UN calls for independent review of Hong Kong security law

The 14-page letter was sent by Fionnuala Ni Aolain, UN special rapporteur on protecting human rights while countering terrorism, and six other UN envoys. The signatories said the law’s measures do not conform to China’s legal obligations under international law, and voiced concern that the law “lacks precision in key respects, infringes on certain fundamental […]

A replay of Shanghai in Hong Kong

Some Hong Kong residents now similarly claim that they are still waiting for — and fighting for — a true liberation. The 1997 Handover, which took place when Mr. Jiang was in power and Ms. Chow was an infant, ended a period of British colonial rule. But in light of how local officials have been […]

UK expected to suspend Hong Kong extradition treaty as China relations sour

Raab told Sophy Ridge on Sunday on Sky News: “I’m going to go to the House of Commons tomorrow to make a further statement on the work we’ve been doing with our partners in government. I’ve said that we’d review a whole range of other considerations. One of the things that we reviewed is our […]

U.S. curbs visas for Chinese officials over Hong Kong freedoms

Mr. Pompeo’s announcement represents the first concrete U.S. step in response to China’s moves, but Bonnie Glaser, an Asia expert at Washingtons Center for Strategic and International Studies, said visa restrictions were largely symbolic and the fact that no names were given could lessen their impact.

Hong Kong Pressures Kindergartens to Adopt Chinese ‘National Identity’ Propaganda

Yeung has been at the forefront of pro-China Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s efforts to ensure that younger Hongkongers do not rebel as loudly against communism as those who are young adults today. In July, Yeung warned schools not to allow anyone to sing “political” songs, meaning the many protest anthems that have become popular among […]

Hong Kong protesters fly the Stars and Stripes and cheer Trump after he signed two bills in support of their demonstrations sparking furious China to summon the US ambassador and declare that ‘America openly backs violent criminals’

Sen. Jim Risch, an Idaho Republican and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the bills are ‘an important step forward in holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable for its erosion of Hong Kong´s autonomy and its repression of fundamental human rights.’

Hong Kong buyers rush for UK properties after security law

HONG KONG | LONDON: Hong Konger Winnie Tong aims to move to Britain with her family in two years, but is stalling on plans to buy a house there after prices jumped almost 15% since April.The 40-year-old who used to be in two minds about leaving Hong Kong now wants to settle in Birmingham as […]

Chinese investors snap up Hong Kong property as new security law deters foreigners

EARLY SIGNS In July, state-owned China Mobile and a consortium led by Chinese major developer Vanke bought one land parcel each for HK$5.6 billion and HK$3.7 billion, respectively. They were the first mainland Chinese companies to win public tenders since January.

UN experts raise concerns over Hong Kong security law

In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, photo, police officers take enter the Apple Daily newspaper headquarters as founder Jimmy Lai is arrested by police officers at his home in Hong Kong. Seven human rights experts affiliated with the U.N. raised concerns over Hong Kong’s national security law in a letter addressed to Chinese authorities, saying […]

Hong Kong security law ‘may break international laws’

The law’s wording of the crime of secession was “so broad and imprecise” that the experts were troubled it would redefine “a range of legitimate activities expressly protected by the ICCPR [international covenant on civil and political rights]” as crimes. The experts had already told Beijing repeatedly about their concern over the misuse of the […]