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Hong Kong Lawmaker Says Historic Joint-Declaration Treaty ‘Fulfiled’

View of Central Hong Kong from Kowloon Aug 1, 2014. (Epoch Times)
View of Central Hong Kong from Kowloon Aug 1, 2014. (Epoch Times)

The Sino-British Joint Declaration is no longer valid, according to a Hong Kong lawmaker. Raymond Tam, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, said...

  • Gao Hongyi, a Chinese army veteran, was arrested and held for five days after his public renunciation of the Chinese Communist Party. Gao has fought a fruitless personal battle against local corruption for over ten years since he was, illegally he said, laid off. (Screenshot/NTD Television)

    After 10-Year Battle Against Corruption, Chinese Veteran Quits the Party

    In his youth, he protected his homeland as a soldier in China’s military. Now, illegally laid off from his work, he has no home, and... Read more

  • A mother hugs her child in a temporary shelter in Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province, after an earthquake on April 21, 2013. A mother and her 10 month-old boy were rescued by police after being illegally detained for five days in a hotel by local Family Planning Office in Tuanlin town in Linxi City of eastern China’s Shandong Province, on Nov. 25, 2014. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kidnapping and Extortion in China Come Courtesy of the Family Planning Office

    Since the late 1980s, China’s family planning authorities have collected hundreds of billions of dollars in fines from the public—but no one knows exactly where... Read more

  • College girl Bian Xiaohui holds a banner that says "I want to see my father" on street on March 3, 2014. Bian and her cousin who took the photo have been detained, and went on trial on Dec. 12 being accused for "publicizing Falun Gong persecution" by putting the photo online. (Screenshot/

    China Holds Secret Trial Against Two Women Who Exposed Persecution

    A Chinese college student and her cousin were tried in secret on Dec. 12, using an obscure provision of the criminal law that many lawyers... Read more

  • An excavation shovel is lowered to pick up an umbrella left behind by protesters as police clear barricades and tents on a main road in the occupied areas at Causeway Bay district in Hong Kong Monday, Dec 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong: Umbrella Movement’s Occupation Phase Over

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong police tore down barricades, folded up tents and arrested some protesters Monday at a third and final pro-democracy protest camp, ending demonstrations that blocked... Read more

  • A local resident of Mong Kok (L) speaks with volunteer pro-democracy activists Chris Chan and Stanley Wu in Hong Kong in November. Reaching out to the public has become an important new phase of the movement. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Preachers of Democracy’s Gospel in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG—Chris Chan and Stanley Wu knocked gingerly on the door of a tiny apartment on the sixth floor of a grimy and sometimes fetid... Read more

  • A man and his daughter pose for photos next to an installation of paper umbrellas -- symbols of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong -- in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on December 14, 2014. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Protests: Police to Clear Last Umbrella Camp; Students Plan Next Step

    Police will move in Monday on the final Umbrella Movement protest site. The student protesters, however, are already thinking beyond the occupation phase of the... Read more

  • 3 Kindergartners Die in Building Collapse in China

    BEIJING—Three children in a kindergarten in a northern Chinese town were killed when the building collapsed, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The children died... Read more

  • Yellow umbrella decorations are hanged by protesters in the Causeway Bay shopping district, one of the occupied areas by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Before Final Protest Site Shut Down, Hong Kong Protesters Go Shopping, Caroling

    Hong Kong police are set to clear out the last Umbrella Movement encampment on Monday, but protesters are not folding just yet. On Saturday, Dec... Read more

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    China Uncensored: The Truth Behind Traditional Chinese Kung Fu

    There’s a lot of mystery surrounding traditional Chinese martial arts. Is kung fu really as powerful as karate, muay thai or jiu jitsu? Or is... Read more

  • Police officers take away a protester at the occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    China Uncensored: Democracy Is Dead in Hong Kong

    Well those pesky protesters who have harmed the good people of Hong Kong, blocking traffic, hurting business, have finally been cleared. The good guys lost... Read more

  • Traffic passes down a main thoroughfare of Hong Kong's Admiralty district on December 12, 2014 the day after police cleared away the main pro-democracy protest site. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

    Umbrella Movement 75 Days Later: Traffic Resumes After Hong Kong Evicts Protesters

    HONG KONG—Traffic was back to normal Friday in Hong Kong’s financial district after authorities demolished a protest camp at the heart of the city’s two-and-a-half month pro-democracy... Read more

  • Wong Yeung-tat, leader of the localist Hong Kong political group Civic Passion, was arrested on Dec. 11 on suspicion of participating in and inciting unlawful assembly. As the Umbrella Movement winds down in Hong Kong, supporters are worried that a new phase of political retaliation is setting in. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Police Seek Out and Arrest Four Democracy Activists

    With the dismantling of the main pro-democracy protest camp in Hong Kong on Thursday, police made dozens of arrests. Most of them were routine, almost... Read more

  • Workers clear barricades on a main road in an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong Police Dismantle Main Camp, Arrest Protesters, Lawmakers (+Photo Gallery)

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong authorities demolished a protest camp Thursday at the heart of the city’s two-and-a-half month pro-democracy movement but scores of activists taken away by police... Read more

  • Pro-democracy protesters, pan-democrat lawmakers hold a sit-in at the Admiralty protest site on Dec. 11, 2014, Hong Kong. (Poon Zai Shu/Epoch Times)

    Umbrella Movement Evicted in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong police, bailiffs, and construction workers set about on Dec. 11 the work of dismantling the sprawling tent city set up on major roads... Read more

  • Hong Kong police walk along a barricaded road past a banner by pro-democracy protesters that reads 'It's just the beginning' in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on December 11, 2014. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Admiralty/’Umbrella Square’ Protest Site Clearing: Live Blog and Live Stream

    Follow our coverage of the Admiralty site clearing below. All times are in Hong Kong time, which is thirteen hours ahead of Eastern Standard time... Read more

  • People remove notes of support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong from a wall of thousands of post-it notes next to the central government offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, hours before police were expected to move in to clear pro-democracy protesters on December 11, 2014. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Protests: 5 Things to Know Before ‘Umbrella Square’ Shutdown

    Hong Kong authorities are finally going to take down the Admiralty protest site, 74 days after pro-democracy demonstrators made the streets their own. On Sept... Read more