China sanctions U.S. over support for Hong Kong unrest

Asia Pacific Dec 2, 2019

China sanctions U.S. over support for Hong Kong unrest

China suspended U.S. warship visits and sanctioned American NGOs on Monday in retaliation for the passage of a bill backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The financial hub has been rocked by nearly six months of increasingly violent unrest demanding greater autonomy, which Beijing has ...

Hong Kong gears up for lunchtime rallies after weekend unrest

Asia Pacific Dec 2, 2019

Hong Kong gears up for lunchtime rallies after weekend unrest

Hong Kong protesters geared up for a week of lunchtime rallies Monday, a day after a mass demonstration showed the anti-government movement can still draw people to the streets even after sweeping recent gains by democrats in district elections. After a rare lull in demonstrations ...

Editorials Nov 29, 2019

Democracy wins in Hong Kong, but for how long?

Japan must speak up loudly in behalf of democracy in Hong Kong and make clear that there cannot be business as usual — and certainly no visit to Japan by Xi next year — if there is a resort to force to democracy.

Hong Kong police end campus siege

Asia Pacific Nov 29, 2019

Hong Kong police end campus siege

Hong Kong police on Friday ended their 13-day siege of a university after finding no protesters there during two days of intensive searches for anyone who could still be holed up. Hundreds of police officers and firemen concluded their search at Hong Kong Polytechnic University ...