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  • UN & Hong Kong

    UN & Hong Kong

    Its severity can be guaged from the fact that Hong Kong police arrested ten people in August in their largest operation yet under the legislation.

    September 6, 2020
  • Rebuffing China

    Rebuffing China

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) did try to initiate a dialogue, but a robust denunciation of China’s defiance of international law was not forthcoming.

    August 30, 2020
  • Covid-19, 2.0

    Covid-19, 2.0

    For researchers say this may mean Covid-19 “may persist in humans” and circulate “even if patients have acquired immunity via natural immunity or via vaccination”. If this is true, not even the vaccine that mankind is expending time and money on will prove to be a palliative

    August 26, 2020
  • Red lines expand as Hong Kong’s Press suffers

    Red lines expand as Hong Kong’s Press suffers

    The chilling effects of Beijing's new National Security Law for Hong Kong are being felt most by journalists, says YUEN CHAN

    August 20, 2020
  • Hong Kong to launch 3rd round of relief measures: Carrie Lam

    Hong Kong to launch 3rd round of relief measures: Carrie Lam

    Hong Kong has adopted the strictest social distancing measures and restrictions on inbound visitors to cope with a resurgence of Covid-19 cases since the beginning of July.

    August 18, 2020
  • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam returns Cambridge fellowship over rights row

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam returns Cambridge fellowship over rights row

    Lam, a pro-Beijing appointee, was one of a number of Chinese and Hong Kong officials sanctioned by the United States after Beijing imposed a sweeping security law on the semi-autonomous city in late June.

    August 16, 2020
  • China says it opposes ‘barbarous and rude’ US sanctions against Hong Kong officials

    China says it opposes ‘barbarous and rude’ US sanctions against Hong Kong officials

    The move criminalizes any US financial transactions with the 11 officials, who include Hong Kong's police commissioner, its security secretary and China's top official in the international financial hub.

    August 8, 2020
  • Mike Pompeo urges Hong Kong to reverse decision to suspend polls

    Mike Pompeo urges Hong Kong to reverse decision to suspend polls

    As relations between Washington and Beijing remain tense, the US has moved to end preferential treatment for Hong Kong over what it sees as an erosion of its autonomy and freedoms.

    August 2, 2020
  • Anathema to China

    Anathema to China

    If India can achieve the same rate of growth as compared with China by following a democratic path with all its potholes, China has a problem when there is a democratic yearning among its own people. This is precisely the reason why Beijing has enforced the draconian national security law in Hong Kong which jettisons the one country, two systems as envisaged in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law.

    August 2, 2020
  • A dream shattered

    A dream shattered

    The latest arrests, which take the total of those arrested under the new law to 15, were made on suspicion of organising and inciting secession.

    July 31, 2020
  • Hong Kong police arrests 4 students under new security law for online post

    Hong Kong police arrests 4 students under new security law for online post

    The arrests of the suspects, aged 16 to 21, on Wednesday marked the first such crackdown on anti-government activists not at the scene of street protests since the legislation came into effect on June 30

    July 30, 2020
  • China freezes Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with UK, Australia, Canada

    China freezes Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with UK, Australia, Canada

    Later, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi slammed the US for “reckless provocation of confrontation” after both sides ordered tit-for-tat closures of each other’s consulates, but called for “rational communication” between the two powers.

    July 29, 2020
  • ‘New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong’, says FM Winston Peters

    ‘New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong’, says FM Winston Peters

    New Zealand's ties with China have frayed recently after the pacific nation backed Taiwan's participation at the World Health Organization (WHO).

    July 28, 2020
  • Hong Kong records highest single day spike of 102 Coronavirus cases

    Hong Kong records highest single day spike of 102 Coronavirus cases

    According to data from the city's health department, of the additional local cases, more than half were unlinked to previous cases.

    July 23, 2020
  • More closures ‘possible’, says Trump after US orders China to shut its consulate in Houston in 72 hrs

    More closures ‘possible’, says Trump after US orders China to shut its consulate in Houston in 72 hrs

    Describing it as 'unprecedented escalation', China's foreign ministry said the move was unilaterally initiated by the US and Beijing would 'react with firm countermeasures' if the 'erroneous decision' was not revoked.

    July 23, 2020
  • Hong Kong reports record-high of over 100 Coronavirus cases

    Hong Kong reports record-high of over 100 Coronavirus cases

    On Saturday, there were 64 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 60 others which were preliminary, with one of the largest clusters found at Tsz Wan Shan in Kowloon.

    July 19, 2020
  • Sweeping & Severe

    Sweeping & Severe

    “Today I signed legislation, and an executive order to hold China accountable for its aggressive actions against the people of Hong Kong,” Trump said. “Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China.”

    July 19, 2020