‘Online incitement also carries a legal liability’

'Online incitement also carries a legal liability' Updated: 2019-11-02 08:42 By Joseph Li in Hong Kong(HK Edition) The High Court ban on online incitement of violence and vandalism shows that the internet is also subject to legal liabilities, said Security Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu. There is a need to emphasize that conversations in cyberspace are not immune from legal consequences, Lee said, referring to the rationale behind the gove..

Lee hopeful for deterrent sentences

Lee hopeful for deterrent sentences Updated: 2019-11-02 08:42 By Joseph Li in Hong Kong(HK Edition) Security secretary says these are needed to show violent and unlawful acts by protesters cannot be tolerated Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu said he hopes Hong Kong's courts will deliver authoritative judgments quickly on a number of major cases related to the violent, lawless protests against the now-defunct extradition bill. In an ..

‘Chan should be arrested upon arrival in Taiwan’

'Chan should be arrested upon arrival in Taiwan' Updated: 2019-11-02 08:42 By Joseph Li in Hong Kong(HK Edition) The most straightforward way to hand over a Hong Kong man, who admitted to killing his pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan in 2018, is for Taiwan police to arrest him when his flight lands there, Security Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu said. Lee called on Taiwan officials to remove all obstacles and facilitate Chan Tong-kai's vol..

Male Chinese ‘Relatives’ Assigned to Uyghur Homes Co-sleep With Female ‘Hosts’

Male Han Chinese “relatives” assigned to monitor the homes of Uyghur families in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) regularly sleep in the same beds as the wives of men detained in the region’s internment camps, according to sources who have overseen the forced stayovers. Since late 2017, Muslim—and particularly Uyghur—famil..

Vietnamese Labor Broker Sentenced For Trafficking Workers to Taiwan

A court in north-central Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province on Thursday sentenced a labor broker convicted of sending workers illegally overseas to a five-year term in prison, state media reported on Thursday. Phan Van Loi, described by prosecutors as a “tycoon” in his trafficking organization, had worked with relatives living in Taiwan in early 2018 to b..

Tear Gas Mars Hong Kong Halloween As Recession Haunts Economy

Police used tear gas and pepper spray to clear revelers from the streets of downtown Hong Kong on Thursday night after thousands marched in a Halloween "masquerade" in spite of widespread closures of public transportation as months of protests tipped the city's economy into recession. Crowds of protesters gathered in Victoria Park in defiance ..

Under Pressure at Home, Arakan Army Says it Will Take Fight to Myanmar Heartland

The Arakan Army (AA) has announced it would expand operations from Rakhine state, where it is under heavy government army pressure in its nearly year-old fight for greater autonomy, to the heartland of Myanmar with the help of allied ethnic armies. The AA announcement on Friday cited the example of a deadly attack by the three-army Northern Allian..

Thousands in Tibet Mourn Passing of Senior Religious Teacher Trained in Exile

Thousands of Tibetan monks, nuns, and laypeople gathered in western China’s Sichuan province this week to mourn the death of a senior religious leader who trained as a young man in exile in India and then returned to Tibet to teach, Tibetan sources said. Geshe Jampel Lobshe, 53, passed away on Oct. 19 of an unspecified illness after being suddenly ..

Uyghur Man Taken Into Custody in Egypt, May be Sent Back to China, Friends...

A Uyghur man sent back to Cairo this week after trying to enter Saudi Arabia has disappeared in Egyptian custody, amid fears he may now be forcibly returned to China, family members say. Sidiqulla Nurmemet (in Chinese, Sidikula Nuermaimaiti) had flown from Cairo to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 23, Nurmemet’s cousin Abdusalam, who lives in Jeddah,..

HK needs lessons from other ‘world cities’ to solve current crisis

HK needs lessons from other 'world cities' to solve current crisis Updated: 2019-10-22 07:41 By Eric Stryson(HK Edition) For frequent travelers, keeping up with Hong Kong's unfolding crisis has been a challenge. Each week brings new and unwelcomed disruption and negativity. After nearly 15 years in "Asia's World City", my return trips over this past month have felt increasingly unfamiliar, and in the absence of tourists, fligh..

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