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HK opposition 'primaries' challenge natl security law, illegal acts may become 1st major case on security in HK: analysts

The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council (HKMAO) on Tuesday accused the "primaries" organized by the opposition camp and extreme anti-government forces, as well as separatists in Hong Kong, of violating the law and said it will not tolerate any act of manipulating the upcoming Legislative Council (LegCo) elections of Hong Kong in September.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 23:23:40

HK residents surge into Shenzhen to avoid widening COVID-19 epidemic

Ports in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province that are adjacent to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) have seen a spike of travelers from the city as many Hong Kong residents have chosento enter the Chinese mainland to avoid new COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 22:13:40

China to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin over US arms sale to Taiwan: FM

China will impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin for involvement in the latest US arms sale to Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 15:53:44

Central govt's liaison office condemns HK opposition camp for holding illegal 'primaries'

A spokesperson for the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Monday condemned the Hong Kong opposition camp for orchestrating illegal "primaries," saying that such political activity is suspected of violating the national security law for Hong Kong and the local election rules.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 2:20:35

HK 'opposition camp primaries' 'a political farce'

The "Hong Kong pan-democracy camp" or opposition camp's so-called primary election is a political farce and mobilization for disrupting Legislative Council (LegCo) elections in September, mainland analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 23:13:40

HK govt announces toughest social-distancing rule to combat COVID-19 flare-ups

The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has adopted the most drastic social-distancing rule and vowed to expand the city's testing amid COVID-19 infection flare-ups, which experts called the most serious situation the city has faced since the outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 22:13:40

HK blood donor confirmed with COVID-19

A confirmed COVID-19 patient in Hong Kong was revealed on Monday to have donated blood before being confirmed infected, and the news sparked fear of coronavirus infections through blood transfusions, as the city reels from a rebounding epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 21:32:25

HK to prepare for spike in youths in correctional facilities: dept chief

The head of Hong Kong's Correctional Services Department (CSD) said a large number of young people are expected to be put into correctional institutions in the future, and the CSD will expand manpower and strengthen civic education for them.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 18:09:58

HK 'needs more tests' to control third wave of pandemic

Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 38 new COVID-19 cases as of Sunday afternoon with 30 locally transmitted and eight imported cases, bringing the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to 1,470.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 21:17:55

HKU dismisses claim from former employee that China covered up coronavirus

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Saturday dismissed accusations made by a former staff member who claimed that China had covered up the coronavirus. The university said the former employee who claimed to be "one of the first scientists to study the novel coronavirus" had actually never conducted related research in December and January and that her statement appears to resemble hearsay.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 18:23:51

Chinese envoy to Germany urges end to HK meddling as reckless US hostility to China raises global concerns

The Chinese Ambassador to Germany reiterated on Friday that the enactment of the national security law for Hong Kong is designed to deal with criminal acts that endanger national security and Hong Kong's affairs are purely China's internal affairs and China opposes external interference in any form, in an apparent move to dispel concerns among German politicians over Hong Kong related issues and a complex sentiment toward China fanned by Washington that also has divided Germany.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/11 23:01:59

HK education bureau required to make plans for all-round education on natl security law: Carrie Lam

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said on Saturday she has requested the secretary for education to draw up a plan for comprehensive education regarding the Constitution, the Basic Law, the National Anthem Ordinance and the national security law for Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/11 16:52:55

US arms sales to Taiwan more 'symbolic' than of military value: expert

After stirring up tensions in the Taiwan Straits by frequently sending military aircraft and warships near the island, and meeting countermeasures by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the US on Thursday announced the approval of yet another arms deal to Taiwan involving the recertification of air defense missiles for $620 million.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 21:26:39

HK's third-wave coronavirus infection likely to be contained in a week: expert

It's inevitable for international cities like Hong Kong to witness occasional coronavirus outbreaks, and the latest outbreak in the city is likely to be contained in a week, Hong Kong medical experts said, after the city was hit by a third wave of COVID1-9 this week that ended no new cases for 21 days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 21:23:40

US arms sales to Taiwan more 'symbolic' than of military value: expert

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the US announced Thursday that the US State Department approved a request by Taiwan for the recertification of its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense missiles, at an estimated cost of $620 million. On the same day, the DSCA also approved a planned purchase by Japan of 105 F-35 joint strike fighters worth roughly $23 billion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 18:33:40

China condemns Aussie's HK-related moves as interference in internal affairs

China deplores and opposes the groundless accusations made by the Australian government on Hong Kong issue, calling it a violation of international law and basic norms governing international relations and gross interference in China's internal affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 18:28:40

Hong Kong to suspend classes starting July 13 after spike in virus cases: official

Hong Kong to suspend classes starting July 13 after spike in virus cases: official
Source: People's Daily | 2020/7/10 14:20:07

Mainland students feel safer in HK after national security law

The National Security Law for Hong Kong (NSL) has safeguarded Hong Kong's social stability, which has also reassured students from Chinese mainland who want to study in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 23:26:59