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Respect Beijing’s right to protect national security in Hong Kong, leader Carrie Lam tells UN rights council

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has defended Beijing’s right to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Speaking via video link on Tuesday, the leader said the law was justified due to escalating violence “fanned by external forces” and the “threat of terrorist acts.” Her comments referenced […]

EXCLUSIVE: China expert Jerome Cohen – ‘We can’t give up… when Xi leaves the scene, there will be a return to a better life’

Professor Jerome Cohen – widely respected as the world’s top China law expert – was once feted as “a friend of China” who advocated US engagement with the country amid Cold War hostilities back in the 1960s. These days, the outspoken critic of China’s human rights abuses and Hong Kong’s looming national security law, is […]

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Now Beijing has broken its word on Hong Kong, how can it be trusted on other int’l commitments?

By US Congressman Ted Yoho Secretary of State Pompeo’s announcement last week that the US Government will not certify Hong Kong as autonomous from Beijing followed swiftly by President Trump’s decision to suspend the US- Hong Kong extradition treaty and revoke the city’s special export status, is a watershed moment in the US-China relationship. For […]

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Exclusive: Cartoonist Badiucao says satire is the ‘temporary aspirin’ that can heal Hong Kong’s protest trauma

Chinese-Australian artist Badiucao has told HKFP that the power of political satire comes from deconstructing authority and it can act as a “temporary painkiller” for Hongkongers traumatised by the ongoing pro-democracy protests. In an exclusive live-streamed interview, the cartoonist shared his thoughts on the role of art in social movements and spoke of how humour […]

Road to activism: how a Hong Kong student led anti-extradition law solidarity protests in Taiwan

“No China extradition!” “Support Hong Kong!” “Protect Taiwan!” people chanted outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on June 16 – both in Mandarin and Cantonese. On a burning summer afternoon in the capital where the temperature surpassed 30 Celsius, an estimated 10,000 Taiwanese and Hongkongers – mostly students – rallied in solidarity with the millions […]

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