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Hong Kong police stand  outside the Wanchai district court in Hong Kong on Thursday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong police arrested five people on Thursday on suspicion of conspiring to publish “seditious material” with the intent of inciting public hatred(...)

Police move people on as they gather in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on Friday. Photograph:  Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images

Police blocked off a Hong Kong park to prevent people gathering to commemorate the anniversary of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on Friday an(...)

Jimmy Lai, the 72-year-old founder of Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily, wrote to his staff from jail.  Photograph: Mike Clarke/ AFP/Getty

The Hong Kong media mogul and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai has told his staff to “stand tall” in a letter from prison, days before being sentenced(...)

Pro-democracy lawmakers join hands at the start of a press conference in a Legislative Council office in Hong Kong on  Wednesday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/ AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition lawmakers said on Wednesday they would resign in protest against the dismissal of four of their colleagues from (...)

People walk past riot police  in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Billy HC Kwok/Getty Images

China’s legislature has approved a decision to force a controversial national security law on Hong Kong, in an extraordinary and unprecedented move ai(...)

A woman walks past a portrait of Chinese president Xi Jinping in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song/File Photo/Reuters

It is difficult to know the future implications of a moment in history while you are still living through it. But one of the most striking indication(...)

Police detain a woman during a protest in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong on Monday. Photograph:  Kyle Lam/Bloomberg

Fearing a bloody crackdown, tens of thousands of protesters attacked riot police on Monday who were putting a Hong Kong university campus under siege.(...)

A police officer tells journalists to move back in Wan Chai in Hong Kong, China. Photograph:  Laurel Chor/Getty

The Hong Kong teenager shot at point-blank range by a policeman was charged in court on Thursday with rioting and assaulting an officer, a case that h(...)

Men in white T-shirts with poles are seen in Yuen Long after anti-extradition bill demonstrators are attacked at a train station, in Hong Kong. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

The Hong Kong government has come under pressure from lawmakers to guarantee public security after thugs, accused of being triad criminal gang members(...)

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law after being granted bail in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Hong Kong’s highest court has freed pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail pending an appeal against their prison sentences after (...)

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