Hong Kong’s extradition bill crisis began in February 2019 with the government’s proposal of the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019. The proposed law would allow the transfer of fugitives to jurisdictions with which Hong Kong lacks an extradition deal, including mainland China, Taiwan and Macau. Opponents of the bill expressed concerns about the possibility of politically motivated persecution and unfair trials in mainland China. After mass protests, the bill was withdrawn by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on September 4, 2019.
People would welcome a fresh start, but we must acknowledge it has not been an easy journey since 1997. The changes of recent years, including the introduction of the national security law and political reform, have created uncertainty about the future.
Pressure on Hong Kong officials is growing over the case of Chan Tong-kai, the man who admitted killing pregnant girlfriend Poon Hiu-wing on a trip to Taipei and subsequently prompted the ill-fated government bill that triggered the 2019 civil unrest.
Only a few employees may have quit in the wake of having to take an oath of allegiance, but the Hong Kong government should still closely monitor the morale and concerns of staff.
If the new political grouping is to make an impact in Hong Kong it must explain its policies and how it is different from existing Beijing-friendly factions
Hongkonger Chan Tong-kai, suspected of murdering his girlfriend, must face justice after offering to turn himself in to island authorities.
Public reaction to police account of mob attack at MTR station is an angry reminder that society remains divided and political issues still need to be addressed.
Cheung Chi-ho is unlikely to serve four-month jail term for civil contempt of court any time soon as he absconded in 2021 while under police investigation.
Court quashes one of two charges against seven over banned march during 2019 unrest.
Reverend Yuen Tin-yau, former chairman of Hong Kong Christian Council, president of Methodist Church and campaigner for greater democracy, dies
Movie and television actor, 44, is among six men standing trial on a joint rioting charge over break-in at Legco building by anti-government protesters on July 1 four years ago.
Xia Baolong, director of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, lays down explicit criteria for this year’s poll for municipal bodies that were once opposition bastion.
The men, aged between 21 and 45, were involved in large-scale disturbance that erupted around 1.5km from university’s campus in Hung Hom on November 18, 2019.
Protesters jailed for up to five years and three months for being part of 2019 disturbances around PolyU’s Kowloon campus.
District Court also fines Jason Tam, 24, for smashing glass window at Tseung Kwan O Police Station amid anti-government protests in 2019.
Registration of 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund did not impose an excessive burden on its core members, prosecutors tell West Kowloon Court.
Surge in migration fuelled by turmoil and uncertainty calls to mind anxious run-up to 1997 when Beijing took over the former British colony.
In 2017, Xi delivered a tough but tempered message warning of red lines but also speaking of opportunities, and analysts expect him to delve again into sovereignty, national resilience and economic integration.
Rallies are expected to be held in about 40 cities, mostly in Britain, the US, Australia and Canada, according to posts on Telegram.
City leader doubles down on decision to push contentious, now-shelved legislation that sparked months of social unrest in city.
Democratic Party ex-chairman Yeung Sum argues role in unauthorised assembly was ‘matter of honour and conscience’, no regret over lost Silver Bauhinia Star.
Amber Poon tells Lam ‘at least all Hongkongers and history will remember that you have the heart to solve problems before you leave office’.
Project Change volunteers say young protesters have experienced difficulties looking for jobs or school places because of pending trials or criminal records.
Defendants were convicted based on their black clothing and protest equipment in their possession at time of arrest.
Siu See-kong, best known for his ‘rice bowl dance’ in a 2007 campaign, files civil suit at High Court, arguing city has jurisdiction to hold trial for Chan Tong-kai.
Tse Cheuk-wa, 25, pleaded guilty last month to committing the offence on August 24, 2019.
Months after suspect Chan Tong-kai is released from police protection, mother of Poon Hiu-wing calls on authorities to lobby Taiwan for visa.
Chan Tong-kai, wanted by Taiwanese authorities over the killing of his girlfriend in Taipei in 2018, is no longer under police protection and is living somewhere remote, priest says.
The reassignment of a senior police officer from the national security unit – who was investigated for visited an unlicensed massage parlour – to the training department is the latest in series of events that has baffled many Hongkongers.
Attempts to interfere in Hong Kong affairs have been under way ever since the 1997 handover from British sovereignty, chief executive says.
Police deploy 2,000 officers across city amid calls for residents to rally, cordoning off streets and doing stop-and-searches in popular shopping district
Officials earlier withdrew funding request from the legislature amid concerns over school management’s political stance during the 2019 social unrest.