Police also use a water cannon to break up a group singing protest songs to the tune of popular Christmas carols.
Public spaces are also banned from displaying Christmas decorations and school warned off holding Christmas events.
Pro-democracy protesters also showed solidarity with China's oppressed Uighur minority in Xinjiang.
The report comes as the families of political prisoners raise concerns over their mistreatment in prison.
A short ferry ride away, Hongkongers turn out in protest at the freezing of an account funding legal costs for arrested protesters.
Raid follows similar roundups in September and October targeting cybercrimes.
President Tsai Ing-wen, who is seeking re-election next year, warns that China is the biggest threat to Taiwan's way of life.
Another Guangdong activist who traveled to neighboring Hong Kong to support the protest movement is now in compulsory 'rehab' for up to two years.
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong says police likely hacked his smartphone to find evidence against him after he attended a protest in August.
Around a third of the country's population will be over the age of 60 by 2050, official forecasts predict.
Patriotism is substituted for "freedom of thought" in the newly revised charter of Shanghai's prestigious Fudan University.
A recent opinion survey finds that public faith in the rule of law in Hong Kong has fallen since police cracked down on the pro-democracy movement.
Hong Kong officials say Chinese police have the right to detain people on the massive sea bridge connecting the city to the mainland and Macau.
Reports indicate that the Chinese team has been warned that it can't lose to the former British colony, which has seen six months of pro-democracy protests.
The 'disappearance' of actress Fan Bingbing in a tax evasion clampdown had a chilling effect on the industry, an insider says.
His comments come as police face questions over the beating and pepper-spraying of a journalist covering the protests.
Washington and Beijing are competing over the sea but that does mean conflict, Pacific Fleet commander says.
He Linxia was behind the publication of an expose of behind-the-scenes machinations by Mao Zedong later banned from public sale in China.
The Hong Kong protests are fueling calls for the declaration of a Republic of Taiwan.
Question marks still surround the death of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology student Chow Tsz-lok in a fall from a parking garage during a protest last month.
The top Asia hand at the Pentagon has criticized China’s repression in Xinjiang.
In China's Xinjiang region, journalists have been arrested for work done years earlier, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.
The government is trying to rid itself of a large inventory of foreign-made computers and other hardware.
Rights activists and pro-democracy lawmakers say the experts likely don't want their reputations affected by the current probe, which relies on police investigating themselves.
International lawyers hit out at the ruling Chinese Communist Party's treatment of the legal profession, disappearances and arbitrary detentions.
Hundreds of thousands continue to march in Hong Kong over the erosion of their promised freedoms.
A businessman-turned-politician who stood between protesters and riot police at the city's airport on Aug. 13 says he still believes in the power of mediation.
The wife of another rights lawyer held on similar charges calls on legal professionals to speak out on his behalf.
There are signs that the requirement will eventually be rolled out to include all mobile phone users.
Police give go-ahead to peaceful demonstration to mark Human Rights Day on Sunday.