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Peaceful reunification with Taiwan unlikely without pressure: experts

Peaceful reunification of Taiwan island without the mainland applying pressure is unlikely, but China will never miss an opportunity to solve the Taiwan question peacefully, experts from both sides of the Taiwan Straits told the Global Times' annual forum.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/5 14:25:46

Possibility of peaceful reunification with Taiwan is diminishing: experts

Experts from the two sides of Taiwan Straits say reunification between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan will not be realized without pressure, and even peaceful reunification won't be realized without military pressure.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/5 13:32:21

Hong Kong reports increasing untraceable infections amid new COVID-19 wave

Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 112 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the third day with over 100 new cases in the past seven days, taking its total tally to 6,701.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/5 8:02:43

Hong Kong holds symposium to mark national Constitution Day

The relationship between the Constitution and national security and its significance to maintaining national sovereignty, security and development interests were enthusiastically discussed at a symposium in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/5 7:53:33

HK stresses lawmakers' loyalty 'bottom-line' on Constitution Day

The decision adopted by China's top legislature on the qualifications of Hong Kong lawmakers further clarifies the "bottom line" and political rules for "patriots governing Hong Kong," ensuring that all politicians uphold the Constitution, the Basic Law, and are loyal to the country and Hong Kong, expelling those who pose a danger to the country and Hong Kong from the local governance structure, a senior Chinese official said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 16:53:40

Suspected manipulation over Next Digital's 'abnormal' surge in stock price: analyst

After Hong Kong secessionist and business tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was denied bail on charges of defrauding government-owned businesses, the share prices of Lai's Next Digital gained over 40 percent on Friday, sounding alarm bells once again that there might have been stock manipulation behind the sudden surge.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 15:26:54

Jimmy Lai denied bail, may be detained till April given risks of fleeing HK

Jimmy Lai, founder of Hong Kong media group Next Digital, was denied bail in his fraud case on Thursday and may be detained until his next trial — scheduled for April — while his violation of the national security law for Hong Kong is still in the legal process. Observers familiar with Hong Kong affairs suspected the denial was due to risks that Lai may flee Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 12:12:22

Sentence of Joshua Wong, fellow HK secessionists rings bell for HK youngsters

The sentences given on Wednesday to three high-profile Hong Kong secessionists, including Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, were termed by observers as an “alarm-ringing” lesson for the city's youngsters, some of whom have been poisoned by the rioters' bad influence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 20:57:00

Joshua Wong and fellow HK secessionists sentenced over police HQ siege

HongKong secessionist Joshua Wong was sentenced on Wed to 13.5 months in prison on two charges related to the siege of police headquarters in June 2019. Fellow secessionist Agnes Chow received 10 months, and Ivan Lam 7 months.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 15:50:44

Hong Kong holds online forum on B&R opportunities, economic recovery

The two-day Belt and Road Summit organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government started Monday online, focused on Belt and Road (B&R) opportunities and the global economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 14:13:04

China slaps counter-sanctions on US NGO heads for 'horrible acts' on HK affairs

Chinese foreign ministry announced Monday sanctions on four Americans as a countermeasure against previous US sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong affairs, stressing that these people are not welcome in China and will be banned from entering the country, including the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 16:21:50

Lam has no bank account, forced to pay everything in cash due to US sanctions, but says she's honored to protect national security

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam no longer has a bank account and has been forced to keep piles of cash at home to make purchases since she was sanctioned by the US, to which she said it's an honor to protect the national security.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/28 15:32:41

Pig entrails hurled in Taiwan island 'legislature' as politicians tussle over US pork imports

Protected by "human shields" composed of over a dozen pro-secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members in raincoats, the head of Taiwan island's so-called "executive body" Su Tseng-chang - who is on the Chinese mainland's blacklist of diehard Taiwan secessionists - finished the island's annual policy address in only five minutes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/27 15:15:10

Lam stresses youth's role in integration with national development

In her 2020 annual policy address, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam stressed the need to restore Hong Kong's constitutional order and political system from yearlong social turmoil, putting a special focus on the city's further integration into China's development plans, and creating more conditions for the young generation to achieve this goal.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 0:58:40

Mainland to offer COVID-19 vaccine to HK amid 'fourth wave'

Amid the fourth wave of the COVID-19 surge, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the Chinese central government had agreed to supply Hong Kong people with a vaccine.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 0:03:40

Restoring constitutional order, 'political system from chaos' is priority: Lam

In her 2020 annual policy address, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam stressed the need to restore Hong Kong's constitutional order and restore the political system from chaos, and proposed measures to improve the oath-taking process for civil servants and strengthen legal education for young people. Regarding the recent disqualification of a few Legislation Council (LegCo) members, Hong Kong will submit the draft amendment to oath-taking requirements for civil servants within the year to address the legal consequences and proceedings for violating the oath of office.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 16:19:07

HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivers annual policy address

HongKong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivers 2020 annual policy address at 11 am Wednesday. Analysts expect measures to facilitate integration with the mainland's development plans.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 11:13:53

The 6th Forum on Chinese Culture held in Peking University calls for more exchanges across the Taiwan Straits

Over 100 experts, scholars and cultural personages from both sides of the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday gathered at Peking University, to participate in an annual Forum on Chinese Culture under the theme "Chinese Culture: Inheritance and Innovation," amid the rising cross-Straits tensions caused by Taiwan's pro-independence authority.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 2:22:20