China defends barring Human Rights Watch head from Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Jan 13, 2020

China defends barring Human Rights Watch head from Hong Kong

China on Monday defended barring the head of Human Rights Watch from entering Hong Kong, saying nongovernmental organizations were responsible for political unrest in the city and should "pay the proper price." Kenneth Roth was supposed to give a news conference in Hong Kong this ...

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 ...

World / Social Issues Apr 19, 2019

Runaway Saudi sisters get help offer from Georgia

Two Saudi sisters who fled their country and appealed for international protection earlier this week saying their lives would be at risk if they were to return to the conservative kingdom got an offer of help from Georgia on Thursday. Immigration authorities in the former ...

Vietnam forces Facebook and Google to pick privacy or growth

Business Jun 28, 2018

Vietnam forces Facebook and Google to pick privacy or growth

Vietnam's new cybersecurity law could force Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Facebook Inc. to choose between access to one of Asia's fastest-growing digital economies and protecting their users' privacy. The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1 after the National Assembly passed it this month, requires ...