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Shenzhen starts trial for HK detainees' illegal border crossing

Shenzhen's Yantian District People's Court began the trial of 10 Hong Kong residents who had been detained in August for illegally entering mainland Chinese waters, with the court hearing the public prosecution's opinions as well as the suspects' defense. It will announce sentencing on another day, the court said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 21:33:40

Hong Kong police issues warrants for 30 secessionists who fled overseas

Hong Kong police on Sunday issued warrants for about 30 Hong Kong secessionists who have fled overseas including former opposition lawmakers Ted Hui Chi-fung and disqualified opposition lawmaker Leung Chung-hang.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 22:14:20

Central govt not discussing HK-related issues: NPC delegate

The nerve of Hong Kong pan-democratic legislators has been touched after local media said that China's top legislative body is mulling to handle “troublemakers” directly, which later proved to be false as experts said the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government should and is able to handle it after recent legislation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 21:30:46

HK-related issues not being discussed in Beijing: HK delegate to NPC Standing Committee

Tam Yiu-chung, Hong Kong's delegate to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), told the Global Times on Wednesday that no Hong Kong-related issues are on the agenda of the ongoing meeting of China's top legislative body.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 17:22:42

Absconding HK secessionist Nathan Law's bid for UK asylum 'not worth tough countermeasures'

Nathan Law, one of the head secessionists behind Hong Kong's social turmoil last year, said Monday that he has applied for asylum in the UK. A Hong Kong legal expert said that Law's asylum bid is not worth immediate tough countermeasures from the central government as he is "another pawn putting on a political show."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 20:13:14

Hong Kong COVID-19 escapee captured by police after 54 hours

Hong Kong police have captured a COVID-19 patient who escaped from a hospital on Friday. The patient had been out on the streets for 54 hours before being brought back to hospital late Sunday night. Queen Elizabeth Hospital called police for help after the 63-year-old patient, surnamed Li, fled from an isolation ward at around 5 pm on Friday. The police later issued a wanted notice for Li and brought him back to the hospital after tracking him down Sunday night, the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) wrote on Facebook. Li was found with a face mask on.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 15:05:18

Trade between Chinese mainland, Macao quadruples in 2 decades, exceeds $44b

While traffic and logistics hurdles have weakened international trade and tourism, people in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) may feel the opposite when it comes to greater connections with the Chinese mainland, even in hard times. Experts suggested the Macao SAR can take advantage of the mainland's booming market and consumption capacity to achieve sustainable growth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 22:28:40

Taiwan claims 'kinship' with Katherine Tai, potential top trade representative in Biden's team

Some pro-separatism Taiwan media outlets started flattering Katherine Tai, the potential new top trade representative of the US selected by US President-elect Joe Biden, because of her Taiwan-linked background even though her parents and grandparents were from the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 23:28:18

HK to require oath-taking procedures from civil servants in late Dec. or early Jan.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is going to announce the oath-taking procedures for its public officials, which requires all civil servants to take an oath or sign a declaration of support for the Basic Law and allegiance to the HKSAR, local media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 20:51:21

If HK civil servants don't follow this rule, they will be dismissed or ordered to retire early

All civil servants of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will take an oath pledging their allegiance to Hong Kong and the Basic Law. This step is necessary and timely fundamentally improve Hong Kong's situation
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/12 13:08:40

Jimmy Lai denied bail after being charged under national security law for HK: local media

Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai is denied bail after being charged under the national security law for HK. His case was adjourned until Apr 16, 2021
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/12 12:44:19

Update: HK anti-govt figure Lai charged under national security law; 'severe sentence' highly likely

Anti-govt Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, deemed a “modern-day traitor” for instigating riots and anti-govt protests, was charged under national security law for Hong Kong for colluding with foreign forces and endangering national security, local media TVB said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/11 13:09:35

HK firms see new growth in mainland as city regains stability with national security law

The first winter after the implementation of the national security law in Hong Kong didn't chill local business as some Western media have claimed; rather, local companies have welcomed hard-won stability and peace in the city, and many businesses have decided to expand their markets beyond Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/10 19:58:40

HK refutes Pompeo's claim over business environment

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam refuted US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's criticism of a deterioration in the business climate in Hong Kong in recent years, especially after the implementation of the national security law for the special administrative region, saying "this is one of the best times to come."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/9 20:47:49

US stages 'final hysteria' with sanctions over HK

China on Tuesday summoned the charge d'affaires of the US Embassy in Beijing to protest US new sanctions on senior Chinese lawmakers and vowed to retaliate what has been called the most serious provocation and gross interference in China's internal affairs related to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) by the US government.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 21:41:11

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister summons US embassy official over Hong Kong sanctions

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang summoned Robert W. Forden, chargé d'affaires at the US Embassy to China, on Tuesday to express solemn opposition to the US State Department announcement of sanctions on 14 vice chairs of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 21:19:54

China vows powerful countermeasures against US' latest sanctions on Chinese officials over HK affairs: FM

China vows to take resolute and powerful countermeasures against the US' latest sanctions against 14 Chinese senior officials, and strongly urges the US to immediately revoke its wrong decision, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Tuesday. “The US' latest sanctions have seriously violated the basic norms governing international relations, seriously interfered in China's internal affairs, and seriously damaged China-US relations,” Hua said at a routine news conference on Tuesday. The Chinese government and people are strongly resentful and condemn the peremptory, irrational, insane and abominable act, she said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 18:02:48

US sanctions 'hysterical political bullying:' Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office

US' decision to place 14 top Chinese officials on its sanctions list is an act of “hysterical political bullying,” which goes against international law and basic norms of international relations, said China's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, condemning US' latest move on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 16:32:18