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Security At NBA Game Confiscates Pro-Hong Kong Signs From Fans

Security at a Wednesday night NBA game between the Washington Wizards and Guangzhou Long Lions confiscated signs that read “Free Hong Kong” and “Google: Uyghurs” from several game attendees. Wizards spokesman Scott Hall confirmed the incident to Fox News, stating, “The building security staff removed signs tonight in accordance with Capital One Arena’s long-standing Signs, Banners, Posters, and Flag Policy. ...

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Hong Kong Government Deploys Law Banning Face Masks

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam use emergency powers at a news conference Friday to deploy a rare law banning the use of facemasks amid high tensions across the region. The move comes after four days of peaceful and violent demonstrations — including the officer-involved shooting of an 18-year-old student protester — took place between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 ...

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Hong Kong Police Unload Live Rounds On Protesters, Shoot 18-Year-Old: Report |

A young Hong Kong protester was shot by police Tuesday during a protest against China’s celebration of 70 years under communism, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Demonstrations, which have been ongoing since Saturday, escalated Tuesday night with fires, tear gas, street fights and at least 30 arrests. More than 40% of the region’s train stations shut down, ...

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Police Fire Tear Gas, As Hongkongers Protest Anniversary Of Chinese Communist Rule |

Hong Kong police responded to escalating weekend protests against China’s 70th anniversary of communist rule by making more than 150 arrests, firing teargas and using a water cannon. Demonstrators set fires, smashed windows at subway stations and threw bricks at police, according to The Washington Post on Monday. “If they respect us, then we will respect them,” a 28-year-old protester ...

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Hong Kong Protesters Call On Trump To Liberate The City

Protesters in Hong Kong reportedly called for the assistance of President Donald Trump in liberating the city, as demonstrators marched to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday. The march started at the Chater Garden public park in Hong Kong’s business district, then moved towards the U.S. consulate in the city, CNN reports. Protesters planned to present a letter to the U.S. ...

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Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill That Ignited Summer-Long Protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdrew the implementation of an extradition bill that ignited a summer of peaceful and violent protests throughout the region. The bill would have allowed Hong Kong criminal suspects to be extradited and tried in mainland China, which many Hongkongers interpreted as an intrusion on the region’s independent government system. “The government will formally withdraw the ...

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Just Like the Green Movement in Iran, There Is Much the US Can Do To Aid Freedom in Hong Kong

Among the headlines the mainstream media is pushing, hidden in the middle toward the bottom, is the news about the freedom fighters protesting in Hong Kong. Just as with the Green Movement that sought the overthrow of the oppressive Islamofascist mullahs in Iran, the United States has an opportunity to advance freedom in the world by aiding those who are ...

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Tech Is Fueling the Hong Kong Movement. An Insider Told Us How, and Why It’s a Huge Step for Freedom

Over the past two months, Hong Kong has roared into global headlines. Its seven million citizens have increasingly taken to the streets (and the capital building, and the airport) to protest China’s move to decrease the city-state’s autonomy, set off by a proposed bill that would allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be extradited to mainland China. Pro-democracy activist ...

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China Sends Letter To More Than 30 Foreign News Outlets Urging More ‘Objective’ HK Reporting

China sent a letter to foreign news outlets Thursday urging journalists to be more “objective” and “impartial” in their reporting of the Hong Kong protests that have been ongoing since June. Protesters in Hong Kong have reached their 12th consecutive week of demonstrations against an extradition bill that would send criminal suspects in Hong Kong to mainland China for trial, ...

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‘Stop Meddling In Hong Kong Affairs’: China Acknowledges Detention Of Missing Hong Kong British Consulate Employee

China acknowledged the detention of a Hong Kong British consulate employee Wednesday who was reported missing to police Aug. 9. Simon Cheng’s family said the 28-year-old did not return from a business trip to Shenzhen Aug. 8 in a Wednesday Facebook post, saying, “We feel very helpless and are worried sick about Simon. We hope Simon can return to Hong ...

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Twitter Reveals A Large State-Backed Chinese Misinformation Campaign Targeting Hong Kong

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Twitter disclosed more than 900 accounts originating from within China that deliberately attempted to promote disinformation in Hong Kong as activists engage in pro-democracy demonstrations in the region. The company’s disclosure consists of 936 accounts originating from inside the communist country. Twitter said in a blog post Monday that it has “reliable evidence to support that this is a coordinated ...

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Twitter, Blocked In China, Takes Ad Dollars From State Run Chinese Media

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Twitter is promoting tweets from China’s largest state news agency that depict pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as violent. The social media company is promoting the tweets even though Twitter is officially banned from China. Facebook, Instagram, Google, YouTube, Tumblr and Snapchat are also prohibited from doing business in the communist country. Pinboard, the bookmarking service entrepreneur and social critic ...

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Hong Kong Demonstration Draws Crowd Of More Than 1.7 Million Against Government Orders

Hong Kong protest organizer Civil Human Rights Front estimates more than 1.7 million people gathered in the rain Sunday for the region’s 11th consecutive week of demonstrations. Government officials told protesters to stay in Victoria Park, but the large, pro-democracy crowd eventually took to the streets to protest an extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals in Hong Kong to ...

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