Latest National security News

A Chinese military buff inadvertently bought 4 books of military secrets for under $1

Jun. 13, 2024 10:10 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A military history buff in China appears to have made an alarming discovery after picking up four discarded books for less than $1 at a neighborhood recycling station: They were confidential military documents. The country's Ministry of State Security told the story...

Hong Kong invokes a new law to cancel passports of 6 overseas-based activists, including Nathan Law

Jun. 12, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong government on Wednesday canceled the passports of six overseas-based activists under the new national security law, stepping up its crackdown on dissidents who moved abroad. Among them were former pro-democracy lawmaker Nathan Law, unionist Mung...

Vietnam national security police confirm arrest of prominent writer Truong Huy San for Facebook post

Jun. 07, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Vietnam announced Friday that they have charged prominent journalist and historian Truong Huy San with violating a national security law because of writing he had posted on Facebook, the website of the newspaper Tuoi Tre and other state media reported. ...

Two British judges resign from Hong Kong court. One cites the city's 'political situation'

Jun. 07, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Two British judges have resigned from Hong Kong’s top court, the city’s judiciary said, deepening worries over the city's rule of law under a Beijing-imposed national security law. The judiciary said in a statement Thursday that Jonathan Sumption and Lawrence...

US plans to impose new visa restrictions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials after security verdicts

May. 31, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The United States on Friday expressed its deep concerns about the convictions of 14 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong under a Beijing-imposed national security law, saying it's taking steps to impose new visa restrictions on mainland Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible...

Foreign governments and activists criticize Hong Kong security law verdicts. China defends them

May. 30, 2024 23:06 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The conviction of 14 pro-democracy activists Thursday in Hong Kong drew condemnation from human rights groups and expressions of concern from foreign governments. China, which authored the 2020 national security law used to prosecute the activists, backed Hong Kong...

How a primary election led to activist convictions in Hong Kong's biggest national security case

May. 30, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Verdicts were handed down Thursday in Hong Kong’s largest national security case to date, involving some of the city's best-known pro-democracy activists and coming more than three years after the defendants' arrests. In 2021, 47 pro-democracy activists were...

China to impose controls on exports of some aviation and aerospace equipment

May. 30, 2024 08:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday it will restrict exports of some aviation and aerospace-related equipment and technology beginning July 1. A notice seen Thursday on the ministry’s website said the move was to safeguard national security and interests and...

14 pro-democracy activists convicted, 2 acquitted in Hong Kong's biggest national security case

May. 30, 2024 07:17 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Fourteen pro-democracy activists were convicted in Hong Kong’s biggest national security case on Thursday by a court that said their plan to effect change through an unofficial primary election would have undermined the government’s authority and created a constitutional...

Hong Kong convicts 14 pro-democracy activists for subversion in the city’s biggest national security case

May. 29, 2024 22:23 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong convicts 14 pro-democracy activists for subversion in the city’s biggest national security case.