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

US moves to restrict Chinese media outlets as ‘propaganda’

The Trump administration added four Chinese media outlets yesterday to a list of organizations that should be considered “foreign missions” because of their ties to the

The Buzz | China, India agree to disengage forces after deadly clash

Chinese and Indian military commanders have agreed to disengage their forces in a disputed area of the Himalayas following a clash that left at least 20 soldiers dead, both

China launches final satellite in GPS-like Beidou system

China yesterday launched the final satellite in its Beidou constellation that emulates and may seek to compete with the U.S. Global Positioning System, marking a further step

Coronavirus lockdowns increase poaching in Asia, Africa

A camera trap photo of an injured tigress and a forensic examination of its carcass revealed why the creature died: a poacher’s wire snare punctured its windpipe and sapped its

Analysis | China faces a rice bowl dilemma after Covid

Empty supermarket shelves in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic have put grow-your-own back on the world’s agenda, and nowhere more so than in China, where ensuring food supplies for  its huge

EU, China look to ease tensions, push on with business

Top European Union officials are holding talks yesterday with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang at a time of rising tensions between two major trading partners over the

Ho Iat Seng offers lessons on national security law from Macau

The Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng met with the Secretary for Security of the neighboring region of Hong Kong last week to exchange views on several matters, the Government Information

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