Hong Kong democracy

  • 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
  • Hong Kong leader announces withdrawal of controversial extradition bill
    Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a news conference in Hong Kong on September 3, 2019. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)   HONG KONG, SEPTEMBER 4 (Reuters):  Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of an extradition bill that triggered months of unrest and threw the Chinese-ruled city into its worst crisis in decades, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.   The announcement, in an internal meeting with