Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs concerned nation could become 'next Hong Kong'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Wednesday (Aug. 12) shared his views on Taiwan-U.S. relations and expressed concerns about growing Chinese aggression in the...

Released tycoon Lai says Hong Kong needs patient, not radical, democracy campaign

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai said on Thursday (Aug. 13) he was overwhelmed by the support he got after becoming the most high-profile person to be arrested under a new national security law and ur...

Hong Kong media tycoon relieved he wasn't sent to China

HONG KONG (AP) — Jimmy Lai had just finished his morning exercise and was catching up on the news when the police arrived. “There were 15, 20 policemen there, and they said I was und...

'China' omitted from profile picture of US embassy in Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eagle-eyed netizens on Monday (Aug. 10) noticed that the emblem being used by the American embassy in Beijing on its various social media accounts omits the word “Ch...

New immigration unit in Hong Kong reportedly delaying visas for foreign journalists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign journalists seeking to renew their visas in Hong Kong are experiencing delays amid reports of a new immigration unit quietly formed to process "sensitive visa...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai plans to sell building following detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The day of his release on bail, Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai (黎智英) was trying to sell a building at the Tai Po Tai Ping Industrial Center, local media reported Wednesd...

Taiwan to tighten scrutiny on Chinese investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese investment in Taiwan will be subject to increased scrutiny in the wake of China's imposition of the draconian Hong Kong national security law. A proposal to...

As Hong Kongers seek to emigrate, some simply can’t leave

HONG KONG (AP) — Pamela Lam’s 6-year-old son fell in love with the Hong Kong protest anthem, ‘Glory to Hong Kong’, the first time he heard it, and he loves singing it, at home, in the shower, and some...

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai released on bail

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was released on bail in the early hours of Wednesday morning (local time) nearly two days after his arrest under the city's new security law. Lai, founder of media...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai could face trial in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai (黎智英), who was arrested on Monday (Aug. 10) under the draconian national security law imposed by Beijing, could face trial in China, an exp...

Taiwan says virus aid sent quietly to avoid Beijing protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan sent COVID-19 assistance to foreign countries surreptitiously to avoid protests from China, its foreign minister said Tuesday during a meeting with the highest-level Ameri...

Hong Kong residents buy newspaper to support free press

HONG KONG (AP) — Long lines of people bought up copies of the Apple Daily paper at Hong Kong newsstands Tuesday to support a free press in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The ...

Hong Kong's Agnes Chow arrested under national security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow (周庭) of the disbanded Demosistō Party was arrested at home Monday evening (Aug. 10) under the new national security law that ca...

Hong Kong's Apple Daily vows to 'fight on' after owner arrested

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily tabloid responded with defiance on Tuesday (Aug. 11) to the arrest of owner Jimmy Lai under a new national security law imposed by Beijing, promising to “fight on&r...

Jimmy Lai arrest: Hong Kong residents rush to buy media mogul's newspaper

Hong Kong residents on Tuesday lined up to buy the Apple Daily in a show of support for its owner, Jimmy Lai, who was arrested the day before under a new national security law imposed by Beijing. The...