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NPC reviews report about delayed HK LegCo election, asked to arrange council term

NPC reviews report about delayed HK LegCo, asked to arrange council term
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/8 19:55:26

Reported US drone sale to Taiwan a political stunt: experts

China on Friday sharply criticized a reported plan by the US to sell military drones to the island of Taiwan, saying that the move seriously undermines China's sovereignty and security interests. Mainland experts noted that the potential sale is more of a political stun that has little military value.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/7 20:43:41

Disqualified candidates should be banned from possible temporary LegCo: analysts

The standing committee of China's top legislature is likely to approve a resolution during the four-day session starting Saturday on the outgoing Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to avoid a potential "vacuum period" resulting from the postponed LegCo election.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/7 20:13:40

Foreign pilot detained over unlicensed weapons

A foreign pilot was detained by Hong Kong police after unlicensed guns and cartridges believed to have been sent to him were seized by police.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 23:13:41

US Consul General's meeting with HK political party leader a major scandal: Leung Chun-ying

The former chief executive of Hong Kong Leung Chun-ying said the recent meeting between the US Consul General in Hong Kong and Hong Kong political figures who are also instigators of riots is a major political scandal, and demanded that they explain the contents of their discussion to the Hong Kong society.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 17:17:34

HK govt defends mainland nucleic acid test support team

The Hong Kong Special Autonomous Region (HKSAR) government has condemned the acts of some non-establishment camp district council members and people who protested against and disrupted the nucleic acid test support team from the mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 13:23:40

Chinese embassy urges Switzerland not to interfere in HK affairs after foreign ministry's improper comments

The Chinese Embassy in Switzerland on Wednesday said that the postponement of Hong Kong's Legislative Council election is a reasonable and legitimate move to ensure people's health and safety, in response to the Swiss foreign ministry's concerns and arbitrary comments on the disqualification of some opposition candidates.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 13:20:40

HK's new coronavirus wave linked to Philippine

Genetic sequencing of the virus from Hong Kong's third wave of the epidemic since July has revealed that it came from four imported sources, including Philippine sailors and flight crews from Kazakhstan, a Hong Kong virologist said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 12:56:50

Whether to conduct citywide testing a decision for HKSAR govt to make

It is up to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government to decide whether to launch a citywide COVID-19 nucleic acid testing, but as long as they seek help, the central government will actively provide support to them, an official from the national health commission said Wednesday amid heated discussions on whether it is necessary and possible for Hong Kong to have citywide screening.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 22:48:30

Chinese academician warns of 'nuclear-bomb like cyberattack' from US against 5G

While the US frequently accuses other countries of launching cyberattacks, including China, a Chinese academician said Wednesday that the real threat to cybersecurity is "cyberattack as deadly as a nuclear bomb" launched by the US, suggesting that a new computing system be constructed to defend against attacks on new infrastructure such as 5G.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 22:29:57

NPC to help LegCo avoid 'vacuum period'

China's top lawmakers are expected to soon make a legitimate and reasonable arrangement in accordance to the Constitution to the outgoing Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to avoid a potential "vacuum period" resulting from the postponed LegCo election.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 21:28:40

US Consul General in HK meeting with riot instigators a dangerous move: observers

Observers said the meeting between the US Consul General in Hong Kong and the instigator of domestic riots is a dangerous move that could be in violation of the national security law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 13:23:27

Mainland helps HK design makeshift hospital

A Chinese mainland architecture company has started designing a "fangcang" makeshift hospital for Hong Kong similar to the ones in Wuhan as Hong Kong witnesses a third wave of COVID-19 infections.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 16:23:34

Macao tightens epidemic prevention on people arriving from HK

The Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced upgraded preventive measures at a press conference on Monday in response to the COVID-19 spike in neighboring Hong Kong, which has seen infection numbers surge in recent days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 16:12:52

Decision to postpone HK LegCo elections tough but fair: Carrie Lam

The decision to postpone the Legislative Council election was not an easy one to make, but considering the risk brought by the COVID-19 outbreak, there is no other way out, said Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam, who expressed the hope that society will not advocate conspiracy theories over the matter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 11:20:41

Hong Kong needs city-wide testing to halt coronavirus outbreak: hospital chief

City-wide tests for the coronavirus is the best and ultimate way to curb Hong Kong's outbreak of COVID-19, but the city's limited ability to conduct extensive testing and people ignoring virus prevention measures are holding back this option, said University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital chief Lo Chung-mau, noting that he hopes the mainland's assistance would help plug the loophole.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 0:14:16

'Anti-intellectual' HK opposition concocts rumors against mainland medical aid

As the first medical aid team from the Chinese mainland arrived in Hong Kong to support the city's anti-epidemic work, such help, which the regional government and local residents welcomed for being timely, was politicized by some opposition forces, who concocted rumors to disrupt the work.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 22:03:40

HK, Macao scientists eye low-cost mass production of new vaccine

As scientists globally race to develop effective COVID-19 vaccines, scientists from Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions announced a breakthrough in developing a recombinant COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, indicating that the mass production of the vaccine is feasible at a low cost in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 20:55:57