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US warns companies about doing business in Hong Kong

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration issued a blanket warning Friday to U.S. firms about the risks of doing business in Hong Kong as China continues to clamp down on political and economic freed...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai faces 12 months in prison for unauthorized assembly

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai will serve 12 months in prison for taking part in an unauthorized assembly during the 2019 mass pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled financial hub. Hong Kong...

Blinken reaffirms Trump-era ruling on Hong Kong autonomy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday reaffirmed a determination made last year by the Trump administration that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous and remains undeserv...

China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature

China has sharply reduced the number of directly elected seats in Hong Kong’s legislature in a setback for the territory’s already beleaguered democracy movement. The changes were annou...

US names 24 more Chinese, Hong Kong officials to be sanctioned

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department added two dozen Chinese and Hong Kong officials to its list of people to be sanctioned under the Hong Kong Autonomy Act on Wednesday (March 17). ...

US sanctions 24 Chinese and Hong Kong officials

HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. sanctioned an additional 24 Chinese and Hong Kong officials over Beijing’s ongoing crackdown on political freedoms in the semi-autonomous city, including a decision to overha...

Former Taiwan president admits 'one country, two systems is dead’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Friday (March 12) admitted that the "one country, two systems" formula proposed by Beijing is a thing of the past as he vo...

China confirms overhaul of Hong Kong politics, squeezing democratic opposition

China’s parliament approved on Thursday (March 11) a draft decision to change Hong Kong’s electoral system, further reducing democratic representation in the city’s institutions and ...

Chinese official says Hong Kong electoral changes will 'protect' international role

Beijing’s plans to change Hong Kong’s electoral system will protect the city’s international role, a senior Chinese official said on Tuesday (March 9), as critics decry the move as a...

Former Hong Kong chief C.Y. Leung does not rule out return to post

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung, among the most vocal supporters of Beijing’s moves to tighten control over the territory, did not rule out a return to his former post in an intervie...

Hong Kong reportedly mulls cancelling university exchange programs with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong government is reportedly considering ending exchange programs between its local universities and those in Taiwan to prevent Hong Kong students from becoming ...

Germany criticizes China for dismissal of Hong Kong opposition lawmakers

Germany, holder of the European Union’s rotating presidency, has criticized China for the dismissal of several pro-democracy opposition lawmakers from the city assembly in Hong Kong. A foreig...

China threatens response to new US sanctions over Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday said new U.S. sanctions on officials responsible for Hong Kong security are an attempt to undermine the city’s stability and threatened unspecified countermeasures. ...

US names 10 to be sanctioned under new Hong Kong Autonomy Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department on Wednesday (Oct. 14) presented Congress with a list of names of those it says have undermined Hong Kong's freedoms and warned that sanction...

Over 40% of Hongkongers consider emigration due to unstable politics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey released Tuesday (Oct. 6) shows that almost 44 percent of Hong Kong residents have been considering emigration after Beijing's introduction of the national se...