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Carrie Lam to discuss how central govt can help HK bring about economic recovery during her mainland trip

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that she will discuss how the central government will support Hong Kong to bring about economic recovery, and how Hong Kong fits into overall national development, the 14th Five-Year Plan, and the development of the Greater Bay Area, with mainland officials during her trip to Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen this week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/3 11:37:45

HKSAR gov't to implement national security law without fear: HKSAR chief executive

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said on Monday that the implementation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR is both timely and essential.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/3 10:38:18

Turkey adheres to one-China principle by deleting Erdogan's tweet with 'Taiwan flag'

Taiwan's "foreign ministry" said groundlessly on Monday that China has pressured the Turkish government to remove Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's tweet which shows Taiwan's "banner" among those who gave a hand to earthquake-struck Turkey.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/2 23:35:57

Chinese Ambassador to Japan outlines stance on issues including HK, Xinjiang, Diaoyu Islands: media

Chinese Ambassador to Japan Kong Xuanyou on Friday accepted an exclusive interview with Asahi Shimbun to tackle China-Japan and China-US relations, and picked up quries on the Diaoyu Islands, Hong Kong and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/2 18:30:40

HK LegCo is no independent kingdom: executive councilor Ronny Tong

Ronny Tong Ka-wah, an executive councilor in Hong Kong, rejected claims that lawmakers cannot be prosecuted, and stressed that the LegCo is not an independent kingdom, following the arrest of several current and former Hong Kong lawmakers for violating the Legislative Council (LegCo) Ordinance. In response to comments that the law was meant to protect the legislature from outside interference and not to be used against lawmakers, Tong said on a Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) program on Monday that if there were matters that could not be dealt with by the LegCo president, they would have to be dealt with by the police.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/2 17:35:37

Macao's gaming revenue rebounds in October

Macao's gaming industry revenue tripled month-on-month in October, although it still recorded a decrease of 72.5 percent year-on-year, the special administrative region (SAR)'s gaming industry watchdog said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/2 9:42:44

Chinese mainland contributes to improving cross-Straits relations: Taiwan businesspeople

Compared with the passive Taiwan authorities, the Chinese mainland has actively introduced a variety of preferential policies to support cross-Straits communication, which has injected tremendous positive energy into promoting peace and integrated development across the Taiwan Straits, said Taiwan business representatives at the second Taiwan Entrepreneurs Forum from October 28 to 29 in Tongchuan, North China's Shaanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/1 21:42:38

Caught up in US-election farce, Apple Daily just a 'political tool'

Although Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily denied its involvement in writing a smear piece on US presidential candidate Joe Biden through targeting his son Hunter Biden, the denial does not change the fact that it is "a political tool" rather than a media outlet, Chinese experts noted on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/1 20:18:40

Arrest of 7 political figures to clean up mess at HK LegCo: expert

Seven Hong Kong politicians including current and former members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) were arrested on Sunday for contempt and interference with members of the LegCo. The arrest is a positive signal that Hong Kong is cleaning up the long-existing mess in the LegCo and eliminating ill-intentioned political performances, experts noted. The seven arrested Hong Kong political figures include Wu Chi-wai, chairman of the Hong Kong opposition group Democratic Party, Steven Kwok Wing-kin, chairman of the Labour Party, Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, and Eddie Chu, Hong Kong media outlet reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/1 16:29:24

HK lawmakers arrested for obstructing LegCo meeting

Several current and former members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) were arrested on Sunday for contempt and interference with personnel of the LegCo at a chaotic May 8 LegCo meeting, the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) confirmed with the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/1 12:24:46

HKSAR chief executive exchanges views with business sector on Greater Bay Area development

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam held a meeting via video conferencing with representatives of major chambers of commerce and several professional bodies Friday to exchange views on the HKSAR's participation in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and better integration into the overall development of the nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/31 11:25:14

Over 90% of schools in HKSAR celebrate Chinese National Day in 2020: survey

More than 90 percent of schools surveyed in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region held Chinese National Day celebrations this year. Nearly 70 percent of the schools held a flag-raising ceremony and 62 percent proudly displayed the national flag, marking a 12 and 25 percentage points year-on-year increase, respectively, Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers (HKFEW) said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/30 11:54:46

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