Rappler's latest stories on Hong Kong security law
At least 13 leading activists appear in court on Monday, July 13, to be formally charged with 'inciting' an unlawful assembly, which carries up to 5 years in jail
(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
(UPDATED) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's offer to Hong Kongers infuriates Beijing
Here are some of the key powers granted Hong Kong authorities when conducting national security investigations
Since Beijing imposed the new security law on Hong Kong, even peaceful protests have become risky. At the occasional flash mob rallies taking place, though, sheets of blank paper have become the latest protest symbol.
The 2 join Facebook, Google, and Twitter in pausing data requests from Hong Kong authorities
'In light of recent events, we've decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong,' says the Chinese-owned firm, becoming the first major social media platform to exit the city since the law was imposed last week
Beijing's new security law says agents working for the office are exempt from Hong Kong's laws while carrying out their duties
'If the implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong were to cause any damage to our country or cause any irrational situation, we would consider counter measures,' President Tsai Ing-wen tells reporters
'The law makes me dislike China even more,' says 18-year-old student Sylvia Chang
The city's police chief will be able to control and remove online information
The UK government says it will offer Hong Kong residents a broader path to citizenship in response to the sweeping new security law for the former British territory
The order for schools to review and remove any contraband books comes two days after Hong Kong's libraries said they were also pulling titles deemed to breach the law for a review
Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian urges Canada to 'immediately correct its mistakes and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs in any way, so as to avoid further damage to China-Canada relations'
One of the provisions of the highly controversial law expands the scope of offenses to cover people outside Hong Kong, even if they are not permanent residents of the Special Administrative Region
Among the authors whose titles are no longer available are Joshua Wong, one of the city's most prominent young activists, and Tanya Chan, a well known pro-democracy lawmaker
Faced with the threat of prosecution for anything promoting greater autonomy or independence for the restless city, residents are using wordplay and even subverting Chinese Communist Party dogma to express frustration
Canada is also halting exports of sensitive military gear to Hong Kong and updating its travel advisory so Canadians traveling there will know how the law might affect them
Zheng Yanxiong – a party official best known for tackling protests on the mainland – will lead the office set up by the legislation that empowers mainland security agents to operate in Hong Kong openly for the first time
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
Rights groups and legal analysts have grave concerns, but many in the business community welcome the new Hong Kong security law as a way to restore stability
Thousands of protesters defy restrictions and take to the streets, even under Hong Kong's newly passed national security law
China has warned its students and tourists before against going to Australia
'What's so sad about it is that the Chinese regime just thinks that they can act with impunity and repressing the spirit of democracy,' Speaker Nancy Pelosi says
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 Taiwan-Hong Kong Office for Exchanges and Services in Taipei will, among other tasks, handle applications from Hong Kongers seeking to stay in Taiwan for 'political reasons'
'What's this got to do with you?' says Zhang Xiaoming of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs office of the State Council
The law gives Beijing jurisdiction over cases, secret trials without jury, and a national security agency
(UPDATED) Democracy advocates have long used the July 1 anniversary to hold large rallies as popular anger towards Beijing swells – although this year's event was banned for the first time in 17 years
Signatories include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, and 15 European Union states including the Netherlands and Sweden
'No matter whether violence has been used, or the threat of violence used, leaders or serious offenders will be sentenced for life imprisonment or a minimum of 10 years in jail,' the law says
Carrie Lam insists that 'the law will not affect Hong Kong's renowned judicial independence'
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.
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
(UPDATED) Veteran pro-Beijing politician Tam Yiu-chung believes some prosecutions alleging foreign interference, or cases involving diplomatic issues, could be handled by China's central government
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
HSBC's support for China's proposed Hong Kong security law angers business and political circles in Britain
HSBC and Standard Chartered express support for the highly controversial security law China is pushing in Hong Kong
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
The US, Britain, Canada, and Australia lead criticism of the planned law, which would punish secession, subversion of state power, terrorism, and acts that endanger national security
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Chinese students 'shouldn't be here in our schools spying'
(UPDATED) China makes the security law a top priority at its annual National People's Congress session, after huge pro-democracy protests rocked the financial hub for 7 months in 2019
(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
Video shot on Sunday shows a man with blood on his face scrambling to escape some half a dozen protesters who were kicking and hitting him with umbrellas
In separate statements, the European Union, Britain, Australia, Canada, and the US , urge China not to pass the proposed Hong Kong security law
Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says she 'firmly' believes the law is aimed at 'effectively preventing and curbing actions that seriously endanger national security'