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Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers train inside the PLA Hong Kong Garrison barracks, seen from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where dozens of pro-democracy protesters remain holed up inside on November 21, 2019. A garrison of thousands of PLA troops has long been stationed in Hong Kong since the handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997.
Ex-Xinjiang Leader Appointed to Head Hong Kong PLA Troops
Communist China has been tightening its hold on Hong Kong for the past few years, slowly erasing the city’s democratic values and turning it into a communist-ruled region. According to the latest reports, Beijing is...
After Stand News Arrests, Another Hong Kong Media Outlet Closes Under Chinese Regime Pressure
Following the arrests of seven staff members from pro-democracy outlet Stand News, independent Hong Kong media Citizen News has announced its permanent closure on Jan. 2. The announcement, posted to its Twitter account, said that...
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Hongkongers Seek Refuge in Taiwan as National Security Law Destroys City’s Freedoms
The city of Hong Kong has increasingly come under the control of Beijing ever since a stringent national security law was passed in 2020. The controversial law allows the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to exert...
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Shimao Group Adds to China’s Property Sector Crisis
In recent months, China’s real estate sector has been reeling under a debt crisis as developers struggle to meet their financial obligations. With real estate firms like Evergrande and Kaisa already having defaulted earlier in...
Blinken Urges Beijing to Release Journalists Detained in Hong Kong’s Stand News Police Raid
Stand News, the Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet was shut down on Dec. 29 after its office was raided by police and its assets frozen over offenses of "seditious publication" in the latest crackdown on...
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‘The Great Leap Backwards’: New Report Slams the State of Journalism in China
A new report, published on Dec. 7 by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) titled, “The Great Leap Backwards of Journalism in China” shines a light on the rapidly diminishing press freedoms in China and reveals “the...
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Hong Kong Activist Sentenced to Over 3.5 Years in Prison for Secession and Money Laundering
On Nov. 23 Hong Kong activist, Tony Chung, former convenor of Studentlocalism, was sentenced to prison by a Hong Kong court to 3 years and 7 months for secession and money laundering. Chung, 20, is...
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Hong Kong Grants JP Morgan CEO Quarantine Exemption Angering Some
Hong Kong has imposed some of the strictest coronavirus restrictions in the world that includes mandatory three-week quarantines for people coming into the city from abroad. However, these restrictions are not being applied to a...
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Hong Kong Seizes 4,000 Pounds of Smuggled Lobsters Amidst Ban On Australian Imports
Authorities in Hong Kong have seized more than 4,000 pounds of live rock lobsters and sea cucumbers believed to have been heading to mainland China. Last year, the Chinese regime instituted a restriction on the...
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Hong Kong Man Sentenced to Nearly 6 Years in Prison for Chanting Slogans, Posting Online
On Nov. 11, Ma Chun-man, also known as “Captain America 2.0” was sentenced by a Hong Kong court to five years and nine months in prison for “inciting secession” by peacefully delivering multiple pro-independence speeches...
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China Sanctions Three Taiwanese Politicians
Three top politicians from Taiwan have been sanctioned by the Chinese regime. The sanctioned individuals, Legislative Yuan President You Si-kun, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, and Premier Su Tseng-chang, are now banned from entering the mainland...
Pro-democracy activists make gestures and shout slogans outside the West Kowloon court on March 1, 2021 in Hong Kong. The protest took place during the court appearances by dozens of dissidents charged with subversion in the largest use of Beijing's sweeping new national security law to date.
Hong Kong Court Restricts Applicability of Riot Crimes, Beijing Unhappy
The court of Hong Kong has judged that the state cannot wantonly charge individuals with the crime of rioting without proper evidence. Hong Kong has used rioting charges against citizens participating in pro-democracy protests.  The...