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 (...)

Jimmy Lai, centre, who founded local newspaper Apple Daily, is arrested by police officers at his home in Hong Kong on Monday. Photograph: AP

More than 200 Hong Kong police and detectives swooped on the offices of an independent newspaper on Monday and arrested pro-democracy media tycoon(...)

Cars wait to cross the border at Gold Coast Highway checkpoint on the Gold Coast, Australia. Photograph: Albert Perez/EPA

An Australian state is toughening its punishments for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantine rules, including up to six months in jail. The m(...)

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Chinese-owned TikTok announced on Tuesday that it will exit the Hong Kong market after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on the city. A(...)

Protesters hold flags that read ‘Hong Kong Independence’ during a protest in Causeway Bay district, in Hong Kong. Photograph: Roy Liu/Bloomberg

Leading Hong Kong lawyers are warning of a stark new era of mainland justice as they digest the full impact of China’s new national security law impos(...)

Senior Hong Kong government officials lashed out on Saturday at moves by US president Donald Trump to strip the city of its special status in a bid to punish China for imposing national security laws on the global financial hub. Photograph: Anthony Wallace / AFP via Getty Images

Senior Hong Kong government officials lashed out on Saturday at moves by US president Donald Trump to strip the city of its special status in a bid t(...)

Simran Lalwani in a low-risk ward in a Hong Kong hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. Photograph: Christina Simons for The New York Times

The images looked benign: a hand dangling chopsticks over a bowl of soup, a young man giving a thumbs up, a woman reclining in a bed at Ikea. But the(...)

South Korean soldiers from the Armed Force CBR Defense Command wearing protective gear enter a building for disinfection work at a closed apartment complex after 46 residents were confirmed to have the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Daegu, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap / AFP / South Korea OUT  via Getty Images

From Singapore to South Korea, countries across Asia have been mobilising for weeks in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Some have (...)

 Protesters are seen in the  Hong Kong Polytechnic University  on Wednesday, the fourth day of a stand-off with police in Hong Kong. Photograph: EPA

Several Hong Kong schoolchildren in uniform were arrested on Wednesday morning, following calls from activists to “paralyse the whole of the city” dur(...)

 A diver from Hong Kong’s fire services department emerges after inspecting a sewage tunnel suspected to have been used by anti-government protesters to escape Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Photograph: Laurel Chor/Getty Images

Scores of protesters were still holed up in a tense siege in a Hong Kong university on Tuesday after many surrendered overnight, including more than 2(...)

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