Freedom of speech is not absolute: Hong Kong government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Freedom of speech is not absolute, the government of Hong Kong responded Friday to growing concerns from the British government about recent developments 21 years after th...

China says still committed to Hong Kong semi-autonomy

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister says his country remains committed to the "one country, two systems" governing framework in Hong Kong, despite growing concerns that Beijing is eroding the form...

Vaccine scandal pierces Xi’s Chinese dream: Ming Pao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China's most recent vaccine scandal, in which hundreds of thousands of faulty rabies vaccines for children has pierced Chinese President Xi Jinping's "Chinese...

Taiwan's MAC urges China to keep promise on Hong Kong democracy

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) China should stick to its "one country,two systems" policy and keep its promise by making Hong Kong an autonomous and democratic region, said the Mainland Affairs Counci...

Human rights group condemns China on 21st anniversary of Hong Kong handover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Human rights group "International Monitor of Hong Kong Civil and Political Rights" (IMHKCR) condemned China for its political persecution in Hong Kong at a press...

Police stop protest at Hong Kong handover anniversary event

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong have stopped about 20 pro-democracy protesters from getting near a ceremony marking the anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. ...

High-speed rail sparks co-location controversy in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (East Asia Forum) -- On 27 December 2017, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) endorsed a joint-checkpoint "co-location" scheme for the Guang...

Taiwanese film banned in China because actor allegedly supports Taiwan Independence   

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese movie "Missing Johnny" has been removed from cinemas in China because of the main actor's alleged support for Taiwanese independence.  ...

Hong Kong pro-democracy movement loses ground in by-election

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates won back only two of four seats in a crucial by-election in the semiautonomous Chinese region, final results showed Monday. The re...

Media: Communist Party's top strategist will manage Beijing's control of Hong Kong 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reports coming from Beijing from the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s official legislative body, indicate that the CCP may be taking a stronger s...

Chinese Premier stresses zero tolerance for Taiwan independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s National People’s Congress began Monday with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s (李克強) work report, which lauded the country’s economic achievemen...

New Year's Day 'Protect Hong Kong' march targets HK-CHI rail-link project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An annual march and protest was held in Hong Kong on New Year ’s Day, with organizers claiming 10,000 took to the streets. Police suggested a smaller number of about...

China raises penalty for disrespecting anthem, extends law to Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – On Saturday Nov. 4 the Chinese government formally extended legal repercussions for disrespecting the Chinese national anthem to include Hong Kong. The National People's Co...

Taiwanese who join China's Communist Party could be fined up to NT$500,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese who join the Communist Party of China (CPC) could face fines from NT$100,000 to NT$500,000  (US$3,390-US$16,950), said Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Ka...

China's national anthem law to be imposed in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's top legislators are considering toughening the punishment for those who disrespect the national anthem, including Hong Kong. Hong Kong is under scrutiny aft...