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Hong Kong Pop Star Asks U.N. to Expel China from Human Rights Council

Hong Kong pop singer, actress, and political activist Denise Ho Wan-see gave a speech to the United Nations on Monday in which she accused China of violating its commitments to Hong Kong’s autonomy and asked the U.N. to remove China from its Human Rights Council. Chinese diplomats interrupted her two-minute speech twice.

Pro-democracy Hong Kong singer Denise Ho attends the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on July 8, 2019. - The United Nations should convene an urgent session to discuss the crisis in Hong Kong, says singer and protest activist Denise Ho. Ho is in Geneva to adress the United …

Hong Kong Activists Plan Show of Force Against China at G20 Summit

Hong Kong activists are determined to get their message out during the G20 summit, where mainland China has decreed no discussion of Hong Kong will be permitted. A new demonstration against the extradition bill favored by Beijing has been scheduled for Wednesday and a crowdfunding campaign is underway to finance front-page newspaper ads urging G20 nations to get involved despite China’s tirades against foreign interference.

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Hong Kong Residents Head for Taiwan to Escape Growing Chinese Power

The success of the current protest movement inspired by Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill may offer a glimmer of hope for democracy activists, but many residents have already chosen to escape mainland China’s iron grip by emigrating to other countries, with Taiwan an especially popular destination.

Protesters display placards during a demonstration in Taipei on June 16, 2019, in support of the continuing protests taking place in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition law proposal. - Tens of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong on Sunday as public anger seethed following unprecedented clashes between …

Taiwan Urges China to ‘Sincerely Repent’ for Tiananmen Massacre on 30th Anniversary

The Taiwanese government urged Communist China to “sincerely repent” for the Tiananmen Square massacre on its 30th anniversary. Beijing has no intention of apologizing for the brutality or even acknowledging its full measure, but others around the world took steps to observe the anniversary and honor the courage of the pro-democracy demonstrators who were slaughtered in 1989.

FILE - In this June 4, 1989 file photo, a rickshaw driver peddles wounded people, with the help of bystanders, to a nearby hospital in Beijing after they were injured during clashes with Chinese soldiers in Tiananmen Square. The crackdown ended a period of relative political openness, led to the …