Interview | Martin Lee sees end of the Hong Kong he knows

The man nicknamed Hong Kong’s “Father of Democracy” said that Beijing is trying to take control of the semi-autonomous city with an impending national security law, but that violent protest

Beijing’s new special bureau to investigate threats in HK

China plans to establish a special bureau in Hong Kong to investigate and prosecute crimes considered threatening to national security, according to details of a controversial new national security law

China national security law to override Hong Kong legal system

China confirmed that a proposed national security law would allow Beijing to override Hong Kong’s independent legal system, shedding new light on a move that has stoked tensions with the

Bolton: Trump solicited Chinese help for his reelection effort

President Donald Trump “pleaded” with China’s Xi Jinping during a 2019 summit to help his reelection prospects, according to a scathing new book by former Trump adviser John Bolton that

China’s great firewall looms over Hong Kong as surveillance grows

Hong Kong, already grappling with tightened policing to rein in widespread protests that followed last year’s proposed extradition bill, is now bracing for the prospect of stricter digital controls -- ones that would curtail

China wants banks to cap their profit gains to single digits

China’s financial regulators are asking banks to keep profit growth below 10% this year as they direct the nation’s lenders to support an economy facing its worst slump in four

Asia Today: Beijing adds more measures to curb new outbreak

BEIJING — Beijing reported a slight increase in new coronavirus cases Wednesday as it fights a new outbreak with strict measures aimed at reducing human contact and the chances of

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam urges people not to ‘demonize’ security law

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said yesterday that she hopes opponents of a new national security law being imposed by China do not “demonize and stigmatize” the legislation because doing

Hong Kong | Delegate to NPC hoping for stability with security law

Hong Kong’s sole delegate to China’s top legislative body said Monday that many Hong Kong residents support a new national security law being imposed by Beijing in the hopes that

Pandemic | Beijing expands lockdowns as cases top 100 in new outbreak

Chinese authorities locked down a third neighborhood in Beijing yesterday as they rushed to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 100 people in

Australia blasts China for creating ‘disinformation’ in pandemic

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne criticized China for creating “disinformation” during the coronavirus pandemic, saying it “will cost lives.” “It is troubling that some countries are using the pandemic to undermine

Security laws may not be retroactive, Beijing says

Sweeping new national security laws being imposed on Hong Kong might not be retroactive, a Chinese official said, potentially limiting the scope of controversial legislation that’s currently being drafted in Beijing. Deng Zhonghua,

Hong Kong | Rich are preparing for a worst-case scenario

One Hong Kong businessman moved $10 million to Singapore and plans to transfer more. Another is eyeing London property, worried that prices in Hong Kong are too high. Well-to-do families

Analysis | China’s efforts to win hearts and minds with aid and investment may make all the difference if there’s a cold war with the US

U.S.-China relations are the worst they’ve been in decades – at least since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in June 1989, which led to almost complete international isolation of China. Some officials and observers have even publicly fretted that

Hong Kong | Democrats fear disqualifications ahead of key election

As the leader of one of the largest pro-democracy parties in Hong Kong’s legislature, Alvin Yeung could make history if the city’s opposition wins an unprecedented majority in September elections.

Asia Today: India records single-day high, Beijing outbreak at market

NEW DELHI — India reported more than 11,000 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, another single-day high for the country, as it passed the grim milestone of 300,000 cases. The Health Ministry

Crazy rich Asian: The former reporter behind a fugitive’s $8 billion fortune

When entertainment reporter Kimbie Chan Hoi-wan first met her future husband, billionaire mogul Joseph Lau, she reached out to a mole on his head and asked if it was real. So

Hong Kong | Joshua Wong calls Lebron a hypocrite for China silence

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong accused LeBron James of hypocrisy, after the NBA superstar moved to form a group supporting black voting rights in the U.S. Wong, the former student

South China cleaning up from floods but more rain on the way

Parts of southern China still cleaning up yesterday from floods that have left at least 20 people dead or missing are forecast to be hit with more rain over coming

China’s companies emerge as global donors in virus pandemic

As the coronavirus spread, the world’s richest communist dug into his deep pockets. Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and a member of the ruling Communist Party, helped to

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