Hong Kong

HK democrats to stay for extended LegCo term

A majority of pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers say they will stay in the Legislative Council for one more year as a public survey failed to show a decisive result on whether they should extend their terms. According to a poll conducted by The Hong Kong…

Keep virus curbs until outbreak tamed: HK doctors

The Hong Kong government should maintain anti-epidemic rules at restaurants for the moment because the coronavirus transmission chain has not yet been cut off, medical experts say. On Monday, Hong Kong recorded 10 cases, comprising seven imported and three local infections, which could be linked…

Audi aims to rev up Q4 sales in HK

Audi AG, the German luxury car brand, seeks a sales rebound in Hong Kong in the fourth quarter of this year on hopes the city will soon reopen its Covid-closed borders, a company representative said. In the third quarter, the company saw a reasonable decline…

Hong Kongers, Don’t Idolize the U.K.

During this uncertain and unstable year, I’ve learned not to take Hong Kong’s freedom for granted. Prodemocracy protests consumed the city for months starting in early 2019, but the political climate changed abruptly in the spring, when Beijing passed a wide-ranging security law that many…

China Evergrande Shares, Bonds Suffer Sell-Off on Cash-Crunch Concern

HONG KONG—Investors sold off China Evergrande Group shares and bonds on Friday after a leaked document allegedly showed the nation’s second-biggest property developer by sales sought government help to avert a cash crunch. The document showed Evergrande asked a local government to support a Shenzhen…

Report sends shares in China developer tumbling

China’s second-biggest property developer Evergrande saw its shares tumble Friday following reports claiming it was seeking government help to avoid a cash crunch, despite the firm dismissing the claims as “pure defamation.” China Evergrande Group’s shares fell 9.46% in Hong Kong, closing at HK$13.78 (US$1.78),…

Hong Kong gears up for major tech event

Hong Kong will be playing host, albeit virtually, to a major international blockchain event in November. Industry leaders from across the world are expected to participate in Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020, which will be held on November 17-19.  The core event, which is being…

Photojournalist Risks His Life in Hong Kong

On Jan. 17, 2010, Alex Cheng, a photojournalist at Mad Dog Daily, a Hong Kong-based online newspaper, noticed that he was being followed stealthily by two people. But he ignored them. The following night, on his way home, he was pushed down a long flight…

HK’s Joshua Wong arrested over 2019 protest

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was arrested on Thursday in relation to a protest at the height of the city’s pro-democracy unrest last year, his lawyer said. The detention of the city’s most high-profile dissident is the latest in a string of arrests of government…

Hong Kong’s Struggle a Lesson for the World: Canada-Led Panel Discussion

Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong should be concerning for all Canadians, as well as all free peoples, says MP Garnett Genuis, the Conservative shadow minister for Multiculturalism & Canada-China. Beijing’s subjugation of Hong Kong by imposing a draconian national security law on the autonomous region…

Beijing Has No Way Out Of The Crises It Faces: Chinese Scholar

Nothing can help the Chinese communist regime as it battles with crises on multiple fronts, according to a Chinese scholar who earlier this year called on Chinese leader Xi Jinping to step down. Leng Jiefu, a retired professor and former director of the politics faculty…

Australian Judge Quits Hong Kong Court, Citing National Security Law

HONG KONG/SYDNEY—One of the 14 foreign judges on Hong Kong’s highest court has resigned due to concerns over a sweeping new national security law imposed by Beijing on the city, Australia’s national broadcaster reported on Friday. The office of the city’s leader Carrie Lam confirmed…

Dozens of Hong Kong People Write Postcards to Fugitives Arrested by China

HONG KONG—Dozens of people in Hong Kong braved heavy rain on Friday evening to write postcards to 12 fugitives arrested by the Chinese regime at sea last month to offer comfort during the upcoming mid-Autumn festival. The 12 were arrested on Aug. 23 accused of…

HK Pro-Democracy Legislator Sets Up Organization to Support Imprisoned Activists 

Hong Kong pro-democracy legislator “Bottle” Shiu Ka-chun established Wall-fare, an online community platform where people can voice their concern and show support for the imprisoned Hong Kong activists. Shiu set up the organization in April, and he believes it’s his special calling to help the…

Test blitz planned as HK braces for fourth wave

Hong Kong is to run regular coronavirus tests on high-risk groups, including elderly care home workers, wet market stall owners and public transport drivers, to prepare for the possible “fourth-wave” epidemic outbreak in winter. “The third-wave epidemic has been declining from its peak in late…

China in Focus: Chinese Scientists Create Man-Made Virus

Whistleblower Dr. Yan Limeng attests the CCP-virus was made in a lab. But in 2013, Chinese scientists already created a virus that many warned could lead to a global pandemic. China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba’s financial affiliate Ant Group is set to go public in Hong…

China Wields Billion-Dollar Campaign to Influence Dissidents, Foreigners

Beijing pours billions of dollars each year to fund its influence operations worldwide, which seeks to silence dissidents, suppress minority groups, and acquire foreign technology, a new report has found. Chinese diplomats have insisted that united front groups—state-affiliated organizations in charge of spreading Beijing’s agenda…

Pension fund withdrawals fail to back up HK exodus

Claims of a large-scale exodus from Hong Kong have not been borne out by withdrawals of retirement benefits by people leaving the city permanently in the first quarter of this year. The number who withdrew money grew 11.8% to 7,600 from 6,800 for the period.…

Shanghai takes new aim at replacing Hong Kong

SHANGHAI – On the coastal reaches southeast of Shanghai, China’s ambitions to transform its most populous and affluent city into a global financial hub are beginning to take shape on a ring-shaped city reclaimed from the sea. Beijing is expected to loosen its tight grip…

EU Must Be More Decisive in Calling Out Beijing’s Human Rights Abuses: EU Chief

The European Union must call out the Chinese regime’s human rights abuses and must make decisions on sanctions more efficiently, The EU’s chief executive said on Wednesday. The European Commission, the EU’s executive body, will come forward with a proposal for a European Magnitsky Act,…

HK school cancels classes after student infected

A Hong Kong primary school on Wednesday canceled activities and classes for a week after a student was found to be infected. The Centre for Health Protection said nine cases were recorded within the 24 hours on Tuesday, including four imported cases and five local…

The moral case for China to fight a war

War sounds nearer for China while its contours remain rather foggy. But Hu Xijin, the editor of the Global Times, a popular newspaper associated with the Communist Party organ the People’s Daily, recently broached the possibility of a real war. “Chinese people don’t want war,…

US Issues Sweeping New Travel Warning for China, Hong Kong

BEIJING—The United States on Tuesday issued a sweeping new advisory warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong, citing the risk of “arbitrary detention” and “arbitrary enforcement of local laws.” The advisory is likely to heighten tensions between the sides that have spiked since…

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