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HKSAR gov't to inspect 2,500 aged buildings in aftermath of fatal fire

The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said it will complete the inspection of some 2,500 domestic or composite buildings aged 60 or above by the end of this year, in the aftermath of a deadly fire on Sunday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/17 14:42:36

Leaders of separatist forces 'should be blacklisted' as report says Chinese mainland to sanction Taiwan secessionists: analysts

After a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Sunday that the Chinese mainland will formulate a blacklist of "stubborn Taiwan secessionists," both sides of the Taiwan Straits wondered who will make the list, as mainland experts said the blacklist should include the leaders, influential personnel of the secessionist forces, and the head of Taiwan's executive body.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 1:55:39

Taiwan faces Asia-Pacific isolation after RCEP exclusion

Taiwan-based politicians and pundits believe that failure to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world's biggest trade free agreement, will deal a heavy blow to the already sluggish economy of the island of Taiwan, a result experts pointed out will further isolate the pro-secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and help accelerate the reunification process.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/16 20:18:17

Central government's office and HK Chief Executive send condolences over HK's deadliest fire in years

Hong Kong saw its worst fire in recent years on Sunday, which has killed seven and left more than 10 others injured. The Chief Executive of the special administrative region visited the scene shortly after the fire, sending condolences, and demanding all-out efforts to treat the injured and investigate the accident. The fire broke out at a tenement building in Yau Ma Tai at around 8 pm on Sunday. It was extinguished about two hours later, Xinhua News reported. In a statement published in the early morning on Monday, Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said she was deeply saddened by the deaths and injuries caused by the fire.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/16 13:10:58

Shenzhen to recruit HK, Macao graduates as civil servants

South China's Shenzhen is seeking to recruit five citizens from the Hong Kong and Macao Special Autonomous Regions into its civil service team as part of its efforts to build the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/15 19:39:05

Taiwan island's new missile useless against Chinese mainland: experts

The air-launched cruise missiles made in the island of Taiwan that reportedly are able to strike key military facilities along the coast of the Chinese mainland cannot reach their intended targets, Chinese mainland experts said on Sunday, after the military on the island recently test-fired one in a move analysts warned is a dangerous act of resisting reunification by force.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/15 18:46:07

Chinese mission to EU: Public office holders pledging allegiance is common practice

Public office holders pledging allegiance is a common practice adopted worldwide and the European Union (EU) should abandon double standards, said a spokesperson of the Chinese Mission to the EU on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/14 14:15:26

Sanctions, granting asylum – West's waste HK cards won't deter China

Some Western countries, especially the US, UK and Canada, appear to have reached a consensus to pressure China on the Hong Kong issue on Thursday, with the US vowing to hold accountable people responsible for "eroding Hong Kong's autonomy," and the others announcing plans to interfere in China's affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/13 20:18:40

Commissioner's Office of Chinese Foreign Ministry in HKSAR once again warns foreign politicians to stop interference

A spokesperson of the Commissioner's Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Thursday reiterated its strong indignation and firm opposition to a few foreign politicians' denigration of the decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) concerning Hong Kong.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/13 11:35:51

No country tolerates lawmakers who don't pledge allegiance to state

No country tolerates public servants who do not recognize their national identity or do not sincerely swear allegiance to the state in assuming office and carrying out their duties, Chinese officials and experts said on Thursday, dismissing some Western politicians' accusations over the Chinese top legislature's latest decision on the qualifications of Hong Kong LegCo members.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 23:22:40

Hong Kong must be governed by patriots

The decision adopted by China's top legislature Wednesday on the qualification of local lawmakers in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has clarified the legal basis for "patriots governing Hong Kong."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/12 13:36:09

HK opposition lawmakers' mass resignation 'political maneuver,' central govt prepared for all scenarios

After four opposition lawmakers were disqualified from the legislature in Hong Kong on Wednesday, which was in line with the latest legal opinion given by China's top legislature, the remaining 15 opposition members of LegCo announced they were resigning en masse at a press conference. Such a political maneuver, as some observers said, won't affect LegCo operations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 18:42:38

Why these four Hong Kong lawmakers were first disqualified?

Four infamous Hong Kong opposition lawmakers – Dennis Kwok Wing-hang, Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung Kai-cheong – falls first to be disqualified right after China's top legislature set detailed measures to disqualify unpatriotic Legislative Council (LegCo) lawmakers. Why it has to be these four?
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 18:45:24

Opposition lawmakers' resignations will not affect others in fulfilling their duties: Lam

Lawmakers in the Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Administrative Region (HKSAR) should fulfill their responsibilities and pro-establishment lawmakers will not be a rubber stamp, HKSAR Executive Chief Carrie Lam told a press conference, in response to 15 lawmakers reportedly vowing to resign en masse after four lawmakers from their group were disqualified.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 18:03:41

After losing backer Trump, DPP should prove to Biden it is not a 'troublemaker': experts

The pro-secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority on the island of Taiwan has undergone a roller-coaster attitude change towards Donald Trump and president-elect Joe Biden after the latter won the US election. Observers from the island said that the DPP had been left with no choice but to goall-in with Trump, and the challenge for politicians on the island now is to convince the new US administration that Taiwan is not going to be a "troublemaker."
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 16:14:48

Four LegCo members disqualified after China's top legislature sets HK lawmaker criteria

Shortly after China's top legislature set detailed measures to disqualify unpatriotic Legislative Council (LegCo) lawmakers, four opposition lawmakers – Dennis Kwok Wing-hang, Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung Kai-cheong – who have notorious records, were immediately disqualified from the local legislature in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 13:55:23

China's top legislature sets constitutional structure for disqualifying unpatriotic LegCo lawmakers

China's top legislature sets constitutional structure for disqualifying unpatriotic LegCo lawmakers
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 12:59:11

DPP returning to right track key to improving cross-Straits ties: Taiwan Affairs Office

Cross-Straits ties will only be improved when the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) returns to the right track of the 1992 Consensus and stops provoking the Chinese mainland by seeking “independence,” said the spokesperson of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, when asked to comment on whether the US election result will affect cross-Straits relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 11:49:15