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Hong Kong and China Give In to Protesters, Suspend Extradition Bill

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Saturday that a proposed extradition bill will be suspended, handing a stunning victory to thousands of protesters who packed the streets for a week to oppose legislation strongly desired by the mainland Chinese government.

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Hong Kong Youth Fear China Will Treat Them Like Uighur Muslims

Hong Kong’s resilient protest movement is “going dark” online even as demonstrations continue against proposed extradition laws they view as a fatal assault on the autonomy of their city. The protesters believe they will be spied upon if they use unencrypted Internet services. Some fear China will subject Hong Kong to the same pervasive surveillance and political oppression deployed against the Uyghur Muslims of Xinjiang province.

Pro independence activist Wayne Chan during a clash after a rally against the extradition law proposal at the Central Government Complex on June 10, 2019 in Hong Kong China. Over a million protesters marched in Hong Kong on Sunday against a controversial extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals to …

Telegram Accuses China of Cyberattack During Hong Kong Protests

Encrypted messaging platform Telegram revealed a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyberattack targeting it for the past few days, perhaps not coincidentally beginning at the same time as the latest protest in Hong Kong against an extradition law favored by mainland China.

HONG KONG, HONG KONG - JUNE 12: A protester is arrested by police officer during a protest on June 12, 2019 in Hong Kong China. Large crowds of protesters gathered in central Hong Kong as the city braced for another mass rally in a show of strength against the government …

Taiwanese Rally to Support Hong Kong’s Anti-China Protests

Pro-democracy groups in Taipei organized a solidarity protest Tuesday in front of the Hong Kong representative office in Taiwan’s capital against a proposed extradition bill that would grant China access to dissidents in the autonomous regime.

Foreign students In Japan hold up a placard which says No China Extradition at Meiji University on June 12, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Students gathered in Meiji University to show their support as Hong Kong braced for another mass rally in a show of strength against the government over a …

Chinese Media: U.S. Inspiring ‘Violent’ Hong Kong Protesters Due to Trade War

China’s Global Times newspaper defended the pro-Communist leadership of Hong Kong, and their decision to use tear gas and rubber bullets on pro-democracy protesters Wednesday, insisting that the thousands of mostly young students opposing a law that would allow their extradition into the mainland were “violent” extremists radicalized by the United States.

Police officers stand guard as protesters block a street near the government headquarters during a rally against the extradition bill on June 12, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Large crowds of protesters gathered in central Hong Kong as the city braced for another mass rally in a show of strength …

Hong Kong: Over a Million Protest Communist Chinese Extradition Law

A protest march on Sunday against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill drew hundreds of thousands of participants according to police, and over a million according to organizers, making it one of the largest public demonstrations since Hong Kong was returned to Chinese control in 1997.

Pro independence activist Wayne Chan during a clash after a rally against the extradition law proposal at the Central Government Complex on June 10, 2019 in Hong Kong China. Over a million protesters marched in Hong Kong on Sunday against a controversial extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals to …

Thousands in Hong Kong Protest China Extradition Plan

Huge demonstrations filled the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday as people enraged by the jail sentences recently handed down to democracy movement leaders turned out to protest an extradition agreement with China.

Hong Kong’s China extradition plan sparks alarm

Tsai Ing-wen in Hawaii: ‘U.S. Commitment to Taiwan Stronger than Ever’

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made a stopover in Hawaii on Wednesday after visiting several of Taiwan’s Pacific allies. From there she held a teleconference with the Heritage Foundation in which she praised the Trump administration’s support for Taiwan and its positive response to a request for more advanced weapons to hold China at bay.

In this Wednesday, March 27, 2019, photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, right, is greeted by supporters upon arriving in Hawaii. Speaking during the visit to Hawaii on Wednesday, Tsai said requests have been submitted to the U.S. for F-16V fighters and M1 Abrams tanks. …

China: Social Credit System Finds ‘Untrustworthy Businesses’ Thriving Among Wealthy

China’s creepy “social credit system,” a vast surveillance network that rates both companies and individual citizens for “good behavior” and has a variety of tools for punishing those who behave badly, is also proving useful for accumulating socioeconomic data. A report released this week by China’s National Public Credit Information Center used data from the social credit system to determine that a large percentage of “untrustworthy businesses” are operating in China’s wealthiest regions.

Businesses struggle as cracks appear in China's economy

PLA General: Accepting Taiwan’s Independence a ‘War Crime’ if China Invades

Taiwanese people who recognize the sovereignty of their nation “would be classified as war criminals that must be punished if the Chinese mainland is forced to deal with the Taiwan question by force,” Lieutenant General He Lei of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) told reporters on Wednesday.

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China Allows U.S. Aircraft Carrier to Visit Hong Kong

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group arrived in Hong Kong on Wednesday, a friendship visit widely interpreted as an easing of tensions between the U.S. and China just a few weeks after the Chinese refused to allow a U.S. warship to dock in Hong Kong.

US carrier visits Hong Kong amid heightened China tensions