Tag Archives: Democracy

  • Hong Kong man first to be charged under new China security law

    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. ...

  • Hong Kong activists discuss ‘parliament-in-exile’ after China crackdown

    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. ...

  • Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

    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. ...

  • Lobsang Wangyal China is playing with fire in Hong Kong

    The rest of the world should not remain a mere spectator of the events in Hong Kong. The people must rise, and the governments must take action. ...

  • Hong Kong marks handover anniversary with new security law arrests

    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

    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

    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. ...

  • Dozens arrested as Hong Kongers protest planned national security laws

    Hong Kong police arrested at least 53 people on Sunday after scuffles erupted during a relatively peaceful protest against planned national security legislation to be implemented by the mainland Chinese government. ...

  • Online platform launched for candidates for exile Tibetan elections

    As the exile Tibetan elections for their political leader and representatives in the Parliament approaches in a few months, a group of Tibetans have created a website as a platform to know their candidates better. ...

  • Hong Kong protesters defy ban, rally to remember Tiananmen

    Tens of thousands of people across Hong Kong lit candles and chanted democracy slogans on Thursday to commemorate China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown, defying a ban against gathering as tensions seethed over a planned new security law. ...