US lawmakers urge sanctions on China’s Xinjiang chief over abuse and detention of Uighur...

A broad group of US lawmakers on Wednesday called for sanctions against China’s top official in the Xinjiang region over alleged abuses — including mass...

Rights groups concerned as Singapore mulls 10-year prison terms to fight ‘fake news’

Singapore proposed tough new measures to combat “fake news” Monday including a maximum 10-year jail term, saying they were necessary to protect national security but...

‘Catch-all’ computer offence does not apply to a person using own device, Hong Kong’s...

Hong Kong’s top court ruled on Thursday that section 161 of the Crimes Ordinance – “access to a computer with criminal or dishonest intent”...

Chinese woman arrested at Trump resort with malware on USB drive

A Chinese woman carrying multiple cellphones and a thumb drive containing malware was arrested on Saturday at US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in...

Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam refuses to say if she trusts mainland’s legal system,...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has refused to answer a lawmaker’s question over whether she trusts the mainland legal system. The government’s amendments to Hong...

Gov’t to amend fugitive rules

The Government is looking into a system to ensure that no fugitive offenders can stay in Hong Kong, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng said...

Law change plugs loophole

The Government proposed amendments to extradition laws because there is a loophole in the existing legal framework that needs to be plugged, Chief Executive...

New extradition law would enable China to capture journalists in Hong Kong, warns media...

The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) has said that an update to Hong Kong’s extradition laws could enable China to get hold of journalists...

Former chair of China’s Xinjiang region Nur Bekri arrested for graft

A former chairman of the government of China’s troubled northwest region of Xinjiang, an ethnic Uighur, has been arrested for graft, national prosecutors said Tuesday. Nur...

Hong Kong’s talk of ‘loophole’ in current extradition law is misleading, says Bar Association

Hong Kong’s professional body of barristers has singled out top government officials, saying some of them have misled the public over there being a...

Gov’t to explain law changes

The Government will explain to lawmakers in detail its proposed amendments to extradition laws, Secretary for Security John Lee said.   Speaking to reporters today, Mr...

Arbitral proceeding pact signed

Hong Kong today signed an arrangement with the Mainland on interim measures in aid of arbitral proceedings.   The pact was signed by Secretary for Justice...

Fugitive bill to table at LegCo

The Fugitive Offenders & Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 will be tabled to the Legislative Council tomorrow for scrutiny,...

Ex-Hong Kong police chief who oversaw Occupy appointed vice-chair of China’s narcotics control authority

Former police commissioner Andy Tsang has been tapped for the role of vice-chairman of the National Narcotics Control Commission (NNCC) – a rare instance of...

Fugitive bill to table LegCo

The Fugitive Offenders & Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 will be tabled to the Legislative Council tomorrow for scrutiny,...

Hong Kong land protesters allege assault inside police van, seek HK$889,000 in damages

Hong Kong activists have asked a court to award them HK$889,000 in damages after they accused officers of beating them up inside a police...

Hong Kong will not postpone China extradition law plan despite legal challenge, says Chief...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said her government will not postpone its plans to update the China extradition law, despite a legal challenge. Joseph Lau,...

Deception cases increase

Secretary for Security John Lee said the Police will step up publicity against scams after deception cases rose 18% year-on-year to 8,372 in 2018.   Speaking to the...

2 die in Yau Ma Tei accident

Two men, aged 54 and 59, died in a traffic accident in Yau Ma Tei today.   At about 10.25am, a bus was travelling along the...

Views on law change to be analysed

The Government will carefully analyse the community’s views on its proposals when amending the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance and the Fugitive...

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