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The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) refused to grant leave to the government on Friday to appeal the acquittals of seven pro-democracy activists. The lower court overturned the activists’ convictions for organizing an unauthorized assembly but upheld their convictions for participating in an unauthorized assembly. The lower court reasoned that leading and directing [...]

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US President Joe Biden issued a directive on Wednesday allowing for Palestinian immigrants to say in the US without facing deportation for 18 months. Palestinian immigrants within the US are now covered under “deferred enforced departure,” which aims to provide a “temporary safe haven” for Palestinians who qualify. However, individuals convicted of felonies or deemed [...]

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Hong Kong activist Tang Kai-yin pleaded guilty on Wednesday to “perverting the course of justice” at Hong Kong’s District Court, according to local media outlet The Witness. Tang attempted to flee Hong Kong for Taiwan on August 23, 2020, via speedboat while facing charges over the 2019 Hong Kong protests. Tang was en route to [...]

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The Hong Kong Police Force confirmed that opposition activist Agnes Chow Ting is listed as wanted, at the year-end press conference held on Tuesday. Chow recently completed her jail sentence of 10 months based on her convictions for one count of “taking part in an unauthorized assembly without lawful authority or reasonable excuse” and one [...]

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The District Court of Hong Kong convicted Hong Kong activists Gregory Wong, Ng Chi-yung, Ho Chun-yin and Lam Kan-kwan on Thursday over rioting at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council Complex on July 1, 2019. The riot occurred on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China and occurred in the broader context of the 2019 Hong [...]

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Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee announced the commencement of a four-week consultation period for a new local security law under Article 23 of the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, on Tuesday. This consultation period will allow Hong Kong citizens to voice their opinions on the new law and have them considered by lawmakers. Article [...]

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The exchange of information is a key driver of today’s digital economy. International trade cannot be performed without business owners’ ability to transfer data across national borders, and multinational enterprises’ (MNE) internal operation relies on the ability to move data among countries where they have business presence. Accordingly, data has come to the center of [...]

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The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal overturned on Thursday the acquittal of pro-democracy activist Chow Hang-tung in reinstating her conviction of inciting others to participate in an unauthorized assembly under Section 17A(3)(a) of the Public Order Ordinance and the common law. Chow was previously sentenced to 15 months prison on January 4, 2022 over [...]

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