• Former U.S. Amb. to China Claims Hong Kong Protesters ‘Went Too Far,’ Denies China Carrying Out Genocide of Uyghurs

    Former U.S. Amb. to China Claims Hong Kong Protesters ‘Went Too Far,’ Denies China Carrying Out Genocide of Uyghurs

    A former U.S. ambassador to China claimed on Wednesday that the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and the Hong Kong protests of 2019 “went too far,” while also denying that China is engaged in a genocide of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province. Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy, who served as U.S. envoy to China from 1991 to …
  • Activists urge boycotts of Disney’s ‘Mulan’ after actress favors Hong Kong police

    Activists urge boycotts of Disney’s ‘Mulan’ after actress favors Hong Kong police

    The live-action film version of Disney’s “Mulan” is facing renewed boycott calls from Asian activists. Thai and Taiwanese activists have joined Hong Kong protestors fighting for democratic reform who first raised the call for boycotts of the film last year, after its Chinese-born star sided with the Hong Kong police and their crackdown of pro-democracy …
  • Hong Kong media company Next Digital sees shares surge after founder Jimmy Lai’s arrest

    Hong Kong media company Next Digital sees shares surge after founder Jimmy Lai’s arrest

    Hong Kong-based media firm Next Digital saw its stock price explode Monday after authorities arrested its dissident founder. Next Digital’s shares surged as much as 344 percent as investors showed solidarity with Jimmy Lai, the pro-democracy mogul who was cuffed Monday under Hong Kong’s new national security law. The stock initially dipped on news of …
  • China Sanctions U.S. Senators over Hong Kong, Avoids Trump Administration Officials

    China Sanctions U.S. Senators over Hong Kong, Avoids Trump Administration Officials

    China on Monday sanctioned eleven U.S. citizens, including several U.S. senators, in retaliation for sanctions Washington imposed on Chinese officials and their allies in Hong Kong for their role in stifling political freedoms in Hong Kong. “In response to the erroneous actions of the U.S., China has decided to impose sanctions today on those individuals …
  • Hong Kong Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Arrested Under New National Security Law

    Hong Kong Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Arrested Under New National Security Law

    Hong Kong police on Monday arrested pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai on charges of allegedly colluding with foreign forces under the controversial new national security law imposed on the territory by China. Lai, 71, was arrested along with at least six other people connected with him including his two sons and four executives at his …
  • U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive and Other Officials for National Security Law

    U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive and Other Officials for National Security Law

    The U.S. will impose sanctions on Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam as well as Chinese Communist Party officials for their involvement in stifling political freedoms in Hong Kong, the Trump administration announced Friday. The Trump administration announced the new sanctions on 11 individuals including Lam for her efforts in “implementing Beijing’s policies of suppression of freedom and …
  • Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany:

    Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: "We condemn the Hong Kong government's decision to postpone election for one year"

    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday condemned the decision to delay legislative elections in Hong Kong, one day after President Trump asked if the U.S. should postpone its own November election. “We condemn the Hong Kong government’s decision to postpone for one year its legislative council elections and to disqualify opposition candidates,” McEnany said at a press …
  • Global Banks Screening Clients for Ties to Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement

    Global Banks Screening Clients for Ties to Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement

    Wealth managers at global banks, including Britain’s HSBC, are reportedly scrutinizing whether their clients have ties to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement in an effort to avoid tangling with China’s controversial new national security law. The Credit Suisse Group AG, HSBC Holdings Plc, Julius Baer Gruppe AG, and UBS Group AG are probing to determine whether clients fit the designation …
  • Why Free Countries Should Welcome Freedom-Lovers from Hong Kong

    Why Free Countries Should Welcome Freedom-Lovers from Hong Kong

    Immigrants who have had to fight for and fear the loss of their freedoms will perhaps help remind us of what we have and why it’s precious. A year ago in March 2019, protests broke out in Hong Kong over concerns that a Beijing-backed piece of legislation would allow Hongkongers to be extradited to mainland …
  • Hong Kong: The Cancer Chinese Communists Are Working to Destroy

    Hong Kong: The Cancer Chinese Communists Are Working to Destroy

    China’s communist government has brought an end to the siege of Hong Kong, or at least a beginning of an end. Their secret police seized a 33-story hotel to establish a new headquarters in the city of nearly 7.5 million people who have lived most of their lives in a human rights-supporting, Western-style democratic system. No longer, …