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No deadline to resolve PolyU incident: HK police chief

Hong Kong's new police chief said on Friday that the police haven't set any deadline for the peaceful resolution of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University incident, and urged those still inside the campus, including rioters, protesters and others, to come out and surrender as soon as possible.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/22 19:48:40

China mulls Hong Kong bill antidote

China is mulling potential countermeasures against a new US bill that shows Washington's intention to blatantly interfere in China's internal affairs related to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), with some calling for possible sanctions on individuals and entities that aid the US' attack on China's national security and interests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/22 0:23:39

HK legislator backs NPC on mask ban ruling

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) has the final say on Hong Kong laws and the recent remarks of this legislative body of China on the mask ban ruling are a reiteration of this long-held fact, said a Hong Kong legislative councillor.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 23:03:40

Ex-UK consulate employee visited massage parlor three times before detention: police video

A video Shenzhen police sent to the Global Times on Thursday showed the former employee of the British Consulate General in Hong Kong visited a massage club three times before his detention in August, and he told police he chose not to inform his family as he felt shame.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 18:04:31

Escalating unrest outrages fans as high-profile HK gigs, festivals canceled over safety fears

Escalating unrest in Hong Kong has further outraged Chinese netizens after several concerts and festivals scheduled in the city were canceled over safety concerns, including dates by local favorite Eason Chan and the Clockenflap annual music festival, which always attracts a raft of top international acts to the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 22:25:35

Attack on senior HK official in UK shows anti-China forces taking violence abroad: Chinese envoy to UK

Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming said the anti-China elements seeking to disrupt Hong Kong are taking violence abroad and into the UK.
Source: Chinese-embassy.org.uk | 2019/11/21 20:34:30

7 rescued, 2 missing as Taiwan cargo ship capsizes

Seven crew members have been rescued and two remained missing after a Taiwanese cargo ship sank off the coast of the Chinese mainland province of Fujian Wednesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/21 13:03:28

Ex-UK consulate employee's legal rights protected in custody: Chinese FM

Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday stressed that the Chinese public security department guaranteed former British Consulate General employee Simon Cheng Man-kit's legal rights during his custody and he has confessed his guilt, after media reports said Cheng was tortured by police.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 16:07:14

Mainland moves to better integrate HK, Macao in culture and tourism

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism is soliciting ideas for cultural and tourism projects between the mainland and Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions (SARs) in 2020, a move experts hailed will facilitate mutual understanding.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 21:12:22

Wife of HK man set on fire calls for halt to violence

The wife of the man who was set on fire in Hong Kong last week called for an end to ongoing violence and thanked Hongkongers and Chinese mainland people who have expressed concern about his health.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 20:51:43

China summons US embassy official to protest against HK bill

Chinese Foreign Ministry Wednesday summoned William Klein, Minister Counsellor at US embassy in Beijing to lodge solemn representations and strong protest against the US passing the HK bill.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 14:06:19

Western media shifts tone on HK riots

As the months-long violence in Hong Kong entered a deadly level in the past two weeks, with radical rioters turning university campuses into "terror camps" to engage in clashes with police, a public opinion battle reached a turning point with more Hong Kong residents, media outlets and even Western media courageously saying no to violence or devoting more space to recent radical violence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 20:47:59

HK bill may face retaliation

US senators are encouraging Washington to carry out a “self-damaging mission” in pushing forward a Hong Kong-related bill that may lead to sanctions on China and a review of the trade status of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, experts said. They warned that China would come up with equivalent countermeasures if Washington enforces the measure.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 9:44:01

Chinese FM condemns US bill on HK

Chinese FM condemned the passage of of Human Rights and Democracy Act, claiming the US disregarded facts, openly interefered in Hong Kong affairs and domestic affairs of China, violating international rules and principles.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 9:37:39

PolyU campus rioters surrender leaving chaos in their wake

As rioters inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have begun surrendering to police, an expert noted that the law enforcement operation to deal with the campus occupation has been a successful campaign of stopping violence and chaos for the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 22:53:40

Riots damage Hong Kong's cultural status

The postponement of popular Taiwan singer Jay Chou's concert in Hong Kong for safety reasons has triggered public concern that the city's robust cultural environment would be damaged as the city has suffered months of riots and violence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 22:08:40

China urges US to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

China on Tuesday urged the United States to earnestly respect China's sovereignty and stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs and interfering in China's internal affairs.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/19 21:50:30

HK chief urges peaceful end to PolyU stand-off

Around 600 rioters and suspects involved in illegal activities have walked out of the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) campus, 200 of whom were under the age of 18 and allowed to return home, after rioters occupied the PolyU and engaged in fierce clashes with police over the last few days, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 13:15:33