China's 'vague' national security law sparks international concerns for Hong Kong

The United Nations on Friday expressed concern over the speed and ambiguity of the new security law that Beijing has imposed on the semi-autonomous Chinese city of Hong Kong. The Geneva-based Office ...

Joshua Wong denies 'pleading to Germany' for Hong Kong intervention

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong on Friday denied asking for German intervention in Hong Kong, a day after German newspaper Bild published an interview quoting him saying this. Under the ...

UK grants asylum to ex-staffer at its Hong Kong consulate

LONDON (AP) — A former employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been granted political asylum in what he believes is the first successful U.K. asylum case from the former British colony. ...

Activist leaves Hong Kong after new law to advocate abroad

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law has left the city for an undisclosed location, he revealed on his Facebook page shortly after testifying at a U.S. congressional hear...

Hong Kong activist Nathan Law says he fled city

Nathan Law, prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, announced on Thursday that he fled overseas in response to a sweeping security law imposed by Beijing. "I have already left Hong Kong an...

Hong Kong security law takes aim at protester actions

HONG KONG (AP) — China on Tuesday approved a contentious national security law for Hong Kong that takes direct aim at some of the actions of anti-government protesters last year, in a move many see as...

3 pro-democracy groups opt to disband as Hong Kong security law passes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three political groups have announced that they will disband in the wake of Beijing's passage of the contentious national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday (June 3...

Joshua Wong quits Demosistō as Hong Kong national security law passes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Within two hours of the passing of the contentious Hong Kong national security law in Beijing on Tuesday (June 30), four prominent Hong Kong activists have announced they ...

China proposes controversial Hong Kong security law

Taipei (Taiwan News) — China is proposing a new law aimed at squashing dissent and anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The new law would ban sedition, secession, and subversion of the Beij...

Tensions over Hong Kong unrest flare on US college campuses

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As political tensions flare back home, Hong Kong students on U.S. college campuses say they have been ostracized and in some cases threatened by fellow students from mainland C...

Chinese netizens focus anger on Filipina for retweeting Hong Kong activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese netizens have targeted a young lady in the Philippines in an effort to persuade China’s Peking University to revoke her enrollment and scholarship over her a...

Hong Kong protesters have turned militant and more strategic - and this unnerves Beijing

SYDNEY (The Conversation) -- The past few weeks has seen a drastic escalation in violence on the streets of Hong Kong. On Tuesday night, a police officer aimed a shotgun at protesters who had gathered...

Hong Kong opposition movement largely without leaders

HONG KONG (AP) — The largely youth-driven movement of black-clad protesters challenging Hong Kong's government over an unpopular extradition bill is a coalition operating without a clear leadership st...

Taiwan Kaohsiung mayor's meeting with Chinese official draws flak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Critics in Hong Kong and Taiwan slammed Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) after he met a Chinese government official in the former British colony Friday. Han is on a tour...

Hong Kong top court overturns prison sentences for activists

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's highest court on Tuesday overturned prison sentences for three young pro-democracy activists convicted for their roles in kicking off 2014's "Umbrella Movement" protests i...