Twenty years ago, Britain handed Hong Kong back to China. The idea was to guarantee the territory political and judicial freedoms. But journalists say the press is being stifled, as media outlets are taken over by pro-Beijing investors.
Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung has been sent to prison for taking part in a violent clash with police in 2016. He was among a generation of activists supporting full independence from China.
Almost three decades after Chinese authorities crushed protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, China still forbids open discussion of it. DW spoke to Wu Renhua, a Tiananmen exile who has compiled records of the incident.
Pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong have won back only two of the four seats up for grabs in a crucial by-election. The result means the democrats will lose veto power over some bills in the city's legislature.
Hong Kong's highest court has reversed a ruling to jail a trio of pro-democracy activists. The activists, known for their role in 2014 protests, had warned of a "critical juncture" in Hong Kong's fight for democracy.
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