Yesterday

Hong Kong democracy activist Edward Leung released from prison

Hong Kong activist Edward Leung, 30, who first used one of the most popular protest chants of the 2019 pro-democracy demonstrations and the first slogan to be declared illegal under a national security law, was released from prison on Wednesday. Read more on reuters.com


Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong’s sentence for 2020 Tiananmen vigil cut by 4 months following appeal

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will see his combined prison sentences related to three convictions reduced by four months, shortening his time spent behind bars to 23.5 months after his appeal agai… Read more on hongkongfp.com


Hang Seng retains upside as China pledges policy support while Alibaba slips

Local stocks log early gains, shrugging off losses elsewhere in regional markets, as China’s central bank signals it’s ready to deploy more tools to support the economy Read more on scmp.com


Kung fu master Sin wants to run Hong Kong as leadership race looms

Hong Kong kung fu master and film producer Checkley Sin Kwok Lam said on Wednesday he intended to run in the city’s leadership race, a surprise move that comes as incumbent leader Carrie Lam has yet to confirm whether she will run for a second term. Read more on reuters.com


Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung released after serving 4 years in jail

Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung has been released from prison on Lantau Island, after spending four years at a top security facility for taking part in a riot in 2016. The 30-year-old … Read more on hongkongfp.com



This week

Hong Kong police charge two former aircrew over Covid rules

If convicted, the two former flight attendants could face up to six months in prison. Read more on bbc.co.uk


China stocks rally as policy easing bets spur energy, material producers

Mainland stocks are headed for the biggest rally in six weeks appear as China’s economic slowdown strengthens expectations for further policy and market-friendly measures. Equities in Hong Kong erase earlier gains. Read more on scmp.com


Tensions rise between Hong Kong activists and mainland China

Benedict Rogers, Hong Kong Watch, joins Shep Smith to discuss the changes in Hong Kong since China tightened its grip on the territory. Read more on cnbc.com


Hang Seng slips as tech pullback on China GDP while Macau casinos soar

Stocks slip as Alibaba Group and Chinese tech peers drag the benchmark Hang Seng Index lower on China dta. Macau casino operators offer a bright spot following a regulatory boost on late Friday. Read more on scmp.com


How well can Hong Kong’s affluent lawmakers represent ordinary residents?

Not-so-diverse Legco raises questions about lawmakers’ ability to reflect views of ordinary Hongkongers. Read more on scmp.com


Hong Kong court jails 7 for up to 40 months for rioting during 2019 PolyU siege

Nine people have been sentenced after being convicted of rioting at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during the 2019 protests and unrest. Seven have been jailed for to up to three years and… Read more on hongkongfp.com



Last week

Expats eye escape from Hong Kong as China’s Covid restrictions bite

The next time you feel like complaining about Britain’s Covid quarantine rules, spare a thought for expatriates living in Hong Kong. There, if you are suspected Read more on thetimes.co.uk


Hong Kong extends tough Covid measures into Lunar New Year, inc. 6pm dine-in ban; cancels flower markets

The extension of the restrictions means that the city will not be able to dine out to celebrate the Lunar New Year, which begins on February 1. Read more on hongkongfp.com


Hang Seng snaps rally as China funds sell tech stocks, Macau casinos slide

Stocks decline before an official report signalling slowing growth in China’s external trade. Mainland funds turned net sellers on several Hong Kong-listed stocks on Thursday as the tech rally lost steam. Read more on scmp.com


Expatriates rally for Hong Kong press freedom across UK, as scuffle ‘severely condemned’ by Chinese embassy

Hongkongers living in the UK have organised a series of human chain protests and assemblies in 11 cities. It followed a national security police raid on Stand News and the arrest of seven people co… Read more on hongkongfp.com