Latest news and updates on Beijing’s national security law for Hong Kong. The legislation, which was passed by Beijing by promulgation on June 30, 2020, aims to prevent, stop and punish secession, subversion of state power, terrorism and foreign interference. Opposition politicians and critics warn it could be used to suppress dissent and erode freedom in the city. Read the full text of the law here
As Hong Kong integrates with mainland China, some court rulings need to be reconciled without damaging the independence of the city’s judiciary or the integrity of the common law.
The members of the judiciary should be left alone to do their job, free from pressure of all kinds, whether it be from home or from overseas.
Officials should be giving a reason as to why the Democratic Party’s successful bid for a dry goods stall at the Victoria Park Lunar New Year Fair was rejected.
Marilyn Tang, 63, pleads guilty to perverting course of justice by removing sister’s possessions from Lai Chi Kok flat after learning of her arrest.
Philip Dykes says his side was ‘fatally handicapped’ while defending the accused because investigators had withheld evidence.
Activist Owen Chow’s lawyers argue commissioner of correctional services has violated his freedom of expression by restricting access to artistic material.
Agnes Chow’s pledge to never return to Hong Kong after fleeing overseas throws media spotlight back on young generation of opposition figures.
Chief Executive John Lee says police will ‘consolidate experience’ over their handling of case, after activist Agnes Chow flees city for Canada.
Conditions Agnes Chow claims were imposed on her are permitted so long as both parties agree to them, Senior Counsel Ronny Tong says.
Steven Kwan says prosecution required under Beijing-imposed law to prove an element of violence to substantiate a conspiracy offence to subvert state power.
Zheng Yanxiong says innovation, green development and transforming the economy into an open and shared one are among key concepts.
‘I don’t think anyone, Beijing included, has the illusion of being able to change the political situation in Hong Kong overnight,’ Leung Chun-ying says.
Activist surrendered passport as part of national security investigation but says police gave it back after she took part in Shenzhen trip they arranged.
Audit Commission head Nelson Lam has not ruled out looking into other universities, noting body carries out reviews of all organisations receiving public money.
High Court rules against retired civil servant who challenged requirement that hopefuls must have backing of Beijing loyalist community leaders.
Hong Kong 47: Prosecution tells court ‘unlawful means’ do not require an element of violence to put country’s safety at risk.
University has yet to add safeguarding national security to its tender documents and contracts, commission report says.
British Home Office data shows almost 19,280 children aged six to 11 have relocated to UK over past 2½ years.
Education minister Christine Choi says authorities considering proposal to assess pupils using quizzes or by having them draw pictures in new humanities course.
While many are struggling to find same type of jobs and social circle they previously enjoyed, they say their lives have changed in ways too important to give up.
Choy Sai-hung, an architect of new humanities curriculum, says only about 10 per cent of course dedicated to national security and development of Communist Party.
Education official says new humanities course will teach ‘sense of country, affection for the Chinese people, and a sense of national identity’.
With US-sanctioned leader unable to attend, finance chief went in his place, allowing city to show dignity in face of US derision and its keenness to repair ties, experts say.
Chief Executive’s Office director Carol Yip says delegation consisting of deputy ministers and political assistants is largest she has seen in decades.
Number of first degree students from Hong Kong in US drops to just over 3,000, lowest figure since statistics became available in 2000.
Chief executive tells Fight Crime Conference that violence seen during the months-long protests in 2019 could return at any time.