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Pro-democracy lawmakers defy China at Hong Kong oath taking
A swearing-in ceremony to kick off Hong Kong's legislative session descended into farce Wednesday as newly elected pro-democracy lawmakers intentionally mangled their oaths in a show of defiance against Beijing.
 
A Hong Kong court jailed a protester Thursday in the first sentence handed down over a riot that erupted in February and saw violent clashes in the city fueled by anti-China sentiment.
 
Hong Kong activist is deported from Thailand 'at request of China'
Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was on Wednesday deported from junta-run Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, as supporters blamed China for his detention.
 
Hong Kong activist held in Thailand 'at China's request'
Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was stopped from entering junta-run Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, an official said Wednesday, as supporters blamed China for his detention.
 
HK police fire shots in rare knife attack, three injured
Three people were injured Sunday after Hong Kong police fired shots to stop a knife attack on a man, in a rare case of violent street crime in one of Asia's safest cities.
 
Hong Kong's leader called on the city to unite behind its current political system Saturday in the face of increasing calls for independence from mainland China, as protesters were bundled from the auditorium where he was speaking.
 
Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters holding yellow umbrellas held three minutes' silence outside the city's government offices Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of mass protests challenging Beijing.
 
Hong Kong police have arrested more than 2,000 people in raids on suspected criminal triad gangs, with the city's underworld in the spotlight after a lawmaker received death threats.
 
Hong Kong police Wednesday arrested six people with suspected triad links over death threats to a newly-elected lawmaker who advocates greater autonomy from China.
 
China said Tuesday it had secured the return of a corruption suspect from France, the first such case since the two countries signed an extradition treaty that took effect in 2015.
 
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