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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

China condems US "sanctions" against officials over Hong Kong

China on Tuesday strongly condemned the so-called sanctions imposed by the United States on officials of Chinese central government agencies responsible for Hong Kong affairs and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/11 11:29:34

Hong Kong suspends fugitive offender agreement with Netherlands, Ireland

Hong Kong suspends fugitive offender agreement with Netherlands, Ireland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/10 20:04:27

HK officials shrug off US sanctions, vow to continue protecting national security

The US has imposed sanctions on four more Chinese officials in the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) over the Hong Kong issue, which Hong Kong Chief Secretary called “barbaric.” The sanctioned officials shrugged off the sanctions, and pledged to continue to safeguard the security of Hong Kong in the future. On Monday, the US Department of State slapped sanctions against four officials from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland for allegedly “threatening the peace, security and autonomy of Hong Kong.” The four sanctioned officials are Deng Zhonghua, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, Edwina Lau, deputy commissioner of police in Hong Kong, and Li Jiangzhou and Li Kwai-wah, officials from the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF).
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/10 16:11:54

Hong Kong to extend social distancing measures for 7 days

Matthew Cheung, Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said on Tuesday that in view of the latest COVID-19 situation, the existing social distancing measures due to expire on Thursday will be extended for another seven days.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/10 13:59:32