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Former Hong Kong lawmaker Ted Hui says will seek exile in Britain

December 03, 2020 11:37 PM

COPENHAGEN (REUTERS) - Former Hong Kong lawmaker Ted Hui said on Thursday (Dec 3) he had fled the city after facing criminal charges and would seek exile in Britain to continue his pro-democratic activities.

Britain mulls over pulling its judges from Hong Kong's top court

November 25, 2020 5:00 AM

LONDON • Britain is considering pulling its judges out of Hong Kong's highest court, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said, in its latest response to what it considers China's breaches of its international obligations in the territory.

British diplomat in China earns hero status after river rescue

November 16, 2020 10:02 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - A top British diplomat has become a hero in China after video of him rescuing a student from a swollen river racked up tens of millions of views on social media.

China blocks travellers from coronavirus-hit Britain in partial closure of borders

November 05, 2020 12:35 PM

Non-Chinese nationals living in UK will be denied entry even if they hold valid visas and residence permits.

Sri Lanka returns illegal containers of waste, including body parts, to Britain after court order

October 31, 2020 4:04 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka has started shipping 242 containers of hazardous waste, including body parts from mortuaries, back to Britain after a two year court battle by an environment watchdog, officials said Saturday (Oct 31).

Will Brexit make Europe stronger?  European Central Bank's Christine Lagarde explains

If Brexit has shown the world anything, it is that deep-seated political dysfunction is by no means confined to the United States. But as Europe comes together to avert an economic catastrophe caused by COVID-19, will Brexit throw the entire continent back into chaos? European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde tells Ian Bremmer in a new GZERO World interview that she doesn't "see any trace" of that happening.

Watch the episode: Christine Lagarde, Leading Europe's United Economic Pandemic Response

British regulator to review Taiwan-China bird spat

September 29, 2020 11:16 PM

TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Britain's charity regulator said on Tuesday (Sept 29) it was investigating a British bird conservation group that cut ties with a Taiwanese counterpart because it refused to promise in writing not to use terms that represent the island as independent of China.

Lam returns Cambridge fellowship after row over academic freedom in HK

August 17, 2020 5:00 AM

HONG KONG • Hong Kong's leader says she has "returned" her honorary fellowship to a Cambridge college after a row over whether the finance hub's academic freedoms are being suppressed as the authorities crack down on pro-democracy opponents.

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