China ramps up oppression in Hong Kong before National Congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities are determined to silence objections against the new national security law in Hong Kong by stigmatizing and arresting dissidents. China's Hong K...

Hong Kong protest marks anniversary of violent police clash

HONG KONG (AP) — More than 100 protesters in Hong Kong marched and shouted slogans during a lunchtime protest Friday in a luxury shopping mall, marking the one year anniversary of a clash with police ...

A year of Hong Kong protests: Is Beijing finally regaining control?

A year ago, a million Hong Kongers streamed into the streets of the city to protest against a planned extradition law. While the Hong Kong government has since withdrawn the proposed legislation, Beij...

Hong Kong mobilizing again to counter CCP encroachment

Taipei (Taiwan News) — After Beijing's proposal for a new national security law for Hong Kong wreaked havoc in the semi-autonomous region of China, Hongkongers have rallied once again, calli...

Hong Kong chief executive backs police watchdog's report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam held "The Truth About Hong Kong" press conference on Friday (May 16), backing the investigative report on police violence pr...

Conflict flares again during Hong Kong's Golden Week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong protesters launched a number of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous city on Friday (May 1), during the four-day Golden Week holiday. A "Sing With You&q...

China claims right to intrude into Hong Kong affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office released three announcements on Tuesday (April 21), claiming the central government's right to super...

Causeway Bay Books founder attacked with paint in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay Books (銅鑼灣書店) founder Lam Wing-kee (林榮基), whose new bookstore is set to open in Taipei on Saturday (April 25), was attacked with red paint o...

Hong Kong police selectively suppress pro-democracy supporters with COVID-19 measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the Hong Kong government imposed new measures to curb the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 29, law enforcement has been harassing pro-democracy bu...

'Animal Crossing' suddenly banned in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China banned the popular social simulation video game "Animal Crossing" on Friday (April 10), as the game has become a platform for dissidents to openly vent the...

US Department of State expresses concerns over Jimmy Lai's arrest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Feb. 28, the U.S. Department of State released a statement of its concern over the arrest of Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong media tycoon and prominent pro-democracy activist, a...

Chinese expats call on Taiwan's leader to support Hong Kong protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese pro-democracy expats assembled on Sunday (Jan. 12) at a forum held by the New School of Democracy and urged the re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to help Hon...

Hong Kong defends autonomy with 'yellow ribbon' economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the ongoing protests against the China-backed Hong Kong government, businesses are being distinguished by colors according to whether they support the protestor...

Hong Kong's Christmas protests see return of violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clashes between police and protesters in Hong Kong resumed over the Christmas holiday. The city-wide "Shop with you on Christmas" demonstrations began on Chri...

Vatican New Year calendar suspected of hinting at support of Hong Kong protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the cover of the Holy See's latest annual calendar, Pope Francis can be seen standing in the middle of an umbrella-holding crowd as raindrops fall from the sky. ...