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Hong Kong residents mark 25th handover anniversary with resignation

Beijing is in control of the political situation in Hong Kong. Since 2019, the pro-democracy movement, both on the streets and in the corridors of the legislative council, has been virtually eliminate...

What's changed - or stayed the same - since Hong Kong returned to China

Hong Kong returned to China in 1997 after 156 years of British colonial rule. China promised the city wide-ranging freedoms denied to those in mainland China for 50 years, although some say China has ...

Hong Kong burnishes China ties as luster as global hub fades

HONG KONG (AP) — Every few generations, Hong Kong transforms itself, evolving from a swampy fishing village to 19th century colonial port, to capitalist outpost and factory after China’s 1949 revoluti...

Xi taking part in Hong Kong anniversary but no word on visit

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping will participate in next week's celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China, the government said Saturday, but it left unclear whether ...

How has Beijing's crackdown on civil society changed Hong Kong?

Hong Kongers around the world are remembering the third anniversary of protests in 2019, which were sparked by opposition to a controversial extradition bill but quickly morphed into a wide-scale move...

Taiwan’s Apple Daily plans to lay off 280 employees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a week after the Apple Daily’s Taiwan edition announced a takeover, the media organization applied to lay off 280 employees, reports said Tuesday (June 14)...

Taiwan promises tough review of Apple Daily takeover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) will conduct a stringent review of the takeover of Apple Daily’s Taiwan edition amid concern about future influence from China, re...

Hong Kong Catholic cardinal denies charges over relief fund

HONG KONG (AP) — Former Hong Kong Catholic leader Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others have denied charges for allegedly failing to register a relief fund aimed at financially assisting protesters who ...

Actress Lily Tien angers Taiwanese for 'China's Taiwan' lyrics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Lily Tien (田麗) angered Taiwanese netizens after she released a video over the weekend in which she claimed to hail from "Taiwan, China," while ...

Hong Kong's next leader set to be endorsed by pro-Beijing elites

(Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader-in-waiting, John Lee, is expected to be endorsed for the city's top job on Sunday by a committee stacked with pro-Beijing loyalists, as the financial hub attempt...

China installing former security chief as Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG (AP) — China is installing a career security official as the new leader of Hong Kong in the culmination of a sweeping political transformation that has gutted any opposition in the Asian fin...

Media mogul Jimmy Lai appeals to UN over Hong Kong cases

HONG KONG (AP) — Lawyers for Hong Kong media mogul and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai are asking the United Nations to investigate his imprisonment and multiple criminal charges as “legal harassment...

HK chief slams resignation of UK court judges as 'political'

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Thursday rejected claims that the city's judiciary was losing its independence after two British judges resigned from the courts in the semi-autonomous terr...

President Xi Jinping, China's 'chairman of everything'

BEIJING (AP) — The last time the Olympics came to China, he oversaw the whole endeavor. Now the Games are back, and this time Xi Jinping is running the entire nation. The Chinese pre...

Press freedom rapidly deteriorating in China — report

Foreign journalists in China are facing "unprecedented hurdles," according to a press freedom report by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China (FCCC) released on Monday. "The FC...