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My town is the new Cold War's Berlin, says Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong

The 22-year-old activist, who was in Berlin for a newspaper-sponsored event at the German parliament celebrating human rights activists around the world, pledged that protests would not be lulled into complacency.

Sep 10, 2019, 08:05 AM IST

Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong sent back to jail

Joshua Wong, 22, was sentenced to three months in jail in January last year for disobeying a court order and not leaving a protest zone during the rallies that blocked major roads in the Chinese-ruled city for nearly three months.

May 16, 2019, 13:50 PM IST

Crowds rally in Hong Kong after activists jailed

Protesters stayed on until the evening Sunday as campaigners addressed the crowds and messages of solidarity were projected onto the building of the Court of Final Appeal.

Aug 20, 2017, 21:11 PM IST

Hong Kong student leaders say they won't contest Occupy protest charge

The Hong Kong protests that Wong and others helped drive represented one of the biggest populist challenges in decades to the leaders of China's Communist Party since the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement in Beijing.

Jul 06, 2017, 14:00 PM IST

China's President Xi Jinping in landmark visit to Hong Kong

The three-day visit is Xi's first since becoming leader in 2013 and comes at a time when there are growing fears that Beijing is threatening semi-autonomous Hong Kong's freedoms. 

Jun 29, 2017, 10:02 AM IST

Hong Kong activist deported from Thailand `at China`s request`

Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong returned home Wednesday after being deported from junta-run Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, as he and his supporters blamed China for his detention.

Oct 05, 2016, 20:16 PM IST

Thailand bars entry to teenage HK activist 'at China's request'

Thailand on Wednesday barred entry to a Hong Kong student activist who helped organise pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled city in 2014.

Oct 05, 2016, 15:48 PM IST

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.

Oct 05, 2016, 12:21 PM IST

Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates retain veto in key vote

A group of young Hong Kong pro-democracy activists pulled off a stunning election victory, gaining a foothold in the southern Chinese city's legislature and setting the stage for a new round of political confrontations with Beijing, official results showed on Monday.

Sep 06, 2016, 00:36 AM IST

Hong Kong student leader Wong convicted for protests

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was found guilty Thursday of participating in a protest that led to mass pro-democracy rallies, in a prosecution blasted as a "chilling warning" by rights campaigners.

Jul 21, 2016, 10:56 AM IST

Hong Kong student leader says HSBC blocked new accounts

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong said Wednesday that the city`s HSBC branches had refused to open an account for his new party, accusing them of "political censorship".

Apr 06, 2016, 10:48 AM IST

Hong Kong activists on trial over `Occupy` protests

Three pro-democracy activists went on trial in Hong Kong on Monday over charges relating to mass rallies in 2014, with the movement`s student leader accusing the government of "unreasonable" prosecution.

Feb 29, 2016, 18:01 PM IST

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong charged over protests

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong slammed police today for what he called a "political prosecution" after he was charged over protests which led to last year's mass pro-democracy street rallies.

Aug 27, 2015, 13:58 PM IST

Hong Kong activists plead `not guilty` over anti-China protest

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong and three other pro-democracy activists entered "not guilty" pleas in court on Friday over charges related to an anti-China protest last year.

Jul 17, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

Malaysia refuses entry to Hong Kong pro-democracy student activist

Malaysian immigration authorities on Tuesday denied entry to Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong, who had been invited to the Southeast Asian nation to participate in academic talks on democracy in China and last year`s protests in Hong Kong. 

May 26, 2015, 13:43 PM IST

Pro-democracy protesters to return to Hong Kong streets

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters will rally on Hong Kong`s streets Sunday for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of the city for more than two months.

Feb 01, 2015, 07:21 AM IST

Hong Kong student leaders charged over pro-democracy protests

The Hong Kong police charged four student leaders on Friday with inciting others to join illegal assemblies, as part of an ongoing investigation into more than two months of pro-democracy protests that paralysed parts of the Asia financial centre. 

Jan 16, 2015, 10:38 AM IST

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong calls off hunger strike

Joshua Wong, the teenage face of Hong Kong`s pro-democracy movement, said Saturday he had ended a hunger strike designed to force the government into further talks on political reform.

Dec 06, 2014, 15:02 PM IST

Hong Kong protest founders prepare to surrender

The original founders of Hong Kong`s pro-democracy Occupy movement prepared to surrender to police Wednesday in a move they said was to show their commitment to the rule of law. 

Dec 03, 2014, 12:45 PM IST

Hong Kong Occupy founders tell students to retreat amid fears of violence

Wong, who has been charged with obstructing court bailiffs during an operation to clear a protest camp in Mong Kok, across the harbour from Admiralty, is no stranger to protest movements.

Dec 02, 2014, 11:46 AM IST