Hong Kong police arrest 9 over alleged consumption voucher scams worth HK $ 310,000

Hong Kong police have arrested nine people for allegedly defrauding others out of HK $ 310,000 worth of consumption vouchers, among them a suspected fraud syndicate believed to be controlled by a triad group. Photo: Selina Cheng / HKFP. The police said they have received 64 reports of people alleging being scammed out of the … Read more

Police arrest fifth person linked to Central gang shooting, offer HK $ 250,000 for tips

Police have charged a fifth person linked to a gang shooting in Central last week and offered HK $ 250,000 for tips related to the case. Officers arrested a 25-year-old man over attempting to wound with intent and possession of offensive weapons, police said on Monday night. Police investigating the shooting on Wyndham Street, Central … Read more

Ex-visual arts teacher and political cartoonist leaves Hong Kong citing fear of sedition arrest

A former visual arts teacher who was struck off last April over posting pro-democracy political cartoons on social media has left Hong Kong. He cited pressure from the city’s Education Bureau and criticism from Beijing-backed media. The pro-democracy cartoonist known as “vawongsir” announced his departure from Hong Kong on Saturday night, with a drawing of … Read more

Arrest of Hong Kong’s Cardinal Zen spotlights secretive Vatican-China deal

By Su Xinqi and Jerome Taylor, with Ella Ide in Rome The arrest of a 90-year-old cardinal under Hong Kong’s national security law has shocked the country’s Catholic community as the Vatican seeks to renew a secretive deal with Beijing. Joseph Zen’s arrest comes during a crackdown by Beijing on dissent in Hong Kong, deepening … Read more

Next Hong Kong leader John Lee rebuffs int’l criticism following arrest of 90-year-old cardinal

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive-elect has said that threats to national security must be handled “in accordance with the law,” when asked about the recent arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen. Chief Executive-elect John Lee. Photo: Almond Li / HKFP. During an appearance on a Commercial Radio show on Sunday, the host recounted the recent arrest of … Read more

Veteran Hong Kong journalist Allan Au released on bail following arrest over alleged sedition

Veteran Hong Kong journalist Allan Au was released on bail on Monday night following his arrest earlier that day for allegedly conspiring to publish seditious materials. Leaving Kwai Chung Police Station just before midnight, Au joined his hands in a prayer position as reporters’ cameras flashed. “Thank you everyone for your concern,” he said, without … Read more

Hong Kong national security police arrest 6 under sedition law over ‘causing nuisance’ during court hearings

Six people have been arrested by Hong Kong national security police under the colonial-era sedition law on suspicion of causing nuisance during hearings at various courts. Sources told local media that they were linked to a disbanded pro-democracy union coalition. West Kowloon Law Courts Building. Photo: Candice Chau / HKFP. Officers from the National Security … Read more