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The Effects of Hong Kong’s National-Security Law Are Already Clear

Just a few weeks after China’s imposition of a new “national-security law” on Hong Kong, we can already see the law’s effects: It has emboldened the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to suppress dissent, punish activism, and create fear within the city’s democracy movement.In 1997, the United Kingdom returned Hong Kong, which it had governed for 99 years under a lease extorted from the Qing Dynasty, back to the People’s Republic of China. At the time, the PRC promised to preserve the political auton...
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Wanted by Beijing: An American Citizen Is Charged under Hong Kong National-Security Law

The Chinese Communist Party’s implementation of a new “national security law” in Hong Kong has been as draconian as expected, if not worse. In recent weeks, Beijing has worked swiftly to quash the burgeoning pro-democracy movement in the city, disqualifying candidates, delaying elections for the Legislative Council, and arresting participants in a memorial commemorating the June Fourth Massacre.The new law’s implications for Hong Kong are worrying enough, but it also contains the CCP’s claim of ...
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Nathan Law: “We All Know that Danger Is Everywhere”

In an interview, Nathan Law, one of the leaders of the democracy movement in Hong Kong, discusses the transformation of the special administrative region into a police state. He also talks about his new life in London and his hopes for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Hong Kong newspaper raided, tycoon detained under new law

Hong Kong authorities arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Monday, broadening their enforcement of a new national security law and stoking fears of a crackdown on the semi-autonomous region's free press. Police were seen carting away boxes of what they said was evidence at Lai's pro-democracy Next Digital headquarters. In the evening, police arrested pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow Ting on charges of inciting secession under the same law, according to tweets by fellow activist Nathan Law, who ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Britain, Nathan Law, Jimmy Lai, Agnes Chow Ting


Beijing repression forces Hong Kong opposition into new tactics

Dissidents urge united stand against Chinese and look to eastern bloc tactics for inspirationProminent Hong Kong democracy activists have responded to China’s crackdown on opposition politicians, student campaigners and tenured academics by considering tactics that would have seemed exaggerated in the open city a few months ago.The student leader Nathan Law, who was placed on a police “wanted” list just weeks after flying into exile in the UK, said he would cut off all contact with relatives liv...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Nathan Law


Hong Kong bans Joshua Wong and 11 more pro-democracy campaigners from legislative council elections

Hong Kong yesterday banned 12 pro-democracy campaigners from standing in forthcoming elections to the city’s parliament as China stoked tensions by re-iterating its threat to refuse up to three million residents eligible for British travel documents the right to leave. Carrie Lam’s Hong Kong administration, operating under Chinese rule, said the campaigners could not “genuinely” uphold the former UK colony’s mini-constitution because they oppose the imposition of Beijing’s draconian national sec...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, London, News, Law, China, Beijing, Britain, Nathan Law, Joshua Wong, Wong, Carrie Lam, Dennis Kwok, Raab, Lester Shum, Dominic Raab


Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law relocates to UK

Nathan Law, one of Hong Kong's most prominent young democracy activists, announced on Monday he has relocated to Britain, five days after confirming he had fled his home because of Beijing's new security law. "My destination: London," Mr Law wrote in a Facebook post on Monday, his 27th birthday. "Thus far I've kept a low profile on my whereabouts in order to mitigate the risks," he added. "In this strange land, I began planning for the life ahead of me. There remains so many uncertai...
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Hong Kong activist Nathan Law moves to Britain and vows fight will continue

Law fled his home after Beijing’s introduction of the national security law that punishes anti-China sentimentNathan Law, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent young democracy activists, announced has relocated to Britain, five days after confirming he had fled his home because of Beijing’s new security law.“My destination: London,” Law wrote in a Facebook post on Monday, his 27th birthday. Continue reading...
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Around 200,000 Hong Kong citizens set to move to UK after citizenship offer, Foreign Office says

Roughly 200,000 Hong Kong citizens are set to move to the UK after Boris Johnson offered them a route to citizenship, according to Foreign Office estimates. The Prime Minister unveiled the measures, for which three million residents Hong Kong are eligible, after China brought in a draconian security law in Hong Kong. The law makes it easier to punish protesters and reduces Hong Kong's autonomy. The Foreign Office has a working estimate that 200,000 people in Hong Kong are likely to take up t...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, News, China, Conservative, Beijing, Boris Johnson, Nathan Law, Johnson, Financial Times, Foreign Office, Alan Mak, British National Overseas


Nathan Law: Hong Kong pro-democracy activist reveals he's in London

Nathan Law, who fled Hong Kong over China's new security law, says he is staying in the UK.
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Hong Kong dissident Nathan Law says Britain new home

Nathan Law, one of Hong Kong's most prominent young democracy activists, announced Monday he has relocated to Britain, five days after confirming he had fled his home because of Beijing's new security law. Law was a founding member of Demosisto, a pro-democracy party that disbanded the same day Beijing imposed its new security law on the semi-autonomous business hub. The party campaigned for democracy and for Hong Kongers to have a greater say in how the city is run but they did not advocate i...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Law, Beijing, Britain, Nathan Law, Hong Kongers, Demosisto


Hong Kong protest leader Nathan Law pledges to fight for democracy in exile after fleeing city

Prominent pro-democracy activist Nathan Law pledged Friday to continue to fight for Hong Kong's democratic future, despite fleeing the city for what he said was his own safety.
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Hong Kong activist Nathan Law: 'I don't know when I'll go back'

The pro-democracy politician is continuing the fight from abroad and says the international front is keyThree years ago, Nathan Law was jailed for several months over his role in pro-democracy “umbrella movement” protests in Hong Kong. But even in prison, he never imagined he would consider fleeing his home.China’s decision to bring in a sweeping national security law that has criminalised many forms of peaceful protest in Hong Kong and carries penalties of up to life in prison changed that over...
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Hong Kong protest leader Nathan Law pledges to fight for democracy in exile after fleeing city

Prominent pro-democracy activist Nathan Law pledged Friday to continue to fight for Hong Kong's democratic future, despite fleeing the city for what he said was his own safety.
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Pro-democracy leader Nathan Law leaves Hong Kong

Nathan Law, a former lawmaker and prominent pro-democracy activist, has fled Hong Kong, he announced Thursday on Facebook. The news comes days after China's central government imposed a controversial national security law in the territory.
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Activist leaves Hong Kong after new law to advocate abroad

Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law has left the city for an undisclosed location after testifying in a U.S. congressional hearing about a tough new security law imposed by mainland China on the semi-autonomous territory. Law, who declined to disclose his whereabouts for safety, said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday that he left because Hong Kong needs an advocate for democracy who can work internationally. Under the new security law, activists and politicians ...
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Nathan Law: Leading young democracy activist flees Hong Kong

Nathan Law says he will continue to fight for Hong Kong from abroad, after China's severe new law.
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The world should stand up to China over Hong Kong, activist Nathan Law says

Hong Kong's fate shows China's true authoritarianism so the rest of the world should stand up to President Xi Jinping and start to put human rights above financial gain, pro-democracy activist Nathan Law told Reuters. China unveiled a national security law this week which Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and the West say breaches the "one country, two systems" principle enshrined in the 1984 Sino-British treaty that guaranteed the autonomy of Hong Kong. "The protests in Hong Kong have been a...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Law, China, West, Xi Jinping, Nathan Law, Reuters, Reuters China


Nathan Law: Prominent democracy activist flees Hong Kong

Nathan Law says he will continue to fight for Hong Kong from abroad, after China imposed a new law.
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Pro-democracy leader leaves Hong Kong

Nathan Law, a former lawmaker and prominent pro-democracy activist, has fled Hong Kong, he announced Thursday on Facebook. The news comes days after China's central government imposed a controversial national security law in the territory.
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Pro-democracy leader Nathan Law leaves Hong Kong

Nathan Law, a former lawmaker and prominent pro-democracy activist, has fled Hong Kong, he announced Thursday on Facebook. The news comes days after China's central government imposed a controversial national security law in the territory.
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China approves contentious Hong Kong national security law

By ZEN SOO and KEN MORITSUGU HONG KONG — China approved a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, a move many see as Beijing’s boldest yet to erase the legal firewall between the semi-autonomous territory and the mainland’s authoritarian Communist Party system. President Xi Jinping signed a presidential order promulgating the law after it was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congr...
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Hong Kong goes to polls in crunch test for democrats

Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp are trying to claw back lost seats in controversial by-elections held Sunday that have exposed the heart of the city's political divide. The vote comes as China takes a tough line against any challenges to its sovereignty, with high-profile young candidate Agnes Chow barred from standing because her party promotes self-determination for the semi-autonomous city. The atmosphere was tense early Sunday when a small group of people heckled Chow as well as leading pro...
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Hong Kong court frees three democracy leaders, but warns against future acts of dissent

By Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's highest court freed three young leaders of the city's pro-democracy movement on Tuesday, including the public face of the protests, Joshua Wong, in a stark reversal of an earlier ruling, but it warned against future acts of dissent. The unanimous decision was made by a panel of five judges on the Chinese-ruled city's Court of Final Appeal, led by Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma. Wong, 21, Nathan Law and Alex Chow had served roughly two months in jail be...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Alex Chow, Nathan Law, Joshua Wong, Venus Wu HONG, Geoffrey Ma Wong


Hong Kong activists have jail sentences overturned

Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow convicted over 2014 democracy protestsThree prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have had their sentences relating to protests overturned by the territory’s highest court, but were warned that future acts of civil disobedience would be dealt with harshly.Joshua Wong, along with fellow protesters Nathan Law and Alex Chow, were given prison terms ranging from six to eight months in August on charges of “unlawful assembly” for staging a demonstration that sp...
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Hong Kong authorities block pro-democracy candidate from byelection

Demosisto member Agnes Chow had reportedly renounced her British citizenship and deferred her studies to stand for legislative councilHong Kong’s embattled pro-democracy movement has suffered another blow after authorities barred a leading member of the “umbrella” movement from standing in a byelection.Agnes Chow, a 21-year-old activist, had hoped to help her Demosisto party regain a foothold in the city’s 70-member legislative council, or Legco, after a number of pro-democracy legislators, incl...
Tags: Hong Kong, World news, Asia Pacific, Nathan Law, LegCo, Agnes Chow, councilHong Kong


Hong Kong court grants Joshua Wong leave to appeal prison sentence

Surprise decision gives Wong and fellow activist Nathan Law a final chance to fight their prison terms for involvement in the umbrella protestsHong Kong’s top court has granted a bid by democracy activist Joshua Wong to appeal his prison sentence.The surprise decision gives Wong and fellow activist Nathan Law one last chance to fight their prison terms for involvement in an unlawful assembly that sparked huge 2014 pro-democracy protests in the Chinese territory city. Wong is facing six months in...
Tags: Hong Kong, World news, Asia Pacific, Nathan Law, Joshua Wong, Wong, protestsHong Kong


Hong Kong court grants activist Wong’s prison appeal bid

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s top court on Tuesday granted a bid by young democracy activist Joshua Wong to appeal his prison sentence. The surprise decision gives Wong and fellow activist Nathan Law one last chance to fight their prison terms for involvement in an unlawful assembly that sparked huge 2014 pro-democracy protests in […]
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Don't treat us as heroes says bailed Hong Kong activist Wong

It is an experience that has forced him to weigh up the cost of being the most recognised face of Hong Kong's democracy campaign. Wong, 21, and fellow activist Nathan Law, 24, were released last week on bail pending an appeal against their jail terms. If they lose, they could be sent back to serve the remainder of their sentences -- Wong was given six months, Law eight months.
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Freed Hong Kong activist vows to fight on over China 'suppression'

Joshua Wong granted bail with fellow activist Nathan Law after they were jailed for their roles in 2014 democracy protestsThe Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong has vowed to continue his struggle against Communist party “suppression” after being released from prison while he appeals against his sentence for unlawful assembly.Wong and Nathan Law, a fellow activist, were jailed in August for their roles in a demonstration that helped spark the city’s large-scale “umbrella movement” pro-democ...
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