Authorities in Hong Kong have banned a pro-independence party. Asia Analyst Bernhard Bartsch, from the Bertelsmann Foundation, tells Brent Goff it shows us that Hong Kong demoncracy exists within strict boundaries.
Sweden's ambassador Anna Lindstedt was brought back from Beijing for her "incorrect" handling of unauthorized meetings over a Hong Kong bookseller. Publisher Gui Minhai had been in trouble with authorities in China.
The controversial law prescribes jail time and fines for those who disrespect the Chinese national anthem. It has sparked concerns about the growing curbs on freedom of expression in the semi-autonomous city.
As the world focuses on developments in China's coastal regions, the one-party state is flexing its totalitarian muscle in the northwest of the country. We should not look the other way, says Alexander Görlach.
Joseph Wu, the foreign minister of Taiwan, told DW that Taiwan could provide a model of democracy for China. However, China would need to accept that Taiwan is an "independent political entity" for relations to improve.
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