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A Hong Kong student protester pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple criminal charges over a demonstration against a pro-Beijing figure, a day after the conviction of an "Umbrella Revolution" leader was blasted by rights activists.
 
A key figure in Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" was convicted Thursday of participating in a protest that sparked mass pro-democracy rallies, in a prosecution blasted as a "chilling warning" by rights campaigners.
 
Determined publishers take on mainland China at Hong Kong book fair
Hong Kong's feisty publishing industry vowed to take on China by selling books critical of Beijing, despite the disappearances of five city booksellers, as a major annual book fair began Wednesday.
 
China warned Wednesday against Hong Kong pro-independence parties running in the city's upcoming elections as the movement gains traction among some young campaigners.
 
Protesters rally in Hong Kong on the anniversary of handover
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Friday to mark the anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China, with pro-independence groups rallying for the first time amid fears Beijing is tightening its grip.
 
Hong Kong lawmakers say residents have been left "petrified" by explosive revelations from a city bookseller about his detention in mainland China and have slammed Beijing for violating freedoms.
 
Protests in Hong Kong over bookseller detention in China
Angry protesters gathered in Hong Kong Friday after a city bookseller broke silence to reveal how he was blindfolded, interrogated and detained in China for eight months for trading titles critical of Beijing.
 
'Missing' HK bookseller speaks out over detention, says 'rights violated'
A Hong Kong bookseller known for selling titles critical of Beijing told Thursday how he was blindfolded and kept in a tiny cell by the mainland Chinese authorities after going missing eight months ago.
 
A member of a kidnap gang that abducted a Hong Kong heiress for a multimillion U.S. dollar ransom was jailed for 12 years Thursday after what the judge described as a "terrible ordeal" for the victim.
 
Lancome faces growing anger and protests in HK
Cosmetics giant Lancome closed some of its outlets in Hong Kong Wednesday as protesters gathered at a major mall after the company cancelled a concert featuring a local singer critical of China.
 
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