Australia suspends extradition agreement with Hong Kong

Australia suspended its extradition agreement with Hong Kong on Thursday over the new controversial national security law imposed by China on the region. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he was co...

Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister says his country has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and extended visas for Hong Kong residents in response to China’s imposition ...

KMT's hesitancy in rejecting HK law stipulation draws ruling party's ire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — KMT Culture and Communications Chairperson Wang Yu-min (王育敏) was asked on Wednesday (July 8) whether Taiwan would act in accordance with the Hong Kong National Security La...

Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan forms parliamentary group for Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly formed Taiwan Parliament Group for Tibet (台灣國會西藏連線) said Wednesday (July 8) that it hoped the Dalai Lama will soon be able to visit Taiwan. Independent legisl...

China dismisses Australian warning of arbitrary detention

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Chinese Embassy on Wednesday dismissed Australia’s warning to travelers of arbitrary detention in China as “ridiculous” and “disinformation” in the latest diplomatic spa...

Taipei-Shanghai forum to be held virtually amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has said the Taipei-Shanghai forum will be held virtually later this year amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and strained cross-strait t...

Hong Kong inaugurates Beijing's national security office

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing’s national security office was inaugurated in Hong Kong on Wednesday, just over a week after China's central government imposed a tough new law on the city that critics view a...

China opens new security agency headquarters in Hong Kong

China on Wednesday inaugurated the new headquarters for its security agency in Hong Kong, a week after imposing a controversial security law. "The Office for Safeguarding National Security of t...

Business Highlights

___ Small business program scrutinized for loans to big firms NEW YORK (AP) — Congress set aside $659 billion to throw a lifeline to small businesses and organizati...

Can free press in Hong Kong survive national security law?

Just days after Beijing passed the contentious national security law for Hong Kong, activists say there are already signs that freedom of expression in the city is under threat. Hong Kong authoriti...

Japan's ruling party calls for government to cancel Xi visit

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party has adopted a resolution urging the government cancel a visit to Japan by Chinese President Xi Jinping following the implementation of a ...

Reddit more pliant to Hong Kong government request for user data

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As many of the largest social media companies issued a block on Hong Kong Government access to personal user data amid the new draconian security law, Reddit users on Tues...

Hong Kong to 'vigorously implement' Beijing's new security law

Hong Kong's government said Tuesday it will "vigorously implement" a controversial new national security law imposed on the semi-autonomous Chinese territory by Beijing last week. The ...

Pope Francis omits planned Hong Kong reference in Sunday's talk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pope Francis has allegedly omitted a pre-written paragraph of his speech, where he addressed Beijing's recent implementation of the Hong Kong national security law, du...

Australia warns of 'arbitrary detention' risk in China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Tuesday warned its citizens that they may be at risk of “arbitrary detention” if they visit China. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade...