‘This feels so much like Hong Kong’: territory’s solidarity with Chinese uprising

Jack*, a Hongkonger, used to have a grim view of mainland Chinese people, but the protests over anti-Covid restrictions that exploded across China last weekend changed his view. “Before, I thought they were mostly the arrogant and nationalistic people who just cared only about safeguarding ‘one China’ and the [Communist] party, and who boasted about … Read more

Hong Kong residents show support for mainland China Covid protests – video

Dozens of protesters gathered in Hong Kong in solidarity with anti-lockdown demonstrations in mainland China. The protest was held to commemorate the 10 people who died in a fire in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang region, and show solidarity with the protests that took place over the weekend in cities across China against stringent Covid-19 measures. Hong … Read more

Hong Kong pastor, housewife jailed over ‘seditious’ court applause | The Citizen

A Hong Kong pastor and a housewife were both jailed on Thursday after they were convicted of sedition for clapping in court and criticising a verdict against a democracy activist, local media reported. The sentence is the latest under Hong Kong’s sedition law, once a little-used hangover from the British colonial period that has been … Read more

Hong Kong broke law by scrapping vaccine exemptions – court | The Citizen

Hong Kong’s government broke the law when it invalidated thousands of certificates exempting people from coronavirus vaccinations, a court ruled Friday, in a rare rebuke of the city’s strict pandemic controls. Coronavirus jabs are not mandatory in Hong Kong, but the Chinese city uses a QR healthcode system that denies unvaccinated people access to many … Read more

UN ‘alarmed’ by sentencing of minors under Hong Kong security law | The Citizen

The United Nations said Tuesday it was “alarmed” by the sentencing of four minors and an adult under Hong Kong’s national security law. The first minors convicted under the national security law were sentenced Saturday to detention in a training centre by a judge who said their calls to overthrow China’s government must be met with … Read more

Hong Kong arrests doctors, patients for vaccine exemption ‘fraud’ | The Citizen

Several Hong Kong doctors and more than 20 patients have been arrested over allegedly fraudulent vaccine exemption certificates, police announced Thursday. Coronavirus vaccines are not mandatory in Hong Kong but the Chinese city uses a QR healthcode system that denies unvaccinated people access to most public premises. Only those with an exemption certificate issued by … Read more

Hong Kong sees explosion in scams impersonating officials | The Citizen

Hong Kong is seeing an explosion in telephone and internet scams where criminals pose as local or Chinese officials to demand victims hand over money, police said Wednesday. The spike comes as an economic downturn weighs on the city and authorities crack down on dissent after huge democracy protests three years ago, fuelling a fear … Read more

Hong Kong actor apologises for praising British queen | The Citizen

A veteran Hong Kong opera star apologised and declared his patriotism on Thursday after his praise for Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth II sparked a backlash among nationalists in China. Thousands of Hong Kong residents have queued up outside the city’s British consulate this week to sign a condolence book for the late monarch who died … Read more

Three dead, six injured in Hong Kong crane collapse | The Citizen

Three men were killed and six others injured after a Hong Kong crane collapsed at a construction site on Wednesday with rescuers trying for hours in vain to reach a victim trapped under the wreckage. One man was certified dead at the site in Kowloon after suffering a skull fracture while another died after being … Read more