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Police make new arrests over 'Hong Kong 12' flee-attempt

Hong Kong police have arrested 11 more people for suspected crimes related to helping a group of 12 activists who attempted to escape the city to Taiwan, local media reported on Thursday. A total of ...

Hong Kong's new top judge urges impartiality in courts

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s new top judge warned Monday that the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s courts need to show they are impartial amid a flurry of politically charged case...

US, Australia, UK, Canada slam Hong Kong mass arrests

The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Canada expressed "serious concern" over the arrest of 55 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong last week,in a joint st...

Taiwan urged to do more for Hong Kong after 'Blitzkrieg' against democrats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the arrest of 53 pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong, leaders from three concerned Taiwanese groups, legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐), and two Hong Kong pro-democrac...

Hong Kong arrests: Are China's intimidation tactics working?

Following coordinated arrests on Wednesday targeting more than 50 Hong Kong opposition figures under a security law, local civil society observers told DW that an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty ha...

Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents Wednesday for allegedly violating the new national security law by participating in unofficial election primarie...

50 plus pro-democracy figures arrested under Hong Kong's national security law

[Last update: January 6, 2021 at 17:30] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong’s authorities Wednesday morning (Jan. 6) moved to further crush the city’s pro-democracy camp, arresting a...

Hong Kong police visit offices of Apple Daily and others, requesting election information

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong police visited the offices of three media organizations on Wednesday morning (Jan. 6), hours after making mass arrests of pro-democracy figures on suspicion of v...

Hong Kong: Police arrest over 50 pro-democracy activists in crackdown

About 50 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong were arrested on Wednesday by the city's police on suspicion of "subversion" under a controversial Beijing-imposed national security law. ...

Hong Kong's top judge cautious on calls for judicial reform

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s outgoing top judge said Tuesday that calls for reform of the city’s judiciary cannot be based on dissatisfaction with court rulings, as pro-Beijing figures and state-owned...

Beijing's policy toward Taiwan unlikely to change in 2021: think tank

Beijing's hostile policy toward Taiwan is likely to continue in 2021, according to a year-end report released by the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR), a government-fund...

Taiwan hopeful about restarting trade deal talks with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said recently the Taiwan government is confident it and the U.S. will restart negotiations over a bilateral trade agreement in the near fu...

China's losses were Xi's gain in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As 2020 dealt a blow to the world with a pandemic, social unrest, and natural disasters, China, the first to be upended by the coronavirus, has rebounded and is trading ja...

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...

Number of Hongkongers seeking residency in Taiwan reaches record high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of Hongkongers applying for residency in Taiwan this year has reached a record high, amounting to an exodus from the Beijing-controlled territory. From Janua...