Hong Kong leader defends crackdown on pro-democracy tabloid

Carrie Lam slams criticism of moves against Apple Daily as attempt to ‘beautify’ acts that endanger national security. Hong Kong’s leader has defended a crackdown on the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper, insisting that the arrest of senior editors and a freeze on its assets did not amount to an attack on press freedom. Carrie Lam’s […]

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Photos: Hong Kong democracy activists ‘starting over’ in the UK

“This is not immigration, this is exile!” Many Hong Kongers who have left the territory since China imposed the sweeping National Security Law (NSL) nearly a year ago are unsure of when – or ever – they will be able to go home. Pro-democracy activists and elected politicians have come under increasing pressure since demonstrations […]

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Cryptocurrency exchanges explore ways to enter India

Global digital currency exchanges are exploring ways to set up in India, following in the footsteps of market leader Binance, industry sources told Reuters, while the government in New Delhi dithers over introducing a law that could ban cryptocurrencies. Opponents of the potential ban say it would stifle the economic power of a tech-savvy, young […]

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Hong Kong police detain democracy leader on Tiananmen anniversary: Report

Hong Kong police detained prominent democracy activist Chow Hang-tung on Friday morning, with authorities determined to prevent any protests on the anniversary of Beijing’s deadly Tiananmen crackdown. Four people identified themselves as plainclothes police officers to Chow outside her office building in the city’s Central district and said they were arresting her, according to an […]

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