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    Interview: UK expert says Hong Kong police lost credibility during protests due to ‘completely inept’ decisions

    Hong Kong police lost legitimacy during the 2019 protests due to “inept” decision-making by their commanders and a lack of coordination, British policing expert Clifford Stott told HKFP. His comments followed Tuesday’s publication of his report on the role police played in the radicalisation of last year’s pro-democracy movement. Stott, a professor in group psychology […] More

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    3 Hong Kong activists incl. Joshua Wong remanded in custody over 2019 demo, sentencing next Wed

    Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow have been remanded in custody on unauthorised assembly charges linked to the siege of the police headquarters in Wan Chai last June. The trio will face sentencing next Wednesday. At the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on Monday, Wong admitted to inciting and organising an […] More

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    Interview: University of Hong Kong student union chief says academic freedom can’t survive without institutional autonomy

    The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has seen numerous controversies in recent months, ranging from the firing of Umbrella Movement leader and law professor Benny Tai to the controversial appointment of two mainland Chinese scholars as vice-presidents. Student union chair Edy Jeh, who won a seat on HKU’s governing Council as an undergraduate representative earlier […] More

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    Two Hong Kong political films win at Taiwan Golden Horse Awards

    Two Hong Kong films that cast an uncomfortable spotlight on China won accolades at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards on Saturday, as the island staged its largest film festival after successfully containing the coronavirus. While many film festivals have been forced largely online or cancelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Golden Horse Awards — dubbed the Chinese-language “Oscars” […] More

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    Hong Kong protester ‘Grandma Wong’ to be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize after Friday arrest

    Prominent Hong Kong protester Alexandra Wong is to be nominated for a Nobel Prize after she was arrested on Friday over an alleged assault in 2019. An elderly protester known as Grandma Wong waves a British flag at a protest on July 7, 2019. Photo: Studio Incendo. The 64-year-old campaigner, commonly known as “Grandma Wong,” […] More

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    Hong Kong district councillors arrested over election fundraising; radio host arrested under security law

    Hong Kong district councillors Henry Wong and Timothy Lee, along with a company director, were arrested Sunday morning in connection to allegedly inflated campaign finances in the lead up to the Legislative Council (LegCo) elections earlier this year. Separately, D100 radio host “Giggs,” his wife and an assistant, were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of […] More

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    Meet the ex-airline staffers launching e-commerce businesses, after Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific axes 5,300 jobs

    Some Cathay Pacific cabin crew members who lost jobs or suffered swingeing pay cuts amid the coronavirus crisis have turned to online business to survive – helped by a “mutual assistance” scheme among former staffers. Cathay last month announced it would lay off 5,900 employees worldwide including 5,300 in Hong Kong. The carrier also axed […] More

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