Hongkonger Remembers Tiananmen Victim, Worries About Future

Pun Tin-chi was teaching in a primary school in Hong Kong Tiananmen crackdown that happened in Beijing in June 1989. He went to all demonstrations in Hong Kong supporting the student-led movement and he never skipped the annual candlelight vigils remembering the victims. “It was a very great tragedy in my memory, that the government … Read more Hongkonger Remembers Tiananmen Victim, Worries About Future

Equality in Japan: Why does the Asian nation lag way behind in women’s rights?

So what exactly is holding Japan back when it comes to promoting gender equality? We take a look at how the Asian nation lags way behind other developed nations in regards to promoting women’s rights. Also how a pilot program in Zimbabwe is offering women electric bikes to make their lives easier while giving them … Read more Equality in Japan: Why does the Asian nation lag way behind in women’s rights?

Thousands in Hong Kong Defy Ban by Holding Tiananmen Vigil

Thousands gathered across Hong Kong to commemorate victims of China’s military crackdown in Tiananmen Square 31 years ago, defying an unprecedented ban on congregating for this year’s vigil. People skirted around metal barricades to assemble in Victoria Park — where the annual event is held — with many clustering into small groups to adhere to … Read more Thousands in Hong Kong Defy Ban by Holding Tiananmen Vigil

Will Hong Kong’s democracy movement survive? I Inside Story

Hong Kong has held a candlelight vigil to remember the Tiananmen Square massacre every year for the past three decades. But this year, for the first time, the memorial has been banned in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Police cited the coronavirus outbreak and restrictions on mass gatherings. People defied the ban and gathered to commemorate … Read more Will Hong Kong’s democracy movement survive? I Inside Story

Carrie Lam: Nobody gains from U.S. revocation of HK’s special status

By promulgating the new law, the Hong Kong Bar Association says the NPC has undermined Hong Kong SAR’s autonomy and has violated Article 18 of the Basic Law in terms of creating laws. Is that the case? In an exclusive interview with CGTN, Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR, shared her views. … Read more Carrie Lam: Nobody gains from U.S. revocation of HK’s special status

Carrie Lam: Opposition to national security law is unsubstantiated

The specific details of the National Security Legislation for China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) have yet to be fleshed out, but there is already public outcry and international reaction against it. Is opposition to the new law justified or is it an overreaction? In an exclusive interview with CGTN, Carrie Lam, chief executive … Read more Carrie Lam: Opposition to national security law is unsubstantiated

Hong Kong Leader Blasts U.S. For ‘Double Standards’ on Protests

Hong Kong’s leader blasted the U.S. for “double standards” in the way it handles protests after the Trump administration vocally supported sometimes-violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub. The U.S., which has passed bipartisan legislation backing Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp, now finds itself engulfed by widespread unrest of its own, triggered by the death of … Read more Hong Kong Leader Blasts U.S. For ‘Double Standards’ on Protests

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai on national security law for HKSAR

As China wraps up the Two Sessions, a draft decision to introduce a national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has captured headlines. The details in the law are currently under deliberation. But voices in Washington have already questioned Hong Kong’s degree of autonomy. Is Hong Kong’s standing as an international financial … Read more Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai on national security law for HKSAR

US, UK step up pressure on China over Hong Kong security law

China faced growing international pressure on May 29 over its move to impose a security law on Hong Kong that critics say will destroy the city’s autonomy, with the United States and Britain placing the issue before the UN Security Council. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more US, UK step up pressure on China over Hong Kong security law

Hong Kong’s new security law – BBC News

The UK, Australia, Canada and US have released a joint statement expressing ‘deep concern’ at a new security law for Hong Kong that has been introduced by China. The four countries say the law will ‘curtail the Hong Kong people’s liberties, and in doing so, dramatically erode Hong Kong’s autonomy and the system that made … Read more Hong Kong’s new security law – BBC News

House Passes Uighur Bill in Rebuke to China, Sends It to Trump

The U.S. House voted Wednesday to authorize sanctions against Chinese officials for human rights abuses against Muslim minorities, as Congress and the White House ratchet up pressure on the government in Beijing amid rising tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. The 413-1 vote comes on the same day the Trump administration said that Hong … Read more House Passes Uighur Bill in Rebuke to China, Sends It to Trump

Hong Kong autonomy: Special status with US in doubt

The US secretary of state has told Congress Hong Kong’s special status with the United States should end, as it is no longer an autonomous territory. It comes as China prepares to impose new security laws on Hong Kong, which has sparked protests. Ying Rong is a vice president and senior research fellow at the … Read more Hong Kong autonomy: Special status with US in doubt

How to be rational about China’s proposed national security law

I’m Robert Lawrence Kuhn and here’s what I’m watching: China’s proposed national security law, focused on Hong Kong and received with great enthusiasm by the National People’s Congress, the NPC, China’s legislature. China says the law strengthens “One Country, Two Systems” by curbing chaos of rebels and hooligans – China prioritizes “One Country.” Critics say … Read more How to be rational about China’s proposed national security law

China Approves Hong Kong Security Bill

Chinese lawmakers approved a proposal for sweeping new national security legislation in Hong Kong, defying a threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to respond strongly to a measure that democracy advocates say will curb essential freedoms in the city. The National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp legislature, approved the draft decision by a vote of 2,878-1 … Read more China Approves Hong Kong Security Bill

China’s parliament passes Hong Kong national security law

China’s parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved directly imposing national security legislation on Hong Kong to tackle secession, subversion, “terrorism” and foreign interference in a city roiled by violence last year. That is despite protests and international warnings saying the law undermines Hong Kong’s autonomy. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu joins us live from Beijing. – Subscribe … Read more China’s parliament passes Hong Kong national security law