Chinese authorities have strictly censored news about mass protests that have gripped Hong Kong for more than two months. The protests were triggered by a proposed amendment that would enable the extradition of anyone Beijing deems a criminal suspect to face trial in mainland courts.
Speakers at a recent forum in Hong Kong called for improved Sino-U.S.-relations.
Former Chinese premier Li Peng gained notoriety for his leading role in the massacre of student-led protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. He died Monday at age 90.
Police make no arrests after pro-China thugs attack passengers at a Hong Kong train station.
Google confirmed at a Senate hearing this week that it had killed a controversial plan for a censored search engine in China. The announcement came after President Trump said the U.S. government would look into national security concerns related to Google’s ties to China.
22 countries signed a letter condemning abuses in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, while 37 countries signed a separate letter supporting China’s actions. Chinese authorities are believed to have held up to 1.5 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps in the region.
Trump becomes the first U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, 50 years after Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.
The two sides discussed counterterrorism issues and the peace process in Afghanistan.
Chinese navy personnel stock up on baby formula while docked in Australia. Worried Chinese parents often stock up on infant formula from overseas after tainted products made in China led to sickness and even death among Chinese babies, in a major scandal.
RFA cartoonist Rebel Pepper marks the 30th anniversary of the brutal military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
China says it was raising tariffs on a wide range of U.S. imports in retaliation for President Trump’s increase.
President Trump has taken to Twitter over the U.S.-China trade dispute.
RFA cartoonist Rebel Pepper created these images to mark World Press Freedom Day 2019.
The initiative has sparked fears that China is exporting unsustainable levels of debt. The plan seeks to create new rail, road, port, and energy infrastructure linking China with Europe, Africa, and other parts of Asia, at an estimated cost of around U.S.$1 trillion.
The image on the left is the only known photograph of the Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima. He has not been seen since Chinese authorities took him into custody when he was six years old, shortly after he was chosen as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama, a top lama in Tibetan Buddhism. This week is the Panchen Lama’s 30th birthday. RFA cartoonist Rebel Pepper has conjured an image of what he might look like now.
The Chinese telecom giant is arguing that the US Congress violated the Constitution when it banned government agencies from buying Huawei equipment. The US government alleges that Huawei equipment could be used to spy on Americans.
President Xi Jinping faces economic threats on all sides as China opens its annual legislative sessions.
The U.S. is urging allies to exclude Huawei from 5G networks. But Western countries disagree on the security threat posed by the use of equipment from the Chinese telecom giant.
In the article, Angela Gui described a meeting with Sweden’s ambassador to China Anna Lindstedt during which Gui was told not to speak about the case of her father Gui Minhai. Sweden says the meeting was unauthorized. Hong Kong-based publisher Gui Minhai, who has Swedish citizenship, has been detained in China for more than three years on suspicion of “leaking state secrets overseas.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired his ambassador to China, John McCallum, after McCallum said it would be “great” if the U.S. dropped its extradition request for top Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Meng is wanted for questioning by U.S. investigators over alleged bank fraud.
China and Russia back Venezuelan leader Nicolas Madura in a political standoff with self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido, supported by the United States and many European Union nations.
Under the rule of President Xi Jinping, China’s economic growth has slowed to its weakest pace in nearly 30 years.
Chinese authorities sentenced outspoken Uyghur professor Ilham Tohti to life in prison on charges of promoting separatism.
Chinese authorities detain a former Canadian diplomat just days after police in Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, CFO of China’s Huawei Technologies. Meng was arrested at Washington’s request.
China has demanded that Canada release Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies. Canadian authorities detained her on suspicion of evading U.S. trade sanctions with Iran. Meng could face extradition to the United States.
Late leader Deng Xiaoping said Communist China must experiment with capitalism by “feeling for stones” in the river. China’s current leader Xi Jinping is faced with a new dilemma in his trade war with the United States, and is also trying to feel his way across the river.
Vietnam’s law, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019, tightens control of the internet and global tech companies operating in the Communist-led country. Opponents say the law could cause economic harm and stifle online dissent.
Vietnam’s legislature is considering a proposal that would allow some prisoners to remain in cages at home. Families would be required to feed the inmates, but authorities would keep the keys to the cages. The move is aimed at reducing overcrowding in Vietnam’s prisons.
Kim Jong Un has visited the Samjiyon tourist district, near North Korea’s border with China, three times in 2018 to check on its progress. Kim mentioned the project, which includes more than 400 new buildings, in his 2018 New Year’s address.
A report by a congressional panel, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, found a steady erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The report said Beijing’s statements and actions have alarmed the territory’s legislators, civil society groups and legal community.