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’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.
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.
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.
Global Times, a state media tabloid's reported 'Words like ‘Karma’, ‘retribution’ and ‘deserving’ were frequently mentioned in Chinese netizens' comments when they saw the latest episode of the US' real version of The House of Cards.
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.
Jimmy Lai, who owns popular tabloid Apple Daily, is an outspoken pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong and regularly criticizes China's authoritarian rule.
TikTok's departure from Hong Kong comes as various social media platforms and messaging apps balk at the possibility of providing user data to Hong Kong authorities.
The law, imposed by China after last year's anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory, took effect on Tuesday at 11 pm .
China on Friday introduced the draft of a controversial national security law in Hong Kong in its parliament to tighten Beijing's control over the former British colony.
As 2019 nears its end and a new decade begins, we look back at the events that shook, inspired and transformed the world.
Chinese vice foreign minister Le Yucheng lodged a 'strong protest' with Ambassador Terry Branstad and demanded that the United States "correct its mistakes and change course", the ministry said in a statement.
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.
If President Xi Jinping decided to go ahead with the plan to remove Lam, the report said her replacement would be installed by March.
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
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
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.
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.