South China Sea | Philippine defense chief flies to disputed island amid feud

The Philippine defense chief and top military officials flew to a disputed island in the South China Sea yesterday to inaugurate a beach ramp built to allow the “full-blast” development

Hundreds march in Hong Kong as Carrie Lam urges stability

HONG KONG — Hundreds of people marched in Hong Kong's streets today (Tuesday) to mark a year since the start of anti-government protests, as the leader of the semi-autonomous city

Hainan free trade port won’t weaken Hong Kong’s status: Chinese official

A Chinese official yesterday dismissed concerns that the Hainan free trade port will undermine Hong Kong’s status as a global financial, trading and shipping center. With different orientations and priority industries,

Taiwan | Executive Yuan finalizing HK, Macau assistance action plan

The Executive Yuan is to publish a humanitarian assistance action plan for Hong Kong and Macau people after it receives approval at the weekly Cabinet meeting Thursday, a source familiar

Hong Kong | Permanent residents to receive HKD10,000 cash handout from gov’t

Eligible Hong Kong permanent residents can register for the government’s cash handout of 10,000 HK dollars from June 21 and will receive the money as soon as July 8, Hong

Chris Patten: China’s agenda ‘Orwellian’

The last British governor of Hong Kong criticized the Chinese government on Friday over proposed national security legislation, calling it part of an "Orwellian" drive to eliminate opposition in violation

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban yesterday evening, breaking through barricades to hold a candlelight vigil on the 31st anniversary of China’s crushing of a democracy

Hong Kong outlaws insulting China’s national anthem

Hong Kong's legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition lawmakers tried to disrupt the vote.

China easing airline access amid conflict with Washington

Chinese regulators said Thursday more foreign airlines will be allowed to fly to China as anti-coronavirus controls ease but it was unclear whether the change will defuse a fresh conflict

Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports

Police rejected an application yesterday for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could

Xinhua interview | China’s national security legislation reduces uncertainty in Hong Kong: US expert

China’s national security legislation for Hong Kong “reduces uncertainty by thwarting instability” for financial markets in the “Pearl of the Orient,” said a renowned U.S. expert on China. “As far as

China says US action on Hong Kong ‘doomed to fail’

The mouthpiece newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party said that the U.S. decision to end some trading privileges for Hong Kong “grossly interferes” in China’s internal affairs and is “doomed

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown

Congress voted yesterday to toughen the U.S. response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between the two countries. The House

Meng Wanzhou | Canada judge rules Huawei CFO’s extradition case can proceed

A Canadian judge ruled yesterday the U.S. extradition case against a senior Huawei executive can proceed to the next stage, a decision that is expected to further harm relations between

Analysis | Hong Kong’s business hub status imperiled by security law

A national security law proposed by China could imperil Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s best places to do business. The law, approved yesterday in Beijing, led Secretary of

NPC | Lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

China’s legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong yesterday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted new protests in the territory. The National People’s

HK police overwhelm protesters now crying ‘independence’

In the first major test of Hong Kong’s protest movement in 2020, it became clear that demonstrators face a more formidable challenge in reigniting the street power that humbled China

India and China move in more troops as border tensions rise

India has moved additional troops along its northern border as it prepares for an extended conflict with neighbor China, after several rounds of talks failed to ease tensions between the

Huawei CFO Meng to find out if her fraud case will proceed

A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is scheduled to learn today if a U.S extradition case against her can proceed. Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s

Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has notified Congress that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous from mainland China, setting the stage for U.S. to withdraw the

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