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US "pouring oil over fire" in Hong Kong to undermine China's reputation: Serbian party leader

"The act on human rights in Hong Kong is actually putting oil over fire," he said. "It is not helping to defuse the situation or to resolve the situation. It is actually inflammatory."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/18 13:54:41

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

DC Comics' official Instagram account released a poster for Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child which implied its support of Hong Kong's rioters, sparking a strong backlash on social media. Some users on Sina Weibo have demanded an apology from DC Comics and said its timing in posting such a picture was unacceptable.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 12:33:36

Clarification of HK stance urgently needed from DC

A DC Comics poster showing Batman holding a petrol bomb has triggered heated debate online for its seemingly implicit support of Hong Kong's rioters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 12:31:00

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

Chinese fans desert SK pop star for supporting HK rioters

A Chinese fan club of Choi Si-won, a member of South Korea's top band Super Junior, announced it would halt operations because they will not "concede an inch" when it comes to love for China after Choi "liked" a news report in support of Hong Kong rioters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/25 22:23:41

Hong Kong celebrities call for voters to fulfill duties, oppose violence

Many celebrities from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region have called on local residents to vote rationally in the district council election to say no to violence and restore social order.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/24 23:23:41

Senior HKSAR gov't official calls for peace to be restored to universities

A senior official of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Sunday that some Hong Kong universities have been dragged into the "vortex of politics and violence," dealing a blow to their function and image.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/24 15:19:33

Egyptian experts say US HK-related bill violates int'l law, interferes in China's internal affairs

The so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 passed by the US Senate violates international law and norms, said Egyptian experts and political analysts.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/23 17:42:49

Remains of man hit by HK rioter's brick to be buried in mainland

The remains of the senior off-duty sanitation worker who died after being hit in the head by a brick hurled by a rioter in Hong Kong last week will be sent to the mainland, and will be buried next to his father's grave, Hong Kong media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/22 22:43:41

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

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 association calls for safeguarding the national flags

Safeguard Hong Kong Alliance, an association advised by former chief executive Leung Chun-ying, has launched a citywide campaign to protect the Chinese national flags while the city is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/27 20:06:24

HK police warn students not to join criminal activities and ruin life

Hong Kong police on Friday warned that indulging in criminal activities will invite charges that might ruin one's reputation for life. The fresh warnings were issued after the number of students detained for violating the law amounted to 207 in September.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/27 19:39:31

HK bakery's moon cakes may be destroyed due to boycott

Hong Kong-based bakery Taipan Bread & Cakes is facing a boycott in the Chinese mainland due to its board member's pro-riot online posts. Distributors in the Chinese mainland said on Thursday that all related products have been removed from shelves and will be returned to the company's mainland general agency, which may have no option but to destroy them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/5 11:53:23

38th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair

Models show watches during the 38th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in south China's Hong Kong, Sept. 3, 2019. (Photo: China News Service)
Source: | 2019/9/4 17:21:51

FedEx draws fire for delivering knives to Hong Kong, vowing to handle shipments properly

US courier firm FedEx said on Wednesday one of its shipments containing knives that are under trade control was "handled correctly", in line with the company's process and procedures.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 14:18:38

Guangdong TV condemns HK media's rude treatment of its reporter

Guangdong Radio and Television has strongly condemned the treatment by some Hong Kong media of its journalist after she was blocked and questioned about her journalist's credentials by Hong Kong reporters after a police press conference on Tuesday in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/21 1:18:40

HK life necessities depend on mainland resources

Water, electricity, meat, vegetables and fruits: Hong Kong largely depends on the Chinese mainland for all these life necessities and countless other resources, Chinese experts said Tuesday as they stressed the unbreakable connection of the two regions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/21 0:03:39

No connection between Hong Kong, trade war: FM

China's Foreign Ministry on Monday refuted the intention of US President Donald Trump to link the situation in Hong Kong and the China-US trade negotiations, stressing the need to end violence and restore order in Hong Kong as soon as possible.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/19 22:48:40

HK halo fades away

The ongoing protests in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) have cast a shadow over Hong Kong's already slowly-growing economy, dragged down by the lackluster global economy as well as simmering trade war between China and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/19 15:53:39

Netizens slam vendors, maker of T-shirts that support HK violence

Outraged Chinese netizens over the weekend went after the vendor and manufacturer of offensive T-shirts supporting violent protests in Hong Kong that appeared on the website of US online retail giant Amazon.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 18:57:02

Global Blue becomes latest firm to risk Chinese consumer boycott over sovereignty

Global Blue, a Switzerland-based tourism shopping tax refund company, triggered outrage among Chinese netizens after it listed Hong Kong as an independent country in its refund system, and one of its customer service staff later claimed that China's island of Taiwan is also “an independent country.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 14:33:39

Mainland, Hong Kong celebrities condemn riots at airport, call for rule of law

Along with the escalation of violence in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region including the brutality on a mainland tourist and reporter at the airport, celebrities from the Chinese mainland and the city condemned the riots and expressed their support for the Hong Kong police.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 23:23:41

Big Four accounting firms assailed on HK stance

People who claim to be employees of the Big Four accounting firms – KPMG, Ernst & Young (EY), Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – in Hong Kong have crowd-funded an advertisement in the city's Apple Daily to denounce statements made by senior executives of their firms and whitewash arrested rioters as “righteous guys” as increasingly violent protests bring huge damage to the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 22:08:40

HK mob attack on reporter, traveler against freedom, humanity: authorities

Chinese authorities on Wednesday harshly condemned radical Hong Kong protesters' "near terrorist" violence against two mainland citizens, saying their actions had gone beyond the bottom line of humanity.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 13:18:39

Cathay Pacific suspends second pilot, citing misuse of company information

Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific Airways said Tuesday it has suspended a pilot operating Flight CX216 for misuse of company information and launched an internal proceeding to investigate the matter after reports suggested one of its crew members allegedly provided information for departing protesters and encouraged them to create further unrest at Hong Kong International Airport.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 16:10:34

Swarovski latest brand embroiled in wrong HK reference controversy

Austrian crystal maker Swarovski has become the latest international fashion company to get mired in controversy on Chinese social media after listing Hong Kong as a country on its website.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 14:42:19

Coach brand risks potential boycott

US fashion brand Coach has sparked online outrage on Chinese social media after it was found to list Hong Kong and Taiwan as "countries" on its products and website on Monday. The incident triggered a series of fashion companies to apologize for similar mistakes, including French luxury brand Givenchy, US brand Calvin Klein and Japanese sports brand Asics.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 22:53:40

Cathay Pacific shares slide as carrier entangled in HK turmoil

Shares of Cathay Pacific Airways closed nearly 5 percent lower in Hong Kong on Monday after the company sent a sternly worded internal letter to employees during the day warning them not to participate in any illegal protests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 19:18:39

No evidence shows police shot HK protester in eye: official

Hong Kong police said on Monday there's no evidence showing that the police shot a black-clad female protester in the eye, vowing to further investigate the incident.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 18:04:48

Throwing petrol bombs at police officers an act of terror: HK police association

Hong Kong officials condemned radical protesters for hurling a petrol bomb at an officer on duty in Tsim Sha Tsui police station on Sunday, saying it is an act of terrorism.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 1:03:39

Netizens boycott pro-Hong Kong secession actors

Chinese mainland internet users launched a boycott of actors and singers who showed support for secessionist forces in Hong Kong amid the recent riots in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/8 23:28:40

A glimpse into Western bias

A widely circulated video published by major media outlets including the BBC, New York Times and Reuters showing a Hong Kong police officer pointing the gun at protesters amid recent riots is one of the examples of how Western media spread distorted narratives about the Hong Kong police force but also help form a biased depiction of Hong Kong protests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/8 23:18:40

HK aviation sector risks losing passengers if it indulges protesters

Hong Kong's aviation industry risks losing its passengers to adjacent regions if they don't quickly make their stance clear and continue to indulge protestors who wantonly obstruct their normal operations, according to analysts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/6 21:48:40

Shenzhen police drill mirrors Hong Kong protests

A total of 12,000 police officers from Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, participated in a drill on Tuesday, attracting unusual online attention as the drill featured emergency scenarios that resembled the ongoing riots in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/6 13:08:19

Experts warn of broader, lasting economic damage as HK stocks plunge amid unrest

Hong Kong's equity markets plummeted on Monday as civil unrest raged in the region and showed signs of escalation. One stock expert warned that Hong Kong's economy will be "trapped in a vicious circle" if the situation worsens.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/5 19:43:41

HK's law-abiding majority won't remain silent

Hong Kong has unique characteristics and responsibilities. There is little chance that ordinary people will tolerate the mayhem much longer. When the rioters are held accountable by law-abiding citizens, it will become a real movement that deserves the support of all decent people.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/5 18:28:40

HK radical forces distort truth, smear police

As Hong Kong authorities moved forward with riot charges against dozens of radical protesters in their first major legal action after violence and chaos persisted in the city for weeks, anti-government forces in the city and beyond launched more physical and verbal attacks against the police.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 0:07:09

Net users recall Deng Xiaoping on Hong Kong

In response to Hong Kong rioters who vandalized the entrance of the liaison office of the central government in Hong Kong, mainland netizens flooded social media with former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping's comments on the management of the region and pictures condemning the violence of rioters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 0:03:40

Chinese netizens angered by Pocari Sweat's fence-sitting on Hong Kong

The Hong Kong subsidiary of Japan-based Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co once again apologized on the Twitter-like social platform Weibo on Sunday for the stance of its drink product on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), where radical protesters consider it as an official drink for anti-extradition bill protests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 18:44:02

Central government backs Hong Kong chief

The liaison office for China's central government in Hong Kong on Thursday voiced its firm support for the city's chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the Hong Kong police and those Hongkongers who aired their demands through reasonable and peaceful means.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/11 22:48:40

Hong Kong youth need guidance

Angry, anxious and reckless young anti-government protesters rushed into the streets of Hong Kong to oppose the extradition amendment bill initiated by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, and some of them were yelling radical, separatist and insulting slogans at the police, the chief executive, the government and even their motherland - China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 23:13:40

Pocari Sweat urged not to take wrong stance on Hong Kong

Hong Kong broadcaster TVB accused Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company of appeasing Hong Kong protesters by its decision to withdraw advertising for the Pocari Sweat sports drink from the channel over alleged bias in favor of the police in TVB's reporting of the extradition bill protests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 20:49:26

UK urged to stay away from Hong Kong affairs

Citizens and legislators in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Friday urged the UK to stop interfering in China's domestic affairs, as the city recovers from the scars after its legislative body was stormed by a group of radical protesters earlier this week.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/5 21:48:40

Double standards on violence in Hong Kong slammed

A semblance of calm descended on downtown Hong Kong on Thursday as curious citizens visited the Legislative Council, or LegCo, to check out the damage wrought by radical protesters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 23:38:40

LegCo damage angers Hong Kong

The Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) opened to the press for the first time on Wednesday after it was seriously damaged by violent protesters on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 0:36:26

Radical protesters trash Hong Kong's rule-based system

Saddened, shocked and regretful. This is how ordinary Hong Kong residents feel the day after radical protesters stormed the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (LegCo) on Monday, who made a huge mistake by trashing the rule-based legal system and ruining the long-term prosperity and stability of the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/2 23:38:40

Violent protest against extradition bill an excuse to damage HK govt: ex-police head

It is no longer a matter of amending the bill, Tang explained, noting that someone had used "anti-extradition" as an excuse to damage the administrative ability of the Hong Kong regional government and police.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/2 2:25:05

Authorities condemn violence, takeover of LegCo

Thousands of residents in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Monday celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the city's return to China with a flag-raising ceremony and lion dance performances.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/2 0:58:39

Hong Kongers rally to support local police

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents joined a rally on Sunday to support local police as they face mounting criticism for their use of tear gas and rubber bullets on radical activists protesting the extradition bill earlier in June.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/30 23:48:56

FM office slams foreign media reports on HK

The Office of the Commissioner of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) made stern representations over false reports by some foreign media on the suspension of the extradition bill in the past two consecutive days, and also criticized the US and the UK for interfering in China's domestic affairs in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/19 0:13:39

'American hand' seen behind HK bill protest

The American hand behind the radical forces in protests against Hong Kong's extradition bill, has launched all-around attacks to obstruct the regional government's legislative process, a Hong Kong alliance convener who supports the bill said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/17 22:33:40

Central govt supports HK's decision

Three Central government departments including the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs all expressed support, respect and understanding of Hong Kong government's decision to suspend the extradition bill on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/16 23:48:40

Central government supports, respects and understands decision to suspend Hong Kong's extradition bill

Three government departments including the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and Chinese foreign ministry all expressed support, respect and understanding of Hong Kong government's decision to suspend the extradition bill on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/15 20:36:41

Beijing denounces foreign forces behind Hong Kong SAR riot

China is not afraid of any threat, and any attempt to create chaos and sabotage stability of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will not succeed, and will be opposed by all Chinese including Hong Kong compatriots, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday while condemning Western countries' intervention in Hong Kong's affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/14 19:03:40

HK's LegCo cancels extradition bill meeting again

The Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) canceled a full council meeting scheduled on Thursday, on an extradition bill that could allow the Chinese mainland to extradite criminals from Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 23:13:40

Remarks of the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Canada on the Canadian side's statement on the Hong Kong SAR government's amendment to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance

Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs. No other country, organization or individual has the right to interfere in. Recently, some people from the Canadian government made irresponsible and erroneous comments on the Hong Kong SAR government's amendment to the ordinance and other Hong Kong affairs. We deplore and firmly oppose this.
Source: | 2019/6/13 13:29:38

Central government firmly supports Hong Kong in amending extradition legislation: FM

China's central government firmly supports the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government in amending the extradition legislation and sternly objects to any foreign intervention in Hong Kong's legislative affairs, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/10 21:08:40

China urges US to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

China firmly opposes any attempted foreign interference in Hong Kong's affairs, Lu Kang, a spokesperson for Chinese Foreign Ministry, told reporters at a press conference Friday regarding U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comments on the newly proposed Hong Kong extradition law.
Source: CGTN | 2019/5/17 20:34:52

Hong Kong SAR gov't urges EU to stop interfering in its internal affairs

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Wednesday refuted an European Union (EU) report by reiterating that human rights and freedom in Hong Kong are fully protected by law and foreign institutions should not interfere in the internal affairs of the HKSAR.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 14:14:47