Rappler's latest stories on Hong Kong protests
(UPDATED) 'Under the vicious national security law, many people worried if such participation would risk violating the law but many people still came out,' says organizer and legal scholar Benny Tai
Despite assurances from Beijing that political freedoms would not be hindered, many Hong Kongers delete digital references of their opposition to China's ruling Communist Party
'I have already left Hong Kong and continue the advocacy work on the international level,' Law says in a short English message to journalists, declining to say which country he has gone to
Thousands of protesters defy restrictions and take to the streets, even under Hong Kong's newly passed national security law
The group says offenses 'are capable of being applied in a manner that is arbitrary, and that disproportionately interferes with fundamental rights, including the freedom of conscience, expression and assembly'
Hong Kong police say they arrested at least 180 people on Wednesday, July 1 – including 7 under a new national security law – as thousands of protesters defy a ban to rally on the anniversary of the city's handover to China
The vote comes as China presses forward with a security law that would enforce punishment over subversion and other perceived threats in Hong Kong
Ridicule of the powerful is ingrained in Hong Kong's culture, aided by Cantonese, a language often riotously colorful in its insults. But that is something Hong Kongers believe Beijing is determined to stamp out.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen says she had warned the Chinese leaders that Hong Kong owes its economic success to its autonomy from Beijing
Chinese state media Xinhua says the eventual law would criminalize 'secession, subversion of state power, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces' that endanger security.
Tsai's government will cover 'necessary expenses' for those who come to Taiwan because their freedom and safety are under threat, says Chen Ming-tong, chairman of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council
A draft of the controversial national security bill is submitted to the country's top lawmaking body and could be approved as soon as Saturday, June 20
Thousands answer online calls to gather at 8:00 pm in local malls and neighborhoods to chant pro-democracy slogans and sing 'Glory to Hong Kong' – a protest anthem that became hugely popular during the turmoil
(UPDATED) Some 2.9 million people – anyone born before 1997 – are eligible for BN(O) status and Britain has said any citizenship plan will also include them
Prosecutors add rioting – a colonial-era law that carries up to 10 years in prison – to existing charges against prominent pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong
(UPDATED) A year later, protesters are on the back foot with Beijing planning to impose a sweeping law banning subversion, secession, terrorism, and foreign interference
'Today, we are breathless, but we cannot be breathless for too long, for we may not have anything left to fight for and anything left to fight with'
The current trickle of those leaving Hong Kong could become an exodus after Beijing announces plans to impose a sweeping national security law here in response to the protests
Open discussion of the brutal suppression, in which hundreds if not thousands are believed to have been killed, is forbidden in mainland China
(UPDATED) Police arrest some demonstrators in one shopping area, in scenes reminiscent of 7 months of violent protests in 2019, although they allow the main rally to proceed
(UPDATED) Lawmakers approve the bill with 41 in favor and one against, but the 75-seat chamber's pro-democracy faction refuses to vote and instead shouts slogans denouncing the law
(UPDATED) This year's service is banned on public health grounds because of the coronavirus pandemic, with barricades surrounding Victoria Park, the traditional ceremony venue, and police patrolling nearby
The United States and Britain have enraged Beijing with their criticism of planned national security legislation that critics fear would destroy the semi-autonomous city's limited freedoms
In parliament, Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says he has reached out to intelligence-sharing allies Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada about contingency plans
(UPDATED) Both Chinese and Hong Kong officials seize on the unrest gripping the US in their propaganda drive to justify their own crackdown on pro-democracy protests and the national security law plans
Police reject permission for this year's rally saying it would 'constitute a major threat to the life and health of the general public'
The US president attacks China over its treatment of the former British colony, saying it was 'diminishing the city's longstanding and proud status'
At the most drastic, Trump could abolish all special commercial privileges and treat the financial hub as any other Chinese city
Hong Kong police say nearly 9,000 people have been arrested since the often violent protests kicked off last June with 1,600 proceeding to trial so far
'This is another example of the Chinese Communist Party's fear of transparency and international accountability for its actions,' Washington's UN mission says
(UPDATED) 'No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China, given facts on the ground,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
'The cabinet will come up with a Hong Kong humanitarian assistance action plan...to provide complete planning for Hong Kong people's residency, accommodation and care,' says Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen
(UPDATED) In a statement police say they 'respect the right of residents to express their views peacefully, but it must be carried out legally'
Trump promises a 'very interesting' US response within days
Pro-democracy activists say China's proposed national security law spells the end of the one country, two system agreement
Beijing wants to enact legislation banning 'seccession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference' in the international finance hub after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests last year
China plans to impose a national security law on the city's financial hub, with the Hong Kong security chief backing it as needed in defeating 'terrorism'
The statement is part of a flurry of coordinated messages from the city's different security services embracing the law
(3rd UPDATE) Police say at least 180 people were arrested on Sunday, May 24, majority in Causeway Bay and Wan Chai districts
(UPDATED) '#HongKong has been the safe harbor for dissent; it's the light, the conscience, the voice that speaks truth to an increasingly powerful China,' tweets Maya Wang, senior China researcher for Human Rights Watch
Pro-democracy lawmaker Tanya Chan says the city is now in a 'very delicate and sensitive situation'
Police say 230 people between the ages of 12 and 65 were arrested on various charges including unlawful assembly, assaulting a police officer, and failing to produce identity documents
Hong Kong police use pepper spray to disperse protesters last Friday, May 1, after a largely peaceful public holiday
Except for arrests and a riot in some places, most gatherings on this unusual Labor Day were small and without incident
Small protests have bubbled up in the past week and activists are hoping to use May Day to muster numbers once more
The pro-democracy camp wants to stop a bill that criminalizes disrespecting China's national anthem
Lam Wing-kee is 1 of 5 booksellers from Causeway Bay Books publishing salacious titles about China's leaders. Lam vanished and then resurfaced in custody on the mainland in 2015.
Police arrest 15 prominent activists on charges linked to last year's demonstrations. Those detained were not masked protesters who often violently clashed with police, but rather some of the city's best-known moderates.
Among those arrested is media tycoon Jimmy Lai, founder of anti-establishment tabloid Apple Daily
Hong Kong police say they also arrested and charged along with Lai, veteran pro-democracy activists Lee Cheuk Yan and Yeung Sum