Eight Hong Kong activists were handed sentences of up to 16 months in prison for their roles organizing pro-democracy demonstrations. The activists were convicted on charges of public nuisance and incitement.
Hong Kong articles on Democracy Chronicles
After joining China, Hong Kong has struggled to maintain its democratic nature against pressures from the mainland but a determined pro-democracy population refuses to give ground. Keep an eye on this key city. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
If we were to be guilty, we will be guilty for daring to share hope at this difficult time in Hong Kong. I am not afraid or ashamed of going to prison. If this is the cup I must take, I will drink with no regret.
Hong Kong’s Sunbeam Theatre to state performance of Trump On Show, re-imagining of Trump’s life and that of his fictional twin brother who lives in China.
Hong Kong’s ex-official Patrick Ho Chi Ping was jailed for three years Monday for a scheme to bribe African officials to boost a top Chinese energy company.
Hong Kong has taken the first steps in criminalizing disrespect of China’s national anthem in what critics say is a bid to stem political criticism.
Hong Kong lawmakers set to consider bill that would make disrespecting China’s national anthem a crime recommending 3year prison sentence and a $6,373 fine.
China’s press attacks on DC Author and leading Hong Kong democracy activist Benny Tai and the trial of Tai and his allies are clearly part of a Chinese government campaign to squash his calls for democracy in Hong Kong and on the mainland.
After a Wall Street Journal investigation revealed mainland Chinese police had conducted “full surveillance” on reporters working in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong legislature issued draft bill calling for stiff punishment for anyone who “display any behavior that is disrespectful” to Chinese national anthem.
Thousands of demonstrators marched in the streets of Hong Kong on New Year’s Day to protest China’s apparent tightening grip on the territory.