As they gathered inside a Hong Kong shopping mall this week, a small group of protesters silently held up blank sheets of paper as a way to express their fears that the city’s culture of rowdy and colorful dissent is in peril.
Hong Kong’s government has expanded police surveillance and enforcement powers using Beijing’s sweeping new national security law.
China has quickly moved to censor Hong Kong’s internet and access users’ data using a feared new national security law, but US tech giants offered some resistance citing rights concerns.
The imposition of a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong has sent chills through Taiwan, deepening fears that Beijing will focus next on seizing the democratic self-ruled island.
The wildly popular video-sharing app TikTok will no longer work in Hong Kong, its makers said, after a new security law imposed by China gave authorities sweeping powers to police local users.
Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp said Monday they are suspending requests from the Hong Kong government and law enforcement authorities for information on users.
Top Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong called on the international community Monday to “stand with” the restless city, as authorities ordered schools to remove books for review under a sweeping new security law imposed by Beijing.
Hong Kongers are finding creative ways to voice dissent after Beijing blanketed the city in a new security law and police began arresting people displaying now forbidden political slogans.
Books written by prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have started to disappear from the city’s libraries, online records show, days after Beijing imposed a draconian national security law on the finance hub.
An Australian mountain range named after Belgium’s notorious King Leopold II was given a new title reflecting its traditional owners on Friday, as officials shed the connection to an “evil tyrant”.
Hong Kongers are scrubbing their social media accounts, deleting chat histories and mugging up on cyber privacy as China’s newly imposed security law blankets the traditionally outspoken city in fear and self-censorship.
From remote Himalayan valleys to small tropical islands and tense Western capitals, an increasingly assertive China is taking on conflicts around the world like never before as the United States retreats.
Hong Kong police arrested about 370 people Wednesday — including 10 under China’s new national security law — as thousands defied a ban on protests on the anniversary of the city’s handover to China.
Pakistan on Wednesday temporarily blocked the hugely popular online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) after receiving complaints it was addictive and following media reports linking the brutal, multiplayer shoot ’em up to suicide.
US customs officials said Wednesday they had seized a shipment of products made from human hair believed to be made by Muslims in labor camps in China’s western Xinjiang region.