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China wants to withdraw license from Hong Kong activists' lawyers

Mainland Chinese authorities threatened to withdraw the license to two lawyers who helped the 12 Hong Kong activists, including a Luso-Chinese, detained in August at sea. According to the Chinese human rights organization Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch, Lu Siwei today…
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Hong Kong teen jailed for China flag insult

A Hong Kong teenager was ordered to spendfour months in prison on Tuesday for insulting China’s national flag and unlawful assembly as Beijing increasingly targets prominent activists from the financial hub. Tony Chung, a 19-year-old who led a…
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Activist Joshua Wong to plead guilty during Hong Kong trial

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong announced today that he will plead guilty to the trial over a pro-democracy demonstration held last year and found illegal by local authorities. Joshua Wong, 24, and two other activists, Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow, are on trial for organizing a…
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Hong Kong teen activist arrested near US consulate

A young Hong Kong activist who was among the first arrested under Beijing’s new national security law was detained on Tuesday close to the US consulate, police and local media said. Tony Chung, 19, was led away from a coffee shop opposite the consulate by…