Hong Kong protests

Further Jail Sentences Handed Down to Pro-Democracy Politicians in Hong Kong

Ten pro-democracy activists were sentenced to jail earlier this week in Hong Kong in the latest action by China as part of a months-long political crackdown. The sentencing takes place on the basis of participating in unauthorized assemblies on August 18th and August 31st in 2018, with the possibility of further charges down the line...

Pan-Democrat Legislators Resign En Masse from Hong Kong Legislative Council

Some have hailed the end of sham democracy in Hong Kong, with the remaining fifteen pan-Democratic legislators in the Hong Kong Legislative Council resigning en masse yesterday. The resignation took place in order to protest China’s National People’s Congress passing a resolution allowing the Hong Kong government to bypass courts in order to remove lawmakers from office as it deems fit...