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Top Hong Kong activist seeks asylum in the UK

A leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activist revealed on Monday that he has applied for asylum in the UK after he fled the former British colony amid a crackdown by authorities there. Nathan Law, a for...

Hong Kong's top court rules 2019 mask ban constitutional

Hong Kong's top court on Monday ruled that the city government's decision to invoke a colonial-era law to ban face masks at demonstrations and public meetings during the height of the 2019 pro...

US Senate fails to pass Hong Kong refugee bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — In a final attempt before Congress enters recess for the upcoming holidays, U.S. lawmakers failed to advance a bill through the Senate on Friday (Dec. 18) that would grant Hong...

German MP sports T-shirt supporting Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German parliamentarian Daniela Kluckert on Thursday (Dec. 16) posted a photo of herself showing support for democracy in Hong Kong, Tibet, and Taiwan. Kluckert, a membe...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under national security law - local media

HONG KONG, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy activist and media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been charged under the city's national security law on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces and enda...

Biden’s national security advisor-designate voices concern over persecution of Hong Kong activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor-designate Jake Sullivan has for the first time voiced his opposition to China’s persecution of pro-d...

Taiwan president calls for cooperation in face of Beijing's threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Opening a security forum on Tuesday (Dec. 8), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged to work more closely with the U.S. and Japan on several fronts, from military threats to...

Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy activists in widening crackdown

Eight pro-democracy activists were arrested in Hong Kong on Tuesday as authorities continue a crackdown on dissent under a new security law imposed by Beijing. The eight, who include three former law...

China accuses Danish politicians in feud over Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday accused Danish politicians of violating “basic norms governing international relations” in a feud over a visit by a former Hong Kong opposition lawmaker and pro-democrac...

Taiwan cannot become the next Hong Kong: European parliamentarian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — European Parliament (EU) Vice President Nicola Beer on Thursday (Dec. 3) denounced Beijing's open threat to take control of Taiwan by force and said the country must n...

Ex-Hong Kong lawmaker goes into exile, plans to travel to UK

COPENHAGEN (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and former lawmaker who is visiting Denmark said Thursday he is going into exile and will soon move to Britain. “I hereby announ...

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai in custody on fraud charge

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai was denied bail on Thursday on a charge of fraud. The accusations relate to the lease of a building that houses his Apple Daily, an anti-gov...

Ex-Hong Kong lawmaker asks Europe to provide 'safe haven'

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist who is visiting Denmark urged European nations on Wednesday to allow protesters in Hong Kong "a safe haven from the terror” of China's Com...

Faces of Hong Kong's democracy movement handed prison sentences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three young icons of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong — Joshua Wong (黃之鋒), Agnes Chow (周庭), and Ivan Lam (林朗彥) — were handed prison terms Wednesday (Dec...

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam jailed

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam were sentenced to jail on Wednesday on charges related to an unauthorized anti-government protest last year at t...