Former HK bishop prays for future under security crackdown | AFP

Hong Kong has been a haven for faiths both before and after its 1997 handover to China, but the recent imposition of a sweeping security law on the finance hub has heightened Cardinal Joseph Zen’s fears that religious freedom could disappear under Beijing’s tightening grip.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Former HK bishop prays for future under security crackdown | AFP

Hong Kong has been a haven for faiths both before and after its 1997 handover to China, but the recent imposition of a sweeping security law on the finance hub has heightened Cardinal Joseph Zen’s fears that religious freedom could disappear under Beijing’s tightening grip.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

HK police order crowd to disperse at popular shopping district | AFP

Riot police order crowds to disperse at Hong Kong’s popular shopping district at Causeway Bay. October 1 marks China’s National Day. In Hong Kong, it has become a day of grievance for those worried about authoritarian Beijing’s intensifying crackdown against its opponents.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Police presence beefed up in HK, Joshua Wong seen at Causeway Bay | AFP

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong is seen in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay where a police presence has been increased, similar to other parts of the city, as the city marks China’s National Day on Thursday. Police are on standby to stamp out any potential demonstrations.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Taiwan on ‘front lines of freedom’ after HK crackdown: president | AFP

“Taiwan stands increasingly on the front lines of freedom and democracy,” says Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, as Beijing clamps down on Hong Kong and ramps up military activities in the region. In a video speech to an Australian think tank, Tsai called for like-minded countries to protect Taiwan, pitching the self-ruled democracy as a dependable ally to western governments.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Police presence outside HK pro-democracy newspaper as it gets raided | AFP

Dozens of Hong Kong police officers surround the headquarters of a media group critical of Beijing hours after its pro-democracy media mogul owner Jimmy Lai was arrested under a new national security law.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

‘They can’t kill us all’: HK’s Joshua Wong says resistance to continue | AFP

Hong Kong’s beleaguered democracy camp will continue to fight Beijing’s crackdown on the city’s political freedoms, prominent dissident Joshua Wong said Friday after he and 11 other activists were barred from standing for election. Dressed in a black T-shirt emblazoned with the words “They can’t kill us all”, 23-year-old Wong slammed authorities for disqualifying some of the city’s best-known democracy activists from standing in September’s legislative elections. SOUNDBITE

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Australia PM: New law in HK undermines ‘One country, Two systems’ | AFP

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces the suspension of the country’s extradition agreement with Hong Kong following China’s security crackdown, which he says undermines the ‘One country, Two systems’ framework.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

China’s HK security law will only target ‘small minority’: Lam | AFP

Addressing the 44th session of the UN Human Rights council, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says China’s sweeping national security law for Hong Kong will “only target an extremely small minority”. SOUNDBITE

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Man kneels at park where HK usually holds Tiananmen vigils | AFP

A man kneels in front of barriers blocking entry to Victoria Park where Hong Kongers gather in large numbers annually on June 4 to mark the anniversary of China’s deadly Tiananmen crackdown. This year’s vigil is forbidden on public health grounds with restrictions placed on more than eight people gathering in public, to combat the coronavirus.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

‘Like martial law’: HK police conduct stop and searches ahead of anthem debate | AFP

Hong Kong riot police stop and search people downtown ahead of a debate at the city’s legislature over a law that would ban insulting China’s national anthem. “You can see there’s police every corner, it’s like martial law in force”, says one person after she was searched.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Struggling Hong Kong theme park, shuttered by virus, awaits funding rescue | AFP

Once Hong Kong’s flagship theme park, Ocean Park faces an uncertain future, having requested a HK$5.4 billion bailout from the government to continue operating beyond June. The struggling amusement park has been closed to the public since January due to the coronavirus outbreak. According to the park’s annual report, it had 7,600 animals including 63 marine mammals, 59 terrestrial mammals, 454 birds and others.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Man arrested in HK protest | AFP

A man is detained and arrested in Hong Kng after anti-government protests returned to the sreets once again. Earlier police fired tear gas and pepper spray at protesters who gathered in opposition to a controversial security law proposed by China last week. IMAGES

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Brawl-driven politics | Lawmakers fight for control of HK’s Legislative Council

In a moment of chaos at Hong Kong’s legislature, pro-democracy and pro-Beijing lawmakers began fighting for control of the room by attempting to physically usurp the chairman’s seat.

The scene included allies and security guards protecting the chairman as opposition lawmakers sought to block her from ascending the podium.
Each side has accused the other of unlawfully attempting to seize control. Not sure how a shoving match will solve that, but oh, well…

MORE: https://on.rt.com/agmb

Meals on wheels: HK caterer serves discounts to elderly staying at home | AFP

Many Hong Kong senior citizens are finding it difficult to get their hands on groceries and meals as they isolate themselves at home to avoid any chance of getting the coronavirus outdoors. A catering company has come to their rescue and is offering some help with discounted prices.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

‘How many masks can HK$10,000 buy?’: Hong Kongers give their views on govt cash handout | AFP

Hong Kongers give their views following an announcement that the government will give a HK$10,000 ($1,280) handout to each of the seven million permanent residents in a bid to jump-start a recession-hit economy now compounded by the coronavirus outbreak.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Bad romance: Virus fears dampen Valentine’s Day in HK | AFP

The scent of flowers fills the air at a flower market in Hong Kong but business is bad and the mood is subdued with people worried about the COVID-19 outbreak.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Man taken from HK cruise liner into ambulance after coronavirus check | AFP

A man disembarking from a cruise ship docked at the Kai Tak cruise terminal in Hong Kong is taken into an ambulance after three recent passengers, who disembarked before the ship reached Hong Kong, tested positive for coronavirus. IMAGES

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Culinary colours: HK protesters prefer taste of ‘yellow’ restaurants | AFP

Seven months of unrest have taken a heavy toll on many Hong Kong businesses but pro-democracy protesters are seeking to reward shops and restaurants that support their aims and build a “yellow” economy.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Kallan HK – Meant To Be

Buy ‘Meant To Be’ – https://ELA.lnk.to/QuadrantEPV3Sk

US based talent Kallan HK’s contribution to the third instalment of Elevate’s ‘Quadrant’ release series.

β†ͺ Kallan HK

https://www.facebook.com/KallanHK/

β†ͺ Elevate Records

https://www.facebook.com/ElevateRecords/

———- Skankandbass Links ———-

W: http://skankandbass.com/
FB: http://facebook.com/skankandbass
TW: http://twitter.com/skankandbass
SC: http://soundcloud.com/skankandbass
IG: http://instagram.com/skankandbass
SP: http://spoti.fi/29gDYXE

Mainland Chinese give their views on six months of protest in HK | AFP

Beijing residents give their take on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations six months on. The unprecedented movement was born on June 9, when an estimated million people took to the streets to protest a proposed bill allowing extradition to mainland China.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

HK police search for petrol bombs, dangerous materials at ransacked campus | AFP

Hong Kong police look for petrol bombs and other dangerous materials after entering a ransacked university campus where authorities faced off for days with barricaded pro-democracy protesters. IMAGES

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Maggots infest canteen as HK campus stalemate persists | AFP

A putrid stench wafts across the canteen at Hong Kong Polytechnic University where some anti-government protesters are still believed to be holed up as the stalemate with police perists. Maggots are seen crawling out of a container while pots and pans of leftover food are rotting away. IMAGES

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news πŸ””
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Police negotiators seek to end HK campus siege

Hong Kong police are planning to send a team of negotiators into a university campus to coax a small group of protesters entrapped inside for over a week to surrender. (Nov. 25)

Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress
Website: https://apnews.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP
Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews
Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/
​

You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5ae032b228db4a9f918d18a8a02e5f37