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Umbrella Movement Leader Faces Jail Time

Umbrella Movement Leader Faces Jail Time

Joshua Wong, a political activist whose actions sparked months of pro-democracy protests throughout Hong Kong, has been handed down a harsher punishment for his actions. He will now face six months in prison. Wong gained national attention in 2014 when he and two friends stormed the Legislative Council building, kicking off what came to be […]

PLA Resurges in Hong Kong Amid Rumors of Aircraft Carrier Visit

PLA Resurges in Hong Kong Amid Rumors of Aircraft Carrier Visit

When Britain formally signed the pact that handed over Hong Kong to Beijing, China’s armies made a small dent there – usually confined to barracks in the central district and other smaller areas throughout the territory. As the deal nears its twentieth anniversary, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is making drills, war-games and an ever-growing […]

Britain Looking Away as China Overcomes Hong Kong: Angela Guy

Britain Looking Away as China Overcomes Hong Kong: Angela Guy

In 1997, a Sino-British Joint Declaration created a “One Country, Two Systems” pact between China and Hong Kong. The treaty effectively solidified the protection of Hong Kong’s society and markets from Beijing until 2047. But twenty years later, many Hong Kongers believe China has encroached even further upon their community and legal system. One of […]

Is Xi’s Anti-Corruption Campaign a Purge of Opposition?

Is Xi’s Anti-Corruption Campaign a Purge of Opposition?

The anti-corruption campaign that Chinese President Xi Jinping launched in 2012 has become a pillar of his presidency. As of 2016, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had arrested or convicted more than 100 high-ranking officials. More than 100,000 others had been indicted for corruption. Xi had pledged to set his net across “tigers and flies,” […]

Establishment Leader Rises to Hong Kong Leadership Amid Protests

Establishment Leader Rises to Hong Kong Leadership Amid Protests

Beijing-backed Carrie Lam has risen to Hong Kong’s top position at its Chief Executive, much to the rage of pro-democracy activists. Just after her victory was announced on Sunday, protests broke out throughout the city and some protesters even broke through police and tried to enter the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition where voting took […]

Trump to Host Chinese President

Trump to Host Chinese President

United States President Donald Trump will meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during a 2-day summit at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida next month, according to various media reports including CNN, which cited officials familiar with the matter. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior Administration official told NBC news that Secretary of State […]

Missing Hong Kong Billionaire Calls off own Missing Person Case?

Missing Hong Kong Billionaire Calls off own Missing Person Case?

The mystery surrounding Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua became cloudier this week after he reportedly told his wife to close his missing person case. Hong Kong police say the woman complied and called the authorities to close the case, as she believed he was safe. However, his whereabouts are still unknown. He was last seen last […]

Pro-Independence Activists Attacked in Taiwan

Pro-Independence Activists Attacked in Taiwan

A group of activists from Hong Kong were met with an unlikely sight when they traveled to Taiwan for pro-independence forums: a violent backlash from protesters seeking reunification with mainland China. Police in Taipei had to keep angry protestors at bay to protect 20-year-old Joshua Wong, the secretary general of Hong Kong’s minor party Demosito, […]

Twitter Exec for Greater China Quits After 8 Months

Twitter Exec for Greater China Quits After 8 Months

The boss of China’s Twitter – who only worked there just over 8 months – quit. With a tweet. Kathy Chen, who was brought in by Twitter Inc. to run Greater China back in April 2016, resigned from the popular social media company over the weekend. While Twitter has been blocked by the Chinese Communist […]

Former Maj. General: Beijing Will Focus on “One Country” Now More than Ever

Former Maj. General: Beijing Will Focus on “One Country” Now More than Ever

Life is not getting any better for those in Hong Kong seeking independence or better treatment from mainland China, according to a former major general and influential mainland defense researcher. “The central government’s policies for Hong Kong are very satisfactory. If you are still not ­satisfied, then there won’t be any better policies,” said Jin […]

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