Hong Kong

National security law has been 'effective', says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Last year's protests were triggered by a proposed extradition law that would have allowed suspects in Hong Kong to be sent to the mainland.

published on : 25th November 2020

'Come home soon': Balloon messages for Hong Kongers held in mainland China

Some of the relatives recently received handwritten letters from their loved ones for the first time since their arrest.

published on : 21st November 2020

Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble postponed

Hong Kong reported 43 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, including 13 untraceable local infections.

published on : 21st November 2020

Hong Kong bans Air India flights for fifth time as some passengers test COVID-19 positive

This is the fifth time Air India's flights from India have been banned by the Hong Kong government for bringing passengers who tested positive for the viral infection after arrival.

published on : 20th November 2020

Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers resign en masse

The pro-democracy camp announced their decision in a news conference Wednesday, hours after the Hong Kong government said it would be disqualifying four pro-democracy legislators.

published on : 11th November 2020

'Journalism is not crime': Hong Kong scribe charged as press freedom fears grow

Media groups are concerned Hong Kong's new security law, which outlaws secession, subversion and foreign collusion to interfere in the city's internal matters.

published on : 10th November 2020

Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers threaten to resign

Media reports in Hong Kong, including from the South China Morning Post, said that the four lawmakers would be accused of filibustering meetings and violating their oaths of office.

published on : 9th November 2020

Top Chinese official praises Carrie Lam for 'stabilising' Hong Kong

Hong Kong was wracked by protests last year demanding fully democratic elections and opposing China's expanding influence in city affairs.

published on : 6th November 2020

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to travel to Beijing to seek economic aid

Lam said the meetings, set for Wednesday through Friday, will include discussions on how Hong Kong can integrate into China's national development.

published on : 3rd November 2020

Hong Kong teen activist Tony Chung charged with secession

Tony Chung, 19, appeared in court two days after he was arrested by plainclothes police in a Hong Kong coffee shop opposite the US consulate

published on : 29th October 2020

Hong Kong arrests 3 activists under national security law

The three include former Student localism leader Tony Chung and former members William Chan and Yanni Ho. The arrests of the three were confirmed on the now-disbanded group's Facebook page.

published on : 27th October 2020

Hundreds march in Taiwan to support 12 arrested Hong Kongers

In the crowd in Taipei on Sunday were activists from several Taiwanese organizations, as well as other residents of the self-ruled democratic island.

published on : 25th October 2020

China warns UK against offering citizenship to Hong Kong residents

Around 300,000 people currently hold a British National Overseas passport, while an estimated 2.9 million people are eligible for it, according to the British Consulate General in Hong Kong.

published on : 23rd October 2020

Why are Hong Kong and Taiwan bickering over the fate of a murderer?

Hong Kong has no extradition agreement with Taiwan and Hong Kong's leaders say there are currently no laws allowing them to cooperate with Taipei's investigators.

published on : 22nd October 2020

COVID-19 fallout: Cathay Pacific cuts 8,500 jobs, shutters regional airline

In June, Cathay Pacific raised 39 billion Hong Kong dollars (USD 5 billion) in a recapitalization plan that gave the city's government a stake of about 6 per cent in the airline.

published on : 21st October 2020
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