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EU, Britain, Taiwan dismayed by China's new security law for Hong Kong

Brussels-Tokyo, June 30, 2020 - The European Union expressed anger while Britain and Japan voiced concern on Tuesday after China passed a national security...

China passes national security law in turning point for Hong Kong

Hong Kong-Beijing, June 30, 2020 - China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical...

Japan's success in curbing COVID-19 cases now hampers search for cures

Tokyo, June 24, 2020 - As nations race to develop treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, Japan has become a victim of its own success...

Harboring Hong Kong ‘rioters' will harm Taiwan, China says

Beijing, June 21, 2020 - Offering protection to “rioters” from Hong Kong will only harm Taiwan’s people and is an interference in the Chinese-ruled...

Fears for Philippines press freedom as court finds Maria Ressa guilty of libel

Manila, June 15, 2020 - Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose website has put President Rodrigo Duterte under tough scrutiny, was convicted of libel...

Defeated China-friendly Taiwan mayor says he won't contest loss

Taipei, June 9, 2020 - A high-profile, China-friendly Taiwan mayor who lost a recall election last week said on Tuesday he would not contest...

Defying police ban, Hong Kongers hold Tiananmen candle memorial

Hong Kong, June 4, 2020 - Thousands defied a police ban to gather with candles in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark China’s bloody...

China's ‘nervous' Xi risks new Cold War, last Hong Kong governor says

London, May 30, 2020 - Chinese President Xi Jinping is so nervous about the position of the Communist Party that he is risking a...

Hong Kong officials say Trump ‘completely wrong' to end city's special status

Hong Kong, May 30, 2020 - Hong Kong officials lashed out on Saturday at moves by U.S. President Donald Trump to strip the city...

U.S. planning to cancel visas of Chinese graduate students: sources

Washington DC, May 28, 2020 - The United States is planning to cancel the visas of thousands of Chinese graduate students believed by President...