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HK police deny 12 suspects were detained in HK waters

Hong Kong police denied that Shenzhen police had crossed into Hong Kong waters when they detained 12 Hong Kong residents, adding that Hong Kong police will continue to assist the relatives of the suspects.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 13:44:41

Cross-Straits exchanges continue amid rising tensions

The ongoing Straits Forum held in the Chinese mainland for cross-Straits people-to-people exchanges showed that the mainland is handling the complicated situation with "two hands" - supporting exchanges and cooperation to serve the concrete benefits of Taiwan compatriots, and increasing military pressure to deter Taiwan separatism and the Trump administration which is increasingly throwing its weight on the Taiwan question, experts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 23:03:40

HK rioter's winning of Time reader poll mocked by netizens as magazine 'hits lowest of lows'

Hong Kong high-profile rioter Nathan Law's winning of the Time magazine reader poll was questioned by the city's residents whether that Law, the person who made his living by destroying Hong Kong, is qualified to juxtaposition with so many great figures who also made it onto the magazine's cover. Netizens said that if Law is chosen, the magazine will “hit the lowest of lows for featuring such a notorious figure.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 19:51:48

PLA warplanes featured in drills in Taiwan Straits 'capable of seizing air superiority and command of sea'

In two consecutive days of military drills in the Taiwan Straits on Friday and Saturday, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly conducted nearly 40 sorties featuring four major types of warplanes - air superiority fighters, multirole fighters, bombers and an anti-submarine warfare aircraft, which Chinese mainland analysts said on Sunday are capable of seizing air superiority and command of the sea over the island of Taiwan and in the Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 19:44:04

HKSAR gov't to launch regular COVID-19 testing for high-risk groups

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on Friday that it is stepping up its infection-control measures as the next wave of COVID-19 infections, which are expected to hit in the winter, could be even more serious than the recent third wave.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/19 9:37:11

China strongly opposes official contact between US, Taiwan: spokesperson

China has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition, and has lodged solemn representations with the United States over the upcoming visit of US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach to Taiwan, said Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 15:58:12

US sale of weapons systems to Taiwan island is media speculation: Taiwan authorities

The Taiwan "defense authorities" said on Wednesday that media reports of US plans to sell seven major weapons systems to the island were merely speculation by local media, reported on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 10:42:56

HK government officially acts on US' new product marking order

The Hong Kong government said that it is taking a formal step in dealing with the US' new rule on labeling of products of Hong Kong origin, which does not allow products to carry the "made in Hong Kong" label.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 10:17:28

HK lifts some COVID-19 restrictions after no new local infections reported following city-wide testing

Hong Kong's health authority said Tuesday there had not been a domestically-transmitted coronavirus infection in the previous 24 hours for the first time since early July, and numerous restrictions would end.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 22:43:52

Taiwan businesses can't do without the mainland

In sharp contrast to flaring tensions between the island of Taiwan and the Chinese mainland, intensified by a geopolitical battle between China and the US and the coronavirus pandemic, a group of businesspeople from the island who have been doing business in Dongguan in South China's Guangdong Province, said they are remaining calm. For some, it's impossible to abandon the mainland market, even as rhetoric of "economic decoupling" continues to rise.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 2:30:42

Hong Kong finishes mass COVID-19 testing, prepares for health QR code

Hong Kong is braced for a new health tracking QR code system that will come into use soon after the city completes its citywide COVID-19 testing program, during which a total of 1.719 million people have been tested and 26 new confirmed cases have been identified.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 0:46:45

KMT cancels delegation to Straits Forum

The Kuomintang (KMT), an opposition party in the island of Taiwan, announced on Monday that it will not send a delegation to attend the Straits Forum that is scheduled to be held in Xiamen, Fujian Province, because it felt "insulted" after a mainland TV news program said the KMT is asking the mainland for peace amid the intense cross-Straits situation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 21:28:40

HK informs families of violations of 12 residents, guarantees legal aid

Hong Kong's Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu stated that Hong Kong police and immigration authorities have contacted the families of 12 Hong Kong residents suspected of entering the Chinese mainland illegally and explained to them the related laws and regulations. He added that one of those arrested is suspected of violating the national security law for Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 17:55:50

HK secessionists' detention 'a warning' for those with illusions about escape to Taiwan from justice

Shortly after a social media post suggested five fleeing Hong Kong secessionists were not welcome to the island of Taiwan and had been detained without permission to communicate with the outside, another 12 Hong Kong anti-government rioters who reportedly illegally crossed the border by water in August were announced on Sunday to be under criminal detention. These cases all represented a warning shot to Hong Kong secessionists who still hold illusions of escaping from justice.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/13 21:47:26

Taiwan former legislative speaker's possible visit to mainland 'icebreaking': expert

While a US official's possible visit to the island of Taiwan is being condemned for challenging China's bottom line and aggravating disputes, Taiwan's former legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng is reportedly scheduled to head for the Chinese mainland for a cross-Straits forum, over which experts expressed positive expectations and said the forum could be "icebreaking" for current cross-Straits relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/13 21:43:40

22.2% of Hong Kong residents now tested for COVID-19

As many as 1,666,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's (HKSAR) universal community testing program, who account for 22.2 percent of the city's population, HKSAR government said. HKSAR officially kicked off its universal nucleic acid test scheme on September 1, as local authorities believe it is the best way for the city to bring the epidemic under control, and reopen its economy. The program was originally scheduled to last seven days, but the SAR government has since extended the testing period twice, with the latest deadline set at September 14.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/13 17:23:15

Commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry in HKSAR urges US politicians to stop interfering in China's internal affairs

The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese foreign ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Saturday urged some U.S. politicians to immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs as a whole.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/12 23:13:42

Not 'wise' to allow politically-driven UK provocations against China over HK to extend to financial sector: experts

The decision by the Court of Common Council in the City of London to back the UK government's plan to provide British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders in Hong Kong with access to British citizenship is a result of domestic political pressure, Chinese observers said Saturday, calling on the financial circle in the City of London to be rational and cherish China-UK fruit in the sector.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/12 15:00:35