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Hong Kong national security law: Can civil liberties survive another year?

One year ago, a national security law took effect in Hong Kong, handed down by Communist Party authorities in Beijing in response to a massive pro-democracy movement in the semi-autonomous city. The ...

Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released from jail

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from jail Saturday after serving more than six months for taking part in unauthorized assemblies during massive 2019 ant...

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow released from jail

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from prison on Friday, on a day that marks the second anniversary of the violent clashes between the police and protesters outside the city'...

Hong Kong: Critics slam Beijing crackdown ahead of Jimmy Lai trial

As Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai is expected to appear in court on Thursday on fraud charges, experts worry that the ongoing crackdown on pro-democracy and opposition figures is likely to intensify ...

Hong Kong denies bail for opposition publisher Jimmy Lai

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Tuesday denied bail for government critic and newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai who is facing charges under a sweeping new national security law. T...

Hong Kong government critic Jimmy Lai returns to court

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent Hong Kong democracy advocate and newspaper founder Jimmy Lai returned to court Monday to contest an attempt by the government to keep him in jail while facing charges under ...

Hong Kong mass arrest: A further erosion of freedoms?

"There has been a tightening of freedom to express views, particularly when it comes to Hong Kong gaining some kind of a greater control over its own destiny," a pro-Beijing lawmaker for the...

Hong Kong's new top judge urges impartiality in courts

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s new top judge warned Monday that the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s courts need to show they are impartial amid a flurry of politically charged case...

Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents Wednesday for allegedly violating the new national security law by participating in unofficial election primarie...

Cato Institute ranks HK 3rd in human freedom, Taiwan lowly 19th

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite well-documented police violence against Hong Kong activists, the imposition of the draconian Hong Kong national security law, and the arrest and imprisonment of pr...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai granted bail

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was granted bail on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after he was remanded in custody over fraud and national security-related charges. ...

Top Hong Kong activist seeks asylum in the UK

A leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activist revealed on Monday that he has applied for asylum in the UK after he fled the former British colony amid a crackdown by authorities there. Nathan Law, a for...

German MP sports T-shirt supporting Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German parliamentarian Daniela Kluckert on Thursday (Dec. 16) posted a photo of herself showing support for democracy in Hong Kong, Tibet, and Taiwan. Kluckert, a membe...

Biden’s national security advisor-designate voices concern over persecution of Hong Kong activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor-designate Jake Sullivan has for the first time voiced his opposition to China’s persecution of pro-d...

Taiwan president calls for cooperation in face of Beijing's threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Opening a security forum on Tuesday (Dec. 8), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged to work more closely with the U.S. and Japan on several fronts, from military threats to...