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Allegations made by US, UK politicians against arrest of protestors 'ground-less': HKSAR

Allegations made by the US, the UK and European Parliament against the Hong Kong police 's arrest of illegal protest organizers and participants were groundless and seriously interfered in Hong Kong affairs, spokesperson of the HKSAR government said Friday. The spokesperson expressed strong opposition over some politicians making such irresponsible and deplorable remarks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/1 20:51:18

Change in Netherlands' office name in Taiwan is “playing with fire,” poses risk to ties with Chinese mainland: experts

The Netherlands took down a video clip in which it changed the trade and investment in Taiwan to the Netherlands office Taipei a day after the video was released. Chinese experts warned that the country's move is "playing with fire" and poses a risk to ties with the Chi-nese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/1 18:53:05

Taiwan made huge 'donations' to the US to promote passage of 'Taipei Act': source

Taiwan authorities made huge "donations" to the US in order to promote the passage of the "Taipei Act," which aims to prop up the presence of Taiwan island through measures including a large number of arms purchase rebates and budgets involving millions of tax-free allowances.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/1 11:26:58

Hong Kong to extend mandatory quarantine for inbound travelers from Chinese mainland for another month

China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will extend mandatory quarantine for all inbound travelers from the Chinese mainland that will expire on May 7 for another one month to June 7 amid the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/28 18:48:43

Senior official says financial risk remains controllable in Hong Kong

Financial Secretary of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government Paul Chan said Sunday that the financial risk remains controllable in Hong Kong despite the double blow from the violent incidents last year and the recent COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/26 14:32:59

HK govt reshuffle for better governance, recovery

China's State Council on Wednesday announced the appointment and removal of several key officials of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, and the chief executive of the HKSAR stressed that the reshuffle aims to push the economic recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 19:43:40

Hong Kong to extend social distancing measures for another 2 weeks amid COVID-19 epidemic

China's Hong Kong will extend its social distancing measures that will expire at midnight on Thursday for another 14 days to ensure the COVID-19 epidemic will be completely controlled.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/21 11:47:57

FM office in HKSAR slams US politicians' exculpation of riot leaders

The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong solemnly refuted some US' politicians' exculpation of Hong Kong riot leaders, claiming their rhetoric revealed their complicity with rioters who have created chaos in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/19 17:09:59

Jimmy Lai and several riot leaders arrested, released on bail later

15 Hong Kong riot leaders including Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and Hong Kong barrister Martin Lee Chu-ming were detained by police on Saturday for alleged organizing and participating in illegal assembly and were later released on bail, Hong Kong media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/18 23:24:55

US 'black hands' behind HK education shows need for national security law

The Fulbright Program - a flagship interna-tional educational exchange program of the US Department of State in China's Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) - has become a major platform for training students as part of anti-mainland forces while intervening in local education and manipulating important courses of higher education, local media reports said, reflecting "black hands" of the US behind of chaos in the city and that passage of the national security law is highly necessary, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 22:02:13

Taiwan DPP exploiting COVID-19 to attack WHO 'doomed to fail'

The Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority has targeted the World Health Organization (WHO), seeking "Taiwan independence" by using the COVID-19 pandemic. Such an attempt is doomed to fail, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said, following the Taiwan authority's accusation that the WHO "refused to act" on an email it sent four months ago concerning the possible human-to-human transmission of COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 18:43:41

Safeguarding national security common responsibility of Hong Kong society

Wednesday marked China's fifth National Security Education Day, with a series of events taking place in its Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to promote national security education.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/16 10:12:58

Hong Kong to require travelers from US, Europe to have virus tests upon arrival

Hong Kong will require air travelers from the United States and Europe to have coronavirus tests upon their arrival, and aims at expanding the arrangement in the near future to cover all those arriving from foreign places, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government's secretary for food and health said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/13 10:15:17

Chinese PLA holds 'regular' drills near Taiwan in preparation for military struggle: experts

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly held military drills featuring warplanes near the island of Taiwan on Friday, and such drills, having taken place at least four times since the traditional Spring Festival holiday in January, have become regular and are now a part of military struggle preparations against the island, mainland experts said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/10 15:30:16

DPP cannot contain COVID-19 in Taiwan by slandering mainland: spokesperson

The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Friday denounced Taiwan's separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for attacking and slandering the Chinese mainland and Taiwan firms and compatriots in the mainland instead of focusing on its burning issues: containing the spread of COVID-19 in the island and tackling local people's practical needs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/10 13:28:28

Chinese mainland condemns Taiwan for racist attack aimed at WHO leader

Chinese mainland condemned Taiwan's separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for making racist comments online against the World Health Organization's (WHO) director-general. The Taiwan party was also accused of using COVID-19 as a political trick to undermine the one-China principle and join the WHO, which is doomed to fail, according to a spokesperson with the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/10 1:02:19

MOE suspends Taiwan education programs for mainland students

China's Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Thursday the Chinese mainland would suspend all programs and work that involves sending mainland students to study in Taiwan, given the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and current cross-Straits relations.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/9 23:56:58

Hong Kong to close beauty, massage parlors amid COVID-19 epidemic

Hong Kong will close beauty salons and massage parlors for 14 days since Friday, an official statement said Wednesday, adding to a string of social distancing measures to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/8 11:13:45