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Hong Kong Formally Reprimands Journalist for Asking WHO Official About Taiwan

The government of Hong Kong officially reprimanded Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) reporter Yvonne Tong on Thursday, accusing her of violating the “One China” doctrine by asking World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director Bruce Aylward about Taiwan in an interview that became a viral sensation, and a global outrage, when Aylward refused to answer the question.

Yvonne Tong, interviewer (L), and Bruce Aylward, the WHO’s assistant director-general (R)

Chinese State Media Calls Pro-Democracy Mogul Jimmy Lai a ‘Force of Evil’

Pro-democracy Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was arrested on Friday for participating in an “unauthorized assembly” in August. Lai’s arrest was greeted with international outrage and interpreted as a dark omen for the future of freedom in Hong Kong. Chinese state media countered with a tornado of propaganda that portrayed Lai as a monstrous symbol of lawlessness whose arrest was a vital step toward subduing the long-running protest movement.

Founder of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper, Jimmy Lai, walks out from a police station after being bailed out in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper says the outspoken head of its publishing group, Lai, has been held by police over his participation in a …

Watch: Brave Chinese Woman Risks Her Life to Denounce ‘Evil’ Regime’s Handling of Coronavirus

An anonymous Chinese woman courageously posted a video message to her fellow citizens on Sunday in which she called for resistance to the Communist Party, accusing it of destroying countless lives by bungling its response to the Wuhan coronavirus and warning that even now, the Party is primarily interested in suppressing dissent and maintaining power than fighting the disease.

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Silver: NBA to Consider Playing in China Despite Political, Health Concerns

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA and USA Basketball are still considering playing in China later this year, though the complexities of both the political rift caused by a tweet last fall and the ongoing health concerns in the world’s most populous country are making those plans seem decidedly uncertain.

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