The move is part of a campaign to increase China’s reliance on home-grown technologies.
Beijing has attacked the bills, saying they interfere in China’s internal affairs.
Pro-democracy candidates won an overwhelming majority of the district council seats up for grabs in Sunday’s vote.
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which requires an annual review of Hong Kong’s human rights situation and sanctions against officials linked to rights abuses in the city. Beijing has threatened retaliation if President Trump signs the bill into law.
The New York Times has published leaked documents exposing China’s crackdown on Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
The plea comes as China is cracking down on anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, restricting religious practice in Tibet, and jailing hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minority groups in northwest China’s Xinjiang region.
China’s Communist Party closed high-level meetings Thursday with a statement praising the leadership of President Xi Jinping. China recently abolished presidential term limits, meaning Xi is serving an indefinite term as president. For some, lifetime rule for Xi is a Halloween nightmare.
Joshua Wong’s candidacy was rejected because he supports a political party that favors genuine autonomy for Hong Kong. Wong called the move “politically driven.”
Protests in Hong Kong have been fast, fluid and flexible as protesters use social media to stay ahead of police. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam have struggled to respond.
Senator Josh Hawley made the remark as more than 100,000 protesters gathered in downtown Hong Kong, urging the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to sanction officials and police over human rights violations in the Chinese city.
Numerous Western companies and organizations have run afoul of Chinese nationalism, often whipped up by state media, under the rule of President Xi Jinping. Recent examples include Apple Computers, game-maker Blizzard, and the National Basketball Association.
Beijing has been effective at silencing critics as it carries out human rights abuses and stifles dissent in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong. The NBA was the latest victim. Chinese broadcasters have been ordered to cancel rebroadcasts of Houston Rockets’ games after a team official tweeted support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
An official for the Houston Rockets basketball team posted, and quickly deleted, a tweet that read, “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” In response, China’s basketball association said it was suspending its relationship with the Rockets, and Chinese broadcasters said they would no longer air the team’s games. NBA broadcasts attract a huge audience in China.
Hong Kong police have been accused of demonizing pro-democracy protesters by calling them various names, including a mob, cockroaches and yellow objects.
African swine flu has hit China's pig herds quite hard, causing prices for the country's most popular meat to shoot up.
Chinese patriots' professed love for China comes with a lot of fanatical, violent hatred toward other countries and regions.
U.S. senators warn the Trump administration that Hong Kong's special treatment under U.S. law. could enable China to skirt export controls to acquire sensitive technologies.
Activists say “too little, too late” after Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws extradition bill
Cartoonist Rebel Pepper depicts how Beijing has opted to use force, instead of negotiation, when dealing with opposition within China.
Rebel Pepper comments on Chinese students studying overseas who continue to support Beijing’s policies.
U.S. officials say China is the main source of illicit fentanyl. But China says the U.S. government should do more to reduce demand for the drug.
Chinese state media say Simon Cheng was detained in Shenzhen for soliciting prostitution. His detention comes after weeks of tension between the U.K. and China. Beijing has warned London not to "interfere" in its internal affairs by commenting on anti-extradition protests in Hong Kong.
China wants its commercial centers to overtake Hong Kong, but stark differences between the cities remain.
Chief executive Carrie Lam is under growing pressure as tensions rise in Hong Kong after weekend violence left dozens injured.
The Hong Kong police officers launched too many teargas, they even shoot in metro station. Hong Kong is already in a civil war.
Former RFA reporters Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin have acknowledged that they provided information to RFA after the news organization closed its Phnom Penh bureau two years ago. But they deny that the material they sent to RFA included “state secrets.”
China’s state-run media issued the warning to pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The demonstrations have been largely peaceful.
Chinese authorities have strictly censored news about mass protests that have gripped Hong Kong for more than two months. The protests were triggered by a proposed amendment that would enable the extradition of anyone Beijing deems a criminal suspect to face trial in mainland courts.
Speakers at a recent forum in Hong Kong called for improved Sino-U.S.-relations.
Former Chinese premier Li Peng gained notoriety for his leading role in the massacre of student-led protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. He died Monday at age 90.