Hongkonger who tried to flee to Taiwan jailed 20 months for making explosives

Wong Wai-yin, one of the 12 Hongkongers who tried to escape to Taiwan via speedboat in 2020 but was caught by China’s coastguard, was jailed for 20 months after he pleaded guilty to a charge of making explosives. The 30-year-old mechanic appeared before District Court Judge Frankie Yiu on Thursday. He was accused of possessing … Read more

Ex-member of Hong Kong independence group loses appeal bid against 12-year jail term over explosives

A former member of a disbanded Hong Kong independence group has lost his bid to challenge a High Court decision jailing him for 12 years over possessing explosives in an industrial unit during the 2019 protests. Hong Kong independence flags. File photo: Tom Grundy / HKFP. The Court of Appeal on Monday refused to grant … Read more

Flurry of interest in American Thames wartime wreck packed with explosives

A Second World War wreck which is packed with thousands of tons of bombs has seen a surprising flurry of tourist interest amid reports that parts of it could be removed. For decades the three masts of the SS Richard Montgomery have protruded above the water in the Thames Estuary – a constant reminder of … Read more