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Seven Hong Kong activists jailed over unauthorised protest in 2020

Seven Hong Kong democracy campaigners, including former lawmakers, were sentenced on Saturday to up to 12 months in jail for their role in a protest last year against a sweeping national security law ...

Taiwan’s TSMC mulling response to US supply chain disclosure request

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) said on Wednesday (Oct. 6) that it is still considering how to reply to a U.S. government request to reveal information about ...

Facing social unrest, Hong Kong looks to build more housing

HONG KONG (AP) — Land-starved Hong Kong plans to build more affordable housing in response to public demands that have fueled social unrest. Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced a m...

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam proposes new housing development near Chinese border

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivered her annual policy address Wednesday, saying the controversial national security law introduced last year restored "safety and stability."...

Police halt 4-person National Day protest in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong halted a four-person pro-democracy protest on China’s National Day Friday amid a expanding crackdown on free speech and opposition politics. Cha...

CNN's Fareed Zakaria highlights Taiwan as 'bright spot' for democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Monday (Sept. 27) highlighted Taiwan as an unusual "bright spot" in the world amid the "backsliding" of democracy during th...

Start 'Taiwan Special Economic Zone' to seize mantle of Asia’s financial hub from Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The situation in Hong Kong is dire. Those responsible pretend its problems are not happening because they cannot face up to the reality of what they and their masters in B...

Hong Kong June 4 vigil organizers to disband amid crackdown

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong group that had organized annual vigils in remembrance of victims of the Chinese military’s crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests voted to disband ...

Hong Kong: Tiananmen Square vigil group disbands amid crackdown

The pro-democracy group Hong Kong Alliance has decided to disband as pressure from Beijing continues, the group said on Saturday. The activist collective, dubbed the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of ...

New Hong Kong electors chosen, with only 1 opposition member

HONG KONG (AP) — The 1,500-member panel that picks Hong Kong’s next leader will have only one opposition-leaning member, according to results Monday from a tightly controlled selection pro...

Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

HONG KONG (AP) — Select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the Election Committee that will choose the city's leader in the first polls Sunday following reforms meant to ensure candidates with B...

With tighter grip, Beijing sends message to Hong Kong tycoons: fall in line

As Beijing seeks to tighten its grip over Hong Kong, it has a new mandate for the city's powerful property tycoons: pour resources and influence into backing Beijing's interests, and help solv...

US, Australia pledge to strengthen relations with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After high-level talks on the challenges of dealing with China, the top foreign affairs and defense leaders from the U.S. and Australia on Thursday (Sept. 16) issued a joi...

Hong Kong activists jailed over Tiananmen crackdown vigil

HONG KONG (AP) — Nine Hong Kong activists and ex-lawmakers on Wednesday were handed jail sentences of up to 10 months over their roles in last year’s banned Tiananmen Square candlelight vigil, the lat...

Hong Kong jails Tiananmen Square vigil activists

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday sentenced nine veteran activists to between six and 16 months imprisonment for last year organizing and participating in a Tiananmen Square vigil that was banned by poli...