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Increasing number of HK residents support national security law: poll

A latest poll showed that two-thirds of Hong Kong residents support the national security law for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a 9 percent rise compared to the previous month.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 22:08:40

Failure to remove information harmful to national security brings legal liability: HK security chief

Publishers, network and service providers who fail to remove information that threatens national security should be held accountable, said Hong Kong's security head, after social media giants, such as Facebook, Twitter and Telegram decided to “pause” the sharing of data with Hong Kong authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 18:02:45

HK residents say national security law boosts their confidence for the city

Last year's unrest left uncertainties in the daily lives of millions of Hong Kong residents, who longed for a stable environment and future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 17:13:40

HK Customs mulls firing 3 detained officers to stop foreign collusion

Hong Kong customs authorities plan to remove three customs officers after they were arrested on suspicion of participating in an illegal gathering on July 1, local media Sing Tao Daily reported Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 14:59:06

HK government suggests new civil servants sign on to support Basic Law, pledge allegiance to SAR

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government on Wednesday suggested to legislators that new civil servants who joined after July 1 should sign documents to confirm their support of the Basic Law, and pledge allegiance to the SAR.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 0:18:40

Collecting DNA samples from people arrested for violating security law in HK 'normal practice'

The South China Morning Post reported that collecting DNA was rare in handling protest-related offenses, such as rioting, illegal assembly or assaulting police officers. The practice was usually reserved for gathering evidence to prove charges over drug possession, sexual assaults or other serious assaults, citing lawyer Janet Pang Ho-yan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 22:25:09

New law helps HK's future with economic recovery eyed in Q4: financial chief

With the implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong, which will restore normalcy and end riots, the city is expected to see signs of an economic recovery in the fourth quarter of 2020, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) financial chief told the Global Times on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 22:24:27

HK doesn't need US consent for its exchange rate system: HK financial chief

There's no need to ask for US consent on a decades-old exchange rate system linking Hong Kong's local currency and the US dollar, Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said on Wednesday, as the recent chase after Chinese assets underpins the strength of the local currency.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 13:57:03

Risks seen in future relations across the Taiwan Strait but overall situation controllable: expert

In an exclusive interview, Global Times reporters (GT) discussed the future of cross-strait relations with Wang Zaixi (Wang), former deputy director of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait of the State Council and Vice President of National Taiwan Studies Association.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/7/8 1:08:27

Woman sentenced to three months for assaulting police officer

Hong Kong's Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts convicted a woman of assaulting a police officer and sentenced her to three months' imprisonment. At a court hearing last month, the 28-year-old woman denied pointing a laser pen in a police officer's eye.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 23:07:02

Carrie Lam dispels misunderstandings on implementation rules for Article 43 of natl security law for HK

The implementation rules for Article 43 of the national security law for Hong Kong took effect on Tuesday, further providing legal guarantees for police to apply the law and safeguard national interests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 17:23:40

National security law ensures high degree of autonomy and people's freedom in HK: Liu Xiaoming

The Chinese Ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, held a virtual news conference regarding the national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to allow the British public to understand the legislation comprehensively and accurately. He also answered questions regarding the British National Overseas (BNO) passport, and Huawei's 5G network project in the UK.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 16:13:40

Implementation rules for Article 43 of national security law for HK take effect on Tuesday

The implementation rules for Article 43 of national security law for HK take effect on Tuesday. Experts hailed the efficiency and close cooperation between the central government and the HKSAR government on providing legal guarantee on the matter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 10:17:06

Implementing rules further detail enforcement of national security law for HK

The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Monday publicized the implementation rules of an article from the national security law for Hong Kong, which will take effect on Tuesday and further provide legal guarantee for police to apply the law and safeguard the China's national interests, with experts applauding the efficiency and close cooperation between the central government and the HKSAR government.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/7/7 1:24:32

Pro-secession HK riot leader pleads guilty to charges regarding unauthorized assembly

A former leader of a dissolved Hong Kong pro-secession political group pleaded guilty to two charges in court on Monday, while other key figures like Joshua Wong and Ivan Lam denied charges of inciting others to knowingly participate in unauthorized assembly.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 0:42:14

HK education bureau to remove books carrying content forbidden by national security law

The Hong Kong education bureau has vowed to remove textbooks and reading materials in schools that involve inciting subversion, separatism and other illegal content forbidden by the national security law, and will regularly check if such books exist within campuses.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 15:27:05

Netizens mock Wong as a 'running rat' amid questions over foreign funding

Chinese netizens mocked Hong Kong pro-Western secessionist Joshua Wong Chi-fung for being "a running rat with everyone shouting to smack it," after a video of him being scolded by a resident recently went viral.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 14:12:07

police have law to follow in their actions: HK police chief

Hong Kong Police Commissioner Chris Tang Ping-keung said that implementing the national security law for Hong Kong means the police have law to follow in their actions, and he will lead the police to work within the law to ensure social stability.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 10:48:40