Beijing's cabinet-level office in charge of the city warns that the unofficial poll was a "flagrant provocation" under a new security law.
Citing international law, Washington wades into disputes between Beijing, Southeast Asian nations.
Activists may try to make discreet offerings to Liu, whose ashes were scattered at sea, along China's beaches.
The move comes after a China-backed newspaper says the weekend's primary elections, in which more than 600,000 took part, broke the national security law.
Hongkongers turn out in large numbers despite a police raid, official warnings and a surge in new coronavirus cases.
Experts say the most likely spark for China-U.S. fighting in the South China Sea is an accident.
A press freedom group highlights concerns for the health of several political prisoners as internet users are warned not to criticize the government.
The raid comes as a top Hong Kong official warns that the primaries could run afoul of China's newly imposed security law.
Wang Quanzhang files a legal complaint over his treatment at the hands of the authorities following his 'disappearance' in 2015.
Police in the Riau Islands remove corpse of a sailor kept in cold storage for days.
Thousands of people get a pathway to permanent residency as the city faces growing numbers of political prosecutions and a loss of judicial independence.
A campaign group describes Chinese lawyers as 'dancers on the edge of a precipice.'
Although neither U.S., Australia nor Japan are South China Sea claimants, they appear to be taking a firmer stance and are making greater effort to show presence in the region.
Beijing has sent agents to issue threats to critics of the ruling party or their families living overseas, Christopher Wray says.
Officials and police are gearing up to implement a slew of draconian bans on critical speech and protest songs, among other things.
Vanguard Bank was the focus of a tense, months-long standoff in 2019 between the Vietnamese and Chinese coastguards.
Ethnic Mongolians are up in arms over plans to teach some classes in Mongolian-medium schools in Chinese.
The Hong Kong Journalists' Association (HKJA) says media organizations can be required to hand over confidential material if the police think it relevant to an offense under the vaguely worded law.
The military maneuvers point to rising tensions, as the U.S. pushes back against an increasingly assertive China that has been ratcheting up pressure on other claimant nations.
Anyone suspected of violating the national security law can be searched and surveilled, while equipment used by online service providers can be seized.
Tsinghua law professor Xu Zhangrun is detained just days after a collection of his critical essays is published in New York.
Former student leader turned deputy party leader Lin Fei-fan says China could arrest Taiwanese who have shown public support for independence.
Beijing's top liaison official in Hong Kong will oversee the implementation of a draconian security law targeting speech as well as action.
Maneuvers comes after Chinese vessel entered Vietnamese waters last month.
The slogan 'Free Hong Kong, Revolution Now!' is now outlawed because it is deemed supportive of independence for the city.
A Chinese embassy spokesman warns that Hong Kong's British National Overseas (BNO) passport-holders are still its citizens.
Drills could send Southeast Asian nations message that China can “kick them off their islands,” one expert says.
Beijing's order hits back over a US decision to view its state media organizations as foreign embassies.
Crowds gather in downtown districts in defiance after a draconian security law is imposed on the city by China.
Taiwan is stepping up efforts to help Hongkongers fleeing persecution under draconian new laws.