# Hong Kong

This year
Hong Kong flooded by heaviest rainfall in 140 years
On Thursday, the city recorded its highest ever rainfall since records began in 1884.
Hong Kong democracy activists partially win bid to quash protest convictions
Judges unanimously quashed the convictions over the charge of organising an unauthorised assembly.
Hong Kong police offer bounties for information on eight pro-democracy activists living abroad
All eight are alleged to have colluded with foreign forces to endanger national security.
Hong Kong offers bounties for intel on prominent pro-democracy activists overseas
All eight fled Hong Kong after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law in 2020 to quell dissent.
Hong Kong police arrest a woman accused of killing her three young daughters
The woman and the girls lived in a small apartment in Sham Shui Po, one of the poorest districts in the city.
Hong Kong democracy activist sentenced to three months in prison
The jailing and silencing of activists has damaged young people’s faith in the future of Hong Kong.
Eamon Ryan quotes Daniel O'Connell as he reiterates support for Ukraine on Asian TV
Ryan spoke with CNBC Asia overnight, saying that Ireland was not neutral on the war in Ukraine.
Eamon Ryan says 'transport-led development' could 'help solve the housing crisis'
Ryan was speaking after a tour of a high-speed rail station in Hong Kong.
Eamon Ryan touts 'green revolution' in China as he heads from Shanghai to Hong Kong
The Environment Minister is travelling to Hong Kong and Beijing this week for St Patrick’s Day.
Three organisers of Tiananmen square vigil sentenced to jail in Hong Kong
Three leaders of the Hong Kong Alliance were found guilty last week.
China ends quarantine for overseas travellers
Beijing last month began a dramatic dismantling of a strategy that had enforced mandatory quarantines and lockdowns.
Last year
Hong Kong pro-democracy tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for over five years on fraud charge
It is the latest of a series of cases against prominent activists that critics say are aimed at crushing dissent in the city.
Two dancers hurt after giant video screen falls on to stage during concert in Hong Kong
An investigation into the incident has been opened.
World’s oldest male giant panda dies at age 35 in Hong Kong
Ocean Park mourned An An as a family member who grew with the park and built bonds with locals and tourists.
Dozens of crew in danger as ship sinks in storm off Hong Kong
Crew members were negotiating difficulties brought on by Severe Tropical Storm Chaba.
Foreign English-language teachers in Hong Kong government schools ordered to swear allegiance
Hong Kong is a popular destination for teachers teaching English as a second language, including from Ireland.
Police patrol Hong Kong park during crackdown of Tiananmen Square commemorations
Chinese troops opened fire on protesters demanding greater democracy in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989.
Catholic cardinal bailed following arrest under Hong Kong national security law
Joseph Zen was released shortly before the White House issued a statement demanding he be freed “immediately”.
Outgoing Hong Kong leader says Chinese patriots now firmly in charge
Carrie Lam spoke after her successor John Lee was elected unopposed by a pro-Beijing committee.
Hong Kong leader appointment violates democratic norms: EU foreign policy chief
John Lee, who oversaw the crackdown on Hong Kong’s democracy movement, was appointed Hong Kong leader on Sunday by a small committee of Beijing loyalists.
Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules
Deaths from Covid-19 in Hong Kong have fallen from a high of almost 300 per day in March to zero in recent days.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will not seek second term
Lam’s five years in office saw massive pro-democracy protests and the implementation of a controversial national security law.
Hong Kong morgues running out of space amid Omicron surge
The city has recorded nearly a million infections and more than 4,600 deaths in the last three months.
Hong Kong Covid outbreak sees patients being treated on beds outside hospital
The city is struggling to cope with a record number of cases and healthcare facilities are beginning to overflow.
Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull
The cull was approved after a number of hamsters in a pet shop tested positive for Covid-19.
Hong Kong to create more 'national security' crimes
Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the announcement, but did not outline what the new crimes would be.
Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong due to Omicron fears
The Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas ship was forced to return a day early from a cruise.
Third Hong Kong news company shuts in wake of sedition arrests for rival publication
Reporters made clear their decision was fuelled by fears caused by a national security police raid last week on Stand News.
All time
Two former editors of Hong Kong news outlet charged with sedition
Police raised the Stand News office on Wednesday.
Hong Kong police raid local media outlet and arrest six for 'seditious publication'
More than 200 officers were deployed to search the Stand News newsroom.
Hong Kong university dismantles Tiananmen statue, sparks outcry
The eight-metre high “Pillar of Shame” has sat on the University of Hong Kong’s campus since 1997.
Hong Kong votes on new 'patriots only' legislature
It is the first legislature poll under the new political blueprint China imposed on Hong Kong following massive pro-democracy protests two years ago.
Hong Kong tycoon jailed over banned Tiananmen vigil
Jimmy Lai has already been jailed for taking part in pro-democracy protests.
Jimmy Lai among three Hong Kong activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil
Lai, the 74-year-old owner of the now-shuttered pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper, was found guilty of unlawful assembly charges.
Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown
The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China was under investigation.
More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia
Colombian authorities seized 3,493 shark fins and 117 kilos of fish bladders that were en route to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West
Carrie Lam said the anti-foreign sanctions law should be adopted in Hong Kong through local legislation
Visitors from Hong Kong can have refuge in US for 18 months, says Biden
The move comes as China and the United States are at odds over a range of foreign policy and trade issues.
Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem
Police are investigating Olympic Games fans who booed China’s national anthem during a public screening at a shopping centre.
Secondary school pupils arrested over alleged Hong Kong terror plot
The arrests come after months of massive anti-government protests rocked the territory.