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HK secessionist Tony Chung denied bail, charged with secession

The former leader of Hong Kong pro-secession group Studentlocalism Tony Chung Hon-lam, who has been charged with secession and money laundering, was denied bail by a Hong Kong court on Thursday, local media reported. Chung was detained on Tuesday by the police national security department while attempting to seek asylum at the US consulate in Hong Kong and Macao. He was held by police until he was arraigned on Thursday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/29 17:29:06

Taiwan authority confirms resident who returned from Chinese mainland was misdiagnosed with COVID-19

The Taiwan epidemic control authority confirmed Wednesday that a Taiwan resident who tested positive for coronavirus upon his return to the island from Jiangsu Province in the Chinese mainland on October 11 was actually not infected with COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/29 2:43:02

HK should join nation's 14th Five-Year Plan: advisor

Hong Kong should actively participate in the country's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), formulate a corresponding timetable and road map, and clarify the relationship between its own development and the country's overall strategy, political observers from the special administrative region (SAR) urged Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 21:25:21

Staying healthy

Members of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) get their seasonal influenza vaccinations on Wednesday. The HKSAR government has reminded citizens to get vaccinated as soon as possible and to take personal health precautions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 21:08:40

US consulate risks closure if it grants political asylum to HK secessionists: expert

The US consulate in Hong Kong and Macao reportedly rejected four Hong Kong secessionists seeking political asylum on Tuesday, which was a “wise move” because offering asylum to secessionists could risk the closure of the consulate, experts noted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 20:26:24

Is PLA planning to take Dongsh Island? Spokesperson shrugs off the question as 'hypothetical'

Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson with the Taiwan Affairs Office of State Council, declined to comment on a "hypothetical question" raised during Wednesday's press conference on whether the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) was planning to take Dongsha Island. She stressed that the mainland is capable of and determined to frustrate any provocation by separatist forces.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 14:58:21

DPP's collusion with external forces 'root cause' of severe cross-Straits situation

The root cause of the increasingly complicated and serious cross-Straits situation is the Democratic Progressive Party authority's collusion with separatist and external forces, and their provocations, said Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 12:03:45

Taiwan authorities slammed for 'inhumane act' of driving away mainland boats seeking shelter

The State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office has slammed the relevant authorities on the island of Taiwan as inhumane after they "savagely drove away" mainland fishing boats that were seeking shelter from gales, calling the act "infuriating."
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 11:58:00

Chinese military urges US to revoke Taiwan arms sales plan

A Chinese military spokesperson on Tuesday voiced firm opposition to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, urging the United States to immediately stop military contact with and arms sales to the island.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/28 9:16:42

Central govt supports HK law enforcement agencies to perform duties: FM response to Tony Chung arrest

A spokesperson for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that China is a country under the rule of law and Hong Kong is a society ruled by law, stressing that the central government supports Hong Kong's law enforcement agencies to perform their duties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 21:43:35

HKU choice of mainland heads 'first step' out of political hijacking: observers

A move by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Tuesday to appoint two professors from the mainland as its vice presidents, despite politically-motivated objections, was hailed by observers as a good progress in Hong Kong's academic field and a good start to shrugge off "political hijacking" to uphold academic freedom.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 18:03:48

US arms sales to Taiwan 'offensive, but useless'

The US has announced plans for a new round of arms sales to arm the secessionist Taiwan authorities with offensive Harpoon missiles that can attack the Chinese mainland, shortly after the Chinese central government announced on Monday sanctions against US military industrial firms and individuals involved in Taiwan arms sales.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 17:21:59

China slaps sanctions on Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon over arms sales to Taiwan island

China announces sanctions against Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon over arms sales to Taiwan island
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/26 15:36:13

Taiwan society commemorates 75th anniversary of recovery from Japanese occupation

With victorious songs sung, flowers presented and a parade marching through Taipei's main street, people of Taiwan commemorated the 75th anniversary of the island's recovery from Japanese occupation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/26 11:23:28

Secessionist DPP, colluding with the US, pushes cross-Straits to brink of war: observer

The specter of military conflicts has blanketed the island of Taiwan, and increasingly so in the past few weeks, as Taiwan secessionist forces, led by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority, continue to pursue the opposite of peaceful development of cross-Straits ties and provoke the Chinese mainland with desperate dependence on the US, who offers nothing but empty promises and constantly creates deliberate chaos in the region, observers warned on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/25 19:35:59

DPP's arms-sales statement sends provocative message, but leads nowhere: spokesperson

A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Friday said that a recent statement by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority in Taiwan on its latest arms deals with the United States is a thinly-veiled military provocation and threat against the mainland.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/24 8:59:14

HK urges Taiwan to grant murder suspect entry a year after his release

One year after Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai, whose case led to the proposed extradition bill that sparked months of social unrest in Hong Kong last year, was released from prison for money laundering, he still has not been able to get a visa to Taiwan to surrender.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/23 19:03:40

Lawyers from HK and Macao SARs can qualify to practice in the GBA

Qualified Hong Kong legal practitioners and Macao practicing lawyers who have passed the lawyer practice examination in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and obtained qualifications to practice law in Chinese mainland may engage in legal affairs in nine cities in South China's Guangdong Province, according to an announcement of pilot measures published by China's State Council on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 23:33:23