AP Interview: Hong Kong media tycoon says city now 'dead'

HONG KONG (AP) — When Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrived in Hong Kong at age 12, the city felt like heaven to him, brimming with hope and freedom. He arrived poor, but over the years embarked on...

China's security law: The end of Hong Kong's semi-autonomous status?

After weeks of anxious waiting, China's National People's Congress unveiled the full text of the national security law for Hong Kong. The law is expected to "utterly change" the live...

China passes contentious Hong Kong national security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Tuesday (June 30) passed a controversial national security bill, which is widely believed to severely compromise human rights in Hong Kong, after a three-day revi...

Apple Daily Taiwan to lay off 140 employees in stages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apple Daily Taiwan, one of the country's major Chinese language newspapers, confirmed in a press release on Monday (June 22) that the newspaper will start laying off 1...

Taiwan's Apple Daily mulls layoffs in reaction to coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's leading newspaper Apple Daily is reportedly considering layoffs due to economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Following its sister company Next Ma...

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 ...

Hong Kong councilor encourages people to attend Tiananmen Square massacre vigil

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Hong Kong Police Force has forbidden people to congregate at Hong Kong's Victoria Park for their annual June 4 Tiananmen Square massacre vigil due to coro...

Hong Kong student opposes demand for Taiwan to lower immigration bar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As more Hongkongers seek asylum in Taiwan due to Beijing's growing control in the special administrative region, a Hong Kong student has decided to explain on social m...

Media tycoon urges Taiwan government to lower immigration bar for Hongkongers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai (黎智英) on Tuesday (May 26) called for Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to ease immigration requirements for Hong Kong citizens and allow...

Hong Kong media tycoon will fight new security law 'to the end'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reacting to China’s plans for a Hong Kong national security law, outspoken media tycoon Jimmy Lai (黎智英) tweeted Saturday (May 23) that he would fight to the end for ...

Taiwan tycoon a suspect in negligent homicide case involving KTV fire that killed 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media tycoon Lien Tai-sheng (練台生) was released on a bail of NT$1 million (US$33,300) Friday morning (May 22) after being listed as a suspect in the negligent homicide of s...

Hong Kong sees first large protest since city's ban on public gatherings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong police on Sunday (April 26) dispersed more than 300 pro-democracy activists who had gathered at a shopping mall in the first group protest the special administra...

Hong Kong rounds up dozen of prominent democracy activists

23:00 Update: Next Magazine and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai has been released on bail. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong police on Saturday (April 18) morning rounded up about a dozen pr...

Hong Kong police arrest democracy activists, media tycoon

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested at least 14 veteran pro-democracy lawmakers, activists and a media tycoon on Saturday on charges of joining unlawful protests last year calling for reforms. ...

Apple Daily Taiwan announces layoff plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the closure of sister company Next Magazine on Feb. 29, leading Taiwan newspaper publication the Apple Daily has revealed a layoff plan for editors and salespeop...