Workers and students to go to polls on city-wide strike action against Beijing’s national security law today
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Workers and students to go to polls on city-wide strike action against Beijing’s national security law today

The first-ever referendum will determine whether the city is ready to go on strike in opposition to the national security law that could undermine Hong…

Cancelled Black Lives Matter march goes ahead despite confusion
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Cancelled Black Lives Matter march goes ahead despite confusion

The Black Lives Matter march went ahead on Sunday, despite an official cancellation. Attendance included students, teachers and politicians including Long Hair and Avery Ng…

Public lynching of George Floyd “hauntingly familiar”: activists call for Black Lives Matter action in Hong Kong
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Public lynching of George Floyd “hauntingly familiar”: activists call for Black Lives Matter action in Hong Kong

In light of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, Black Lives Matter advocates and organizations are bringing attention to police brutality…

Hongkongers mourn the dead in Tiananmen Square Massacre despite the police’s ban on vigils for first time in decades
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Hongkongers mourn the dead in Tiananmen Square Massacre despite the police’s ban on vigils for first time in decades

The June 4th Museum allows people to honour the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre without attending the annual vigil, which was banned for the…

Supporting independent media integral to keeping Hong Kong’s press freedoms afloat
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Supporting independent media integral to keeping Hong Kong’s press freedoms afloat

Experts weigh in on how Hong Kong can protect the ailing state of its press freedoms.

Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019
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Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019

Hong Kong experienced a momentous year that affected all parts of its society. Harbour Times highlights the city’s top policy moments in 2019. Photo: A…

HK protesters reach targeted American audience, if not America’s masses
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HK protesters reach targeted American audience, if not America’s masses

Chants and songs at Monday’s rally called to the US for their aid – namely through passing the HK Human Rights and Democracy Act. Photo:…

Ban on wearing masks at protests “thoroughly chilling”
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Ban on wearing masks at protests “thoroughly chilling”

Hong Kong government wields emergency law to ban mask-wearing and facial covering at public assemblies. Photo: Protester in London wears a hard hat with “Free…

Democracy dies in details: EIU ranking sees HK slip
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Democracy dies in details: EIU ranking sees HK slip

Hong Kong is letting its democracy dream slip away The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Democracy Index 2018 sees the city drops two places from 71st…

American concerns may limit tech exports to Hong Kong
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American concerns may limit tech exports to Hong Kong

On November 14, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) issued a report that cites “challenges to freedom of speech and assembly in Hong…