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Jimmy Lai’s Hong Kong lawyers deny association with ‘int’l legal team’ that met with British minister

The local legal team representing jailed Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai in his high-profile national security trial has said it is not “professionally associated” with an international group of lawyers who reportedly met with a UK minister over Lai’s case. Hong Kong law firm Robertsons Solicitors issued a statement on Friday night after the…

Proposed Lantau artificial islands project slammed for HK$580 billion price tag, local transport needs

A massive development project off Lantau Island could have “incalculable” ecological impacts, a Hong Kong research group has said after the estimated price tag for the proposed artificial islands ballooned to HK$580 billion. Consequences of the development of the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands could include coastal erosion and the destruction of marine habitats, Liber…

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Winning hearts and minds: mission impossible for Hong Kong’s new leader and his national security agenda?

Election campaigns and their enthusiasts everywhere are always full of extravagant promises and idealistic goals. Hong Kong is no exception — even under its new national security regime and the revamped election system designed to keep everyone but “safe” patriots out of the competition. Under these circumstances, the much-repeated aim of “bringing us together” –…

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Work as usual, then tears as Hong Kong’s Citizen News bids farewell

Almond Li had only joined Citizen News for three weeks when the media outlet announced it was closing. The 27-year-old was so new to the company that she didn’t even have business cards or a press pass printed yet. “I’ll miss the people the most. They were the most fun, genuine, sincere people I’ve ever…

Shifting narratives: How the Hong Kong gov’t attitude to July 1 protest organiser soured over the years

Hong Kong’s umbrella pro-democracy protest coalition the Civil Human Rights Front announced its final shut down on Sunday. The decision to draw the curtain came after the city’s police chief said some protests it organised in recent years may have violated the national security law, even though the group had – for years – cooperated…

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