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Group behind annual Hong Kong pro-democracy commemoration under investigation

The Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, tightened its grip on public dissent Aug. 25 when party leadership announced its investigation into a leading pro-democracy group in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China is a notable supporter of democracy and is the organizer of the annual rally that commemorates protesters who died during the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Continue Reading...

Biden defers some Hong Kong deportations, acknowledging human rights crisis under Communist Chinese rule

Hong Kong, once a haven for those seeking to escape the Chinese Communist Party’s iron fist, has seen a rapid deterioration of freedom in recent months. Media and business mogul Jimmy Lai’s arrest and the breakup of his pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the CCP’s forceful decimation of free speech and silencing dissent. Continue Reading...