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

Covid-19: Hong Kong to extend social distancing measures to National Day amid online calls for protest

Hong Kong’ government is to extend the current coronavirus social distancing measures until China’s National Day on October 1, amid online calls for a protest march on that day. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday the Covid-19 pandemic in Hong Kong has eased gradually after a third wave of infections in July. But she said […]

Protest anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ will survive despite tough new security law and ban in schools, composer says

Glory to Hong Kong – a song which won fame worldwide as the anthem of the city’s pro-democracy protest movement – is one year old. And its composer believes it will always resonate with Hongkongers, despite an outright ban in schools following the enactment of a sweeping national security law. On September 8 last year, […]

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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