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Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are disbanding and deleting their social-media accounts hours after China passed a sweeping national security law

Activists in Hong Kong are deleting anti-China content from their social-media accounts and disbanding political organisations in the wake of a new national security law. China on Tuesday passed legislation giving it sweeping new powers to crack down on dissent as it sees fit in Hong Kong. Four major pro-democracy […]
Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are disbanding and deleting their social-media accounts hours after China passed a sweeping national security law
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The pandemic isn’t slowing down protests in NYC, Lebanon, and Hong Kong — here’s how people are balancing protests with coronavirus safety

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Experts worry about the toll the coronavirus could take on protesters demonstrating in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. The same is true in Lebanon and Hong Kong, where anti-government protests have been raging for much longer. We checked in with protesters in three cities to see how they’re […]
The pandemic isn’t slowing down protests in NYC, Lebanon, and Hong Kong — here’s how people are balancing protests with coronavirus safety
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Hong Kong banned the Tiananmen Square vigil for the first time ever. Organisers say the government is exploiting the coronavirus to silence pro-democracy protesters.

On Monday, Hong Kong police said an annual candlelight vigil for the Tiananmen Square massacre would not go ahead on June 4 due to social distancing restrictions during the pandemic. Every year since 1990, tens of thousands gather in Victoria Park demanding justice for the massacre victims and protesting China’s […]
Hong Kong banned the Tiananmen Square vigil for the first time ever. Organisers say the government is exploiting the coronavirus to silence pro-democracy protesters.
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Behind the barricades: Hong Kong protesters share what happened during the violent clashes with police on university campuses

Last month, clashes between Hong Kong protesters and police spiraled out of control as they spread from the city’s streets onto university campuses. Protesters intensified their methods on Monday, November 11, through a protest initiative called “Blossom Everywhere,” which called for establishing roadblocks, disrupting train services, and vandalizing public spaces. […]
Behind the barricades: Hong Kong protesters share what happened during the violent clashes with police on university campuses
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Hong Kong is mired in recession, but its IPO market is the strongest since 2015 among everyday investors

Hong Kong’s initial public offering market is the most popular among everyday investors in four years despite antigovernment demonstrations and an economic recession, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The region’s median retail subscription ratio hit 13 times for IPOs since October, according to Bloomberg. The figure measures investor interest in stock offerings, […]
Hong Kong is mired in recession, but its IPO market is the strongest since 2015 among everyday investors