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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...

Top Canadian judge will step down from Hong Kong's top court following other resignations

Jun. 11, 2024 01:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada is stepping down from Hong Kong's top court, city officials said Monday, the latest overseas judge to resign from the court amid concerns about judicial independence. Hong Kong’s judiciary confirmed said Beverly...

Stock market today: Asian stocks are mixed ahead of this week's Fed meeting

Jun. 11, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday in a busy week with several top-tier reports on U.S. inflation due along with a policy meeting of the Federal Reserve. U.S. futures and oil prices fell. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index was up 0.3% at 39,155.16 as an...

Taiwan nighttime dragon boat racing puts a modern twist on an ancient tradition

Jun. 10, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Across the Chinese diaspora, racing in dragon boats has been a tradition reaching back thousands of years. But change is afoot, most recently in central Taiwan where the races were switched to the evening to take advantage of cooler temperatures, a refreshing...

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...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Jun. 06, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

May 31-June 6, 2024 Supporters of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) dance in celebration of their party's showing in India's election. Police officers patrol in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay area on the eve of the 35th anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown. People...

Stock market today: Asian stocks rise after Wall Street barrels to records

Jun. 06, 2024 00:21 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian markets rose Thursday after Wall Street barreled to records Wednesday as the frenzy around artificial-intelligence technology kept sending stocks higher. U.S. futures and oil prices gained. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.9% to...

Silence and heavy security in China and Hong Kong mark 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown

Jun. 05, 2024 10:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing's Tiananmen Square had checkpoints and police vehicles Tuesday as China tried to silence the 35th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests. Hong Kong police arrested four people and swarmed a handful of others who tried to protest or commemorate as the...

After crackdown on Hong Kong, overseas communities carry the torch to keep Tiananmen memories alive

Jun. 05, 2024 01:10 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — As the 35th anniversary of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square crackdown neared, Rowena He, a prominent scholar of that bloody chapter of modern China's history, was busy flying between the United States, Britain and Canada to give a series of talks. Each was aimed at speaking out for...

Stock market today: Asian stocks trade mixed after Wall Street logs modest gains

Jun. 04, 2024 23:18 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares traded mixed Wednesday, as investors weighed recent data highlighting a slowing U.S. economy that offers both upsides and downsides for Wall Street. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 shed 1.0% in early trading to 38,448.61. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up...