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Disney removes Simpsons ‘forced labour’ episode in Hong Kong

Disney cuts the episode from its streaming platform amid concerns over the Chinese territory’s laws.

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Hong Kong protester dragged into Manchester Chinese consulate grounds and beaten up

Clashes break out after unidentified men attack placards at a Hong Kong pro-democracy protest.

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Hong Kong declines to act on sanctioned Russian superyacht in harbour

The US accuses the city of granting ‘safe haven’ to the yacht owned by a Russian oligarch under Western sanctions.

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Hong Kong detains first teenagers under national security law

The national security law was introduced by Beijing in 2020 to clamp down on protesters.

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Hong Kong judge finds five guilty over children’s books

The cartoon books were perceived by some to be about the city’s democracy movement.

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Mirror: Huge screen falls on dancers at Hong Kong boy band concert

Two dancers are injured in the incident at a concert by the hugely popular boy band Mirror.

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World’s oldest male giant panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong zoo

An An was euthanized aged 35 – the equivalent of 105 years in human age.

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John Lee: Who is Hong Kong’s new hardline pro-Beijing leader?

The ex-security chief was essentially handpicked by Beijing and is set to prioritise law enforcement.

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China’s President Xi arrives in Hong Kong for handover anniversary

The president says Hong Kong has “risen from the ashes” – critics accuse China of crushing freedoms.

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President Xi in Hong Kong for handover anniversary

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong to mark 25 years since the former British colony was returned to Beijing’s rule.

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Hong Kong handover: Am I Chinese or a Hongkonger?

Two Hongkongers born in 1997, the year the city returned to China, tell us how they view identity.

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Tiananmen: Arrests reported in Hong Kong on anniversary of massacre

China has effectively banned the city’s annual vigil commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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Mao Zedong scroll thieves jailed in Hong Kong

The thieves were unaware of its value and sold it to an amateur collector for less than $25 (£20).

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Hong Kong cardinal Joseph Zen arrested under China’s security law

Senior Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen is a long-time critic of the Chinese government.

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‘If I die no-one will know’: Covid and Hong Kong’s ‘cage men’

The Omicron variant overwhelmed the city’s healthcare system resulting in many deaths.

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Denial of bail is silencing Hong Kong’s democrats

Pre-trial detention under China’s security law aims to break the will of those accused, critics say.

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam won’t seek second term

Carrie Lam’s five years in office saw massive pro-democracy protests and increased Chinese control.

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Hong Kong orders compulsory Covid tests for all its citizens

All 7.5 million residents must undergo testing as the city battles surging infection rates.

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends Covid hamster cull

Carrie Lam says the priority is to control the rise in cases partly caused by an outbreak in pet hamsters.

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Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters and small mammals over Covid case

A Delta outbreak in “zero Covid” Hong Kong will result in the euthanasia of 2,000 small mammals.

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Hong Kong universities remove more monuments marking Tiananmen

It comes a day after a famous statue marking the 1989 massacre was removed from a university.

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Pillar of Shame: Tiananmen Square memorial statue removed in Hong Kong

The Pillar of Shame showed piled-up corpses to commemorate protesters killed by Chinese authorities in 1989.

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Hong Kong elections: How China reshaped the city

The city’s Legislative Council polls look different this year, thanks to new electoral and national security laws.

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Hong Kong passes new film censorship law

Authorities will have the power to ban films deemed to violate China’s national security interests.

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Amnesty to close Hong Kong offices over National Security Law

The human rights organisation says its staff are under threat from the city’s national security law.

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China NPC: Three-child policy formally passed into law

The top legislature was also expected to approve a controversial anti-sanctions law for Hong Kong.

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Kiwi Chow: The film-maker who took Hong Kong’s protests to Cannes

Kiwi Chow’s documentary was a surprise at the film festival – and it has a controversial title.

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US to allow visitors from Hong Kong to stay for 18 months

Thousands can stay in US for 18 months because China is eroding territory’s freedoms, the US president says.

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China imposes sanctions on US officials

The sanctions are in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong.

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Yuen Long attack: Hong Kong court gives seven jail time

The 2019 attack in Yuen Long was captured by victims and bystanders on phones and shocked the city.