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Hong Kong: Why Catholics are worried over free speech

The arrest of prominent pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong, including 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen, is raising concerns among some members of the city's Catholic community that the national sec...

Hong Kong film 'Revolution of Our Times' sets Taiwan box office record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A film about the 2019–2020 Hong Kong protests has broken the box office record for overseas Chinese-language documentaries in Taiwan within less than two weeks since...

A Hong Kong journalist's 'survivor's guilt' amid media clampdown

Anita can still vividly recall the feeling of traumatization that she had when she saw notifications about news from Hong Kong on her phone in the early months of her life in Taiwan. She had left her...

Australian student faces potential expulsion for anti-China protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian human rights student-activist Drew Pavlou said he is facing possible expulsion from the University of Queensland (UQ) for his activism on campus against the Chi...

Hong Kong rounds up dozen of prominent democracy activists

23:00 Update: Next Magazine and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai has been released on bail. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong police on Saturday (April 18) morning rounded up about a dozen pr...

Chinese #MeToo activist released after detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese female-rights activist, investigative journalist Huang Xueqin (黃雪琴) was released on Friday (Jan. 19), following three months of detention on the charge of inci...

Hong Kong police officer arrested for supporting protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hong Kong police officer has been suspended and investigated after being arrested for posting anti-extradition messages on a Lennon Wall in the special administrative re...

Carrie Lam impeachment rejected by Hong Kong legislators

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A motion proposed by Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp to impeach Chief Executive Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) was rejected Thursday (Dec. 5) after failing to win enough support fro...

Pro-democracy parties secure clear majority in Hong Kong election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to partial returns as of 9 a.m. Monday (Nov. 25) morning, the pro-democracy candidates have won 387 out of 452 seats in the Hong Kong local elections, indicating...

Hong Kong protest performance acted out on Taipei streets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan NGO and acting troupe performed a re-enactment of the Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests on the streets of Taipei, at Chianti Avenue Plaza, on Saturday (Nov...

Hong Kong protest items on display at historical block in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As unrest continues to rage across Hong Kong, the Defend Democracy Safeguard Taiwan Alliance has organized the "Freedom is Not Free Exhibition" at the Bopiliao H...

Hong Kong leader says protesters 'paralysing' the city are selfish

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday (Nov 12) said protesters who are trying to "paralyse" the city were extremely selfish and hoped all universities and schools would urge...

'Hong Kong Superman’ donates money to save economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sir Li Ka-shing (李嘉誠), the wealthiest man in Hong Kong and founder of CK Hutchison Holdings, announced on Friday (Nov. 8) that for the next 10 days, he is accepting applic...

Masked university students rally at graduation ceremony in Hong Kong

About 1,000 students, many wearing black masks, attended a graduation ceremony at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on Thursday (Nov 7), with some holding up banners urging "Free Hong Kong, Rev...

Attacker bites politician's ear, others slashed in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart prot...