Friday, December 9

Tag: Hong Kong

Elon Musk draws rebuke by suggesting Taiwan accept rule by China
Business

Elon Musk draws rebuke by suggesting Taiwan accept rule by China

Taiwan's premier on Tuesday said Elon Musk "doesn't know much" about the self-ruled island, after the billionaire suggested it should become part of China. The world's richest man has sparked anger in Taiwan over an interview he gave to the Financial Times which touched on Taiwan's fraught relationship with its giant neighbor. Taiwan lives under constant threat of invasion by Beijing, which claims the democracy as part of its territory, to be taken one day. "This is not a matter of if they will invade, it's a matter of when they will invade," Admiral Lee Hsi-min, who used to head Taiwan's armed forces, told correspondent Lesley Stahl about China on "60 Minutes" on Sunday amid escalating tension between the democratic, self-governing island and China.  ...
Police in Hong Kong warn over vigil as Tiananmen ‘erased’ | Politics News
Politics

Police in Hong Kong warn over vigil as Tiananmen ‘erased’ | Politics News

For the first time, Hong Kong will not host an official memorial for the victims of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 as the city’s national security law takes full effect. Every year for more than three decades, Hong Kong people have gathered in Victoria Park for a candlelit ceremony with songs and speeches to mark the day on June 4 when the military brought a brutal end to months-long democracy protests in the heart of Beijing. Attendees braved pandemic protocols against public gatherings to gather in small numbers to mark the day in 2020, but at the end of that month Beijing imposed a national security law on the territory and no formal vigil was held last year. Ahead of this year’s anniversary, Hong Kong police again warned residents not to organize or attend events in Victori...