Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong (left), Alex Chow (centre) and Nathan Law talk to journalists outside Hong Kong’s court of final appeal on Tuesday. Photograph:  Alex Hofford/EPA

Hong Kong’s highest court freed three young leaders of the city’s pro-democracy movement on Tuesday, including the public face of the protests, Joshua(...)

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong (left) and Raphael Wong being escorted in a prison van leaving the high court after sentencing in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to a second jail term of three months for his “leading” role in the 2014 Umbrella Movemen(...)

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 (...)

 An activist  argues with the police during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Hong Kong marked 20 years since the handover of power over the territory from Britain to China on Saturday with a spectacular fireworks display in Vic(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping and his wife  Peng Liyuan are greeted on arrival at  Hong Kong International Airport  on Thursday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong at the start of his first visit as Chinese president, during a visit to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of the form(...)

Activists Raphael Wong Ho-ming  and Tanya Chan Suk-Chong   enter a police station ahead of their arrest in Hong Kong on March 27th, 2017. Photograph: Jayne Russell/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong opposition democrats are alarmed at the timing of a police decision to push prosecution of leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy protests, known(...)

Hong Kong’s new leader Carrie Lam has a reputation as a safe pair of hands. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Civil servant Carrie Lam has been chosen as Hong Kong’s first female leader after an elite election committee weighted in Beijing’s favour gave her a (...)

Rioters throw bricks at police in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

There was chaos on the streets on Hong Kong during the three-day Chinese New Year holiday after police fired warning shots and used pepper spray on st(...)

Peter Dahlin, Swedish co-founder of the NGO Chinese Urgent Action Working Group, in a video released by China Central Television. Dahlin became the first foreigner to make what rights activists say was a coerced confession on state TV on charges relating to subversion.  Photograph: CCTV/AP Video

Overseas rights activists, Hong Kong publishers of salacious books about Communist leaders, business journalists reporting the stock market slide, as (...)

Hong Kong University students, faculty members and staff take part in a protest on Tuesday  after the university’s governing council rejected the appointment of pro-democracy professor  Johannes Chan Man-mun as a pro-vice-chancellor. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

Umbrella Revolution. Occupy Central. Umbrella Movement. The protest went by many names and they were heady days a year ago, when Hong Kong felt the s(...)

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