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Hong Kong's next leader set to be endorsed by pro-Beijing elites

(Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader-in-waiting, John Lee, is expected to be endorsed for the city's top job on Sunday by a committee stacked with pro-Beijing loyalists, as the financial hub attempt...

Australian minister accuses China of election interference

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A senior Australian minister on Wednesday suggested that China had deliberately announced its security pact with the Solomon Islands during an election campaign to undermine...

Hong Kong Foreign Correspondent's Club suspends human rights award over legal fears

The Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club has canceled its annual human rights reporting award over fears it will violate repressive new laws, it announced on Monday. FCC president Keith Richburg sai...

Australian journalist on trial for espionage in Beijing

The trial of Australian journalist Cheng Lei on charges of espionage has begun in Beijing behind closed doors. Diplomats have been denied permission to attend proceedings, taking place under heavy gua...

India: UN slams anti-terror laws amid controversial arrests

The UN has raised concerns about India's use of counter-terrorism legislation to crack down on rights activists. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commission...

Court lifts secrecy in alleged Australian espionage trial

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A court agreed Wednesday to lift a shroud of secrecy from the trial of a spy's lawyer that could potentially confirm that Australia bugged East Timor's government during mul...

Australia says citizen is in arbitrary detention in China

Australia considers the incarceration of a Chinese-Australian writer who has been tried in Beijing for alleged espionage a case of arbitrary detention, the foreign minister said on Friday. Yang Hen...

Taiwan says HK tycoon asset freeze a warning to global investors

Taiwan warned on Saturday (May 15) that Hong Kong's decision to freeze assets belonging to jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai was a sign to the international community that doing business in the Chines...

Australia ends Chinese deals on national interest grounds

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Wednesday canceled four bilateral deals with China, Iran and Syria under new laws that give the federal government power to overrule international agreements by...

Vice presidents' policy projects come with political risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pence led the coronavirus task force only to be constantly overruled by the White House. Al Gore's efforts to “reinvent government" were largely forgotten during the Monica Lewi...

2nd Canadian to go on trial in China on spying charges

BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court was is expected to put on trial Monday a second Canadian citizen held for more than two years on spying charges in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a senior e...

China to open 1st trial of Canadians held on spy charges

DANDONG, China (AP) — China was expected to open the first trial Friday for one of two Canadians who have been held for more than two years in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a senior Chin...

Hong Kong: 10 defendants face trial over attempt to flee country

Ten activists faced trial in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Monday after they were caught trying to flee Hong Kong for Taiwan. They all face charges of illegally crossing the border, and tw...

Remembrance of democracy movements past in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exhibition highlighting the role of the international groups and individuals who promoted the cause of democracy in Taiwan opened this week at the the Jing-Mei White Te...

Australia government gains new power to scrap foreign pacts

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian Parliament on Tuesday gave the government power to cancel deals struck with foreign nations by lower levels of government that conflict with the national inte...