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US arms sales to Taiwan more 'symbolic' than of military value: expert

After stirring up tensions in the Taiwan Straits by frequently sending military aircraft and warships near the island, and meeting countermeasures by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the US on Thursday announced the approval of yet another arms deal to Taiwan involving the recertification of air defense missiles for $620 million.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 21:26:39

HK's third-wave coronavirus infection likely to be contained in a week: expert

It's inevitable for international cities like Hong Kong to witness occasional coronavirus outbreaks, and the latest outbreak in the city is likely to be contained in a week, Hong Kong medical experts said, after the city was hit by a third wave of COVID1-9 this week that ended no new cases for 21 days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 21:23:40

US arms sales to Taiwan more 'symbolic' than of military value: expert

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the US announced Thursday that the US State Department approved a request by Taiwan for the recertification of its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense missiles, at an estimated cost of $620 million. On the same day, the DSCA also approved a planned purchase by Japan of 105 F-35 joint strike fighters worth roughly $23 billion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 18:33:40

China condemns Aussie's HK-related moves as interference in internal affairs

China deplores and opposes the groundless accusations made by the Australian government on Hong Kong issue, calling it a violation of international law and basic norms governing international relations and gross interference in China's internal affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 18:28:40

Hong Kong to suspend classes starting July 13 after spike in virus cases: official

Hong Kong to suspend classes starting July 13 after spike in virus cases: official
Source: People's Daily | 2020/7/10 14:20:07

Mainland students feel safer in HK after national security law

The National Security Law for Hong Kong (NSL) has safeguarded Hong Kong's social stability, which has also reassured students from Chinese mainland who want to study in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 23:26:59

Increasing number of HK residents support national security law: poll

A latest poll showed that two-thirds of Hong Kong residents support the national security law for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a 9 percent rise compared to the previous month.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 22:08:40

Failure to remove information harmful to national security brings legal liability: HK security chief

Publishers, network and service providers who fail to remove information that threatens national security should be held accountable, said Hong Kong's security head, after social media giants, such as Facebook, Twitter and Telegram decided to “pause” the sharing of data with Hong Kong authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 18:02:45

HK residents say national security law boosts their confidence for the city

Last year's unrest left uncertainties in the daily lives of millions of Hong Kong residents, who longed for a stable environment and future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 17:13:40

HK Customs mulls firing 3 detained officers to stop foreign collusion

Hong Kong customs authorities plan to remove three customs officers after they were arrested on suspicion of participating in an illegal gathering on July 1, local media Sing Tao Daily reported Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 14:59:06

HK government suggests new civil servants sign on to support Basic Law, pledge allegiance to SAR

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government on Wednesday suggested to legislators that new civil servants who joined after July 1 should sign documents to confirm their support of the Basic Law, and pledge allegiance to the SAR.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 0:18:40

Collecting DNA samples from people arrested for violating security law in HK 'normal practice'

The South China Morning Post reported that collecting DNA was rare in handling protest-related offenses, such as rioting, illegal assembly or assaulting police officers. The practice was usually reserved for gathering evidence to prove charges over drug possession, sexual assaults or other serious assaults, citing lawyer Janet Pang Ho-yan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 22:25:09

New law helps HK's future with economic recovery eyed in Q4: financial chief

With the implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong, which will restore normalcy and end riots, the city is expected to see signs of an economic recovery in the fourth quarter of 2020, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) financial chief told the Global Times on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 22:24:27

HK doesn't need US consent for its exchange rate system: HK financial chief

There's no need to ask for US consent on a decades-old exchange rate system linking Hong Kong's local currency and the US dollar, Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said on Wednesday, as the recent chase after Chinese assets underpins the strength of the local currency.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 13:57:03

Risks seen in future relations across the Taiwan Strait but overall situation controllable: expert

In an exclusive interview, Global Times reporters (GT) discussed the future of cross-strait relations with Wang Zaixi (Wang), former deputy director of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait of the State Council and Vice President of National Taiwan Studies Association.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/7/8 1:08:27

Woman sentenced to three months for assaulting police officer

Hong Kong's Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts convicted a woman of assaulting a police officer and sentenced her to three months' imprisonment. At a court hearing last month, the 28-year-old woman denied pointing a laser pen in a police officer's eye.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 23:07:02

Carrie Lam dispels misunderstandings on implementation rules for Article 43 of natl security law for HK

The implementation rules for Article 43 of the national security law for Hong Kong took effect on Tuesday, further providing legal guarantees for police to apply the law and safeguard national interests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 17:23:40

National security law ensures high degree of autonomy and people's freedom in HK: Liu Xiaoming

The Chinese Ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, held a virtual news conference regarding the national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to allow the British public to understand the legislation comprehensively and accurately. He also answered questions regarding the British National Overseas (BNO) passport, and Huawei's 5G network project in the UK.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 16:13:40