Democracy

Joshua Wong: The teenager who defied China

Joshua Wong was one of the faces of Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution and now he has drawn a roadmap for democracy.

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong student leader to plead guilty

Pro-democracy leader of the 'Umbrella Movement' to not fight charge of obstructing justice in 2014 demonstrations.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to plead guilty

Asia Pacific

Lam sworn in as new Hong Kong leader amid protests

Hong Kong marks 20th anniversary of return to Chinese rule but over 100,000 protesters expected to take to the streets.

Carrie Lam sworn in as Hong Kong's new leader

Hong Kong

Hong Kong-China tension: Sheung Shui, a frontline town

How a once sleepy Hong Kong border town became a site of anti-mainland sentiment and a hotbed of localism.

Hong Kong-China tension: Sheung Shui, a frontline town

Asia

Hong Kong activists hold protest before Xi trip

Protesters drape black flag over a symbolic statue days before visit by Xi Jinping marking 20 years since the handover.

Hong Kong activists hold China protest before Xi trip

Asia Pacific

Many struggle over China’s extended fishing ban

Beijing’s annual fishing ban on all Chinese waters has been extended in a bid to revive depleting fish stocks.

Asia

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists appear in court

The activists charged for their role in the Umbrella Movement have criticised the case as an attack on free speech.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists appear in court

Asia Pacific

China-backed Carrie Lam voted Hong Kong leader

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's former deputy chief and Beijing's choice, elected as city's new leader, Chinese media report.

Asia Pacific

New leader for divided Hong Kong as China looks on

Electoral Committee begins vote counting in deeply divided city, with some fearful of China curtailing its freedoms.

Opinion

Hong Kong's election: A vote without voters

Although an election committee will choose Hong Kong's new Chief Executive, the vote has caused much debate in the city.

Yuen Chan

by Yuen Chan

Yuen Chan

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong’s chief executive to be elected through secret ballot

In a secret ballot on Sunday, an election committee of almost 1,200 members will choose which one of three candidates – all of whom are former public servants – will be Hong Kong’s new chief executive.

Edward Snowden

Asylum seekers pay price for sheltering Edward Snowden

At least four asylum seekers who hosted the US whistle-blower in Hong Kong say they have been targeted.

Asylum seekers pay price for sheltering Edward Snowden

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong ex-leader Tsang sentenced to 20 months

Tsang sentenced to 20 months in prison for corruption, becoming Hong Kong's highest-ranking official to be jailed.

Hong Kong ex-leader Donald Tsang jailed for corruption

Corruption

Former Hong Kong leader found guilty of corruption

Donald Tsang, who faces up to seven years in prison, is the most senior official to be found guilty in a criminal trial.

Donald Tsang found guilty of corruption

Asia

Jitters in Hong Kong over tycoon's disappearance

Reported abduction of Xiao Jianhua by Chinese agents unnerves businessmen with links to semi-autonomous territory.

Jitters in Hong Kong over billionaire's disappearance