Leader Carrie Lam says the testing program, which will last up to two weeks, will allow residents to be tested on a voluntary basis. The testing is aimed at identifying people who are infected with the coronavirus but have exhibited…
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran
China expanded its crackdown on Hong Kong Monday, arresting a prominent pro-democracy activist and media owner. Jimmy Lai was paraded through his newsroom in a move designed to silence the press in the semi-autonomous territory. And it comes as the…
By Associated Press
Hong Kong authorities broadened their enforcement of a new national security law on Monday, arresting media tycoon Jimmy Lai, searching the headquarters of his Next Digital group and carting away boxes of what they said was evidence.
By Deb Riechmann, Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The Treasury Department announced sanctions Friday on Carrie Lam, the leader of the pro-Beijing government, and 10 other officials. The sanctions are the latest in a string of actions the Trump administration has taken against China…
In our news wrap Friday, Hong Kong postponed September’s legislative elections by a year, citing the ongoing resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was a setback for pro-democracy forces, who hoped for an overwhelming win at the polls. Also,…
By Zen Soo, Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
With Britain the latest country to scrap its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, the focus in the semi-autonomous city has returned to the concerns about China’s legal system that sparked months of anti-government protests last year.
By Danica Kirka, Associated Press
Britain’s government suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong on Monday and blocked arms sales to the former British territory, after China imposed a tough new national security law.
On July 14, President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would end “preferential treatment for Hong Kong” and that the region “will now be treated the same as mainland China, no special privileges, no special economic treatment and no export of…
By Costas Kantouris, Vanessa Gera, Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
Countries around the world are reimposing lockdowns and implementing new health checks at their borders in an effort to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus before it spins even further out of control.
By Associated Press
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement a day after the British government said it would ban Huawei from its 5G networks over concerns that sensitive data could be compromised by the China and the Chinese Communist Party.
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