Activist Joshua Wong

  • Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested for 2019 illegal assembly
    HONG KONG, September 24 (Reuters): Hong Kong police arrested prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong on Thursday for participating in an unauthorised assembly in October 2019 and violating the city's anti-mask law, according to a post on his official Twitter account. Wong's latest arrest adds to several unlawful assembly charges or suspected offences he and other activists are facing related to last year's pro-democracy protests, which prompted Beijing to impose a
  • Democracy activist Joshua Wong launches bid for Hong Kong legislature
    HONG KONG, July 20 (Reuters): Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong applied on Monday to run for a seat in the Chinese-ruled city's legislature, raising the prospect of a battle with authorities after being barred from running in previous polls.   Wong is one of more than a dozen young, more confrontational politicians who outshone old guard democrats in unofficial opposition primaries this month in what many saw as a protest vote against a national sec
  • Hong Kong democracy activist group led by Joshua Wong disbands
    HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters): A pro-democracy group led by Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong disbanded on Tuesday, hours after China's parliament passed national security legislation for the Chinese-ruled city that has stoked fears for its freedoms.   Beijing's swift imposition of the law and a lack of transparency over its details have alarmed some diplomats, business leaders and activists who say it is the latest example of China's tightening grip over the fo
  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong says he will be 'prime target' of new security law
    HONG KONG, June 26 (Reuters): Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong believes he will be a "prime target" of Beijing's move to impose national security legislation on the Chinese-ruled city that critics say will crush its much coveted freedoms.   The law aims to tackle separatism, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, although it is unclear what activities would constitute such crimes and what the punishment would be.   Wong