EU Parliament Says China Deal Threatens EU Credibility on Human Rights

The EU legislature also “regrets the fact that, by rushing to reach this agreement while not taking concrete action against ongoing grave human right violations, for example in Hong Kong, Xinjiang province and Tibet, the EU risks undermining its credibility as a global human rights actor.”

U.S. Renews Ban on Communist Party Members Seeking to Emigrate

Man Hoi-tsan and Qiao Long  | Radio Free Asia The United States has renewed policy guidance preventing members of the Communist Party or “any other totalitarian party” from gaining residency or citizenship, in a move that could affect tens of millions of members of China’s ruling party.The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued the […]

Macau bans annual Tiananmen Massacre photo exhibition

<!–[CDATA[ TOM GRUNDY | Hong Kong Free Press Macau has banned an annual photographic exhibition on the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre. The Democratic Development Union’s open-air exhibition has taken place unhindered for two decades. However, the Municipal Affairs Bureau withdrew its authorisation for the 2020 show last week. “Our administrative council has decided to standardise orders,” […]

Coronavirus Update: China Increasingly Isolated as Countries Scramble to Contain Spread

VISION TIMES The coronavirus outbreak has killed at least 362 people globally, according to Chinese and World Health Organization (WHO) data. At this writing, Chinese officials reported a surge in new cases where the death toll rose to at least 361 with nearly 3,000 new cases recorded in the country in the past 24 hours, raising the number […]

Xi’s Praise of Loyal Macau Won’t Appeal to Hong Kong, Taiwan

“China wants to promote the ‘one country, two systems’ scheme, which has proved to be a total failure in Hong Kong. I don’t think China can keep fooling people in Hong Kong and Taiwan, none of which will accept the scheme,” Democratic Progressive Party legislator Wu Ping-jui said in Taipei.

Analysts: Spate of Disappearances in China Sends Warning to Taiwan

Ralph Jennings | Voice of America TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Amid tensions with Taiwan, China appears to be flexing its political muscle by capturing a growing number of Taiwanese for suspected political crimes, say analysts. At least four people have vanished since 2017 on suspicion of spreading information that offends Chinese leaders, according to local media […]

Vigil Held for Hong Kong Student Shot in Latest Anti-Beijing Protests

VOA News Hundreds of people held a vigil Wednesday outside the Hong Kong school of a young demonstrator shot by riot police during violent anti-Beijing protests Tuesday.   Video footage showed a police officer brandishing his weapon and shooting the 18-year-old at close range in the chest as the protester was about to strike the […]

A Failure of Intelligence: Why Beijing is Liable to Repeat its Mistakes in Hong Kong

John Burns | Hong Kong Free Press As Hong Kong enters its 14th week of anti-government protests, reports have emerged that the first demonstration of hundreds of thousands on June 9 caught the government and its advisors by surprise. Apparently, they no longer poll public opinion and had no idea of the depth of the opposition. Indeed, […]