cardinal zen, carrie lam, catholics, ccp, china, cultural revolution, denise ho, hui po-keung, jimmy lai, john lee, margaret ng, vatican

Beijing Hardliners Target Hong Kong Cleric Cardinal Zen

The arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen in Hong Kong on May 11 tells you everything you need to know about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). For China watchers or historians, the arrest of Cardinal Zen, the former bishop of Hong Kong, was probably not a great surprise given the regime’s track record and its traits. ...

James Burke

Hong Kong cleric Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Visa Denial: US-China Tensions Escalate

Tensions escalate as the United States administration issued new visa rules to restrict travel by members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and their families in the country. The new policy statement issued on Dec. 3, 2020, limits the maximum duration of B1/B2 non-immigrant business and tourist visas to one month, down from 10 years.  ...

Michael Segarty

Airport flight information.

Hong Kong Leader Says She Has Piles of Cash at Home After US Sanctions

In early August, the Trump administration blacklisted 11 officials from China and Hong Kong for their roles in eroding the autonomy of Hong Kong. The sanctions followed Beijing’s move to implement the National Security Law in Hong Kong that basically criminalizes people who work for protecting democracy, freedom of expression, and human rights. One of ...

Max Lu

Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.

Under the Cover of the Virus: China Crushing Hong Kong Protesters

With the world’s focus fixed on controlling the CCP coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese Communist Party seems to be using this opportunity to crack down on Hong Kong protesters who have been demanding the protection of autonomy and freedom in the city. In April, 14 high-profile pro-democracy activists were arrested by the police on charges of ...

Jack Roberts

Hong Kong police.

‘Persist in 2020’: 1 Million Hong Kong People Take Part in New Year March

Hong Kong saw as many as a million people march in protest on New Year’s Day 2020 to the theme of “Persist in 2020,” chanting pro-democracy slogans as they crowded the streets that afternoon.  Marchers held signs and flags emblazoned with protest slogans, such as the ubiquitous “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times,” “Five ...

Max Lu

'Persist in 2020' Hong Kong protest.

A 14-Year-Old Boy Is Shot by Police as Hong Kong Gov’t Imposes Mask Ban

A 14-year-old boy has allegedly been shot by a police officer as protests continue to rage over a mask ban in Hong Kong, according to local media reports. The boy is believed to have suffered a wound to the leg following the incident and is receiving medical treatment in the hospital. He is reported to ...

Max Lu

A 14-year-old boy was shot by police.

Wanted Hong Kong Activists Granted Protection In Germany

Two wanted activists in Hong Kong were granted refugee status in Germany. And it seems like this development will affect the city’s reputation negatively. Safer in Germany than in Hong Kong According to the German consulate in Hong Kong, the decision to protect the refugees was a choice made independently by the country’s foreign ministry. ...

Max Lu

The German Reichstag building.

Hong Kong Opposition to Proposed Extradition Bill Grows

Freedom might not be a right for Hongkongers anymore as a new extradition bill threatens to give China the power to take “criminals” to the mainland. To let the lawmakers know their displeasure, more than a million protesters participated in a massive rally, demanding that the bill not be passed. The extradition bill Because of ...

Max Lu

Hongkongers rally against the extradition bill.

A Record 1.3 Million Protest Proposed Hong Kong Extradition Bill

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Hong Kong government are forcibly pushing ahead with the reading of an extradition bill that allows people to be extradited to China, which would modify Hong Kong’s Fugitive Offenders Ordinance. This has aroused the anger of the people of Hong Kong and they are now protesting the extradition ...

Helen London

Hongkongers protesting the extradition bill.