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Hong Kong national security law: Can civil liberties survive another year?

One year ago, a national security law took effect in Hong Kong, handed down by Communist Party authorities in Beijing in response to a massive pro-democracy movement in the semi-autonomous city. The ...

7 Hong Kong democracy leaders to be sentenced amid crackdown

HONG KONG (AP) — Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including 82-year-old veteran activist Martin Lee and pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, are expected to be sentenced Friday f...

129 HK civil servants forced to retire for not pledging loyalty to government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 129 civil servants in Hong Kong now face “forced retirement” for failing to sign a document swearing allegiance to the city's government followi...

Media figure Jimmy Lai convicted over 2019 protests in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Seven Hong Kong pro-democracy advocates were convicted Thursday on charges of organizing and participating in an unlawful assembly during massive anti-government protests in 201...

7 convicted in Hong Kong over 2019 pro-democracy protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Seven pro-democracy advocates were convicted Thursday for organizing and participating in an unlawful assembly during massive anti-government protests in 2019, as Hong Kong continues ...

Uyghurs in Turkey protest Chinese foreign minister's visit

ISTANBUL (AP) — Hundreds of Uyghurs staged protests in Ankara and Istanbul on Thursday, denouncing Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Turkey and demanding that the Turkish government take a s...

Hong Kong banks freeze accounts of pro-democracy protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — High-profile dissidents and pro-democracy protesters have become targets for banks in Hong Kong, according to Apple Daily. One protester arrested by police during the a...

How China's national security law threatens Hong Kong's internet freedom

Since the national security law came into effect in Hong Kong last June, different aspects of the territory's civil society have come under attack — including, recently, internet freedom. &...

Uighurs stage protest outside Chinese Embassy in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Dozens of Uighurs assembled near the Chinese Embassy in Turkey on Tuesday, demanding information about family members they fear are being kept in detention camps in China. ...

Turkey Uighurs fear sellout to China in exchange for vaccine

BEIJING (AP) — Abdullah Metseydi, a Uighur in Turkey, was readying for bed last month when he heard commotion, then pounding on the door. “Police! Open the door!” A dozen or more off...

Hong Kong internet firm blocked website over security law

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong internet service provider on Thursday said it had blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with the city’s national security law. In a stateme...

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...

Hong Kong reportedly mulls cancelling university exchange programs with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong government is reportedly considering ending exchange programs between its local universities and those in Taiwan to prevent Hong Kong students from becoming ...

Hong Kong's Jimmy Lai denied bail as Pompeo tweets support

HONG KONG (AP) — Jimmy Lai, the 73-year-old Hong Kong media tycoon and advocate for democracy, was denied bail Saturday after being charged the previous day under the semi-autonomous Chinese ter...

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam jailed

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam were sentenced to jail on Wednesday on charges related to an unauthorized anti-government protest last year at t...