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Greg Torode

Heeding China's call, Hong Kong tightens grip on dissent

Oct 15 2018

HONG KONG As Hong Kong's government hews closer to Beijing, officials are taking a tough line on perceived national security threats, even deploying an elite police unit for political monitoring and surveillance - a sharp escalation in rhetoric and action. | Video

ANALYSIS-Heeding China's call, Hong Kong tightens grip on dissent

Oct 14 2018

* Police 'Security Wing' doing more political work on activists

Hong Kong bishop fears Chinese Catholic 'suppression' to continue despite Vatican pact

Oct 03 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong's leading Catholic cleric said on Wednesday that he feared continued suppression of Catholics in mainland China despite a landmark accord struck last month between the Vatican and Beijing's Communist Party leadership.

RPT-Vatican deal with Beijing leaves some key questions unresolved

Sep 30 2018

HONG KONG/VATICAN CITY, Sept 30 A landmark deal between China's leaders and the Vatican over the appointment of bishops has been struck without Beijing taking action on long-held Church concerns over clerics in detention, Catholic Church sources familiar with the matter say.

Vatican deal with Beijing leaves some key questions unresolved

Sep 30 2018

HONG KONG/VATICAN CITY A landmark deal between China's leaders and the Vatican over the appointment of bishops has been struck without Beijing taking action on long-held Church concerns over clerics in detention, Catholic Church sources familiar with the matter say.

Taiwan courts security ties with bigger friends as Beijing snatches allies

Sep 14 2018

HONG KONG/TAIPEI As Beijing intensifies its effort to further isolate Taiwan diplomatically, Taipei is actively but discreetly broadening security ties with regional powers beyond its long-standing relationship with the United States. | Video

China condemns HK press club over 'separatist' speech by activist

Aug 14 2018

HONG KONG The Chinese and Hong Kong governments condemned one of Asia's leading press clubs on Tuesday for hosting a speech by an independence activist that has sparked debate about the viability of the city's freedoms.

China's state firms cementing lucrative role in South China Sea, new research shows

Aug 10 2018

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Beijing's giant state-owned enterprises are playing an increasing role in China's build-up in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years, according to new research. | Video

China's state firms cementing lucrative role in South China Sea, new research shows

Aug 09 2018

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Beijing's giant state-owned enterprises are playing an increasing role in China's build-up in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years, according to new research. | Video

With khukris and assault rifles, Singapore's Gurkhas to guard Trump-Kim summit

Jun 05 2018

SINGAPORE When U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for their historic summit in Singapore later this month, they will be protected by men from one of the fiercest warrior tribes in the world - the Gurkhas of Nepal.

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