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Passing Article 23 an urgent mission for Hong Kong: official

A senior official of the Chinese government responsible for Hong Kong and Macao affairs published an article in the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC) pointing out that Hong Kong has neither passed the national security law nor established any institute for enforcement while Macao has already passed the law and improved a lot, and this is why separatist activities have been intensifying in Hong Kong in recent years. The People's Daily on Wednesday published a long signed article on its page 9 by Zhang Xiaoming, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, headlined "Adhere to and improve the 'one country, two systems' institutional system" to comprehensively expound the correctness and feasibility of the "one country, two systems" in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/12 0:13:39

Tripartite enforcement campaign demonstrates Hong Kong police capability amid social unrest

Police in South China's Guangdong Province and the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions finished a six-month campaign against cross border crime, apprehending 1,400 suspects and seizing 21 kilograms of drugs and 152 firearms. Experts said it shows the joint enforcement capability remains effective despite ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/12 0:08:39

HK police watchdog denies overseas expert panel quit

Hong Kong's Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) on Wednesday denied its international experts "quit" as some Western media reported, saying they had stepped aside after finishing an interim report.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 22:53:40

Pro-violence HK teachers face penalties

Hong Kong's educational regulators announced on Wednesday that they have investigated more than 60 of 106 public complaints made from June to the start of November, of teachers suspected of glorifying the violence in the social unrest and insulting police, and are considering punishing teachers involved in 30 verified cases.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 21:58:41

HK financial sector remains stable amid social unrest: official

The months-long social unrest in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has affected local economic development while the liquidity in the banking system remains robust, HKSAR Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said at a forum on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 20:33:40

Hong Kong's education bureau mulls punishing 30 teachers for professional misconduct related to unrest

Stressing that teachers' words and deeds must conform to the community's moral and professional expectations, a spokesperson for the Hong Kong's education bureau said the bureau had mulled punishing 30 teachers for professional misconduct related to social unrest in the past months. About 40 percent of 6,022 people arrested for offenses including unlawful assembly, participation in riot and possession of offensive weapons since June are students, the police have noted.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 15:22:02

HK turmoil 'a warning shot' for Macao SAR: incoming chief

The patriotic sentiment of Macao people helps set an example of how to apply the principle of "one country, two systems".
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 0:33:39

Lifting mask ban unhelpful for stopping violence and chaos in HK: solicitor

Hong Kong's Court of Appeal lifted a mask ban on Tuesday by refusing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government's request to suspend an earlier ruling by the High Court of HKSAR that found it "unconstitutional," in a move which solicitors said is unhelpful to end violence and chaos which has rocked the city for six months.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 22:06:16

HKSAR government, political parties to continue to cooperate: Lam

Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said she will visit Beijing and meet with the country's top leaders on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 15:53:40

HKSAR Chief Executive expresses concern over students involved in illegal activities

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday expressed concern over the involvement of students in illegal activities amid social unrest that has lasted for six months.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 12:02:45

Hong Kong police defuse 2 fully-functional home-made bombs placed inside school

The Hong Kong police said on Monday night they have successfully defused two home-made remote-controlled bombs inside a school which were fully functional and may cause multiple casualties. The police will investigate who placed the bombs inside the school, the perpetrator's motive and target, as well as the incident's connection with recent violent activities.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 9:42:40

Fleeing HK rioters backfire on Taiwan

The move by some Hong Kong protesters who reportedly fled to Taiwan seeking "citizenship," jobs and residency in the island represented a laughable backfire on the Taiwan authority for its interference in Hong Kong and that it deserved it, Chinese analysts said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 23:33:41

Mainland universities tighten admissions for Hong Kong candidates

Some mainland universities have tightened enrollment requirements for Hong Kong students for the next academic year amid the city's ongoing social unrest, with several demanding a review of applicants replacing previous test-free policies and stressing "one country, two systems."
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 22:23:40

Netizens show support for pro-HK police entertainer

Chinese netizens showed their support for Hong Kong actor and singer Jordan Chan as he was insulted by HK radicals at his solo concert in Taiwan on Saturday night for allegedly endorsing Hong Kong police.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/12/9 3:16:07

Rioters descend into Hong Kong streets

Black-clad protesters descended into Hong Kong streets again on Sunday as a rally organized by the opposition groups was permitted by the police. Although it was generally peaceful as the local government claimed, violent and illegal acts still occurred, culminating in rioters setting fires at two courts in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 1:03:39

Entry denial aims to ensure Macao security at sensitive time: observers

Macao Secretary for Security said on Sunday any law enforcement regarding border controls aims to ensure security and stability of Macao in response to reports that two American business representatives from Hong Kong were recently denied entry into Macao.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 0:53:39

Hong Kong police seize 1 pistol, 105 bullets suspected to be used by radicals in Sunday's demonstration

The Hong Kong police said they seized on Sunday morning a semi-automatic pistol, 105 bullets and other prohibited weapons suspected to be used by radicals in a demonstration held in the afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 15:57:30

Upholding "one country, two systems" to maintain Macao's long-term prosperity, stability: incoming Macao SAR chief executive

I will continue to unite all walks of the Macao society to push forward the "one country, two systems" so that it goes far and steady to build a more prosperous and beautiful Macao, said Ho Iat Seng, the incoming Macao SAR chief executive.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 13:43:44