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China extradition protests plunge Hong Kong into historic violence...
Hong Kong was rocked Wednesday by the worst political unrest since its handover to China, as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who tried to storm parliament and blocked roads in the financial hub.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-12 23:12 UTC
Violence rocks Hong Kong protests while China, U.S. clash over extradition bill...
The afternoon violence marked a major escalation in the semiautonomous Chinese territory's biggest political crisis in years.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-12 13:02 UTC
Hong Kong police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters...
The afternoon violence marked a major escalation in the semi-autonomous Chinese city's biggest political crisis in years.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-12 12:58 UTC
What Hong Kong's massive protests are really about...
The fight over an extradition law and democracy in China, explained.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-11 17:17 UTC
Revoke HK's special status, NPP says...
New Power Party (NPP) legislators and a coalition of civic groups yesterday urged the government to cancel the special legal status granted to Hong Kong officials and investors with Chinese ties amid growing concerns over a Hong Kong extradition bill.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-11 17:09 UTC
Hong Kong braces for mass protests over controversial extradition bill...
HONG KONG — Opponents of legislation in Hong Kong that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China are planning more protests and labor strikes in an attempt to block the move, which they say endangers the territory's judici
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-11 17:09 UTC
China shuts down popular finance news app wallstreetcn.com...
Beijing on Monday ordered the closure of popular finance news app wallstreetcn.com, better known as Wall Street News, saying it was in breach of cybersecurity laws.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-10 21:48 UTC
Hong Kong leader dismisses demands to drop controversial bill...
HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, said Monday that she had no intention of withdrawing contentious legislation that would allow extraditions to mainland China, despite hundreds of thousands of people demonstrating against it the day before.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-10 21:35 UTC
U.S. gravely concerned by proposed amendments to Hong Kong extradition laws...
The United States is gravely concerned about proposed amendments to Hong Kong laws that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Monday.'
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-10 21:34 UTC
US Assures Manila over Chinese Moves in Disputed Sea...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington is ready to invoke 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-01 21:36 UTC
9 hurt as car rams into crowd at famed Tokyo street on New Year...
Nine people were hurt, one seriously, when a man deliberately ploughed his car into crowds celebrating New Year's Eve along a famous Tokyo street, ...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-01 05:19 UTC
Japanese submarine conducts drill in South China Sea...
TOKYO -- A Japanese submarine conducted a drill in the South China Sea alongside three other vessels, the Maritime Self-Defense Force said i
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-17 18:04 UTC
Hokkaido nuclear plant on backup power after quake, reviving memories of Fukushima disaster...
A nuclear power station in Hokkaido is relying on emergency backup power after a powerful earthquake knocked out electricity on the northern island Thursday, offering ...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-06 20:27 UTC
'Independence is a Way Forward' For Hong Kong, Student Leader Tells University...
The government hits out at discussion of the topic at a university inauguration ceremony, saying independence 'is not feasible' for the city.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-03 19:18 UTC
China wants to track every driver by putting RFID chips on car windshields...
China will soon begin tracking the movements of all new cars.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-15 04:26 UTC
Hong Kong Journalists Protest Detention of News Cameraman in Beijing...
Journalism groups hit out at the 'violent arrest' of Now TV video journalist Chui Chun-ming, who has since been released following 'mediation.'
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-16 19:28 UTC
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