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Tourism industries across Taiwan Strait explore post-COVID-19 opportunities

Insiders of tourism industries across the Taiwan Strait on Monday joined an online conference to explore post-COVID-19 cooperation opportunities.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/10 13:26:15

Macao to lift entry ban on foreigners arriving from Chinese mainland

Macao will allow foreigners coming from the Chinese mainland to enter the special administrative region (SAR) starting from Dec. 1, the SAR's pandemic response center said here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/10 13:18:21

Taiwan in awkward position to befriend Biden as DPP leaned toward Trump during election

After gambling on Donald Trump in the US presidential election, the island of Taiwan and its Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), whose members have been openly rooting for Trump and bashing Joe Biden on social media, found themselves in an embarrassing situation to congratulate the reported president-elect and became anxious as it may not have the same "support" from the US as in the past four years, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/9 20:57:53

Better integration into nation's overall development helps Hong Kong boost economy: senior HKSAR gov't official

Matthew Cheung, chief secretary for administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, said on Sunday that Hong Kong's better integration into the overall development of the country is an important driving force for the resumption of Hong Kong's economic growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/9 13:48:30

DPP collusion with hostile US 'NGOs' open as ever

With intensifying cross-Straits relations, US-funded NGOs meddling in the Taiwan question will further erode the space for mutual trust and cooperation between the two sides of Straits and create more obstacles to the peaceful development, expert said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/9 1:08:53

DPP mocked for being 'grass on the wall which sways with wind' after Biden's win

Netizens from the Chinese mainland and the island of Taiwan mocked Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and the Democratic Progressive Party for being "grass on the top of a wall which sways with every wind" after they congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on his election victory in a stark contrast with their previous "attention" to Donald Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/8 21:49:50

HK radio 'to play Chinese national anthem every morning from mid-Nov' to enhance natl identity among residents

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) plans to broadcast Chinese national anthem on its radio channels at 8:00 am every day from November 16, Hong Kong media Ming Pao said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/7 18:11:48

Central govt deepens trust in Lam

China's central government firmly supports Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and fully recognizes her efforts in leading the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government to overcome various difficulties this year, Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng said Friday while meeting Lam in Beijing. He noted that he hopes that Hong Kong will grasp opportunities from the overall development of the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/6 10:54:46

Eight HK lawmakers charged with contempt, interfering with legislative meeting

Eight current and former members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo), who were arrested for violating the Legislative Council (LegCo) Ordinance by causing riots at the May 8 LegCo meeting, were summoned to court for a hearing on Friday afternoon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/6 21:11:17

Central govt recognizes Lam's work in HK epidemic fight, national security law enforcement

Central govt fully recognizes HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam led SAR govt to overcome many difficulties like controlling epidemic and implementing National Security Law for HK. Her efforts yielded remarkable results: Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng meets with Lam in Beijing
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/6 9:50:48

Taiwan businesspeople, volunteers show real mainland to compatriots misguided by island media

Even as Taiwan authorities desperately try to obstruct normal cross-Straits communication and exchanges, begging favor from the US, businesspeople from the island of Taiwan more than ever feel the necessity to strengthen cooperation with the mainland despite facing pressure from local authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/6 2:19:37

Lam meets ministers in Beijing, calls for resumption of flow of people between HK and mainland

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam met with Ma Xiaowei, head of the National Health Commission, on Thursday, saying she appreciates the commission's support for the city during the COVID-19 epidemic and called for a resumption in the flow of people between Hong Kong and mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/6 1:22:01

HK sets up anonymous national security hotline to fight crimes

The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has set up a hotline for the public to provide information on national security issues through social media platforms, promising anonymity. Experts said this was a general approach in combating crimes and they called for its normalization.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/5 21:33:41

Hong Kong police sets up national security hotlines

The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) have set up hotlines for the public to provide information on national security issues through social media platforms, and promised not to request or disclose any information to third parties through the hotline. “To facilitate the provision of information and reports on national security, the National Security Department of the HKPF is officially launching the 'National Security Department Reporting Hotline' today, which allows members of the public to make non-emergency reports on national security through multiple platforms including WeChat, SMS or email,” the HKPF wrote on Facebook on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/5 12:26:11

HK Chief Executive meets with ministers in Beijing, discusses measures to support the city

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam met with three ministers in Beijing on Wednesday during her visit to the capital, discussing the central government's supportive measures to Hong Kong, including economy, COVID-19 vaccine and air service.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/5 1:42:48

HK police deny 'revenge' accusation in arrest of RTHK director

Hong Kong police denied that the arrest of Tsai Yu-ling, a director of the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), is revenge for her investigation into the Yuen Long incident on July 21, 2019, nor is the arrest targeting journalists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/4 23:08:40

Lam may seek help from central govt on LegCo chaos, education policymaking

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) may seek the central government's support in strengthening its finances and transport between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland when the global financial hub's economy was battered by social unrest and then by the coronavirus, Chinese analysts said on HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam's ongoing mainland visit from Tuesday to Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/4 0:37:33

New 5-year plan to tackle external interference in HK and Taiwan

The proposal of China's new five-year plan stressed high alert to outside interference in Hong Kong and Macao affairs, and vowed to resolutely contain those activities in Taiwan to safeguard national sovereignty and stability.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/3 21:48:27