Carrie Lam

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 …

Hong Kong Hospital Workers Strike as Government Refuses to Close Border to Coronavirus

Hong Kong healthcare workers launched a five-day strike as threatened on Monday to protest their government’s refusal to completely seal the border with China until the coronavirus epidemic is under control. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam responded by announcing more travel restrictions, closing down all land crossings except the bridges to Shenzhen and Zhuhai.

HONG KONG, CHINA - FEBRUARY 03: Protesters hold placards during a rally supporting a strike in the medical industry to demand the government shut the city's border with China to reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading on February 3, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong has 15 confirmed …