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

Hong Kong Tiananmen activist jailed for 3 months for refusing national security data demand

A former member of the group that organized Hong Kong’s annual Tiananmen vigils has been sentenced to three months in jail for refusing to comply with a national security data probe. Chan To-wai, a member of the disbanded Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, appeared in front of Principal … Read more

Visitors Who Got Vaxxed Or Recovered Overseas To Receive ‘Provisional Vaccine Pass’ Valid For 6 Months

Starting May 5, overseas visitors who got vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 outside of Hong Kong can get Provisional Vaccine Passes so that they can enter premises that are covered by the vaccine pass arrangement in the city. In other words, this pass will act as a subsitute for non-Hong Kong residents who don’t have … Read more

After months of restrictions, Hong Kong starts to relax Covid-19 social distancing measures

Hong Kong’s most stringent Covid-related social distancing measures began to ease on Thursday, with restaurants allowed to resume dinner services and some premises that were forced to close able to open again, albeit with a limited capacity. Restrictions were enforced in early January, at the beginning of the fifth week and the worst wave of … Read more

BREAKING: Hong Kong democrat and DJ Tam Tak-chi jailed for 40 months over 11 charges, including ‘uttering sedition words’

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist “Fast Beat” Tam Tak-chi has been sentenced to 40 months in jail and given a HK $ 5,000 fine after being convicted of 11 charges, including seven counts under the colonial-era sedition law. The DJ and former vice-chair of People Power has been held in custody since he was arrested in … Read more

Three Chinese astronauts return to Earth after six months in space

Three Chinese astronauts landed in northern China on Saturday after 183 days in space, state broadcaster CCTV said, ending the country’s longest crewed space mission to date. The Shenzhou-13 spacecraft is the latest mission in Beijing’s drive to become a major space power rivalling the US, after landing a rover on Mars and sending probes … Read more

Hong Kong activist jailed for 16 months for organizing banned ‘Reclaim Yuen Long’ demo in 2019

Hong Kong activist Max Chung has been jailed for 16 months after he pleaded guilty to organizing an unauthorised assembly to “reclaim” Yuen Long following a mob attack in July 2019. District Judge Amanda Woodcock put Chung behind bars on Wednesday, two days after the 42-year-old pleaded guilty to organizing a banned demonstration in his … Read more

Former Hong Kong student leader jailed for 9 months for resisting police and perverting course of justice

Former Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) students’ union president Keith Fong has been jailed for nine months for resisting police and perverting the course of justice, in a case linked to his purchase of 10 laser pointers during the 2019 protests. The District Court on Thursday passed sentence on Fong, who has been in custody … Read more