Hong Kong's first female leader fights for political life

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam steadily climbed her way up bureaucratic ranks to capture the top position in the former British colony, relying on sheer intelligence, ambition, ...

Presidential Office protests against Hong Kong leader's extradition claim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Presidential Office lodged a protest against the Hong Kong leader, Carrie Lam, on Saturday evening, as the chief executive attributed the delay of the contr...

Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill, says sorry

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Saturday she has suspended indefinitely a proposed extradition bill that sparked the city’s biggest public protests in years. ...

Hong Kong leader says government will suspend debate on unpopular extradition bill.

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader says government will suspend debate on unpopular extradition bill.

The Latest: Hong Kong leadership meets as protests loom

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against extradition bill (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Hong Kong's chief executive has met with her Executive C...

Taiwan refuses extradition cooperation with Hong Kong over human rights issues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s judicial authorities have made it clear that any extradition cooperation between the country and Hong Kong will not materialize before human rights concerns...

Hong Kong on edge as pressure grows to delay fugitive bill

HONG KONG (AP) — Pressure on Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam has been mounting, with signs emerging that she may delay an unpopular extradition bill that has drawn hundreds of thousands of peop...

Calls mount for compromise over unpopular Hong Kong bill

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam faced calls from both outside and within her government Friday to delay extradition legislation that has spurred massive protests. Some m...

Hong Kong protests serve as a warning to Taiwan over ‘one country, two systems’

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- There were stirring scenes in Hong Kong on Sunday as the people of the proud City-state took to the streets to oppose the systematic erosion of their rights by Communist Chi...

Hong Kong ex-official urges dropping extradition legislation

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's former Chief Secretary Anson Chan — long an outspoken advocate for more democracy in the ex-British colony — is urging the city's chief executive, Carrie Lam, to shelve pr...

Jackie Chan says 'I don't know anything' about Hong Kong protests while in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just as Hong Kong police were firing rubber bullets, bean bag rounds, tear gas, and water cannons at thousands of unarmed civilians in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan claimed to be igno...

250,000 sign petition urging Chinese, HK officials who support extradition bill to be barred from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An online petition calling for the revocation of U.S. citizenship and visas from Chinese and Hong Kong officials who back the controversial extradition bill has received over 2...

Hong Kong quiet now, but prospect of new protest looms large

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities were bracing Friday for more protests by demonstrators trying to prevent Beijing-appointed Chief Executive Carrie Lam from pushing through a bill that would allo...

The Latest: China envoy says reporting on protests distorted

HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the protests in Hong Kong over proposed extradition legislation (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The Chinese ambassador to Britain has accuse...

Oil surges on Mideast tanker incident, stocks rise

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks mostly rose Thursday and energy prices surged after two oil tankers suffered a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman, raising tensions over a key trade route for crude. ...