Security police ordered news outlet to remove entries on 2016 Hong Kong ‘national flag’ contest – reports

The “sensitive” content which an online news outlet was ordered to delete on national security grounds were pictures of a suggested new “national flag” for Hong Kong, according to local media. Passion Times founder Wong Yeung-tat on Wednesday said he and the outlet were approached by national security police over “sensitive content” but declined to … Read more

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai to stand trial in High Court over national security, sedition charges

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai will stand trial over national security and sedition charges at the city’s High Court, where the maximum sentence is life in prison. The founder of the defunct tabloid Apple Daily appeared in front of Principal Magistrate Peter Law, Lai, along with six former staff members of the newspaper … Read more

‘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

National security police probing protester relief fund claim ‘misconduct’ by lawyers; ex-lawmaker arrested in jail

National security police in Hong Kong who have arrested five former trustees of a now-defunct relief fund for detained protesters say they uncovered “misconduct” by some solicitors and barristers during the course of their probe. Among those arrested was a 90-year-old Catholic Cardinal and a former legislator already serving a separate prison sentence. The police … 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

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

Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil activist pleads guilty to refusing national security data request

A former member of the group that organized Hong Kong’s annual Tiananmen vigils has pleaded guilty to not complying with a national security police data probe. Chan To-wai, an ex-standing committee member of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, appeared in front of hand-picked national security judge Principal Magistrate … Read more

Hong Kong activist Andy Li’s national security case adjourned, but judge says delays ‘not right’

A Hong Kong judge has said it was “not right” to keep adjourning the case of Hong Kong activist Andy Li and paralegal Chan Tsz-wah, who have been in custody for more than eight months after pleading guilty to colluding with foreign forces under the national security law. High Court. File photo: GovHK. High Court … Read more

National security: Transfer of Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil organisers’ case to High Court adjourned again

Ex-leaders of Hong Kong’s now-defunct organizer of the city’s annual Tiananmen vigils saw the transfer of their case to the Court of First Instance adjourned further to May 31. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China’s former chairperson Lee Cheuk-yan, and former vice-chairpersons Albert Ho and Chow Hang-tung, appeared in … Read more

Raphael glows in the National Gallery’s delayed blockbuster exhibition

More than his contemporaries, if you wanted a grand painting or church decorated in 16th-century Italy, there was only one person to call on, named after a saint, if without the saintly behavior, it was Raphael. An artist so lauded in life, that when he died, it is alleged from an excess of sex, he … Read more