Taiwan may give Hong Kong protesters asylum

Asia Pacific Jul 20, 2019

Taiwan may give Hong Kong protesters asylum

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday that her government would consider providing political asylum to fleeing Hong Kong activists who were involved in protesting a controversial China extradition bill earlier this month. Tsai, who is in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia on a ...

Pacific economies begin talks in Tokyo on regional saury fishing

National Jul 16, 2019

Pacific economies begin talks in Tokyo on regional saury fishing

Japan and seven other Pacific economies started discussions in Tokyo on Tuesday on saury fishing regulations in the northern Pacific. During the annual meeting of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC), which runs through Thursday, Japan hopes to get all eight member economies to agree ...

Thousands of protesters attend rally in Hong Kong suburb

Asia Pacific Jul 14, 2019

Thousands of protesters attend rally in Hong Kong suburb

Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the ex-British colony and dismantling its freedoms. Millions have taken to ...