Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director weighs in on protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office Director Zhang Xiaomin (張曉明) believes the protests in Hong Kong derive from a lack of clarity in Hong Kong's Basic Law. On Wednes...

Details of Hong Kong protester arrests emerge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The arrest of eight high-profile activists and politicians by Hong Kong police on Friday (Aug. 30) is being widely viewed as an effort to deter organizers behind a large r...

Hong Kong police caught on camera torturing arrested man in hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong Legislative Council Member Lam Cheuk Ting (林卓廷) on Tuesday (Aug. 20) revealed video evidence of two Hong Kong police officers abusing an arrested elderly man in ...

The long road: Hong Kong autonomy has been tested since 1997

BEIJING (AP) — On July 1, 1997, Tung Chee-Hwa, the first chief executive of Hong Kong, declared, "For the first time in history, we, the people of Hong Kong, will be master of our own destiny." ...

The long road: Hong Kong's democratic struggles since 1997

BEIJING (AP) — On July 1, 1997, Tung Chee-Hwa, the first chief executive of Hong Kong, declared, "For the first time in history, we, the people of Hong Kong, will be master of our own destiny." ...

Timeline: Unease grows in Hong Kong about eroding freedoms

HONG KONG (AP) — Steps by the Chinese and Hong Kong governments in recent years have raised unease among Hong Kong residents about their future, a concern that burst out in a protest by hundreds of th...

Timeline: A growing unease in Hong Kong about the future

HONG KONG (AP) — A series of steps by the Chinese and Hong Kong governments in recent years have prompted a growing uneasiness among Hong Kong residents about their future, a concern that burst out in...

Hong Kong citizens stage huge rally against China extradition plan

HONG KONG (DW) -- Tens of thousand of Hong Kong residents are participating in a rally on Sunday against a government plan that would allow extraditions to China. In February, Hong Kong authorities...

Hong Kong lawmakers brawl over controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong lawmakers scuffled with each other on Saturday over the government's proposed amendments to the territory's extradition law. At least one member of the Legislative Council was carri...

Hong Kong lawmakers brawl over controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong lawmakers scuffled with each other on Saturday over the government's proposed amendments to the territory's extradition law. At least one member of the Legislative Council was carri...

Hong Kong moves to criminalize insults to Chinese national anthem

A new bill criminalizing disrespect of the Chinese national anthem was introduced in Hong Kong Wednesday. When it passes later this year, the so-called "National Anthem Law" penalizes those...

Activists hold New Year march in Hong Kong protesting Chinese regime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On New Year’s Day in Hong Kong, thousands of activists came out to to protest Chinese repression in their city, while some advocated for Hong Kong’s independen...

'Occupy Central' pro-democracy activists face trial in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three pro-democracy activists who played a crucial role in Hong Kong’s Occupy Central protests went on trial in the city Monday, Nov. 19. In what some expect to b...

Hong Kong’s disappearing freedom: events canceled, editor expelled

HONG KONG (AP) — Concerns have been raised about freedom of expression in Hong Kong following the cancellation of literary and artistic events and the refusal to allow an editor from the Financi...

The erosion of democracy in Hong Kong offers a stark warning to Taiwan

The move by the Hong Kong Government to ban opposition lawmaker Lau Siu-lai (劉小麗) from running for office is a stark illustration of the erosion of democracy and freedom of speech currently taking pla...