China’s era of mega-dams is ending as solar and wind power rise

It’s the beginning of the end for the era of mega-dam building in China. China Three Gorges Corp. last week turned on the first set of generators at the massive Wudongde

White House considering next steps over Hong Kong law

President Donald Trump has yet to sign legislation that would impose sanctions on certain Chinese officials over Hong Kong, but other moves against Beijing are possible before long. An administration official

Southern China braces for more storms

A wide swath of southern China is bracing for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. The

Interview | Jimmy Lai says city now ‘dead’

When Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrived in Hong Kong at age 12, the city felt like heaven to him, brimming with hope and freedom. He arrived poor, but

Australia may offer safe haven to Hong Kongers

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday his government was considering an offer of safe haven to Hong Kong residents threatened by China’s move to impose a tough national security

House passes bill rebuking China over Hong Kong; Senate next

The House yesterday joined the Senate in approving a bill to rebuke China over its crackdown in Hong Kong by imposing sanctions on groups that undermine the city’s autonomy

China, pro-Beijing activists condemn ‘meddling’ in Hong Kong

China’s government and pro-Beijing activists in Hong Kong condemned what they called foreign meddling in the territory’s affairs yesterday, as countries moved to offer Hong Kongers refuge and impose sanctions

UK extends immigration rights for 3 million eligible Hong Kongers

Britain announced yesterday that it was extending residency rights to up to 3 million Hong Kongers eligible for the British National Overseas passport, stressing that it would uphold its historic

Handover march | Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law

Hong Kong police made their first arrests yesterday under a new national security law imposed a day earlier by China’s central government, detaining ten people suspected of violating it during

52 countries welcome adoption of law on safeguarding national security in HK

Speaking at the 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday in Cuba on behalf of 52 countries welcomed the adoption of the law on Safeguarding National

The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region*

Contents Chapter I General Principles Chapter II The Duties and the Government Bodies of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for Safeguarding National Security

HKMAO, Liaison Offices in support of national security law

The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (HKMAO) announced in a statement yesterday that it is in full support of

Law criticized abroad, defended by China

China’s enactment of a national security law for Hong Kong yesterday drew statements of deep concern and regret from abroad and a firm defense at home. The law has fueled a

China approves contentious Hong Kong national security law

China approved a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, a move many see as Beijing’s boldest yet

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it

Hong Kong | Beijing warns of visa bans on Americans

China said yesterday that it would retaliate against U.S. moves to punish officials tied to political crackdowns in Hong Kong by imposing visa restrictions on Americans it considers to have

Taiwan celebrates Pride Month with world’s only public parade

Taipei will be the only city in the world to celebrate Pride Month with a march Sunday, highlighting Taiwan’s success in keeping the coronavirus outbreak largely under control. The parade is

HK police ban July 1 march amid tension over security law

Hong Kong police have declined to permit one of the city’s largest annual marches as Chinese lawmakers finalize a sweeping national security law for the former British colony. The march planned

South China Sea | ASEAN takes position vs China’s vast historical claims

Southeast Asian leaders said a 1982 U.N. oceans treaty should be the basis of sovereign rights and entitlements in the South China Sea, in one of their strongest remarks opposing

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam says she still hasn’t seen draft security law

Hong Kong’s leader acknowledged that she still hasn’t seen a full draft of China’s pending national security legislation, even though the measure could be handed down

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