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Hong Kong: Media Baron Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Faces Fresh Sedition Charge

Dec 28, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Jimmy Lai, the jailed Apple Daily founder from Hong Kong and six staff members have appeared in a court to hear charges of 'seditious publications'. The Chinese government has been cracking down on Hong Kong pro-democracy activists for long.

Hong Kong: 'China Patriots Only' Election Defines Dramatic Changes

Dec 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Hong Kong: The city was handed over from British to Chinese rule in 1997, with a promise by China to keep Western-style freedoms for 50 years, demands for expanded democracy inspired protest movements in 2014 and 2019.

US To Expand Its Military, Economic Relationships In Asia: Antony Blinken

US will forge alliances with its partners in Asia to push back China's increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Hong Kong Tycoon Jimmy Lai Sentenced To 13 Months Jail For Tiananmen Vigil

Dec 13, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Hong Kong’s government has banned the candlelight vigil for the past two years on pandemic control grounds, although it is widely believed the ban is intended to be permanent.

China’s Didi to leave US stock market amid tech crackdown

China’s dominant ride-hailing service, Didi Global Inc., said Friday it will pull out of the New York Stock Exchange and shift its share trading to Hong Kong

19 November, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Slams US President Joe Biden For 'Considering' Games Boycott


Joe Biden’s comment comes days after a virtual summit with Chinese counterpart XI Jinping, during which the two leaders said they should respect each other and co-exist in peace.

11 November, 2021

Hong Kong's New M+ Museum Accused Of Censorship

Deutsche Welle

As the M+ museum in Hong Kong opens, it is criticized for giving in to pressure from Beijing. It will not exhibit certain works by dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

01 November, 2021

US Urges China To Refrain From Unilateral Action On Taiwan

Deutsche Welle

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Beijing to deescalate tensions in the Pacific during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

01 November, 2021

Hong Kong: 8 Activists Including Jimmi Lai Under Trial For Tinananmen Vigil of 2020

Associated Press (AP)

Hong Kong: Pro-democracy activists including media baron Jimmi Lai and Lee Cheuk-yan, former chairman of Hong Kong alliance are under trial by China for 'unauthorized Tiananmen Square' vigil last year.

26 October, 2021

Hong Kong: China Convicts Second Person Under National Security Law

Associated Press (AP)

Critics say that the Chinese National Security Law recently extended to Hong Kong erodes freedom of expression and assembly. Chinese administration is now using it to arrest and convict dissenters.

19 November, 2020

Five Countries Call On China To Stop Undermining Rights Of People Of Hong Kong


The other countries include Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.


09 September, 2020

Disney Criticised For Filming 'Mulan' In China's Xinjiang, Amid Reports Of Brutalities Against Uighurs


Disney's live action movie 'Mulan', is facing criticism by various human rights activists as parts of the movie have been filmed in China's Xinjiang province.

03 July, 2020

US Passes Bill Rebuking China Over Hong Kong Crackdown, To Impose Sanctions

Associated Press (AP)

Critics say the new law effectively ends the 'one country, two systems' framework under which Hong Kong was promised a high degree of autonomy when it reverted from British to Chinese rule in 1997.

01 July, 2020

Hong Kong Makes First Arrest Under New Security Law For Carrying Independence Flag

Associated Press (AP)

The law, imposed by China after last year's anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory, took effect on Tuesday at 11 pm .

23 October, 2019

Hong Kong Government Withdraws Controversial Extradition Bill That Sparked Massive Protests

Associated Press (AP)

The protests erupted in early June and snowballed into the city's biggest political crisis in decades, expanding to demands for universal suffrage and an investigation into police tactics.

23 October, 2019

China Plans To Replace Hong Kong's Pro-Beijing Leader Carrie Lam: Report


If President Xi Jinping decided to go ahead with the plan to remove Lam, the report said her replacement would be installed by March.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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