Freedom of speech is not absolute: Hong Kong government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Freedom of speech is not absolute, the government of Hong Kong responded Friday to growing concerns from the British government about recent developments 21 years after th...

Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-independence activist decried Beijing's rule over the city as modern-day colonialism in a speech Tuesday to a foreign journalists' association that defie...

Hong Kong pro-independence supporter Andy Chan auspiciously gives speech despite Beijing’s objection   

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong's pro-independence convener Andy Chan Ho-tin successfully delivered his speech at the Foreign Correspondents' Club after receiving objections from China,...

Ex-HK chief likens Hong Kong and Taiwan independence supporters to 'criminals and terrorists' 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The former leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, has come forward to promote state censorship and de-platforming of pro-democracy and pro-independence voices in Hong Kong,...

British government ‘concerned’ over Hong Kong’s move to ban political party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Hong Kong authorities set to outlaw the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), the British government expressed concerns in a statement issued July 18. ...

Hong Kong government to outlaw Hong Kong pro-Independence Party

EDIT 7/18: An earlier version of this article misidentified the political party being banned as the Hong Kong Independence Party (HKIP, 香港獨立黨), while the party that is set to be banned is the Hong Kon...

Photo story: tens of thousands march against China in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tens of thousands of Hongkongers marched through the streets yesterday, on the anniversary Hong Kong's sovereignty being handed to China in a show of di...

No term limits could give Xi more sway on Hong Kong, Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China's move to scrap term limits and allow Xi Jinping to serve as president indefinitely puts him on track to deal with some of the country's weightiest long-term soverei...

Media: Communist Party's top strategist will manage Beijing's control of Hong Kong 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reports coming from Beijing from the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s official legislative body, indicate that the CCP may be taking a stronger s...

China's State Council to merge Taiwan Affairs Office with Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It was reported on March 2 that the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party has been discussing plans for a restructuring of several state organs. A source wit...

Chinese official threatens 'decisive action' if Taiwan declares independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Dec. 25, the Chinese state-run newspaper "The Study Times," published an article by Liu Junchuan (劉軍川), an official with the Taiwan Affairs Office of the...

Hopes and fears in Hong Kong, Taiwan amid China's congress

HONG KONG (AP) — It wasn't just the dark-suited delegates in Beijing who were listening intently last week as Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined his grand ambitions to launch a twice-a-decade Commu...

In Hong Kong, political banners reveal gulf with mainland

HONG KONG (AP) — The banners and posters were quietly hung in universities across Hong Kong, often appearing overnight, with bold white lettering calling out for change and testing the limits of the f...

Patten warns against calls for Hong Kong independence

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's last British governor, Chris Patten, says calls for Hong Kong independence dilute support for democracy, and residents of the city should engage in dialogue and not hate s...

Is the 'democracy wall' concept at Hong Kong universities turning sour?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The slogans put up on Hong Kong universities’ democracy walls represent many views. But are they offensive? Early this morning, a slogan on the democracy wall at the Edu...