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HK police to recruit 1,815 officers to deal with unrest

Hong Kong police aim to recruit 1,815 officers by March in a bid to better safeguard the city which has been troubled by six months of social unrest, and encourage those who share the city's determination to uphold the rule of law and protect the city to join the service.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/2 14:18:39

Chinese netizens bash Lady Gaga for 'supporting HK separatist' on social media

Chinese fans outraged at Lady Gaga addressed her "wrongdoings" that included her support of a Hong Kong separatist, associating with the Dalai Lama, and promoting "Taiwan independence". The singer's Chinese fans have vowed to boycott the controversial star, citing "national interest prevails all."
Source: | 2019/12/2 3:26:57

Hong Kong resident beaten, mugged while clearing rioters' barricades

Hong Kong police called for witnesses on Sunday after a person was violently mugged Saturday night and had his mobile phone stolen while clearing road barricades left by rioters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/1 22:38:40

State Council appoints Macao SAR govt officials, prosecutor general

The State Council, China's Cabinet, Sunday appointed principal officials of the fifth-term government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the prosecutor general of the Public Prosecutions Office.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/1 21:09:15

Zhuhai police hold anti-terror drills at Hong Kong bridge port

More than 1,000 police officers in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province conducted anti-terror exercises on Friday at the foot of the bridge that connects the city to Hong Kong and Macao, as law enforcement representatives from Hong Kong and Macao witnessed the event that featured 80 vehicles, high-speed boats, drones and anti-drone technology.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/1 15:56:32

Senior official calls for peace to retain talent in Hong Kong

Hong Kong should restore order and peace as soon as possible to retain talent, a senior official of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said here Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/1 13:17:04

Time to restart HK's future

It has been a tough week for the pro-establishment camp in Hong Kong, as the majority of candidates lost in the district council elections, and the landslide victory of pan-democratic forces astonished many, who firmly believed the pro-establishment camp would be capable of serving local communities well.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/29 22:58:40

Hong Kong Polytechnic University severely damaged by rioters: president

The president of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) said on Friday, after the management of the university took over the campus from the police, that the campus was severely damaged during the occupation of rioters.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/29 21:58:37

Hong Kong unemployment to hit 5% in 2020 amid unrest: report

China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's (HKSAR) unemployment rate could hit 5 percent in 2020 should the ongoing protests continue, local media reported Thursday, citing internal government estimates.
Source: | 2019/11/29 1:19:06

PLA garrison lauded for safeguarding Hong Kong

The Hong Kong garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army has the determination, confidence and ability to fulfill its responsibility endowed by the Basic Law and Garrison Law; and will strongly safeguard Hong Kong's long-term stability and prosperity, spokesperson of China's Ministry of National Defense (MOD) said on a Thursday briefing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 21:03:40

US move on Hong Kong dims deal hopes

US President Donald Trump's decision to sign a bill into law that interferes with China's internal affairs related to Hong Kong has cast a cloud over prospects for a highly anticipated phase one trade deal, with Chinese experts warning Washington of countermeasures if it attempts to link Hong Kong affairs with the ongoing negotiations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 18:42:28

DC Comics poster hints at support for HK riots, triggering strong backlash

DC Comics' official Instagram account released a cover of Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child which many netizens found offensive, as it likely shows its support for Hong Kong's rioters, sparking a strong backlash on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 21:18:41

Newly elected HK district councilor denied access to Macao

Daniel Wong Kwok-tung, a lawyer and newly elected Kowloon district council member, was denied access to Macao for engaging in activities that endanger public security or public order in Macao.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 20:58:41

HK act sponsors could be put on no-entry list: analysts

China expressed its indignation Thursday over the Hong Kong-related act signed by US President Donald Trump, vowing to take tough countermeasures against such sinister intentions, which is aimed at disrupting the nation's endeavor to realize the great rejuvenation
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 18:12:56

PLA HK Garrison wins applause online with 'boys to men' photos

The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) attracted special attention during China's latest “from 2017 to 2019” social media challenge, after it posted its soldiers' before-and-after army photos online.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 15:23:40

Mainland company removes works of pro-violence HK cartoonist

A Chinese mainland company, which had previously worked with a cartoonist who supported the Hong Kong rioters issued a statement on Wednesday, saying they had terminated business relationship with the artist three months ago.
Source: | 2019/11/28 6:38:15

HK political battle to intensify

After pan-democratic groups scored a big win in the district council elections on Sunday, a leading adviser of Beijing's top think tank on Hong Kong affairs predicted that the political battle would further intensify in the city. The opposition may gain 40 percent of seats at the Election Committee, but they won't be able to decide who will be the chief executive as the majority is still in the hands of the pro-establishment camp.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/27 23:58:40

11 more Chinese mainland universities open to Hong Kong students

Eleven new universities on the Chinese mainland will open their doors to Hong Kong students, expanding the number of colleges to 122 including Tsinghua and Peking universities, in a move that Chinese analysts believed will strengthen mutual understanding.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/27 23:28:40