Three senior British expatriate officers in the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) could face a private prosecution over allegations of torture against pro-democracy protesters, an international coalition of activists, lawyers, and organizations announced on Monday. Following their initial investigation, the informal coalition is now seeking to build up the case further before filing the lawsuit […]
China recently opened a new front in its ongoing border disputes with Bhutan, which India countered. In June, for the first time, China claimed the 404 square miles of the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, which sits in Bhutan’s southeastern corner. The area is famous for its red pandas and is home to the Brokpas, Bhutan‘s semi-nomadic […]
The arrest of pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was the “most outrageous assault yet on what is left of Hong Kong’s free press,” the last British governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten has said. Lai, founder of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper and the Next Digital media group, was arrested Monday morning under the Hong […]
TAIPEI, Taiwan—U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar credited Taiwan’s open and democratic system for successfully containing the spread of the CCP virus, while calling out Beijing for its past and present failures to contribute to global health. Azar made the remarks at a press conference in Taipei on Aug. 10 while overseeing […]
A freelance journalist working for Britain’s ITV News has been arrested in Hong Kong under the new national security law. Wilson Li, a former member of pro-democracy student activist group Scholarism, was arrested on Monday for allegedly colluding with foreign forces in violation of the national security law. “We can confirm that Wilson Li works […]
Market Opens Strong On Mnuchin Stimulus Comments, But Fades As Hits Resistance.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Chicago have seized more than 19,000 fake IDs in the first half of this year, with the majority arriving from China and Hong Kong, the federal agency said. The fake driver’s licenses were intercepted at the International Mail Facility (IMF) at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport between Jan. […]
TAIPEI, Taiwan—U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday as the allies together face increased tensions regarding communist China. “It is a true honor to be here to convey a message of strong support and friendship from President Trump to Taiwan,” Azar said at a joint press […]
Guerrilla style social media campaigns have been identified as part of a drive to leverage negative media portrayals of the United States to “denigrate” the country’s standing domestically and internationally. In an August report (pdf) by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), the think-tank identified a series of “unsophisticated” Twitter and Facebook campaigns that attempted […]
Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist, was arrested Monday morning under the city’s new national security law. His arrest marks the most overt action taken by Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing Lam government under the central government’s law. At 71 years old, Lai one of a few remaining Hong Kong elite who is […]