Category Archives: News
US sends aircraft carriers to South China Sea during Chinese drills
3 July 2020 | Matthew Tostevin
Two US aircraft carriers were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday, the US navy said, as China also carried out military drills that have been criticised by the Pentagon and neighbouring states. ...
Hong Kong man first to be charged under new China security law
3 July 2020 | Jessie Pang and Anne Marie Roantree
A man carrying a “Liberate Hong Kong” sign as he drove a motorcycle into police at a protest against the territory’s Chinese rulers became on Friday the first person charged with inciting separatism and terrorism under a new security law. ...
Modi rallies troops at China border, as Beijing urges caution
3 July 2020 | Sanjeev Miglani and Gabriel Crossley
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew on Friday into the northern border region where Indian and Chinese troops are locked in a stand-off, and said the military stood ready to defend his country. ...
Hong Kong activists discuss ‘parliament-in-exile’ after China crackdown
2 July 2020 | Natalie Thomas and Guy Faulconbridge
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are discussing a plan to create an unofficial parliament-in-exile to keep the flame of democracy alive and send a message to China that freedom cannot be crushed, campaigner Simon Cheng told Reuters. ...
US Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown
2 July 2020 | Patricia Zengerle
More than 75 US senators and House members on Thursday urged the Trump administration to take a tougher stance on China over its crackdown in that country’s Xinjiang province. ...
Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote
1 July 2020 | Andrew Osborn and Anton Zverev
Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the outcome was falsified. ...
Hong Kong marks handover anniversary with new security law arrests
1 July 2020 | Jerome Taylor and Yan Zhao
Hong Kong police made the first arrests under Beijing's new national security law on Wednesday as the city greeted the anniversary of its handover to China with protesters fleeing water cannon. ...
China unveils details of national security law for Hong Kong
30 June 2020
China on Tuesday unveiled details of a contentious new national security law for Hong Kong, ending weeks of uncertainty that have exacerbated concerns over Beijing’s erosion of freedoms in the global financial hub. ...
China passes Hong Kong security law amid global opposition
30 June 2020 | Clare Jim and Yew Lun Tian
China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule almost exactly 23 years ago. ...
India must raise Tibet issue with China, says exiled leader
29 June 2020 | Sanjeev Miglani
The political leader of Tibetans in exile on Monday urged India to take a more prominent role in resolving the Tibetan issue with China, an appeal that could further inflame tensions between the two Asian giants. ...