Hong Kong

Pro-democracy activists, Joshua Wong, left, Sunny Cheung, center, and Nathan Law holding a placard, speak to media to urge the European leaders against national security law for Hong Kong outside the Legislative Council.

American lawmakers accuse China of spying on dissidents in the US

Global Politics

When activist and politician Sunny Cheung fled from Hong Kong to the US two years ago, he thought he would be free. But his troubles followed him there, where he says he’s received threats on social media through what appear to be “fake accounts.”

Red building in China with people in masks mingling in front of it

In Hong Kong, lighting a candle for Tiananmen victims is now a crime

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A helmeted head is blurry in the foreground, behind it, a line of protesters on a balcony

The problem with offers of citizenship to those fleeing Hong Kong

Global Politics
A red car is shown from above driving over several small Chinese flags.

Facebook suspends data requests from Hong Kong authorities; Ocean Viking docks in Sicily; Pink glacial ice

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Ai Weiwei looks at the camera as he stands in front of a microphone

Ai Weiwei: Hong Kong security law ‘the last nail of the coffin’

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A helmeted head is blurry in the foreground, behind it, a line of protesters on a balcony

Hong Kong national security law to take effect; Iran sentences journalist to death; Koalas could be extinct by 2050 in New South Wales

Top of The World

A controversial national security law for Hong Kong is set to take effect, as pro-democracy advocates warn of eroding freedoms in the semi-autonomous region. New reports say US President Donald Trump was briefed in February about suspected Russian bounties on US soldiers, contradicting the president’s claims. An Iranian journalist has been sentenced to death. An Australian inquiry shows koalas in NSW could become extinct by 2050.

A child wears a face mask

Semi-quarantined: Living with the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong


“The park is half-empty, but we have decided to let our daughter enjoy a few hours of daily sunshine. We are determined not to let ourselves be overwhelmed by fear.”

A crowd of people celebrate their election win.

Former Hong Kong politician hopes election results will force China to ‘keep its promise’

Hong Kong politics

Former Hong Kong politician Emily Lau explained the impact of Hong Kong’s recent district council elections that were overwhelmingly won by pro-democracy candidates.

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow leave the Eastern Court after being released on bail in Hong Kong, China, on August 30, 2019.

Hong Kong arrests won’t ‘cut off the heads of these protests,’ lawyer says

Conflict & Justice

On the eve of an important anniversary in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, authorities arrested dozens of pro-democracy activists.

Cameras and people surround Joshua Wong as he speaks to the media.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong: ‘We will continue our battle until the day we have democracy’

Conflict & Justice

In Hong Kong, protesters are prepared to take to the streets on July 1, the day of Hong Kong’s handover from the UK to China, to protest a controversial bill that would allow extradition from Hong Kong to mainland China. Joshua Wong is one of the leaders of the protest movement, and he spoke to The World’s host, Marco Werman, about his experience advocating for Hong Kong’s people.