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Hong Kong Olympic Medalist Refuses Call from City Leader on TV

Hong Kong Olympian Sarah Lee Wai-sze, who won the bronze medal for women’s bicycle sprint on Sunday and brought Hong Kong’s medal total up to six, declined a congratulatory phone call from Hong Kong’s Beijing-controlled chief executive Carrie Lam while in the middle of a live television interview.

Hong Kong's Wai-Sze Lee competes in the Women's 500m time-trial Final at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris, on February 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

Hong Kong Democracy Activist Agnes Chow Released from Prison

HONG KONG (AP) – Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from jail Saturday after serving more than six months for taking part in unauthorized assemblies during massive 2019 anti-government protests that triggered a crackdown on dissent in the former British colony.

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Hong Kong Begins Full Overhaul of Election Laws to Please China

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam said on Monday that legislative elections, already postponed for a year by the coronavirus pandemic, could be delayed again while the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “reforms” the island’s electoral system to ensure only Communist loyalists can hold public office in the future.

People queue to cast their vote during the district council elections in Tseung Kwan O district in Hong Kong on November 24, 2019. - Hong Kong's voters turned out in record numbers on November 24 for local council elections that the city's pro-democracy movement hopes will pile pressure on the …

China Passes National Security Law, ‘Suffocating’ Hong Kong

China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), its rubber-stamp legislature, passed a draft law on Thursday eliminating Hong Kong’s autonomy, allowing the Communist Party to punish anyone in the nominally autonomous city for crimes such as “secession” and “acts against national security.”

Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, Thursday, May 28, 2020. China's ceremonial legislature has endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong that has strained relations with the United States and Britain. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Hong Kong Organizer Plans Socially Distant Tiananmen Square Vigil

Lee Cheuk-yan of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democrat Movements of China, organizer of an annual June 4 vigil to remember the victims of Communist China’s murderous crackdown on Tiananmen Square in 1989, said on Wednesday that this year’s event will be held in a socially distant manner due to extended coronavirus bans on large public gatherings. Lee said the coronavirus restrictions are “disproportionate” to the state of the pandemic in Hong Kong and accused the Beijing-controlled government of using the emergency to suppress dissent.

People attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on June 4, 2019, to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing. - Large crowds turned out for a mass candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on June 4 evening marking 30 years since China's bloody …