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Australian PM's bungle backs Beijing's ambitions on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison seemed to confuse his country's policy toward Taiwan with that of Hong Kong, during a radio interview on Thursday (May 6), ...

129 HK civil servants forced to retire for not pledging loyalty to government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 129 civil servants in Hong Kong now face “forced retirement” for failing to sign a document swearing allegiance to the city's government followi...

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...

Hong Kong banks freeze accounts of pro-democracy protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — High-profile dissidents and pro-democracy protesters have become targets for banks in Hong Kong, according to Apple Daily. One protester arrested by police during the a...

Clubhouse users could face arrest under Chinese law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese and foreign users of the social media site Clubhouse post political content at their own peril, as its servers are based in China and its content is the legal doma...

Taiwan's DPP expresses opposition to 'unjustified' recall campaigns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon the successful recall of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taoyuan City Council member Wang Hao-yu (王浩宇) on Saturday (Jan. 16), the DPP blasted the Kuomintang (KMT) ...

Police make new arrests over 'Hong Kong 12' flee-attempt

Hong Kong police have arrested 11 more people for suspected crimes related to helping a group of 12 activists who attempted to escape the city to Taiwan, local media reported on Thursday. A total of ...

US, UK, Australia, Canada jointly condemn Hong Kong’s mass arrests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The US, the UK, Australia, and Canada issued a joint statement on Sunday (Jan. 10, Taipei Time) expressing concern over the arrest of over 50 of Hong Kong’s pro-demo...

50 plus pro-democracy figures arrested under Hong Kong's national security law

[Last update: January 6, 2021 at 17:30] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong’s authorities Wednesday morning (Jan. 6) moved to further crush the city’s pro-democracy camp, arresting a...

After arrest of democratic leaders, Biden's secretary of state pick vows to stand with HK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The arrest of over 50 prominent pro-democracy figures (Jan. 6) under Hong Kong's oppressive new national security law for their involvement in last summer's pro-de...

Interparty press conference held in support of southern Taiwan city councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators Freddy Lim (林昶佐), an independent, and Liu Shifang (劉世芳), from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), held a press conference with others at the Legislative Yu...

Cato Institute ranks HK 3rd in human freedom, Taiwan lowly 19th

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite well-documented police violence against Hong Kong activists, the imposition of the draconian Hong Kong national security law, and the arrest and imprisonment of pr...

China imprisons 10 young Hongkongers for attempted escape to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the end of a trial that has drawn criticism for being held in "secret," 10 Hong Kong activists were sentenced to between seven months and three years in priso...

12 Hong Kong fugitives to go on trial Dec. 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The families of some of the 12 young Hongkongers detained in China since August for attempting to flee in a boat to Taiwan were notified Friday (Dec. 25) that the trials w...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai freed on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai (黎智英) was freed on bail Wednesday (Dec. 23) after 20 days in detention after being accused of fraud and of “collusion with foreign f...