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Protest against a land reclamation and waste transfer station project in Hong Kong.

REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hard Numbers: HK “protest,” Lebanese time warp, US Veep in Africa, Taiwan’s few friends, straight outta Helsinki

80: That’s how many Hong Kongers joined the first authorized protest in the territory since China passed a sweeping national security law in 2020. Demonstrators were obliged to show numbered tags on lanyards and were not allowed to wear masks during the demonstration against a land reclamation and rubbish processing project, where attendance was restricted to 100 participants.

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a DNC meeting in Philadelphia.

REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

Hard Numbers: Dems done with Joe, Nigerian lawmaker gets kidney beaned, Hong Kong trial begins, child marriage crackdown in India

37: Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that “run” in your hand? Only 37% of registered Democrats think President Joe Biden should seek reelection in 2024, according to a new AP-NORC poll. That’s down from 52% last fall. Biden’s numbers are particularly bad among younger voters — less than a quarter of Dems between 18-44 want more Joe.

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Jailed HK activist suspected of violating city's new security law

January 08, 2021 5:00 AM

HONG KONG • Joshua Wong, one of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists who is serving a 13½-month jail sentence for illegal assembly, is suspected of violating the city's national security law, according to a notice on his Facebook account.

HK activists' arrest draws widespread condemnation

January 08, 2021 5:00 AM

HONG KONG • The Hong Kong authorities awoke to a chorus of international condemnation yesterday following the mass arrest of pro-democracy opposition figures under a draconian national security law that Beijing imposed on the finance hub.

Jailed Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong arrested for 'subversion': police source

January 07, 2021 2:01 PM

Wong is currently serving a sentence of 13 and a half months for his role in organising pro-democracy protests.

Hong Kong teen jailed four months for China flag insult and unlawful assembly

December 29, 2020 6:11 PM

Tony Chung, 19, was convicted for throwing the Chinese flag to the ground during scuffles outside Hong Kong's legislature in May 2019

Media tycoon charged under security law

December 12, 2020 5:00 AM

HONG KONG • Hong Kong democracy activist and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 73, has been charged under the city's national security law on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces, his Apple Daily newspaper reported yesterday, citing a police source.

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow denied bail after landmark sentencing

December 09, 2020 1:44 PM

Chow was jailed on Dec 2 along with Joshua Wong for their roles in an unlawful rally near police headquarters in 2019.

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