‘A political show’: Beijing hits back at western criticism of Hong Kong national security arrests

Beijing has hit back at western criticism of Hong Kong’s latest arrest of activists, including a 90-year-old Catholic cardinal, accusing them of “smearing” and putting on a “political show.” China’s Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong “expresses strong disapproval and opposition, emphasizing that ‘rights and freedoms’ are not a ‘shield’ for illegal activities in Hong Kong,” … Read more

Cardinal Zen, barrister Margaret Ng and others released following four Hong Kong national security arrests

Cardinal Joseph Zen, barrister Margaret Ng, singer-activist Denise Ho, and scholar Hui Po-keung have been released on bail following their arrests by national security police. They stood accused of conspiring to collude with foreign powers in relation to 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which aided protesters during the 2019 anti-extradition unrest, local media reported. Cardinal Joseph … Read more