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Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 01:38
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 01:23
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 04:13

Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms first virus death as hospital strike enters second day
Independent, February 4, 2020

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Hong Kong Tightens Border as Medical Workers Call for Shutdown
The New York Times, February 3, 2020

Coronavirus: top Hong Kong medical school chief questions government response to health crisis
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2020

逃兵還是抗爭者?罷工香港醫護到底在爭取什麼 (Fighters or deserters? What Hong Kong's medical staff want in joining strike)
The Initium, February 3, 2020

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醫管局稱約 4400 醫護罷工 包括 360 醫生 2500 護士 強調和員工睇法一致 (Hospital Authority announces 4,400 medical workers absent from duty in second wave of strike)
Stand News, February 4, 2020

Coronavirus: Hong Kong faces escalated medical strike despite government move to expand border closures
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2020

【醫護罷工】向罷工員工發電郵 醫管局:促返回崗位 罷工須按法律行事 (Hospital Authority "earnestly urges" medical workers on strike to return to stations, expresses disapproval at labour action "without Authority's consent")
Stand News, February 3, 2020

【武漢肺炎】林鄭月娥認採購口罩困難要「慳啲使」 官員不符內部指引不准戴 (Chief Executive Carrie Lam forbids government officials and from wearing facemasks if they do not meet internal guidelines, in response to shortage of supply; demands journalists do the same)
Ming Pao, February 4, 2020

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Coronavirus: Carrie Lam orders Hong Kong officials not to wear masks to save stocks for medical workers
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2020

【武漢肺炎】懲教署趕製口罩加開通宵更 女囚友稱被強制加班 (Prisoner says she was forced to work overtime as Correctional Services crank up production of facemasks)
Ming Pao, February 4, 2020

‘It’s chaos’: Hong Kong’s domestic workers call for help amid coronavirus outbreak
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2020

Explainer: 7 reasons Hongkongers are angry about the gov’t response to the coronavirus
Hong Kong Free Press, February 1, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 04:13
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 00:59

香港醫護罷工首日:早上約千人參與,工會要求林鄭月娥公開談判 (Thousands of hospital staff join five-days strike, union demands border closure and public negotiation)
The Intium, February 3, 2020

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武汉肺炎:香港医护人员罢工 要求“封关”防止疫情扩散 (Hong Kong's doctors and nurses go on strike, demand border closure to prevent further spread of coronavirus)
BBC, February 2, 2020

Coronavirus: Hong Kong public hospitals brace for workers’ strike
South China Morning Post, February 2, 2020

政府:懇請罷工醫護重新考慮 (Hong Kong government asks medical workers planning to join strike to "reconsider")
Inmediahk.net, February 2, 2020

‘We have no choice’: Hong Kong medical workers agree strike over mainland border closures
Agence France-Presse, February 2, 2020

All Hongkongers returning from mainland China should be quarantined, city’s largest pro-Beijing party says as pressure piles on government to step up coronavirus fight
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2020

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says total border shutdown with mainland China discriminatory, but will ramp up quarantine measures
South China Morning Post, January 31, 2020

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Fearing virus, Hong Kong residents stock up on food, essentials
Reuters, February 3, 2020

Calls for street cleaners to get better protective gear, as rest of Hong Kong hunkers down for coronavirus storm
South China Morning Post, February 2, 2020

29歲港人石賈墨德國會發言投訴警暴 辭工程師正職開拓歐洲抗爭戰線 (Hong Kong engineer quits job to support lobbying work for protests, gives testimony in German parliament over police violence)
Citizen News, February 2, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 00:59
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 01:02

政府拒全面封關 醫管局員工陣線醞釀周一罷工 逾 4600 人承諾參與 (Over 4,600 medical workers vow to join strike next Monday as Hong Kong government refuses to fully close border amidst growing risk of local outbreak)
Stand News, January 30, 2020

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Hong Kong unions threaten strikes in push for border closure to curb virus
Reuters, January 30, 2020

China coronavirus: Hong Kong nurses call in sick in protest at government refusal to close borders
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2020

48工會聯合新聞稿:爭取政府封關 全城自我隔離 防疫罷工救港 (48 unions to stand with medical workers in planned strike to urge full border closure, with booths in communities to raise public support)
Inmediahk.net, January 28, 2020

17區區議會正副主席聯署表示對政府防疫措施感憤怒 (Chairs and vice-chairs of 17 District Councils cosign statement to condemn government over poor responses to coronavirus ourtbreak)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 30, 2020

China coronavirus: tensions high as thousands queue in Hong Kong desperate for masks, many leaving empty-handed
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2020

運動之傷:離家出走的年輕人、「被遺棄」的父母和新手「家長」(The trauma of a social movement: Teenagers forced to leave home, and their "abandoned" and "newly adopted" parents)
The Initium, January 29, 2020

Hong Kong protests: five petrol bomb attacks launched against police within 24 hours
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 01:02
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 14:41

Lead from the front in fight against Wuhan virus
South China Morning Post, January 28, 2020

The Truth about "Dramatic Action"
China Media Project, January 27, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 06:45

林鄭:習近平保證不會收緊對港管治 (Xi Jinping promised not to tighten control on Hong Kong because of protests, says Carrie Lam)
Ming Pao, January 22, 2020

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hails President Xi Jinping’s support for city as she rejects suggestions Beijing is exploiting the anti-government protests
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2020

旺角初一衝突四周年 警禁「香港本土起義」辦「勿忘魚蛋」集會 (Police bans all promotion, organization and attendance of rally on Chinese New Year in remembrance of "Fishball" riot in 2016)
Stand News, January 22, 2020

被控煽惑非法集結及拒服從警命令 劉頴匡:據《公安條例》申集會之路將盡 ("The road of lawful assemblies under Public Order Ordinance has come to an end," says Ventus Lau, organizer of lawful rally on Sunday now charged with inciting unlawful assembly)
Inmediahk.net, January 21, 2020

Hong Kong protests: did police use Israel’s Cellebrite hacking tech to crack protesters’ smartphones?
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2020

Hong Kong protests: hundreds gather at peaceful rallies to mark Yuen Long MTR station attack six months on
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2020

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Police officers ‘received verbal warnings’ for holding reporters’ identity cards in front of live-streaming cameras during Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2020

香港大律師公會就成立獨立調查委員會的意見書 (Full text: Hong Kong Bar Association's Paper on the Establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into the Social Unrest in Hong Kong)
Inmediahk.net, January 21, 2020

大埔區議會通過建議保留連儂牆 政府部門書面稱不適合 (Tai Po District Council passes motion to retain iconic Lennon Tunnel; authorities refuse to attend meeting, gives written dissent)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 03:01

Yuen Long mob attack victims file civil suit against Hong Kong police chief over ‘failure to protect residents’
Hong Kong Free Press, January 21, 2020

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7.21元朗恐襲半年 八傷者入稟控鄧炳強失職 哭訴患創傷後遺 (On half-year anniversary, victims of 7.21 Yuen Long attacks raise lawsuit against Commissioner of Police David Tang)
Inmediahk.net, January 21, 2020

Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year fairs exhibit protest-themed goods
Agence France-Presse, January 21, 2020

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Gov’t hygiene officer kicks pro-democracy party out of Hong Kong’s New Year fair for breaching ban on politics
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2020

Hong Kong by-elections for seats vacated in wake of candidate ban row ‘will not be held’ ahead of Legislative Council 2020 polls
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2020

張建宗指將營造氣氛推行23條立法:極之有憲制責任 ("Counstitutional duty": Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung say government to "creat atmosphere" to push for art.23 legislation)
Economic Digest, January 21, 2020

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Citing President Xi Jinping, Beijing’s Hong Kong envoy Luo Huining says lack of national security law allows ‘sabotage’
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2020

不足四成中文科教師有信心教非華語生 平機會促教局增津貼、設專責教師 (Equal Opportunities Commission urges more government funding to aid schools in teaching Chinese to ethnic minority students)
Inmediahk.net, January 21, 2020

Hong Kong police arrest rally organiser accusing him of failing to maintain order
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2020

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Police Arrest Protest Organizer For 'Obstruction' After He Calls on Crowd to Leave
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2020

Police under fire for displaying journalist’s Hong Kong ID card during live stream again
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2020

記協促請警方停止以謊言掩飾前線警員濫暴行為 (Hong Kong Journalists Association calls on police to stop using lies to cover up abusive force by frontline officers)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 20, 2020

Hong Kong protests: ex-lawmaker Au Nok-hin accused of damaging police officer’s hearing during Yau Ma Tei stand-off
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2020

Hong Kong police chief tried to ‘publicly discredit’ woman accusing officers of gang rape – lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2020

Simon Cheng: Hongkonger who was held in mainland China optimistic he can stay in Britain
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2020

民權觀察發表6.12調查報告 轟警光天化日狂毆市民零刑責 (Civil Rights Observer releases investigative report on June 12, condemns police violence with utter lack of accountability)
Inmediahk.net, January 19, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 01:20

Hong Kong student who helped found volunteer protest medic group arrested in China, classmates say
Hong Kong Free Press, January 17, 2020

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「國難忠醫」負責人被公安帶走 文匯引校方:涉嫖娼被捕且供認不諱 (Founder of volunteer medic group helping Hong Kong's protesters detained in Guangzhou, university says he is arrested on prostitution charges)
Stand News, January 16, 2020

Hong Kong police watchdog postpones report on unrest following legal challenge
Hong Kong Free Press, January 17, 2020

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監警會剎停發表批評警方報告 張達明:「等埋司法覆核」理由奇怪 料非法律原因 ("Waiting for judicial review" is strange reason to postpnoe release of IPCC investigative report, says legal expert)
Stand News, January 17, 2020

Ted Hui files court challenge on tear gas chemicals
The Standard, January 17, 2020

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清潔工硬食催淚彈 不准離開崗位 「眼都矇曬」(Government cleaners forced to brace tear gas without protective equipment, as lack of guidelines and fear of salary deduction pressure them to stay on duty)
Inmediahk.net, January 16, 2020

鄧炳強:從誤導警員等方向調查指控警署內遭強姦案件 (Police chief says case of alleged rape in police station is being investigated on grounds of "misleading police officers" and perjury)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 16, 2020

‘Police apologise?’ No, Hong Kong rioters should say sorry for chaos they brought to the city, force chief Chris Tang says
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2020

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Hong Kong district councillors grill police chief Chris Tang
Hong Kong Free Press, January 26, 2020

動議譴責警暴 鄧炳強即走 民政專員同離席:政府不認同 (Police commissioner and government staff walk out mid-meeting when District Councillors raise motion to condemn police violence)
Inmediahk.net, January 16, 2020

政府不認同中西區區議會譴責鄧炳強動議 (Government "disagrees" on district council motion to condemn police violence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 16, 2020

Transitional housing for Hong Kong’s poor not just a job for charities and developers, human rights groups says, urging more government involvement
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 00:07

Sexual minorities in need of equal rights
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2020

Taiwan Deserves to Be a Normal Country
Foreign Police, January 15, 2020

The state of labour relations in China, 2019
China Labour Bulletin, January 13, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 00:07

林鄭月娥:一國兩制行穩致遠 2047後都不會改變 ("There is reason to believe" One Country Two Systems could continue after 2047 if it is implemented properly, says Carrie Lam)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 16, 2020

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Carrie Lam says Hong Kong’s capitalist system can only survive beyond 2047 if ‘one country, two systems’ is fully respected
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2020

林鄭:不接受有指香港出現警暴 強調自己「非常愛護青年人」(Carrie Lam says she "does not accept allegations that there is police violence in Hong Kong")
Stand News, January 16, 2020

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Hong Kong protests: if people behaved, police wouldn’t have to use force, government says, as it hits back at critical Human Rights Watch report
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2020

林鄭出席立法會答問會 下月成立A貨「獨立檢討委員會」("Independent Review Committee" to be established next month)
Inmediahk.net, January 16, 2020

Hong Kong teachers living in fear over protest support
Agence France-Presse, January 16, 2020

Hong Kong security chief defends police tactics amid reports of electroshock weapons being introduced
Hong Kong Free Press, January 15, 2020

11.18營救理大 哈薩克籍浸大生藏汽油彈 還柙57天終獲保釋 (Kazakhstan student remanded for 57 days over PolyU protests finally obtains baipl)
Inmediahk.net, January 15, 2020

Legal challenges filed after Hong Kong police obtain warrants to search seized digital devices
Hong Kong Free Press, January 15, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 02:54

Hong Kong’s ‘yellow economy’ rewards protester-friendly businesses
Agence France-Presse, January 15, 2020

Hong Kong police consider arming officers with electroshock devices and net guns amid protests
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2020

Hong Kong police defuse pipe bomb, arrest four for manufacturing explosives
Reuters, January 15, 2020

大律師公會再促設獨立委員會 徹查 7.21、8.31等事件 建議由終院法官任主席 (Hong Kong Bar Association issues public proposal to Chief Executive, renews urge and offers suggestions on establishing independent commission of inquiry to investigate multiple protest incidents)
Stand News, January 14, 2020

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Hong Kong Bar Association offers city leader Carrie Lam blueprint for independent inquiry into protests
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2020

Letter to Chief Executive dated 14 January 2020 and Paper on the Establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into the Social Unrest in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Bar Association, January 14, 2020

Hong Kong gov’t reveals HK$10bn pension, holiday and transport sweeteners; denies link to recent protests
Hong Kong Free Press, January 14, 2020

港大將啟動審理解除教席 師生校友明日集會聲援戴耀廷 抗議程序不公 (Students and alums to rally in support of Benny Tai and criticize procedural injustice as management commence hearing to review tenure)
Stand News, January 14, 2020

District councillors slam Hong Kong minister over refusal to halt work on controversial HK$50 million musical fountain
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2020

Hong Kong protests: High Court test for warrants that let police search phones
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2020

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