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James Pomfret

Taiwan steps up probe into surveillance by pro-China media on island

1:16am EST

TAIPEI/HONGKONG Taiwan will step up its investigation of pro-Beijing newspapers accused by politicians on the self-ruled island of spreading fake news and surveillance activities that infringe national security, a security official said on Friday.

Hong Kong's rural hinterland could hold key to chronic land crunch

Jan 13 2019

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Huawei sacks employee arrested in Poland on spying charges

Jan 13 2019

HONG KONG/WARSAW Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei said on Saturday it had sacked an employee arrested in Poland on spying charges in a case that could intensify Western security concerns about the company.

Huawei says sacks employee in Poland that was arrested on spying charges

Jan 12 2019

HONG KONG, Jan 12 Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei said on Saturday it had terminated the employment of a Chinese worker arrested on spying allegations in Poland.

FEATURE-Hong Kong's rural hinterland could hold key to chronic land crunch

Jan 11 2019

* Developers hold at least 1,000 hectares of unused rural land

Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies in Iran, Syria

Jan 09 2019

LONDON/HONG KONG The U.S. case against the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Canada last month, centers on the company's suspected ties to two obscure companies. One is a telecom equipment seller that operated in Tehran; the other is that firm's owner, a holding company registered in Mauritius. | Video

Thousands march in Hong Kong against China 'repression' after grim 2018

Jan 01 2019

HONG KONG Thousands of demonstrators marched in Hong Kong on Tuesday to demand full democracy, fundamental rights, and even independence from China in the face of what many see as a marked clampdown by the Communist Party on local freedoms. | Video

Hong Kong democracy leaders defiant as landmark trial wraps up

Dec 14 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong democracy leaders pledged on Friday to sustain their fight for full democracy at the end of a month-long trial that could see them jailed for leading and inciting 2014 protests against what they see as Beijing's unjust curbs on freedom.

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker barred from contesting local election

Dec 02 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong authorities have barred a pro-democracy lawmaker from running in a local election for "implicitly" supporting Hong Kong's independence from China, in what critics said was another instance of civil rights being eroded in the China-ruled city

Hong Kong democrats fail to regain veto power in crucial by-election

Nov 26 2018

(This story corrects to say Chan is backed by the DAB rather than is part of the alliance, paragraph 2)

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U.S., North Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is expected to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.