Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Friday that the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
Why would Hong Kong’s mafioso take time away from extorting shopkeepers and dealing heroin to beat down protesters?
Protests against an extradition bill in Hong Kong have become a self-described “revolution” inside the largest authoritarian nation on earth. But how much more dissent will Beijing tolerate?
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong this week to protest the extraditions bill. The bill threatens the rule of law and autonomy of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China a day after the city's biggest protest since its handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997.
One one-third of voters had cast ballots within three hours of poll closing, reflecting a 10 percent drop from turnout two years ago.
Increased control by Beijing has led many in Hong Kong to clamor for independence. But the Chinese government will have none of that.
Their connection is surprisingly deep.
Elephants have enough up against them without having to worry that one of their oldest ancestors also is causing problems. But that's the case. The tusks of long-dead woolly mammoths are being used as a cover in the illegal trafficking of elephant ivory.
Just who runs protests in places like Kiev and Hong Kong? It's not an easy question to answer, but that doesn't mean the protest movements in those places lack energy or direction. In fact, their loose structure may be a new model for political organization.
Great White Sharks are fearsome predators, but not invincible. Researchers are investigating a tagged nine-foot-long Great White that was killed, dragged deep underwater and eaten off the coast of Australia. Plus, El Niño is set to change the world's climate and China stirs up controversy in Hong Kong. That and more in today's Global Scan.