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A close look at black terror and rumors that shrouded Hong Kong for months

In the six-month of chaos in Hong Kong, rioters have spread a lot of rumors trying to mislead the international community. The Global Times compiled some of these rumors and held them to scrutiny with a timeline of major events in the unrelenting 2019 riots that have paralyzed Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 22:13:39

Police officers, firefighters work to reopen PolyU campus

Hong Kong police and firefighters have entered the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Thursday to search for dangerous chemicals and ensure campus safety in order to open the school as soon as possible.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 11:11:17

HK Act reveals US 'sinister intention,' to complicate trade talks

Chinese Foreign Ministry voices strong opposition to the signature of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act by the US, which seriously interferes in the internal affairs of China and violates international laws and basic principles of foreign relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 10:04:07

US Congress' passage of Hong Kong-related act typical 'long-arm jurisdiction', says expert

The US Congress' passage of the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act is typical "long-arm jurisdiction" that violates the basic norms governing international relations, Lawrence Tang Fei, a member of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/28 8:05:35

West launches public opinion war against China over HK

A report by Reuters alleging China's central government was considering replacing its liaison office in Hong Kong was slammed by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioner office in Hong Kong on Tuesday, as Chinese observers noted that foreign interference won't stop and what China can do is to find a new way to strengthen its governance and safeguard national security in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/26 21:43:40

No instruction from central govt concerning election: Lam

Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the authority has overcome significant difficulties to ensure district council elections were held smoothly amid months of social unrest in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/26 12:12:38

HK elections spark reflection

While pan-democrats scored a big win in the 2019 Hong Kong District Council elections on Sunday, the pro-establishment group and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government called for a thorough introspection of deep-rooted social issues while saying the election was "entangled with emotion," which has also been highly politicized amid the ongoing social unrest.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/25 22:33:41

Foreign residents fed up with violence; investment suffers from disruptions

In Western rhetoric, democracy and human rights matter above all. However, amid the six-month-long violent protests that have engulfed Hong Kong, many Westerners' view of the protests has changed.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/25 18:53:40

HK shares unshaken by external factors

No stocks tumbling. No capital flight. Hong Kong's capital markets have been as solid as a rock despite external interference, especially the passage of a bill by the US Congress that supports Hong Kong rioters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/24 23:23:40

HK university heads criticized for condoning rioters

Heads of nine Hong Kong universities for the first time issued a joint statement on Friday accusing the government of not meeting protesting students' demands and not taking effective measures to stop violence on campuses in the past few days, which was criticized by experts and students from the mainland as a fence-sitting act by the university heads.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/16 16:44:23

HK rioters set man on fire

Online video shows HK rioters set fire on a man who disagreed with them. Hong Kong police has confirmed with the Global Times that the incident took place in Ma On Shan on Monday as black-clad rioters went on yet another rampage destroying the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 14:32:06

Stabbed HK legislator speaks about attack, urging public to stand united against violence

With pro-establishment candidates standing at the forefront of possible targeted attacks as district elections are lurking around the corner, Junius Kwan-yiu Ho, an outspoken Hong Kong legislator who was a victim of knife attack earlier this week, urged the public to stand united against "black terror".
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/10 0:42:38

HK legislator calls for probe into judges' conduct

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government should look into the judges who support the anti-extradition force and jeopardize the integrity of the judiciary in Hong Kong, outspoken pro-establishment legislator Priscilla Leung said during a recent Legislative Council meeting.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/9 16:37:49

More violence feared after HK student's death

The “mourning” for the death of the Hong Kong student who fell from a building finally evolved into old tricks as blocking roads, vandalizing the MTR and campus violence, triggering concerns that escalating violence will sabotage the fairness of the city's upcoming elections, Hong Kong-based observers noted.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/8 23:28:42

Taiwan has no authority to send officers to Hong Kong to escort suspect: HKSAR gov't

China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Wednesday rejected Taiwan's offer to send officers to escort homicide case suspect Chan Tong-kai to China's Taiwan upon his prison discharge, saying it is "totally unacceptable" because such cross-jurisdiction law enforcement is a disrespect for Hong Kong's jurisdictional power.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/23 14:26:28

Lam announces 220 new initiatives in policy address to tackle economic, social woes despite disruption

Hong Kong Chief Executive on Wednesday announced a raft of initiatives, particularly measures to tackle housing issues, in a bid to address economic and social woes and restore order in the city which has been engulfed with the months-long anti-government protests and chaos.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 16:18:40

Rioters use terror-like device

“They can be retired military, armed police and police officers from the mainland, or retired police officers from other parts of the world.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 0:13:39

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

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

Hong Kong residents voice support for police, national unity

Hundreds of Hong Kong residents gathered at the Amoy Plaza in Kowloon on Saturday despite a heat wave, who sang China's national anthem to show their support to a teacher beaten by protesters for singing that song days ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/15 10:38:34

Mainland to ease service procedures for overseas Chinese nationals

Citizens of Hong Kong and Macao and other overseas Chinese nationals with exit-entry permits will enjoy equally convenient services as mainland citizens using identity cards.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/14 10:07:02

HK riots exacerbate life of drifters

It's a city full of vitality and opportunities where people have high hopes of living a successful life. And throughout the years they have been studying and working here. It could be said that the global financial hub and Fragrant Harbor lived up to their expectations before the months-long unrests sowed the seeds of distress among them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/13 14:07:27

HKers sing national anthem to support patriotic local resident attacked by anti-government protesters

Hundreds of Hong Kong residents gathered at IFC shopping mall in Central on Thursday noon to sing the Chinese national anthem to support a man who had been beaten by anti-government protesters Wednesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/12 13:49:28

Carrie Lam warns US Congress not to interfere in HK affairs

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has chastised the US Congress' passing of a bill to support the city's radical protesters, saying that it is “extremely inappropriate,” and warning the US not to interfere in the city's internal affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/10 14:43:40

HK must also tackle social issues

As the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government takes concrete measures to end months of political unrest in the city, it must also tackle an array of deep-seated social problems to ensure long-term stability, some local residents and community and business leaders said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/9 20:23:40

Mainland set to defend HK

If you ask Hong Kong residents who have been working in business since the city returned to China in 1997, they can tell countless stories of how the city and the mainland helped each other over the years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/8 23:58:40

Fitch's HK downgrade 'politically motivated'

US ratings agency Fitch's decision to downgrade Hong Kong's long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating (IDR) was a "politically motivated move" that attacks the city's rule of law and the "one country, two system" model and ignores the resilience and potential of the city's economy, experts said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/6 20:43:40

HK eyes greater opportunity with regional integration

Hong Kong, as an international center for trade, finance and shipping, could help enterprises in the Pearl River Delta Region expand their presence in the international market and help Chinese mainland cities attract foreign investment, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/6 19:53:40

Lam defends four-action plan, pushes dialogue to look to future

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Thursday firmly defended a comprehensive four-action plan she put forward a day earlier, and pushed back against criticism that the move was too little, too late.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/9/5 13:10:28

Hong Kong riots in one day: Timeline Aug 31

Hong Kong protesters started demonstrations Saturday noon even though the police had rejected their plan. Violent protests took place at several places in Hong Kong Island, and some rioters tried to lay siege to the government and police headquarters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/1 1:26:22

Police brace for violence as illegal protesters gather on HK streets

Despite Hong Kong police's objection to a march organized by the opposition group, rioters brazenly flouted the law and order by inciting protesters and vowing to stage a large-scale demonstration on Hong Kong Island on Saturday. The radical protesters published a detailed plan encouraging the use of hazardous weapons to counter the police.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/31 15:25:57

Frontline HK officers confident in handling violence, condemn fake reporters

Frontline law enforcement officers met with Chinese and Western reporters separately at Hong Kong Police Force headquarters on Friday before a banned rally on Saturday for the fifth anniversary of the National People's Congress landmark 831 Decision.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/31 10:07:18

Shenzhen police stage new drill using water cannons to deal with riot

The People's Armed Police staged a new drill that featured an apparent large-scaled anti-riot exercises in Shenzhen's Bay Sports Center on Thursday, near Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 23:21:49

Arrests of three secessionist leaders indicate stricter and firmer enforcement from Hong Kong police

Hong Kong police arrested three backbone young activists ahead of Saturday's march which is widely expected to lead to violence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/30 12:02:14

Guidelines draw HK start-ups to Shenzhen

The fast-rising technology hub of Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, will attract more young entrepreneurs from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) under a central government plan to make the city a demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics, Hong Kong entrepreneurs who do business in Shenzhen told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 20:13:42

Hong Kong parents object to children going to protests

"The thing I disapprove of the most is their saying 'I'm not Chinese,'" said Lun Yeung (pseudonym), 60, who was born and grew up in Hong Kong and whose father was from South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 18:54:34

Radical HK protesters vandalize station as MTR obtains injunction

Radical protesters vandalized the Kwai Fong station in Hong Kong on Friday night, after the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) shut down the station around 9 pm and applied for an interim injunction to restrain those who intentionally damaged public property and trains.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/24 0:40:13

Hong Kong to rekindle Lion Rock spirit of hard work

While young protesters in Hong Kong call for massive strikes across the city to paralyze public transport and to disrupt businesses and schools, many diligent Hongkongers continue to stand their ground, calling for the rekindling of a core value – “Lion Rock spirit,” a value that has shaped the city's economic phenomenon.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/23 23:03:40

Twitter, Facebook action sparks backlash

Facebook and Twitter faced a strong backlash after the two platforms started to take down accounts from China in relation to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/20 23:08:40

Lam to establish platform for talks with protesters

Observers wondered if the surprisingly non-violent protest on Sunday signalled a turning point for the months-long chaos or was simply a tactic used by opposition forces to pressure the government and upgrade violence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/20 22:58:40