 comments

Diaoyus activist gives girlfriend a wedding proposal she won't forget

Yang Kuang (left) and partner-in-protest Liu Shasha met in Sichuan last month and have been inseparable since. Photo: SMP

When she and Hong Kong boyfriend Yang Kuang were hustled to a police station by five officers, mainland activist Liu Shasha heard a whisper in her ear that calmed her down.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:06am 2 comments

Hong Kong activist held on mainland… again

Yang Kuang earlier this month

Hong Kong activist Yang Kuang was freed last night after being arrested in a swoop on a Shenzhen bus terminus yesterday and held at a police station - the second time he has been detained on the mainland this month.

He later told reporters on the phone that Shenzhen authorities told him he had crossed the border illegally.

30 Mar 2013 - 3:43am

'Troublesome' Hong Kong activist Yang Kuang sent home from Beijing

Yang Kuang meets supporters and the media after arriving at Hong Kong's airport. Photo: Felix Wong

Yang Kuang said he had been escorted to Beijing airport and put on a flight after being held for over 30 hours by police, who told him he had been detained for "provoking quarrels and making trouble".

11 Mar 2013 - 8:31am 14 comments

Yang Kuang still missing; fury crosses political divide

Protesters march to the central government''s liaison office in Hong Kong in protest at the attacks in Beijing. Photo: Felix Wong

The disappearance of Diaoyu Islands activist Yang Kuang, coupled with assaults on two Hong Kong journalists outside Liu Xia's home on Friday, have sparked outrage across the city's political divide and among Hong Kong delegates gathered in Beijing for the annual sessions of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and National People's Congress.

10 Mar 2013 - 5:52am 6 comments

Attack on journalists is affront to free press

TV capture: TVB camera man injured by policemen near Liu Xia's home in Beijing.

Outrage and condemnation came after a handful of Hong Kong journalists on assignment in Beijing were brutally attacked. They were abused by a group of men of unknown identity when covering an activist trying to visit Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife on Friday. The journalists were doing nothing more than legitimate reporting on the activist and the dissident's wife. The assault is an affront to press freedom and the public's right to know.

10 Mar 2013 - 2:52am 3 comments