• China Oct 7

    Nearly 40 Nations Criticize China's Human Rights Policies

    Nearly 40 mainly Western countries are criticizing China’s treatment of minority groups, especially in Xinjiang and Tibet, and expressing grave concern at the impact of its new national security law on human rights in Hong Kong.

  • Uighurs Sep 9

    Uighurs Accuse China of Mass Detention, Torture in Landmark Complaint

    For the first time, a minority group in China is seeking to use international law to hold Beijing accountable for their alleged mistreatment, including mass internment and repressive measures against their religion, NBC News reports.

  • Hong Kong Aug 10

    Hong Kong Newspaper Raided, Tycoon Detained Under New Law

    Hong Kong police have arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai and raided the publisher’s headquarters, broadening their enforcement of a new security law and raising fears about press freedom in the semi-autonomous Chinese city

  • Taiwan Aug 10

    Azar Leads Highest-Level US Delegation to Taiwan in Decades

    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has arrived in Taiwan in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic relations between Washington and Taipei in 1979

  • Hong Kong Jul 12

    Nearly 600,000 Vote in Hong Kong Pro-democracy Primaries

    Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers have voted in an unofficial two-day primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candidates for an upcoming legislative poll

  • Hong Kong Jul 1

    HK Citizens Debate Leaving as China Passes Controversial New Law

    People living in Hong Kong are starting to seek a way out after China passed a controversial new national security law that the people of Hong Kong said violates their autonomy. The passage of the law is seen as Beijing’s response to the year-long, anti-government protests that have swept the former territory.

  • Beijing Jun 17

    Beijing Under Renewed Lockdown to Contain Outbreak

    Beijing, China’s capital city, has reinstated restrictions after more than a hundred people were sickened from a market that feeds 80% of the city.

  • Hong Kong May 29

    Trump Revokes Hong Kong Special Privileges in Response to Chinese Oversteps

    President Donald Trump announced that it would revoke special privileges granted to Hong Kong, including U.S. extradition policies and separate travel customs and visas from China, and will enact economic sanctions. The president said these measures were in response to China’s violation the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, which gives Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy from Beijing.

  • Stolen Research Dec 31, 2019

    Medical Student Accused of Trying to Smuggle Cancer Research Material to China

    A Harvard University medical student and cancer researcher who allegedly tried to smuggle stolen scientific material into China has been charged and will be held without bail, a federal judge in Boston ruled Tuesday. The 29-year-old Chinese student, Zaosong Zheng, was found with 21 vials in his luggage as he prepared to board a flight at Logan International Airport bound…

  • 2022 Winter Olympics Dec 26, 2019

    China Pours Billions Into Infrastructure, Talent as It Readies for 2022 Winter Olympics

    Two Chinese cities — namely Beijing and Zhangjiakou — witnessed a burst of activity in winter sports investment after China was named the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Since 2015, when it was announced that Beijing and its surrounding cities would play host in 2022, the Chinese government has been pushing for the development of winter sports. Some incentives include dishing…

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2019

    China Furious, Hong Kong Celebrates After US Move on Bills

    China reacted furiously Thursday to President Donald Trump’s signing two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong, summoning the U.S. ambassador to protest and warning the move would undermine cooperation with Washington. Hong Kong, a former British colony that was granted semi-autonomy when China took control in 1997, has been rocked by six months of sometimes violent pro-democracy...

  • Department of State Nov 27, 2019

    US Criticizes China for Abuses Against Minorities Revealed by Leaked Cables

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that a cache of leaked documents proves that Chinese authorities are engaged in massive and systemic repression of Muslims and other minorities in western China, as a number of foreign governments expressed serious concern about the scale of the campaign. Pompeo said the documents underscored “an overwhelming and growing body of evidence” that...

  • China Nov 26, 2019

    Hong Kong Leader Refuses to Give Ground Despite Poll Setback

    Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam refused to offer any concessions to anti-government protesters despite a local election trouncing, saying Tuesday that she will instead accelerate dialogue and identify ways to address societal grievances. Lam said the central government in Beijing didn’t blame her for the election outcome that gave the pro-democracy bloc a landslide victory with 90 percent of...

  • Beijing Nov 25, 2019

    Pro-Democracy Camp Wins Landslide in Hong Kong Vote

    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition won a stunning landslide victory in weekend local elections in a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam over her handling of violent protests that have divided the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Wu Chi-wai, leader of the city’s biggest pro-democracy party, said Monday that the bloc swept nearly 90% of 452 district council seats, which will help...

  • Beijing Nov 24, 2019

    Pro-Democracy Candidates Advance in Key Hong Kong Elections

    Pro-democracy candidates won nearly half of the seats in Hong Kong’s local elections, according to partial returns Monday, as voters sent a clear signal of support for the anti-government protests that rocked the Chinese territory for more than five months. A record 71% of the city’s 4.1 million registered voters cast ballots Sunday, well exceeding the 47% turnout in the...

  • China Nov 24, 2019

    The Man Behind China's Detention of 1 Million Muslims

    After bloody race riots rocked China’s far west a decade ago, the ruling Communist Party turned to a rare figure in their ranks to restore order: a Han Chinese official fluent in Uighur, the language of the local Turkic Muslim minority. Now, newly revealed, confidential documents show that the official, Zhu Hailun, played a key role in planning and executing...

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    China Demands Trump Veto Bills on Hong Kong

    China on Thursday demanded President Donald Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewed a threat to take “strong countermeasures” if the bills become law. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act undermined both China’s interests and those of the U.S. in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. “We urge...

  • Associated Press Nov 19, 2019

    Taliban Frees US, Australian Professors Held Hostage for Over 3 Years

    The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures — a move that the insurgent group asserted could help rekindle talks to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war. The hostages — American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks — were released in an area of southern Afghanistan heavily controlled by...

  • United States Nov 19, 2019

    Last Holdouts Surrounded by Police at Hong Kong University

    About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, unsure what to do next as food supplies dwindled and a police siege of the campus entered its third day. City leader Carrie Lam said 600 people had left the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, including 200 who are under 18 years old. Police have surrounded the university...

  • Facebook Nov 18, 2019

    University Campus Under Siege as Hong Kong Police Battle Protesters

    Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged across other parts of the city, fueled by palpable public anger over the police blockade of Hong Kong...

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