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How China's national security law threatens Hong Kong's internet freedom

Since the national security law came into effect in Hong Kong last June, different aspects of the territory's civil society have come under attack — including, recently, internet freedom. &...

HSBC prioritizes politics over rights of customers: Hongkonger-in-exile

TAIWAN (Taiwan News) — Hongkonger-in-exile Ted Hui (許智峯) recently revealed the explanation given to him by HSBC Holdings CEO Noel Quinn for his frozen accounts and called the bank "an accom...

Five Hongkongers, believed to have escaped via Taiwan, seek asylum in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have arrived in the U.S. to seek asylum, and they are reportedly the same escapees detained in Taiwan last year for entering the co...

Lawyer, 10 others said to be arrested in Hong Kong crackdown

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested a lawyer and 10 others on suspicion of helping 12 Hong Kongers try to flee the city, local media reported in the latest arrests in an ongoing cra...

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...

US, Australia, UK, Canada slam Hong Kong mass arrests

The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Canada expressed "serious concern" over the arrest of 55 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong last week,in a joint st...

Pro-democracy activists heartened by US system's resilience

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Stunned and riveted by the riot that engulfed the U.S. Capitol, pro-democracy and human rights campaigners around the world also were reassured -- because, ultimately, democracy he...

1st foreigner arrested under HK national security law released on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first foreigner arrested under Hong Kong’s repressive national security law was freed on bail Thursday (Jan. 7) pending further inquiries. John Clancey, an Am...

Taiwan president condemns arrest of 53 Hong Kong activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Jan. 6) condemned the arrest of over 50 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and called on the world's democracies to...

Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents Wednesday for allegedly violating the new national security law by participating in unofficial election primarie...

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...

Hong Kong police visit offices of Apple Daily and others, requesting election information

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong police visited the offices of three media organizations on Wednesday morning (Jan. 6), hours after making mass arrests of pro-democracy figures on suspicion of v...

Asian shares mostly lower as virus, China-US tensions weigh

Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as surging virus counts and China-U.S. tensions weighed on sentiment. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped 0.3% after authorities arrested dozens o...

Hong Kong: Police arrest over 50 pro-democracy activists in crackdown

About 50 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong were arrested on Wednesday by the city's police on suspicion of "subversion" under a controversial Beijing-imposed national security law. ...