An anonymous transsexual is involved in a landmark case in Hong Kong to win the right to marry her boyfriend.
Hong Kong will reopen theme parks and sports and entertainment facilities, as well as extend dining hours in restaurants to 10:00 p.m. local time beginning February 18 as the number of cases continues to decline.
Hong Kong entrepreneur and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai and his son are arrested under the national security law for allegedly conspiring with foreign powers. He is so far the most high-profile figure to be charged under the law. The police also search the offices of his company "Next Digital" shortly after his arrest.
Hong Kong customs authorities deny entry and deport a Taiwanese rights activist intending to support the Occupy Central campaign, which has gathered almost 800,000 votes in an unofficial poll on electoral reform.