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EU lodges formal diplomatic note against contentious Hong Kong extradition bill

9:16am BST

HONG KONG The European Union Office in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong issued a formal diplomatic "demarche" protest note to Hong Kong's leader on Friday over a proposed extradition law that could see individuals sent back to mainland China for trial.

Hong Kong leader presses on with extradition bill undeterred by critics

21 May 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's leader said on Tuesday that her administration was determined to push through an extradition bill that could see individuals sent back to mainland China for trial, despite mounting opposition locally and internationally.

Hong Kong court says deterrence only motive for sending protest leader back to jail

16 May 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's Court of Appeal sent a young leader of the Chinese-ruled city's 2014 "Umbrella" pro-democracy street protests back to jail on Thursday for contempt of court, ruling out any motive other than ensuring a "deterrent sentence".

Hong Kong legislators brawl over contentious extradition law

11 May 2019

HONG KONG Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong's legislature on Saturday between pro-democracy lawmakers and those loyal to Beijing over a proposed extradition law that will extend Beijing's powers over the China-ruled financial hub. | Video

Hong Kong extradition law seen raising risks for U.S. interests - commission

08 May 2019

HONG KONG A proposed new extradition law in Hong Kong could extend China's "coercive reach" into the financial hub and create serious risks for U.S. national security and economic interests there, a U.S. congressional commission said.

Hong Kong extradition law could instil climate of fear, says Taiwan official

03 May 2019

TAIPEI Chinese-ruled Hong Kong's push for an extradition law with Beijing could further undermine the city's freedoms and rule of law and a instil a climate of fear, a senior Taiwan official overseeing policy with China said on Friday.

Foxconn chairman travels to White House to discuss Wisconsin - source

30 Apr 2019

TAIPEI The chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn will travel to the United States on Tuesday for a meeting in the White House that is believed to be related to an investment in Wisconsin, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

UPDATE 1-Taiwan's Q1 economic growth slows as global tech demand falters

30 Apr 2019

TAIPEI, April 30 Taiwan's economy grew at its slowest pace in more than two years in the first quarter as cooling demand for electronics hit the island's tech exports amid a prolonged U.S.-China trade war.

Spectre of extradition law spreads as Hong Kong bookseller flees to Taiwan

30 Apr 2019

TAIPEI A Hong Kong bookseller who was detained by China is seeking refuge in Taiwan, saying his home city will no longer be safe when new laws are enacted allowing extradition to China, which could drive even more emigrations from the financial hub. | Video

RPT-Spectre of extradition law spreads as Hong Kong bookseller flees to Taiwan

30 Apr 2019

* Lam fears wave of emigrations from Hong Kong when laws enacted

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