Political Unrest
Vincent Yu/AP

State of distortion

Media | Chinese propaganda is targeting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters and the churches that support them
by June Cheng
Posted 12/04/19, 06:24 pm

At 8 a.m. on a Sunday, a line of people outside of St. Eugene de Mazenod Oblate Primary School in Kowloon City snaked past apartment buildings, breakfast shops, and real estate offices. White-haired grandmothers in wheelchairs, young people staring at their cell phones, and parents holding tight to wriggly children waited for nearly an hour to vote for their local district councilor. 

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Vahid Salemi

Iran admits to killing protesters

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/03/19, 10:46 am

Security forces opened fire and killed rioters,” Iranian state television said on Tuesday, in the first admission of violence since protests began last month. The fatalities included people who targeted military locations and took some areas hostage, along with bystanders, security forces, and peaceful protesters.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Vincent Thian

China retaliates against U.S. support for protesters

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/02/19, 10:32 am

China will suspend U.S. Navy stops in Hong Kong and sanction several U.S.-based rights groups, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Monday. Last week, President Donald Trump signed two laws sanctioning Hong Kong and Chinese officials for cracking down on pro-democracy protesters in the semi-autonomous territory. Hua warned of “further necessary actions” if the United States doesn’t change course.

Read more