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 officials, police, and lawmakers remain targets of doxxing, despite new law, says privacy watchdog

Hong Kong government officials, legislators and police officers remain the targets of doxxing, the public privacy watchdog has said, despite a new privacy law passed last year criminalizing the disclosure of personal data with malicious intent. Police officers in Hong Kong. File photo: Candice Chau / HKFP. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal … Read more

Rumors of a lockdown in China’s capital Beijing spark panic buying, police investigation

China is digging in its heels on a zero-Covid strategy to stamp out clusters as they emerge, hitting hundreds of areas across Beijing with some form of restrictions, including hard lockdowns. Residents rushed to supermarkets on Thursday to stock up on groceries as rumors spread that stay-at-home orders would soon be announced. Dining out has … 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

6 arrested on suspicion of plotting to stab Hong Kong police officers

Hong Kong police have arrested six people from what they describe as a local radical group, after the suspects allegedly discussed “extreme violence” against the Force on social media, including stabbing officers to death with sharp objects. Photo: Candice Chau / HKFP. Four men and two women, aged 16 to 36, were rounded up last … Read more

Hong Kong police take away 2 linked to pro-democracy bubble tea shop to assist with investigation

Two people from a bubble tea shop in Mong Kok that is known for its pro-democracy slant were taken away by police on Monday to assist with an investigation. An employee of Royaltea confirmed with HKFP on Tuesday that the pair – one of whom was owner Jessica Kong – were taken to Mong Kok … 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

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

Hong Kong national security police quiz ex-leaders of disbanded pro-democracy union – reports

Four former leaders of a disbanded pro-democracy union have reportedly been brought in for questioning by Hong Kong’s national security police after allegedly failing to supply information about its past activities. Police also searched premises linked to the coalition. Chairperson of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions Joe Wong Nai-yuen. File photo: Kyle Lam … Read more

Fischer, “The Streets Belong to Us Sex, Race, and Police Power from Segregation to Gentrification”

New from the University of North Carolina Press: The Streets Belong to Us: Sex, Race, and Police Power from Segregation to Gentrificationby Anne Gray Fischer (University of Texas at Dallas). A description from the Press: Police power was built on women’s bodies. Men, especially Black men, often stand in as the ultimate symbol of the … Read more