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Hong Kong Court Convicts 7 Prominent Pro-Democracy Activists

HeadlineApr 01, 2021

In Hong Kong, a court convicted media tycoon Jimmy Lai, veteran politician Martin Lee and five other notable pro-democracy activists for participating in an unauthorized peaceful protest in 2019. They could face up to five years behind bars. Hong Kong politician Cyd Ho is another one of the convicted activists.

Cyd Ho: “Too bad the freedom of information, the freedom of expression are now banned in Hong Kong. And that does nobody any good. It is only a deterrent of our progress.”

Here in the U.S., the Biden administration has reaffirmed the position taken by the Trump administration that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China and should not benefit from preferential trade terms.

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