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HK, Macao tour guides to work in Guangdong

Amid the ongoing Hong Kong riots, the first batch of tour guides from Hong Kong is expected to begin work at the Hengqin New Area of Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province for the upcoming National Day holidays.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/19 18:53:40

Mainland is HK's future: HK finance chief

Months-long social unrest has dampened Hong Kong's prospects, as the city has been struggling with cooling business, housing woes and limited opportunities for the youth. When foreign investors raised questions about the future of this international trade and financial hub, a top Hong Kong finance officer said the city could overcome the downturn only by deepening cooperation with the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/18 23:23:40

Netizens call for civil servant who may be a protester to be fired

Chinese netizens have called on the Hong Kong customs department to fire one of its officers, who was recognized to be a protester after his mask was removed by a resident on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/18 20:48:40

HK cancels National Day fireworks show for security reasons: govt

The scheduled fireworks show for the National Day at Victoria Harbour will be canceled, Hong Kong news site reported on Wednesday, citing Hong Kong's leisure and cultural services department.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/18 20:12:34

Train services partially resumed one day after derailment in Hong Kong

Train services connecting Hong Kong's Hung Hom with neighboring Shenzhen on the mainland were partially resumed on Wednesday, a day after a train derailment left eight passengers injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/18 17:43:24

Hong Kong residents condemn vandalism to WWII martyrs' monument

The day before the 88th anniversary of the "September 18 Incident", the start of Japan's invasion of China, several patriotic Hong Kong residents spontaneously organized a clean-up campaign after rioters on Tuesday vandalized the Wu Kau Tang monument, the only state-level monument to commemorate heroes who died in their resistance against Japanese invasion in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/18 1:53:49

Hong Kong social unrest reflects housing woes

Thousands of high-rise buildings, countless skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour illuminating the skyline reflect the economic success story of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 20:43:40

Lu Hsiu-lien's bid for regional leadership shows divisions among Taiwan secessionists: experts

Lu Hsiu-lien, the former vice regional leader of the island of Taiwan, announced on Monday that she will join the race for the 2020 Taiwan regional leadership election as an independent candidate, which shows the internal strife among Taiwan secessionists, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 23:33:40

HK lawmakers slams US over bill

Hong Kong lawmakers and media on Tuesday slammed the US for colluding with Hong Kong secessionists to pass the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, saying it is absurd and interferes in the city's internal affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 21:13:40

HK to start first session of dialogue next week

The Hong Kong government will start its first session of open dialogue in communities next week, during which people from all walks of life will be invited to participate, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced at Tuesday's press briefing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 12:14:07

Outrage forces BNP Paribas to alter HK, Taiwan labels

France-based international banking institution BNP Paribas late Tuesday altered its reference of Hong Kong and Taiwan after Chinese netizens called for a boycott of the bank and demanded that it be put on China's unreliable entity list, after the bank mislabeled Hong Kong and Taiwan as “independent countries.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 13:23:40

China appreciates Solomon Islands' break of 'diplomatic relations' with Taiwan

China highly appreciates the decision of the Solomon Islands' government to recognize the one-China principle and break the so-called "diplomatic ties" with the Taiwan authorities, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Source: CGTN | 2019/9/17 12:34:49

HK MTR to conduct investigation on train derailment, won't rule out any possibilities

A train derailed at Hong Kong's Hung Hom Station on Tuesday morning, causing MTR services from the station to Mong Kok East Station to be temporarily suspended, local media reports said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 11:10:40

Terry Gou's withdrawal from 2020 Taiwan leadership elections a positive development for KMT solidarity: experts

Taiwan business tycoon Terry Gou announced his withdrawal from the Taiwan regional leadership elections Monday, in a move that experts say could unite the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) party and rally support behind the party's candidate Han Kuo-yu to beat the incumbent Tsai Ing-wen in the race.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 2:42:29

Police arrest 1,400 since June, 89 for weekend's violence at illegal protest

Hong Kong police have arrested more than 1,400 people since June, and 89 of them were detained for the past weekend's unauthorized assembly, as violent protests entered their 100th day on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 23:18:40

Netizens slam BNP Paribas for 'perfunctory' statement on HK employee

Chinese netizens urged a boycott of BNP Paribas and demanded that it dismiss one of its Hong Kong-based employees for supporting Hong Kong riots and secessionism, following a previous statement from the bank that was widely deemed as “not sincere and perfunctory.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 22:56:01

Calvin Klein sparks controversy as employee wears black mask in apparent support of HK rioters

US clothier Calvin Klein is again in trouble on Chinese social media after posts showing one of its employees wearing a black mask during work hours in apparent support of Hong Kong rioters went viral over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 19:23:40

Facebook blocks HK media account

Facebook faced outrage in China over the weekend for suspending a Hong Kong media account and Hong Kong police's anti-violence WhatsApp hotlines, as the Chinese public slammed it for falling victim to US bullying and double standards, and for becoming an "accomplice" of Hong Kong rioters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 22:51:24