Tiananmen anniversary marked by crackdown, Hong Kong vigil ban

[ad_1] BEIJING: China tightened controls over dissidents while pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and elsewhere sought ways to mark the 31st anniversary Thursday of the crushing of the pro-democracy movement centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. That came after authorities in Hong Kong took the extraordinary move of canceling an annual candlelight vigil in the semi-autonomous … Read more Tiananmen anniversary marked by crackdown, Hong Kong vigil ban

Tensions simmer in Hong Kong as controversial anthem law back up for debate

[ad_1] HONG KONG: Hong Kong lawmakers are set to resume a debate on Wednesday over a controversial bill that would make disrespecting China’s national anthem a criminal offence, as the city ramps up for fresh protests amid simmering anti-government tensions. An annual vigil to mark the June 4, 1989, anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire … Read more Tensions simmer in Hong Kong as controversial anthem law back up for debate