Hong Kong

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang speaks during the daily press briefing in Beijing on March 18, 2020. China's Foreign Ministry recently announced it would take action to expel more than a dozen U.S. journalists. (AFP/Greg Baker)

China expels at least 13 US journalists in retaliatory move

Taipei, March 18, 2020 — Chinese authorities should immediately suspend efforts to expel American journalists, cease retaliatory measures against U.S. media operations, and resolve differences with the United States through negotiations rather than attacks on the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is seen in Beijing on December 13, 2019. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced that U.S. journalists at three major outlets would have their press credentials cancelled. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

China revokes press credentials of US reporters at three major outlets

Washington, D.C., March 17, 2020 — In response to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs notice that it will revoke the press credentials of U.S. citizens working as journalists for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post whose visas expire by the end of the year, the Committee to Protect…

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A police officer is seen at a vigil to mourn a student’s death in Hong Kong on March 8, 2020. Police have arrested and attacked journalists covering the vigils. (Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong police attack and detain journalists covering protester vigils

On February 9, 2020, police officers arrested two journalists in Tseung Kwan O New Town, in eastern Hong Kong, while they were covering a vigil for Chow Tsz-lok, a university student who died in November 2019, according to news reports.

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Jimmy Lai, founder of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper, leaves a police station in Hong Kong on February 28, 2020 after being held over his participation in a pro-democracy protest. Lai's independent media house has been harassed for its pro-democracy stance. (The Initium Media via AP/Lam Chun Tung)

Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy media founder Jimmy Lai over illegal assembly

Taipei, February 28, 2020–Authorities in Hong Kong should drop legal charges against Jimmy Lai, founder of Next Media, and stop harassing journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A man is seen in Hong Kong International Airport on February 7, 2020. Immigration officials recently barred journalist Michael Yon from entering the city. (Reuters/Hannah McKay)

US journalist Michael Yon barred from entering Hong Kong

On February 5, 2020, immigration authorities at Hong Kong International Airport barred journalist Michael Yon from entering the city, according to news reports and Yon, who spoke to CPJ by telephone from Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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A police officer is seen in Yuen Long, Hong Kong, on November 21, 2019. The Hong Kong print shop of the Epoch Times newspaper was recently damaged in an arson attack. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

Epoch Times printer damaged in arson attack in Hong Kong

Taipei, November 22, 2019 — The Hong Kong Police Force should conduct a fast and thorough investigation into the arson attack on the Epoch Times newspaper’s printing company, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Riot police are seen in Tai Po, Hong Kong, on November 3, 2019. Police recently arrested two journalists amid protests in the city. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray, arrest 2 journalists covering protests

Taipei, November 4, 2019 — Police in Hong Kong must stop attacking and harassing journalists and ensure the safety of reporters covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Shanghai on July 30, 2019. Police in Guangzhou recently arrested journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin. (AP/Greg Baker)

Chinese journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin detained following coverage of Hong Kong protests

Taipei, October 25, 2019 — Chinese authorities must immediately release journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin and drop all charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Riot police detain protesters in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, on October 1, 2019. Police arrested journalist Pang Pui Yin, who was covering protests in Mong Kok, and released him the following day. (Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

Journalist Pang Pui Yin released on bail following arrest by Hong Kong police

Taipei, October 2, 2019 — Hong Kong authorities should drop all charges against journalist Pang Pui Yin and cease harassing journalists covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A police officer sprays journalist Lam Chun Tung with pepper spray on September 29, 2019. Police also fired projectiles at journalists. (Nasha Chan/Stand News)

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray, projectiles at journalists covering protests

Taipei, September 30, 2019 — The Hong Kong police force should stop firing pepper spray and projectiles at journalists covering protests in the city, and should hold those responsible for such actions to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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