China inches toward 'liberating' Taiwan after HK security law: Washington Post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The recent passage of the controversial Hong Kong national security law could serve as Beijing's blueprint for solving the "Taiwan problem," according to a W...

Facebook, others, block govt requests on Hong Kong user data

HONG KONG (AP) — Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong as they assess the impact of a new national security law enacted last week. Face...

Hongkongers use creativity against new security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an attempt to counter Beijing's new national security law for Hong Kong, residents of the region have developed creative ways to express dissent without risking arr...

Canada suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

TORONTO (AP) — Canada suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong on Friday after China imposed a new security law on the territory. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada is ...

US vice president calls Beijing's Hong Kong security law a 'betrayal'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday (July 2) slammed the Chinese government for asserting its unchecked power in Hong Kong, calling implementation of the new nation...

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. ...

Japan's ruling party moves to scrap visit from Chinese leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is reportedly considering nixing Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping's (習近平) state visit scheduled next spring, taki...

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...

Taiwan Defense Act submitted to House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A draft of the Taiwan Defense Act (TDA) was submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill, which was first drafted for the Senate by U.S. Senator...

Congress passes bill rebuking China over Hong Kong crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a bill rebuking China over its crackdown in Hong Kong amid protests against a strict “national security” law that outlaws so-called subversive or terrorist acts...

China, pro-Beijing activists condemn 'meddling' in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — China's government and pro-Beijing activists in Hong Kong condemned what they called foreign meddling in the territory's affairs on Thursday, as countries moved to offer Hong Kongers ...

French academic warns Beijing's intent of 'absorbing' Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the implementation of Hong Kong's new national security law, Jean-Francois Di Meglio, president of the French independent think tank Asia Centre, warned on...

House passes bill rebuking China over Hong Kong; Senate next

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday joined the Senate in approving a bill to rebuke China over its crackdown in Hong Kong by imposing sanctions on groups that undermine the city’s autonomy or res...

UK extends immigration rights to Hong Kong BNO passport holders to 5 years

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Wednesday that it was extending residency rights for up to 3 million Hong Kongers eligible for the British National Overseas passport, stressing that it would uph...

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...