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Fate of disqualified lawmakers to be decided by HK govt as NPC extends LegCo for 1 year

The National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend the sixth Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) lawmakers' terms of office by at least one year until the new LegCo begins, in case the coronavirus outbreak remains uncontained within one year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 23:23:40

Seeing Jimmy Lai as 'freedom fighter' is naïve thinking, fails to listen to true voice of HKers

Attempts to picture Jimmy Lai and his infamous Apple Daily in the West as the spiritual leader of the so-called free press are naïve, as Lai is not even accepted by Hong Kong residents, who only see him as a "modern traitor" rather than a "freedom fighter."
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 15:48:40

US gives no real commitment to Taiwan over vaccine

By giving no commitment to a preferential offering for the island of Taiwan on any future coronavirus vaccine, US Health Secretary Alex Azar's visit to the island has been ridiculed as "a trip of lip service" that fully exposed the US practice of using Taiwan as a pawn to contain China at no cost. However, the Taiwan authority still refuses to admit it, experts and netizens said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 22:47:18

Media, online groups, foreign interference 'top anti-China forces'

Experts said that those who threaten Hong Kong's security and stability will finally pay a price after the enactment of the national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Media tycoon and riot supporter Jimmy Lai won't be the last one, especially when it comes to lawbreakers who incite violence and smear the government through propaganda photos and videos that are full of lies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 21:34:47

China's top legislature extends HK LegCo for at least one year

The National People's Congress Standing Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend the sixth Legislative Council (LegCo) lawmakers' term of office by at least one year until the term of office of the new LegCo begins, in case the coronavirus outbreak could not be fully contained within one year, an NPC standing committee member said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 18:48:40

Five Eyes Alliance distorts facts on postponement of LegCo election: HKSAR

The Five Eyes Alliance has made deliberate misrepresentations and told falsehoods, marked by brazen contempt for facts regarding the postponement of the Legislative Council General Election (LegCo election) due to the severe epidemic situation, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said in a statement on Monday, slamming the alliance for adopting double standards and hypocrisy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 12:27:21

HKPF reveals details of Lai's case, shows evidence of collusion with foreign forces

The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) revealed more details late Monday night around the latest arrests of local secessionist leaders, including major figures Jimmy Lai and Agnes Chow, for their violation of the national security law for Hong Kong, indicating how they colluded with foreign forces to bring sanctions against the city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 11:01:28

Secessionist leader Agnes Chow arrested under national security law for HK

Pro-secession Hong Kong riot leader Agnes Chow Ting was arrested for violating the national security law for Hong Kong on Monday, the same day Hong Kong police conducted operations and arrested Jimmy Lai, the secessionist media tycoon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 0:50:40

Two more arrested in HK over suspicion of colluding with foreign forces

Following the arrest of Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, key anti-government figure and founder of secessionist Apple Daily tabloid, the Hong Kong Police Force has taken into custody secessionists Wilson Li and Andy Li on Monday for promoting so-called "Stand with Hong Kong" slogan in instigating secessionism.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 0:48:21

Lai's arrest a heavy blow to HK secessionism

About 40 days after the enactment of the highly anticipated national security law for Hong Kong, justice has finally been served as Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, one of the most high-profile local secessionists, was arrested by police on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 23:03:40

Secessionists like Lai who collude with external forces must be severely punished: HK&Macao affairs office

The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of China's State Council on Monday expressed firm support for the Hong Kong police's arrest of Jimmy Lai and other secessionists, saying people colluding with external forces to jeopardize national security must be severely punished in line with the law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 22:08:40

Reciprocal sanctions on US lawmakers, NGOs 'aim to reduce influence in HK, warn secessionists'

China on Monday announced sanctions against 11 US lawmakers and heads of nongovernmental organizations, including US senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth, as countermeasures against earlier US sanctions on 11 officials from the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 21:58:27

HK&Macao affairs office supports arrest of Jimmy Lai, saying people colluding with external forces to jeopardize national security must be severely punished

Hong Kong and Macao affairs office of China's State Council supports HK police's arrest of Jimmy Lai, saying people colluding with external forces to jeopardize national security in HK must be severely punished according to law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 20:41:09

China lodges solemn representations with US over Azar's Taiwan visit: Chinese FM

China has always been firmly opposed to official exchanges between the US and the island of Taiwan and has lodged solemn representations with the US side on the relevant situation, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday in response to the US health secretary Alex Azar 's visit to Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 18:53:17

PLA fighter jets cross 'middle line' of Taiwan Straits an hour before US official's meeting with Tsai Ing-wen

Fighter jets from Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force reportedly crossed the "middle line" of the Taiwan Straits at around 9 am Monday morning, an hour before top US health official met with Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 18:36:11

Hong Kong alliance calls for unity to fight COVID-19, revive economy

An alliance jointly established by 42 Hong Kong political groups, social organizations and business chambers on Sunday appealed to the whole society to set aside differences and make concerted efforts to fight COVID-19 and support the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government in leading Hong Kong out of difficulties.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/10 10:38:04

Five Eyes' HK statement ignored facts, showed ulterior motives and played on double standards: Chinese embassy in Canada

The joint statement issued by the foreign ministers of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US contained irresponsible remarks on Hong Kong affairs, ignored facts, showed ulterior motives and played on double standards, the Chinese embassy in Canada said, expressing strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the statement.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 10:13:40

UPDATE: More personnel from Apple Daily to be arrested: observers

After the arrest of Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, founder of Apple Daily, for violating the national security law for Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Police Force searched the headquarters of Next Digital, parent company of Apple Daily, on Monday morning, as more executives from the notorious media group were arrested.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 8:26:28