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China censors hashtag containing lyrics from own national anthem

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As residents of Shanghai bring their protests against their government’s extreme zero-COVID policies onto social media, online censors have banned a hashtag containi...

Videos show angry mobs protest Shanghai lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Shanghai continues to enforce a strict lockdown on much of the megapolis, photos and videos surfaced on social media on Wednesday and Thursday (April 13 and 14) showing...

3 former pro-democracy lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested three former opposition lawmakers Wednesday for disrupting legislative meetings several months ago, as concerns grow over a crackdown on the city’s pro-democ...

RTHK to play Chinese national anthem before morning news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) plans to play the Chinese anthem "March of the Volunteers" before its news broadcast throughout its seven radio channels at 8 a...

Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over disruption of legislature

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested seven people Sunday over scuffles that broke out in the city’s legislature during a faceoff between pro-democracy and pro-Beijing lawmakers earlier this year...

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...

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...

No mention of Hong Kong security law as China closes meeting

BEIJING (AP) — The body that handles most lawmaking for China’s top legislative body closed its latest meeting Saturday with no word on whether it had passed a highly controversial national security l...

Hong Kong schools ordered to play Chinese anthem, fly China flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong government has instructed all primary and secondary schools in the special administrative region to play the Chinese national anthem and display the five-sta...

AP PHOTOS: 1 year on, tumult of Hong Kong protests echoes

HONG KONG (AP) — A year has passed since the beginning of anti-government protests in Hong Kong that brought hundreds of thousands of people into the streets of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. ...

Hong Kong leader says all should learn from year of protest

A year on from the start of Hong Kong’s anti-government protests, the leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese city said Tuesday that all sides should learn from the difficulties and challenging ti...

Taiwan holds Tiananmen vigil as China silences Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As thousands in Hong Kong turned out to commemorate the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in defiance of a city-wide ban on such gatherings, their countrymen in...

Hong Kong parliament votes for national anthem bill despite protests

Hong Kong's parliament on Thursday voted to pass a controversial bill banning disresepect of the Chinese national anthem. Police and firefighters were earlier called to Hong Kong's legislat...

Hong Kong outlaws insulting China's national anthem

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. The legislation was approved after pro-democra...

Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply ...