Unthinkable? Boat people from Hong Kong arrested

Unthinkable? Boat people from Hong Kong arrested

by WorldTribune Staff, August 27, 2020 Chinese communist authorities arrested 12 Hong Kong residents who were attempting to sail to Taiwan to apply for political asylum, Hong Kong media reported. China’s provincial Coast Guard Bureau said in a post on its social media site that the boat was intercepted and the people on board were […]

Pro-democracy publisher Jimmy Lai released on bail after arrest in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy publisher Jimmy Lai released on bail after arrest in Hong Kong

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2020 Jimmy Lai, founder of the Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s popular pro-democracy newspaper, has been released on bail after being arrested Monday on suspicion of collusion under the Chinese Communist Party’s new national security law, reports say. The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong said in a statement that Monday’s […]

U.S. sanctions top, China-appointed Hong Kong official Carrie Lam

U.S. sanctions top, China-appointed Hong Kong official Carrie Lam

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2020 The Trump administration on Friday sanctioned several of Hong Kong’s top officials, including China-appointed chief executive Carrie Lam. Along with Lam, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Luo Huining, director of Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong; Xia Baolong and Zhang Xiaoming, the head and deputy head of Chinese central […]

‘Constitutional coup’: Chinese Communist Party’s ‘word is law’ in Hong Kong

‘Constitutional coup’: Chinese Communist Party’s ‘word is law’ in Hong Kong

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2020 In just over a month the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has asserted authoritarian control over Hong Kong. The CCP’s national security law which essentially ended Hong Kong’s autonomy and makes it much easier to punish pro-democracy activists is in full force, an analyst noted. “The scope of Beijing’s plans […]

China’s security law prompts big banks to check political status of Hong Kong clients

China’s security law prompts big banks to check political status of Hong Kong clients

by WorldTribune Staff, July 22, 2020 Global wealth managers are scouring the social media posts and other public records of their clients in Hong Kong for information on whether they have any ties to the city’s pro-democracy movement, which was essentially outlawed under the Chinese communist government’s new security law. Putting China’s cash ahead of […]

CCP already having chilling effect on religious freedom in Hong Kong

CCP already having chilling effect on religious freedom in Hong Kong

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2020 The oppressive restrictions placed on religious people on mainland China are already being felt in Hong Kong in the wake of the Chinese Communist Party’s new national security law which essentially ended Hong Kong’s autonomy. “The new law ends the region’s autonomy and the hope that the demands of […]

Chinese virologist was warned by boss before fleeing to U.S.: ‘We’ll be disappeared’

Chinese virologist was warned by boss before fleeing to U.S.: ‘We’ll be disappeared’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2020 A Chinese virologist and coronavirus whistleblower who fled Hong Kong in April, said China knew about the virus well before it admitted it did. Dr. Li-Meng Yan, in an interview with Fox News, also said her supervisors ignored research she was doing at the onset of the pandemic that […]

Forcing freedom-loving Hong Kong to bow: What next?

Forcing freedom-loving Hong Kong to bow: What next?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Beijing’s tightening noose on Hong Kong foretells many things both in the successful city state as much as throughout the opaque vastness of China itself. Clearly, the widening communist political crackdown on Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms was expected given the successful city-state’s thriving democracy. Despite large pro-democracy […]

China threatens to ‘strike back’ at UK over 5G and Hong Kong

China threatens to ‘strike back’ at UK over 5G and Hong Kong

FPI / May 19, 2020 Analysis by Paul Crespo Thanks to communist China’s increasingly belligerent actions worldwide, Great Britain has finally woken up to the serious Chinese threat and is increasingly standing up to China. In recent weeks, the UK has reversed itself on allowing Huawei into its 5G telecom network and strongly condemned China […]

Here’s the list of countries that supported/opposed China’s Hong Kong security bill

Here’s the list of countries that supported/opposed China’s Hong Kong security bill

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2020 Following a vote on Tuesday at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, the communist government in China declared victory in its enactment of a new security law which essentially ends Hong Kong’s autonomy and basic freedoms for its citizens. In the vote, 53 countries backed China’s new […]

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