Protests erupted in June 2019 across Hong Kong over a now-axed extradition bill. They escalated into sometimes violent displays of dissent against police behaviour, amid calls for democracy and anger over Beijing’s encroachment.

LATEST NEWS & VIEWS ON THE 2019 PROTEST MOVEMENT

Hong Kong anti-graft body probes district councillor over refusal to assist supporters of Article 23 security law

Hong Kong’s anti-corruption body has investigated a pro-democracy district councillor after he vowed to refuse assistance to citizens who support the enactment of the Article 23 national security law, the politician revealed in a Facebook post. The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) staff questioned Islands District Council member Wong Chun-yeung on Wednesday about his Facebook […]

In Pictures: Chinese-Australian artist Badiucao wins 2020 Havel Prize for political satire cartoons

Chinese-Australian satirical cartoonist Badiucao has won the 2020 Havel Prize for his creative artwork. His work – often featured by HKFP – takes aim at the Chinese Communist Party and often expresses support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. In the official announcement last week, organisers – the Human Rights Foundation – praised Badiucao for creating […]

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

On being continually doxxed, defamed and harassed by Communist Party allies

Since last June, when nearly identical articles about me first appeared in Chinese Communist Party-owned Wen Wei Po and Ta Kung Pao, I have been continually doxxed and defamed by pro-CCP media. As I mentioned in a recent column, these attacks have come in waves, peaking again recently. I sense that, beyond those involved in […]

Hong Kong police violated int’l humanitarian laws – the world must act

By Darren Mann One of the many consequences of the current pandemic has been a recognition of the essential place of healthcare workers in society. For many weeks, we have been applauding them in a weekly ritual. Contrast these sentiments with what is happening to nurses, doctors and allied-health professionals in Hong Kong — a […]

FEATURES

‘Even with handcuffs, I feel at peace’: Pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai says Apple Daily won’t change, but no more protest activism

Pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai says he is prepared to sacrifice anything for Hong Kong and his embattled newspaper Apple Daily will keep speaking out under the Beijing-imposed national security law, but it will steer clear of protest activism. The paper, he said, would keep going until the day its operation is no longer possible, […]

Exclusive: Beijing’s ‘red line’ is constantly shifting, says Hong Kong’s jailed ex-lawmaker Baggio Leung

“If suffering is necessary on the journey to human civilisation, then I will calmly face up to the suffering,” disqualified Hong Kong lawmaker Baggio Leung told HKFP, hours before he began a prison term for trying to enter the Legislative Council despite being barred. On Wednesday, the Court of Appeal rejected the 34-year-old politician’s appeal […]

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FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHY

HKFP Lens: Photojournalist Dominic Chiu’s Hong Kong protest juxtapositions

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests which erupted last June over an ill-fated extradition bill. Photojournalist Dominic Chiu captured significant moments over the past year where words and pictures met, often creating accidental and intentional juxtapositions. “A year of unrest has passed for Hong Kong,” Chiu told HKFP. “During […]

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