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Government Cancels Hong Kong Talks As Popular Support For Protesters Wanes

Hong Kong Protests

The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue, and may intensify, after efforts at talks between the protesters and ruling authorities collapsed: HONG KONG — The standoff between Hong Kong’s government and pro-democracy protesters intensified Thursday as the democrats demanded that the city’s top official be impeached over a multimillion-dollar payment from an Australian company and […]

The U.S. Should Stay Quiet About The Protests In Hong Kong

Hong Kong Protests

In the current situation, speaking out forcefully as some are demanding can only do more harm than good.

Hong Kong Rocked With Protests As China Tries To Limit Political Rights

Hong Kong Protests

The streets of Hong Kong have been filled with protesters upset over China’s efforts to control the city’s political future.

Edward Snowden Asks Ecuador For Asylum

Edward Snowden

Mere hours after he landed in Moscow after a long flight from Hong Kong, it was revealed that Edward Snowden had asked the nation of Ecuador for asylum: Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor who leaked classified documents revealing US internet and phone surveillance, has asked Ecuador for asylum. The request was confirmed by […]

Edward Snowden Leaves Hong Kong For Russia And Parts Unknown

Edward Snowden

Despite an extradition request from the United States, Edward Snowden left Hong Kong overnight on a flight to Moscow and parts unknown.

Report: Edward Snowden Charged With Espionage And Other Charges

Edward Snowden

Not surprisingly, Edward Snowden has been formally charged in connection with the leak of classified NSA documents.

Hong Kong Can Refuse U.S. Extradition Requests


As I noted last night in connection with the case of Edward Snowden, the United States does not have an Extradition Treaty with the People’s Republic of China, but does have one with Hong Kong that was entered into about two years prior to the city’s 1999 turnover to Chinese control by the British. As […]

Edward Snowden, Leaker Of NSA Data Mining Stories, Steps Forward

Edward Snowden

Meet Edward Snowden, the 29 year old CIA/NSA contractor who has confessed to leaking the details of the NSA’s data mining projects.