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Lam Withdraws Extradition Bill: “Too Little, Too Late”

After three months of ongoing protests in Hong Kong, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the full withdrawal of the proposed extradition bill. Opposition to the bill first ignited the protest movement, but protesters have since shifted their focus to the subsequent official response and other...

Yang Hengjun Trial Expected Soon

Australian writer Yang Hengjun, who has been detained in China since January 2019, is expected to go on trial soon after his case was sent to the Beijing second intermediate court for prosecution. Yang’s lawyer indicated...

Hong Kong Teacher Fired Over Free Speech Lesson

In late September 2020 a Hong Kong primary school teacher was fired and deregistered for life over his role spreading “pro-independence” information through lessons taught to students in March 2019—the first time a...

Pressure Builds for 2022 Olympics Boycott

U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said today that the U.K. government would not rule out the possibility of boycotting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The Guardian’s Patrick Wintour reported on his comments: Appearing...

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