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Hong Kong marks 27 years since handover back to Chinese rule

Hong Kong marks 27 years since the former British colony was returned to Chinese rule. The city's leader John Lee said the enactment of the domestic security law was a major achievement and the city was going from strength to strength despite the US and Western countries "bullying" the city's development. Laura Westbrook has more.  

todayJuly 1, 2024 6


Hong Kong arrests six for sedition under new security law

Hong Kong national security police arrested six people across the city on Tuesday under a new security law for allegedly publishing social media posts to incite hatred against Beijing. If found guilty, the group could face up to seven years in prison under the harsher penalties brought in by the new law, known as Article 23. As Laura Westbrook reports.  

todayMay 29, 2024 35


Blinken in Shanghai as he kicks off China tour

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Shanghai where he willl meet with business leaders before heading to Beijing for talks on Friday with Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and a likely meeting with President Xi Jinping. Laura Westbrook has more from Hong Kong.

todayApril 25, 2024 27


Tokyo court hears racial profiling case

A Tokyo court is hearing a case alleging racial profiling by the Japanese police. Three foreign-born residents are seeking about 20-thousand dollars in damages in the unprecedented lawsuit. Chris Gilbert has more from Tokyo.  

todayApril 15, 2024 12


What Article 23 means for the future of Hong Kong and its once vibrant pro-democracy movement

    By Michael C. Davis, O.P. Jindal Global University   Lawmakers in Hong Kong passed new security legislation on March 19, 2024, handing authorities in the semi-autonomous city-state further power to clamp down on dissent. The law, under Article 23, has been decades in the making but was resisted for a long time by protesters who feared the legislation’s effect on civil liberties in Hong Kong, a special administrative […]

todayMarch 22, 2024 14