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More explosives found in Hong Kong, residents' safety under threat

This is not the first time that explosives were found in Hong Kong. Two home-made bombs containing a large quantity of ammonium nitrate and many sharp nails were found on Dec. 9 in Wah Yan College, a secondary school in Wan Chai. From bricks, petrol bombs to semi-automatic pistol and remote-controlled bombs with sharp nails, rioters are upgrading their weapons, posing severe threat to social security and putting residents' life in danger.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/15 10:22:49

Mainland water powers Macao's development

For those who still remember what it was like to suffer from water shortages, like 80-year-old Macao resident Lee Zan Dok, fresh and clean water is seen as the lifeline of everything.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/15 9:23:45

Three people arrested for bomb test in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police on Saturday arrested three males suspected of testing explosives at an out-of-the-way place in Tuen Mun.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/14 20:41:18

Xi to attend Macao's 20th return anniversary celebration

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in Macao from Dec. 18 to 20 to attend a gathering marking the 20th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/14 19:52:24

Hong Kong police arrest 5 suspects involved in murder of street cleaner

Hong Kong police have arrested three men and two women in suspected connection with the murder of a 70-year-old street cleaner a month ago, a tragedy that happened during rioters' brutal assaults on residents trying to remove road blockages.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/14 16:58:53

Senior official expounds on peaceful reunification

A senior Chinese mainland official responsible for Taiwan affairs published an article in the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Thursday to expound on plans to realize reunification, the same day the US House of Representatives passed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act which includes parts related to the Taiwan question.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/13 0:43:39

Macao students encouraged to know more about motherland

According to the framework of curriculum for Macao's schools by the government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), all of Macao students are required to know the national flag and national emblem, understand their basic meaning and sing the national anthem when at their primary schools. Macao's education sector has always attached great importance to the promotion of traditional Chinese culture, and encourage the students to read books about China, learn about the Chinese history and cultural traditions to have a broad perspective on their own country. In addition, the Macao SAR government and social organizations also support and encourage students to visit the mainland, learn about its social conditions, and experience Chinese history and culture by themselves.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/12 13:52:47

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