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HK schools to enhance understanding of mainland through programs

In line with the implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong, the city's education authority plans to integrate national security-related content into different courses and to roll out various activities, increasing exchange opportunities for Hong Kong students to enhance their understanding of the mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 22:43:01

Hong Kong Customs seizes 1.6 tons of suspected drugs at airport in H1

Hong Kong Customs seized about 1.6 tons of suspected dangerous drugs, including cocaine, methamphetamine and ketamine at the Hong Kong International Airport during the first half of 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/22 18:13:39

96 summoned, five arrested in Yuen Long protest in HK

The Hong Kong government strongly condemned the "selfish and illegal" gathering of people inside a mall in Yuen Long on Tuesday night, which saw 96 people summoned and another five arrested.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 9:55:59

China will firmly respond to UK's wrong deeds over HK: Chinese embassy in UK

China expressed strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the UK's recent wrong remarks and deeds relating to the national security law for Hong Kong, which interfered in China's internal affairs and Hong Kong affairs, and China will respond firmly, the Chinese embassy in the UK said on Tuesday, after the UK suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 9:35:10

Little effect on China as UK ends extradition treaty with HKSAR to please US: experts

The day US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in London, kicking off his short visit to the UK amid deteriorating China-UK ties, the British government announced that it would suspend its extradition treaty with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a move which further enflames the row with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 0:32:14

Refusal to sign HK election papers an attention-seeking ploy

Candidates from HK's anti-government camps -- including secessionist Joshua Wong Chi-fung --who refuse to sign nomination papers requiring them to pledge to uphold Hong Kong's Basic Law are simply making meaningless political gestures, aimed at enhancing their political profile.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/19 23:16:37

HK reports record daily surge in COVID-19 cases, enforces strictest measures

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Sunday enhanced epidemic prevention and control measures, requiring residents to wear a mask in public, and some civil servants will work from home after the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city exceeded that of SARS infections 17 years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/19 20:33:40

Hong Kong further steps up anti-epidemic measures amid surging local infections

Hong Kong on Sunday announced new anti-epidemic measures, including mandatory face mask wearing in all indoor public places, as daily confirmed cases for the first time surpassed 100 since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/19 17:24:10

Game's musical director under fire for publishing HK secessionist slogan in Morse code

A Taiwan game company's musical director has come under fire after netizens discovered he uploaded a piece of music featuring the Hong Kong secessionist slogan in Morse code back in March.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/19 16:03:21

Judicial independence 'cornerstone,' says HK legal system spokesperson as UK top judge questions national security law

There is only one UK judge currently serving at the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, and judicial independence as well as rule of law are cornerstones of Hong Kong society, which are guaranteed by the Basic Law, a spokesperson of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) judicial system was quoted as saying in media reports on Saturday, after the UK's top judge said the UK would assess whether UK judges should serve in HKSAR courts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/19 11:12:51

Mastery of Constitution and Chinese proficiency should be prerequisites for national security judges: Hong Kong lawyer

A Hong Kong lawyer has refuted the UK Supreme Court's decision, which, according to a Reuters report on Friday, would continue to assess UK judges' positions in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, the city's top court, amid the recent enactment of the national security law for Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/18 20:53:35

Mainland city trains 1,000 Taiwan livestreamers

As an increasing number of young people in China's Taiwan island have shown their enthusiasm to engage in the mainland's mushrooming e-commerce livestreaming industry, some mainland NGOs and companies are trying to offer them a helping hand. A nonprofit project in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, where tech giants including Alibaba are located, has been launched to teach Taiwan youngster livestreaming promotion skills.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/17 0:06:56

Law education base for HK, Macao youths set up

China is gearing up to carry out national security education for Hong Kong and Macao youths, as China's first juvenile education base for the Constitution and Basic Law of the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions (SARs) was set up in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/16 20:18:40

China firmly opposes US arms sales to Taiwan: military spokesperson

The Chinese defense ministry on Wednesday voiced strong dissatisfaction and opposition as to the recent approval by the US Department of State of a $620 million upgrade package for the Lockheed Martin-built PAC-3 missile system to Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 22:47:42

HK Act descends into 'hand-to-hand combat'

Signing into law the so-called Hong Kong Autonomy Act indicates that the game between China and the US has turned into a "hand-to-hand combat" on Hong Kong affairs, which will force China to be more resolute in countering the US, and more intolerant to Hong Kong opposition forces' actions that may violate the national security law for Hong Kong, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 22:12:37

HK executive councilor Ronny Tong ready for more frank interviews

Ronny Tong Ka-wah, an executive councilor in Hong Kong, said he is ready for more frank interviews with international media, after a spat during an interview with the BBC Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur last week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 22:08:40

HK official slams extradition moves

It is a highly irresponsible move that undermines the rule of law for countries to drop extradition agreements with the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) in opposing the national security law for Hong Kong, John Lee Ka-chiu, Hong Kong Secretary for Security, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 20:03:40

Chinese officials, observers 'not surprised, but prepared' for US sanctions over HK

Top Chinese legislators and veteran observers of Hong Kong affairs said they are not surprised to see the US president sign the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, which is considered "a piece of scrap paper" by the Chinese government. Observers said that Washington is shooting itself in the foot through the move, which only has "symbolic effect," adding that the top authority in China has made full consideration of the worst case scenarios amid deteriorating China-US ties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 10:52:06