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US sanctions on senior Chinese officials over HK affairs 'hysterical political bullying': China's top office on HK affairs

The US' sanctioning of senior Chinese officials over HK affairs is completely contrary to international law and the basic norms of international relations; it is indeed an act of “hysterical political bullying”: China's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 14:45:36

Sanctions on 14 NPC officials 'direct confrontation' with China's highest organ of power

Putting 14 Chinese officials from the country's top legislature on the new sanction list over the Hong Kong issue shows that the Trump administration, with its final act of hysteria against China, is now bypassing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and directly confronting China's highest organ of power, Chinese scholars said, suggesting that Beijing come up with more countermeasures such as further reducing staff of the US consulate in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 11:01:34

Update: HK police arrest 8 over unauthorized assemblies

Hong Kong police arrested eight people on Tuesday who were suspected of organizing, participating in and inciting others to participate in unauthorized assemblies this summer.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 10:28:40

Shenzhen sees influx of HK residents fleeing epidemic

There has been a spike in the number of people from Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) entering the Chinese mainland via Shenzhen Bay Port in South China's Guangdong Province, with numbers of up to 3,000 in one day, as the fourth wave of the epidemic engulfs the international financial hub.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 17:08:41

HK's framework for fighting money laundering in compliance with intl standards: HKMA

Hong Kong's framework for fighting money laundering and its specific anti-money laundering efforts are in compliance with international standards, a spokesperson with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) said on Monday, after local police revealed ex-lawmaker Ted Hui Chi-fung is being investigated for money laundering.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 22:58:16

China slams looming sanctions on officials in HK

Several Chinese officials and prominent academics on Hong Kong affairs said the looming US sanctions on at least 12 Chinese officials would not be as meaningful as several Hong Kong-related bills passed by the US Congress since the social turmoil in the Chinese city in 2019. Those so-called punitive moves made by Washington are purely political gestures.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 21:15:42

China strongly opposes looming US sanctions on Chinese officials over disqualification of HK lawmakers

Following media reports that the US government has been mulling new sanctions on at least 12 Chinese officials for the recent disqualification of Hong Kong Legislative Council lawmakers, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying reiterated China's position of opposing US interference in China's internal affairs through Hong Kong-related issues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 17:41:15

HK police arrest 8 involved in CUHK graduation pro-secession parade

The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) arrested at least eight people on Monday who were involved in the pro-secession parade in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on November 19, including District Council member Eason Chan Yik-shun and CUHK graduate Arthur Yeung. The HKPF said at a news conference on Monday afternoon that the eight men aged 16 to 34were reportedly students, social workers and two District Council members, all of whom were arrested for allegedly assembling without authorization. Three of them are also suspected of inciting secession. The police said they will continue to investigate the case and do not rule out the possibility of more arrests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 16:12:57

China to take resolute countermeasures, opposes US sanctions over HK affairs: FM

When asked about new US sanctions on at least 12 Chinese officials over Hong Kong affairs, Chinese FM spokesperson Hua Chunying said if reports about sanctions are true, China's position is obvious as it has reiterated it many times, and has made the necessary and legitimate response.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 16:12:09

Decade-long South Korean reality show 'Running Man' angered Chinese netizens for sovereign problem, removed from China's streaming site

An episode of Running Man, the long-running South Korean reality show, has been removed from Chinese streaming and video sharing platform Bilibili after it caused a controversy by placing China and the island of Taiwan on equal footing in the latest episode. The controversy has Chinese netizens calling for a boycott of the show.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 14:08:40

Global Times annual forum's guests from Taiwan targeted by the island's secessionist force

After participating in the Global Times Annual Forum 2020 on Saturday, two attendees from Taiwan say they have been targeted by pro-secessionist forces and a "lawmaker" of the separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the ruling party of the island, even called for an investigation into pro-reunification activists in Taiwan on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 0:00:43

HK police freeze absconding Ted Hui's bank accounts on national security charges, vows to apprehend fugitives

As the Hong Kong government and judiciary show resolution in punishing secessionists and restoring social order, Ted Hui Chi-fung, the recently absconded former opposition lawmaker, told the media on Saturday that all his bank accounts with millions of Hong Kong dollars in "life savings" had been frozen after he absconded.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/6 21:38:40

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