Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 11 The Los Angles Times on TikTok and WeChat: Even bef...

'Five Eyes alliance' slams postponement of Hong Kong polls

In a joint statement on Sunday, foreign ministers of the "core Anglosphere" nations condemned the Hong Kong government for postponing the legislative council elections. The statement said t...

Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates facing disqualification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several pro-democracy candidates for Hong Kong's upcoming legislative election received letters from the Electoral Affairs Commission on Saturday (July 25) that questi...

US defense secretary pledges continued arms sales to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Tuesday (July 21) reiterated the U.S.' commitment to selling weapons to Taiwan so it can defend itself from an increasingly...

Young activists, localists top Hong Kong pro-democracy polls

HONG KONG (AP) — Young activists and localist candidates dominated Hong Kong’s unofficial pro-democracy primaries over the weekend, with hundreds of thousands of people voting despite warnings the ele...

Hong Kong primaries: What you need to know

What were the elections about? The Hong Kong primaries were held to select the most promising candidates from the democratic parties for the elections to the Hong Kong legislature in September 2020...

Hong Kong primaries: What you need to know

What were the elections about? The Hong Kong primaries were held to select the most promising candidates from the democratic parties for the elections to the Hong Kong legislature in September 2020...

Organizers of Hong Kong's Tiananmen vigil appear in court

HONG KONG (AP) — The organizers of a vigil commemorating China's bloody 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square appeared in a Hong Kong court on Monday on charges of inciting others to participate in an un...

German president sharply criticizes Beijing over Hong Kong security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked Beijing to reverse a draconian national security law that it recently imposed on Hong Kong, describing the legislation a...

Over 200,000 vote in Hong Kong's pro-democracy primaries

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers turned up over the weekend to vote in an unofficial two-day primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candid...

Beijing to send 300 police to Hong Kong: Kyodo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese news agency Kyodo News reported on July 4 that Beijing is planning to deploy 200 to 300 armed police officers to Hong Kong as "observers." According ...

After security law's passage, Hong Kong marks China rule

Hong Kong’s leader strongly endorsed the new security law China's central government is imposing on the semi-autonomous territory in her speech marking Wednesday's (July 1) anniversary o...

China's Hong Kong security law sparks global outcry

Beijing's move to approve a highly controversial security law on Hong Kong has spurred a wave of criticism and concern on the part of several world leaders, including the European Union's top ...

Hong Kong security law takes aim at protester actions

HONG KONG (AP) — China on Tuesday approved a contentious national security law for Hong Kong that takes direct aim at some of the actions of anti-government protesters last year, in a move many see as...

China's security law: The end of Hong Kong's semi-autonomous status?

After weeks of anxious waiting, China's National People's Congress unveiled the full text of the national security law for Hong Kong. The law is expected to "utterly change" the live...