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Hong Kong legislature passes controversial anti-doxxing privacy bill

Sep 29 2021

HONG KONG Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday passed a privacy law tackling "doxxing" - the public release of information identifying an individual or organisation - that critics say could be used to protect those in power and target civil society.

Hong Kong opposition trade union group to disband

Sep 19 2021

HONG KONG A Hong Kong opposition trade union coalition, the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, said on Sunday it would disband, adding to several civil society organisations that have ceased operating in the financial hub this year.

Olympics-EU envoys back Frenchman on hunger strike over Japan child custody

Jul 30 2021

TOKYO Ten European diplomats expressed support on Friday for a Frenchman who has been on hunger strike for three weeks during the Tokyo Olympics to protest what he calls the legally sanctioned abduction of his two children by his Japanese wife.

Olympics-Frenchman seeks Macron's help over 'abduction' of his children in Japan

Jul 23 2021

TOKYO Vincent Fichot has not eaten in nearly two weeks.

With more LGBTQ athletes than ever, Games put focus on Japan

Jul 23 2021

TOKYO More than 160 openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer athletes are due to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, making this year's Games the most inclusive ever. | Video

CORRECTED-Olympics-Frenchman seeks Macron's help over 'abduction' of his children in Japan

Jul 23 2021

TOKYO, July 23 Vincent Fichot has not eaten in nearly two weeks.

WeChat deletes Chinese university LGBT accounts in fresh crackdown

Jul 07 2021

HONG KONG (Reuters) -Chinese tech giant Tencent's WeChat social media platform has deleted dozens of LGBT accounts run by university students, saying some had broken rules on information on the internet, sparking fear of a crackdown on gay content online.

WeChat elimina las cuentas LGBT de las universidades chinas en nueva ofensiva

Jul 07 2021

HONG KONG, 7 jul La plataforma de redes sociales WeChat, del gigante tecnológico chino Tencent, ha eliminado decenas de cuentas LGBT gestionadas por estudiantes universitarios, alegando que algunas habían infringido las normas sobre información en internet, lo que hace temer que se tomen medidas enérgicas contra el contenido gay en línea.

Graphic: In one year, Hong Kong arrests 117 people under new security law

Jun 29 2021

HONG KONG Hong Kong authorities have arrested 117 people under a national security law imposed one year ago, charging more than 60, mostly democratic politicians, activists, journalists and students.

China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

Jun 25 2021

HONG KONG (Reuters) -China's foreign ministry on Friday rejected comments by U.S. President Joe Biden that the closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper signaled intensifying repression by Beijing in the semi-autonomous city. | Video

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