Hong Kong grappling with future under national security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam offered scant reassurance Tuesday over a new national security law that critics say undermines liberties and legal protections promised when China took c...

TikTok to leave Hong Kong as security law raises worries

HONG KONG (AP) — TikTok said Tuesday it will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications of a sweeping national security law that took effec...

Ex-Pemex chief could face other charges returning from Spain

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The former head of Mexico’s state-run oil company could face charges other than those for which he was arrested in Spain, opening the door to the possibility of lesser charges in ex...

Telegram will not hand over users' data to Hong Kong authorities, for now

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Encrypted messenger platform Telegram said Sunday (July 5) that at present, it is refusing to hand over the data of Hong Kong users as the authorities come up with ever-ne...

Beijing to send 300 police to Hong Kong: Kyodo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese news agency Kyodo News reported on July 4 that Beijing is planning to deploy 200 to 300 armed police officers to Hong Kong as "observers." According ...

Hong Kong activist book to be published in Taiwan over security law concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new book compiling interviews of Hong Kong activists in the anti-extradition bill movement will be published in Taiwan to avoid the risk of legal consequences if it is p...

Hongkongers use creativity against new security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an attempt to counter Beijing's new national security law for Hong Kong, residents of the region have developed creative ways to express dissent without risking arr...

Mexican president says ex-oil chief has offered to talk

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday the former head of Mexico’s state oil company has offered to talk about investigations into corruption at the company, known as Pem...

Weekly update of news in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China 【June 28 - July 4】

【Taiwan & China】 1. Taiwan boots out two Chinese reporters Taiwan has expelled two Chinese journalists over their involvement in political talk shows produced illegally in the isla...

Taiwan's culture minister visits anti-extradition protest exhibition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te (李永得) on Saturday (July 4) visited an exhibition marking the first anniversary of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong at Taiwan Comic B...

Concern mounts over 52 countries having extradition treaties with China or Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since China’s new national security law in Hong Kong stipulates action against violators outside the country, concern has been mounting about the 52 countries that h...

China's 'vague' national security law sparks international concerns for Hong Kong

The United Nations on Friday expressed concern over the speed and ambiguity of the new security law that Beijing has imposed on the semi-autonomous Chinese city of Hong Kong. The Geneva-based Office ...

Canada suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

TORONTO (AP) — Canada suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong on Friday after China imposed a new security law on the territory. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada is ...

French court OKs end to Rwanda genocide investigation

PARIS (AP) — The Paris appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to end a years-long investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence. ...

Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

ISTANBUL (AP) — A private airline official, four pilots and two flights attendants went on trial in Istanbul on Friday, accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan ...