Category: hong kong

US State Department: Denial of Democracy in Hong Kong

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: The Chinese government continues to undermine the democratic institutions of Hong Kong, denying Hong Kong residents the rights that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) itself has guaranteed.  The Hong…

US State Department: Hong Kong Autonomy Act Update

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: Yesterday in Tokyo, Japan, I spoke of the need to stand up for our shared democratic values and to work together to hold to account those who would threaten them. …

US State Department: Assault on Democracy in Hong Kong

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: The United States condemns the PRC’s continuing assault on democratic institutions in Hong Kong.  The National People’s Congress decision today to unilaterally change Hong Kong’s electoral system is a direct…

Beijing set to overhaul Hong Kong’s electoral system

(STL.News) China’s Parliament is expected to approve on Thursday (March 11) a resolution that will reduce democratic representation in Hong Kong institutions and vet any candidates for “patriotism.” China correspondent Elizabeth Law shares the latest from Beijing. ? Continue reading…

China removes Hong Kong’s fundamental structure from new draft

(STL.News) China has laid out a draft of reforms discussed in the biggest political meeting of the year.  The three terms that form the basic structure of Hong Kong’s politics have not been mentioned in the new draft. Wikipedia –…

Hong Kong lawyers expressed concerns over Proposed immigration law

(STL.News) Hong Kong lawyers have expressed concerns over a government proposal, which, if approved, could bar anyone from leaving the city.  The proposed immigration law, once approved, will give unrestricted power to hong kong’s immigration director to stop anyone from…

US State Department: Designating PRC, Hong Kong Officials

Designating PRC and Hong Kong Officials after Widespread Pro-Democracy Arrests in Hong Kong Washington, DC (STL.News)  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State released the following statement: Today, the United States is designating six PRC and Hong Kong officials in connection with the draconian…

report says China planning to change Hong Kong’s electoral system

(STL.News) According to a report, China is planning to alter Hong Kong’s electoral system.  This came after more than 50 pro-democracy leaders and activists were arrested last week. Wikipedia page – 2019-2020 Hong Kong protest ? YouTube video provided courtesy…

World News: Joint Statement on Hong Kong

Washington, DC (STL.News) The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: We, the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and…

World Leaders criticize HK’s mass arrest by issuing joint statement

(STL.News) Along with the foreign minister of UK, Canada and Australia express serious concern over the arrest of prominent pro democracy leaders and activists in Hong Kong. ?? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News Continue reading World Leaders criticize…

Foreign Ministers’ joint statement on arrests in Hong Kong

Ottawa, Ontario (STL.News) Global Affairs Canada – “We, the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, and the United States Secretary of State, underscore our serious concern at the mass arrests of 55 politicians and activists in Hong…

Termination of PRC Funded Propaganda Programs

Termination of PRC-Funded Propaganda Programs (STL.News) The Department of State terminated five programs, disguised as “cultural exchanges,” with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). These programs include the Policymakers Educational China Trip Program, the U.S.-China Friendship Program, the U.S.-China Leadership…