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4 arrested for allegedly breaching natl security law for HK, marking 1st major action from the National Security Department under HKPF

4 arrested for allegedly breaching natl security law for HK, marking 1st major action from the National Security Department under HKPF
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 0:32:14

Death speculation of 'godfather of Taiwan secessionism' discussed by netizens

A Taipei hospital dismissed rumors on Wednesday claiming that former Taiwan leader and key initiator of Taiwan-separatism Lee Teng-hui had died after he get choked while drinking milk in February, and the report has brought discussions among the mainland netizens as Lee is an infamous separatist.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 22:31:00

Hong Kong LegCo election postponement urged

As Hong Kong is facing the third wave of a serious COVID-19 epidemic, many local social organizations and residents have urged the HKSAR government to postpone the Legislative Council (LegCo) election, scheduled for September.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 21:13:40

Residents call for stricter measures, citywide screening to curb COVID-19 in HK

While a ban on dining in restaurants and gatherings of more than two people has taken effect on Wednesday in Hong Kong to tackle the worsening COVID-19 outbreak, local residents are calling for even stricter anti-epidemic measures and citywide screening to curb new infections, after the number of daily new cases in the city has surpassed 100 for seven consecutive days as of Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 21:12:15

Hospital dismisses rumors of former Taiwan leader Lee Teng-hui's death

A Taipei hospital has dismissed rumors claiming that former Taiwan leader Lee Teng-hui has died after he choked while drinking milk in February, saying he is still under treatment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 12:39:20

Anti-govt activist fired by HKU

Tai Yiu-ting, a radical Hong Kong anti-government political activist who is also an associate professor at the Department of Law, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has been fired after the overwhelming majority of the university council voted for his dismissal on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 23:40:23

Illegal 'Occupy Central' leader Benny Tai sacked by HKU

Legal scholar Benny Tai Yiu-ting loses his job as an associate professor of law following a decision made by the governing council of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Tuesday .
Source: People's Daily | 2020/7/28 20:54:43

HK LegCo election candidacy review not a 'political review'

Demanding answers about their position on the national security law for Hong Kong from candidates, and reviewing their candidacy are not "political review," but the legitimate procedure under the guidelines on election-related activities, legal experts said. Speculation that a growing number of pan-democracy candidates would be disqualified in the 2020 Legislative Council (LegCo) is nothing but a "deliberate misinterpretation" of the law and groundless accusation of central and local governments' interference in the election, they added.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 20:53:04

China decides to suspend HKSAR's extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, UK: FM

China decides to suspend HKSAR's extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, UK: FM
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 15:43:38

Cross-Taiwan Straits couples condemn DPP over entry ban on children

The Taiwan regional authority's move to bar entry for children of mainland-Taiwan couples amid the COVID-19 pandemic is causing anger among the public due to its obvious politicization of the virus and discrimination against mainland residents. Many mainland-Taiwan families who have been separated from their loved ones across the Straits have condemned the separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority for utilizing these children as a tool for political purposes, urging it to let them go back to the island and reunite with their parents soon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 0:59:38

Chinese mainland never hinders Taiwan students from school transfers, destroys legal religious books: official

The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, China's cabinet, on Monday denied rejecting requests from Taiwan students to transfer schools, saying that universities in the mainland have never received any applications.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/27 18:43:36

HKPF not impacted by equipment export sanctions: police chief

The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has been working with various places around the world in terms of equipment procurement and training, and has not focused on one single country, so the equipment export sanctions will have little impact on the HKPF, and the unilateral move to cut ties or suspend exports would only cost the other countries involved, Chris Tang Ping-keung, Commissioner of Police of the HKPF, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 21:34:53

Central govt offers HK help to fight COVID-19

The central government will provide the necessary support to Hong Kong to fight COVID-19, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Friday, as the region saw a new record number of confirmed cases in a single day on Friday amid the third wave of coronavirus infections.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/24 21:03:40

Newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong hit another new high of 123

Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) Friday reported 123 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, hitting a new daily high.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/24 19:30:05

HK makeshift hospital put into use on Friday amid worsening coronavirus situation

A resort-converted community quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients, also known as the Hong Kong makeshift hospital, was put into use on Friday after the city reported a record number of confirmed cases in a single day on Thursday amid the region's third wave of coronavirus infections.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/24 15:23:40

US consulate in HK loathed as 'spy center'

The US consulate in Hong Kong and Macao tops social media polls on the "US consulate in China most likely to be closed," after the US asked the Chinese consulate in Houston to close, which observers said reflects the Chinese public's anger over US meddling in Hong Kong affairs and a warning to American "intelligence hegemony."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 21:23:40

China may not recognize BNO passport as viable travel document: FM

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that China is considering not recognizing British National (Overseas) passports as a viable travel document after the UK released more information on the new Hong Kong BNO visa that allows their holders to move to the country for residency.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 17:49:25

Netizens urge boycott of alleged HK secessionist director's movie

Chinese mainland netizens have called for a boycott and removal from cinemas of an upcoming movie directed by an alleged Hong Kong secessionist who reportedly discredited the local police, the government and denigrated "one country, two systems."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 16:25:10