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Hong Kong reports another COVID-19 case from unknown source

A nurse in Hong Kong tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the Hong Kong government announced on the same day. The case was the city's latest infection from an unknown source following a few sporadic cases from unknown origins reported since Hong Kong was hit by a third wave of the epidemic in mid-July.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/2 14:43:07

HK murder hopes to surrender to Taiwan in October

Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai ̶ whose case lead to the proposed extradition bill that sparked months of social unrest in Hong Kong last year ̶ has notified his lawyer on the island of Taiwan to pave the way for his surrender to accept trial on the island, saying he hopes it could be arranged in October.
Source: | 2020/10/2 14:27:33

Hong Kong official confident in handling threats, no fear of sanctions: Carrie Lam

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Thursday that, Hong Kong officials are not afraid of sanctions and the regional government is confident to recover economy and handle threats after COVID-19 epidemic and anti-extradition bill riots.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/1 13:06:20

Seeking 'independence' via 'constitutional amendment' will get Taiwan secessionists burned: Taiwan Affairs Office

A small group of Taiwan secessionists shouldn't underestimate Beijing's resolution in safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity and should not go further in the evil road of seeking independence through "constitutional amendments," the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said Wednesday at a regular press conference. "They should stop playing with fire or they will get themselves burned," Ma Xiaoguang, the spokesperson for the office, warned.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/30 14:45:56

Taiwan-born entertainers performed at mainland's gala despite Taiwan authorities' 'trumped-up charges' to obstruct them

Threats from Taiwan authorities warning Taiwan-born entertainers not to perform at Chinese mainland's National Day gala are trumped-up charges and arbitrary condemnation, said the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/30 13:38:58

HK pan-democracy lawmakers in 'critical year'

While the majority of pan-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong decided to serve extended terms in the Legislative Council (LegCo), which had been expected, some observers said that political battles will continue, as anti-government forces will continue testing the waters until the first trial under the national security law for Hong Kong has a stronger deterrent effect.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/29 22:56:14

Calvin Tai Chi-kin to succeed Charles Li Xiaojia as HKEX chief executive

Charles Li Xiaojia on Tue informed HKEX of his wish to seek early retirement. Li will remain as HKEX chief executive until Dec 31.
Source: | 2020/9/29 17:56:40

Liaison Office in HK warns rioters ahead of proposed National Day 'rampage'

Under the National Security Law, the reckless moves of rioters in Hong Kong won't be tolerated, the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said in an official statement on Tuesday, serving as a warning to some rioters who had been planning for massive illegal protests and subsequent rampage throughout the city on China's National Day on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/29 15:01:15

HKSAR hands over military dock to PLA Garrison to better tackle terrorism, foreign interference

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) handed over the Central Military Dock to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison on Tuesday, a move deemed by the HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam as a historic moment that fully demonstrates the HKSAR's relationship with the central authorities under "one country, two systems" and carries important constitutional significance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/29 11:22:26

HKEDB collaboration with pro-establishment education agency shows 'progress': expert

Collaboration between the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and pro-establishment teacher-training agency is "progress for Hong Kong education," an expert said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/29 1:42:50

HK unlikely to restore travel with mainland and Macao by National Day: official

Hong Kong's chief secretary for administration, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, said Monday there is little chance tourist travel between Hong Kong and the mainland and Macao can be resumed before National Day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/28 22:55:17

DPP 'self-deceiving' in seeking secessionist presence of Taiwan in intl organizations

The separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities on the island of Taiwan protested against an international organization that listed the island in "China," and urged a separate category of Chinese Taipei, but analysts noted such self-deception will not change the fact that it is an inalienable part of Chinese territory.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/28 20:27:42

Taiwan residents worry about war: surveys

Residents in the island of Taiwan are worrying in an unprecedented way that cross-Straits tension may escalate into a war, as surveys conducted in the island showed that perceptions of official and military relations with the Chinese mainland have worsened. However, a majority of respondents hoped for peaceful talks with the mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/28 20:18:41

Auction of action star Jackie Chan's luxury apartments in Beijing withdrawn

The two apartments — now worth 120 million yuan ($17.59 million) — came into dispute as the ownership has never been completely transferred from the developer (Yujia Real Estate) to Chan since his purchase, and the apartments were seized by the authorities to pay debts owed by Yujia, alongside Yujia's other assets.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/28 16:11:21

Definition amending of "media representatives" no harm to press freedom: HKSAR gov't official

The Hong Kong police's amending of the definition of "media representatives" under the Police General Orders will not harm freedom of the press, Matthew Cheung, chief secretary for administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/28 13:19:29

Taiwan 'puts all eggs in one basket' by refusing mainland vaccines

Experts warned that the island of Taiwan is "putting all its eggs in one basket" as island officials said that they would not purchase COVID-19 vaccines from the Chinese mainland, even though the mainland has an apparent advantage in vaccine research and development by contributing four of the world's nine COVID-19 candidate vaccines undergoing Phase III clinical trials.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 22:53:55

HK officials shrug off US' unilateral sanction

Regarding the US' newly published details on sanctions on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) officials, some of the sanctioned officials responded that they have never taken the "futile" sanctions seriously.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 20:18:40

DPP spreads 'green terror' by obstructing singers to mainland

The island of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Saturday urged Taiwan-born entertainers not to attend a Chinese mainland gala being held for the upcoming National Day holidays, a move that was slammed by analysts as politicization of cultural activities and "spreading green terror" by any means possible to thwart normal exchanges.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 15:01:47