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Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee, and Albert Ho have appealed against their convictions on their unlawful protest cases. Lai was given a 12-month prison sentence and Lee and Ho were given suspended sentences for their involvement in a protest on 18 August, 2019.
Australia will no longer be joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative, announcing Wednesday that it would cancel the state government’s deal. Foreign Minister Marise Payne said that the arrangements were “inconsistent with Australia’s foreign policy or adverse to [its] foreign relations”.
District Councillor Sea Yuen said he would not sign the pledge of allegiance to the SAR and handed in his resignation last week. Yuen, who won a seat in the Ching Ho constituency in 2019, will still work in his position until 31 May.
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Be a part of the dialogue on the latest efforts to rethink waste and recycling in HK in this Earth Day webinar.
The Young Readers Festival brings storytellers from around the world to inspire Hong Kong’s students. The Consulate General of Canada has also given a shoutout to Canadian author Conor McCreery, who is part of this year’s event.
Learn about the 33 Australians and one New Zealander buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery with this year’s Anzac Day guide to their graves. You can also visit important Anzac sites on the ANZAC 360 app, available on Apple and Google Play.