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Macao's visitor arrivals reach over 980,000 during Golden Week holiday

The visitor arrivals in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) reached more than 980,000 during the "Golden Week" of the National Day holiday, up 11.5 percent year-on-year, the SAR tourism office said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/9 9:41:36

Mainland consumers hail Vans for removing HK protester design

US shoe-maker Vans' decision to remove a sneaker design, which supports Hong Kong protesters, from a global design contest has drawn support from Chinese mainland consumers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 0:43:39

Rockets GM's tweet causes uproar

The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has cancelled four scheduled exhibition games with the US' National Basketball Association (NBA), including two with a team affiliated with the Houston Rockets, after the Rockets' general manager voiced support for riots in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/7 20:23:39

Anti-mask law helps tackle violence: HK police

Hong Kong police have detained 77 people for allegedly breaking the newly enacted anti-mask law that took effect on Saturday, a police spokesperson said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/8 19:43:40

HKSAR chief executive urges foreign politicians to objectively view Hong Kong situation, stop supporting violence

Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Tuesday urged foreign politicians to take an objective view of the current situation in Hong Kong and stop supporting those who are committing violence.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/8 15:31:25

Commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry in HK to Chris Patten: Britain is pioneer of anti-mask law

Former governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten's recent remarks on the anti-mask regulation of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) have totally ignored the call in Hong Kong for stopping violence and the fact that the UK is a pioneer in banning masks, Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong SAR said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/8 12:20:44

50% drop in tourist numbers to HK during National Day holidays: Lam

The tourism sector has suffered a significant downturn during the National Day holidays, as the number of tourists to #HongKong has dropped about 50% in the first six days of the holiday: HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/8 10:47:07

Anti-mask law needs time to be fully effective: HK chief

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday at a press conference that violence in Hong Kong may lead to unemployment as the scale of the damages is now significant, heavily weighing on various industries including retails, services and so on.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/8 10:24:30

Viral video of elderly HK woman removing barricades inspires netizens

A video of an elderly woman in Hong Kong criticizing black-clad rioters for blocking roads and disrupting public transportation while removing barricades with her hands has gone viral online.
Source: | 2019/10/8 2:17:11

Mask ban sends warning

Hong Kong experienced another weekend of unprecedented rampage after the anti-mask law was enacted on Saturday, as mobs targeted not only Hong Kong police but also commoners. Officials, observers and residents urged strict law enforcement to increase law effectiveness while shaping a social consensus to end the violence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/7 23:28:39

Apple slammed for approving app that allegedly helps HK rioters

Chinese netizens are calling on Apple to delete an app that it once said encourages activity that is not legal and is allegedly being used by Hong Kong rioters to report real-time locations of Hong Kong police, a function which is believed to help rioters escape arrest.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/7 19:53:40

HK rioters inflict brutal assault on commoners

Rioters have continued assaulting ordinary Hong Kong residents who hold different political views or oppose their illegal acts as the hit-and-run mob reached a new height of lawlessness.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/6 20:34:53

HKSAR official reiterates no forex control in Hong Kong

Paul Chan, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, said on Sunday that there will be no foreign exchange (forex) control and the HKSAR government is capable to maintain both monetary and financial stability.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/7 10:59:28

Chinese diplomat condemns Houston Rockets manager for erroneous comments on Hong Kong

The Chinese Consulate General in Houston on Sunday condemned the general manager of a US National Basketball Association team for his "erroneous comments" on Hong Kong.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/7 10:40:59

Assaulting civilians oversteps bottom line of civilized society: HK police

The Hong Kong police on Sunday issued stern condemnation of rioting acts, saying that attacking ordinary Hongkongers overstepped the bottom line of civilized society, as rioters went on rampage to assault people who resented their illegal acts or tried to reason with them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/6 22:37:46

Mask ban 'only timely plan' to quell violence: HK officials

The government's decision to invoke emergency powers to enact the anti-mask law will not affect the city's status as a major financial hub, and there is no other timely plan but to bring in the new law to quell the continuing violence, Hong Kong SAR government officials said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/6 12:51:00

First day of mask ban enforcement deters rioters

The first day of the anti-mask law coming into force in Hong Kong had a palpable effect as it deterred masked radicals as rioters staged hit-and-run strategies in various districts.
Source: | 2019/10/6 3:24:46

Rampage in HK paralyzes major parts of city after mask ban

Rampage culminated in a large-scale eruption of violence across Hong Kong on Friday night, which forced a plain-clothes police officer to fire a shot in self-defense and all train services to be suspended after the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government enacted an anti-mask law.
Source: | 2019/10/5 2:45:42