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A Hong Kong court has found seven pro-democracy protesters guilty of illegal assembly, including former legislator Margaret Ng. She was a featured speaker at a musical rally in Edinburg Square on Sep. 24, 2017, when about 500 protestors gathered in support of a jailed activist.
Hong Kong Charges Pro-Democracy Leaders With ‘Illegal Assembly’
A Hong Kong court has found seven veteran pro-democracy activists guilty of “illegal assembly” for their involvement in a mass rally conducted in 2019 that saw the participation of 1.7 million Hong Kong residents. The...
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman James Risch (R-ID) (L) and ranking member Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) talk during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill December 03, 2019, in Washington, DC. U.S. Senators laid out major bipartisan-sponsored legislation, dubbed the Strategic Competition Act of 2021
Senators Introduce Strategic Competition Act in Bid to Counter Beijing Hegemony
U.S. senators laid out major bipartisan legislation, dubbed the Strategic Competition Act of 2021, which focuses heavily on contesting the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) increasing global hegemony.  Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate...
As the Chinese Communist Party continues to crush Hong Kong's freedom and democracy, now only "patriots" who are loyal to the Party may run for office.
Disintegration of Democracy With CCP-Controlled ‘Patriot’ Electoral System Approved for Hong Kong
Beijing has approved its ‘patriot’ plan in Hong Kong which mandates that all positions of political power in the region’s administration be held by people loyal to China, that is, the Chinese Communist Party. Critics...
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State Department Reiterates Assessment That Hong Kong Is No Longer Autonomous
On March 31, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reported to Congress that Hong Kong — the former British colony administered by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) — does not warrant preferential treatment under U.S....
The United States, European Union, Canada, and Britain launched coordinated sanctions against Chinese officials over their involvement in persecuting the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang.
Secretary of State Blinken Calls Taiwan a ‘Country’
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently called Taiwan a “country,” a designation that his predecessors had avoided. At a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Blinken praised Taiwan for being a strong democracy...
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Beijing Pushes for the ‘Patriots Governing Hong Kong’ Plan
The Director of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs, Xia Baolong, announced in a speech on February 22 that “Patriots should govern Hong Kong. Patriots governing Hong Kong” is the fundamental principle that must be followed...
Donald Trump was recently acquitted in his second impeachment trial by the Senate. President Biden believes it’s a reminder of the fragility of democracy.
‘Democracy is Fragile,’ Says Biden After Trump’s Acquittal
Donald Trump was recently acquitted in his second impeachment trial by the Senate. President Biden believes it’s a reminder of the fragility of democracy. The Senate had voted 57-43 against Trump. A conviction required 67...
People from Antifa and Black Lives Matter groups recently held a protest march through Washington D.C, with one video showing protesters chanting “If we don’t get it, burn it down” while walking through a residential neighborhood.
Antifa, BLM Protesters March in DC, Chant ‘Burn It Down’
People from Antifa and Black Lives Matter groups recently held a protest march through Washington, D.C, with one video showing protesters chanting: “If we don’t get it, burn it down!” While walking through a residential...
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken believes that citizens of Hong Kong who flee the city should be welcomed into the United States with refugee status.
Blinken Wants Refugee Status for Fleeing Hongkongers
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken believes that Hongkongers who flee the city should be welcomed into the United States with refugee status. His comments come when the freedoms in Hong Kong are increasingly curtailed...
‘Persist in 2020’: 1 Million Hongkongers Take Part in New Year March
Hong Kong saw as many as a million people march on New Year’s Day 2020, chanting pro-democracy slogans as they crowded the streets that afternoon.  Marchers held signs and flags emblazoned with protest slogans, such...