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Blocking surrender of HK murder suspect Chan a 'DPP political maneuver'

The Taiwan authority continues to let political maneuvers override justice, given its latest attempts to impede the entry request from a murder suspect, whose case triggered Hong Kong's extradition bill and months-long unrest last year, seeking to surrender, observers said, after a reverend helped Chan Tong-kaithe suspect apply for a visa to the island, and reportedly failed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 23:24:30

HK rejects Taiwan charter plane carrying 'defense personnel,' reflects one-China principle: observer

A charter plane carrying Taiwan personnel from "coast guard and defense authority" was reportedly rejected and forced to return by the management authority at Hong Kong's flight information region (FIR) in the South China Sea on Thursday, which observers said reflects the one-China principle and cross-Straits tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 23:03:40

'Don't say we didn't warn you': People's Daily commentary issues stern warning to Taiwan secessionists

"Don't say we didn't warn you." China's national newspaper the People's Daily addressed intelligence agents on the island of Taiwan in a commentary published on Thursday, urging them to cease rampant spying activities on the Chinese mainland or face consequences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 14:30:40

National flag, emblem law amended, helping enhance HK patriotism

A draft amendment to the Chinese National Flag Law and National Emblem Law was submitted on Tuesday to the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) for a second review. The amendment expands the scope for displaying the national flag and emblem in Hong Kong not only in government agencies and schools but also in all public cultural and sports facilities, in order to enhance the patriotic consciousness of Hong Kong people, a lawmaker said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 21:11:56

Taiwan spies use cross-Straits exchanges, mainland think tank meetings to gather intelligence: sources

Taiwan's separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority has increased its intelligence gathering activities against the Chinese mainland, and the state security agency of the mainland told the Global Times that two Taiwan spies have been detained in the mainland for providing intelligence about mainland officials, think tank experts and journalists to Taiwan intelligence agencies, and for prying the mainland's internal documents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 19:09:15

Joshua Wong's doxxing of Shenzhen police officers shows 'lack of penitence'

After Hong Kong riot leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung released information on mainland police officers, colluded with foreign forces, and incited anti-mainland sentiment, experts and lawyers have called for him to be punished for his lack of penitence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 14:08:40

HK police redefine 'media representatives' to improve local media ecology

When a riot broke out in Yau Tsim Mong district on September 6, a cross-dressing man who wore a fluorescent yellow vest which reads "press," fell to the ground and began to tremble, pretending to have been hit by a police pepper bomb. Imaginary dramas like this have been staged repeatedly in Hong Kong SAR since last year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 0:25:39

Taiwan spy used Europe academic post to infiltrate mainland, harm China-Europe ties: sources

Sources in the Chinese mainland's state security agency recently provided details to the Global Times of the case against a Taiwan spy who used his academic post in Europe as a cover to collect intelligence, recruit mainland personnel to become Taiwan spies, and sow discord between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and other nations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 19:10:38

Xi's Shenzhen visit to boost confidence in HK's development

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the special economic zone will help instill much-needed confidence for future development of the neighboring city of Hong Kong, whose economy was shattered by riots and the COVID-19 pandemic, said observers, noting that Hong Kong has to lean closer to the Chinese mainland to achieve better development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 20:43:21

HKSAR chief executive postpones policy address

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Monday announced that she will postpone her annual policy address originally scheduled on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 19:43:35

HK postpones address as Lam will visit Beijing to seek policy support

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will postpone this year's annual policy address which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, as Chief Executive Carrie Lam has been invited to attend the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone's anniversary event on the same day and she will visit Beijing to seek central government policy support. Lam announced the decision at a news conference on Monday, and added that she aims to deliver the policy address by the end of November. Lam said she has been invited to visit the capital Beijing this month after the Shenzhen event and hold discussions on a list of measures on Hong Kong's development with central government officials.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 16:58:47

HK new civil servants required to swear to uphold Basic Law: secretary

Relevant preparatory work is underway for the requirement of new civil servants employed from July 1 to pledge to uphold the Basic Law and swear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said the Secretary for the Civil Service in Hong Kong, Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/11 15:29:44

HK police arrest 9 suspected of aiding fugitives held in the mainland

Hong Kong police on Saturday morning arrested nine people suspected of helping 12 fugitives who illegally crossed into waters under mainland jurisdiction and were detained by police in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province in late August.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/10 16:21:27

'No room for secessionism in classrooms,' HK officials say

Hong Kong and central government officials condemned a teacher whose professional credentials have been "deregistered" for systematically spreading pro-secessionism messages, stressing that promotion of secessionism will not be tolerated in Hong Kong's schools.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/8 22:10:40

O'Brien speech suggests Taiwan has only itself to rely on

By putting forward a so-called "porcupine" strategy and asking the island of Taiwan to buy more weapons, Washington is sending a clear signal that it is reluctant to sacrifice its own interests to battle against Beijing for the sake of Taiwan if a military conflict bursts out, Chinese experts said amid US officials' recent calls for the island to spend more on its own defense.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/8 19:53:41

Czech reaffirms One-China principle in positive move to save ties soured by Senate leader's Taiwan trip

The Czech Republic reaffirmed its long-standing position to the one-China principle after refusing the head of the Czech Senate Milos Vystrčil to join a foreign policy meeting due to his unwarranted and unauthorized visit to the island of Taiwan, which was a dangerous move seen as seriously violating bilateral ties between China and Czech.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/5 14:31:19

US 'double standard' condemned for defaming HK police actions on National Day

Chinese Foreign Ministry's commissioner's office in Hong Kong condemned the US for distorting facts and defaming the Hong Kong police's law enforcement against illegal assembly and possession of offensive weapons Thursday, the country's National Day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/5 12:48:53

Hong Kong to relax cross border travel when COVID-19 stabilizes

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government is planning to introduce "health code" system that allows quarantine-free travel among Hong Kong, Guangdong Province and Macao SAR when Hong Kong's COVID-19 outbreak situation stabilizes.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/4 18:23:22