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PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 09:56 PM IST
Hong Kong: Customs officers on Thursday raided 25 shops belonging to the chain, AbouThai, and arrested a 33-year-old male director of the group, the government said in a statement.
By Sutirtho Patranobis I Edited by Nadim Siraj
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 03:07 AM IST
Changes to the electoral system essentially mean lawmakers standing for elections in Hong Kong have to be vetted for their loyalty to the mainland, thereby ensuring that only “patriotic” candidates run for office in the special administrative region
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 03:44 PM IST
- They were among 12 activists whose boat was intercepted at sea by mainland authorities in August 2020 allegedly en route to the democratic island of Taiwan.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 12:43 PM IST
- Some 30,800 people reserved slots to get the Chinese-made Sinovac Biotech Ltd. shot and 113,200 others booked doses of Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE’s vaccine at community vaccine centers in the 24 hours ending at 8pm Tuesday, the government said.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 12:17 PM IST
A pandemic-induced hunger for technology stocks and the threat of US delistings have been a boon for the financial hub during a difficult political stretch, driving a surge in initial and secondary share sales.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 03:16 PM IST
They warn that the so-called "negative list" - which proscribes unpatriotic acts - under the oath-taking bill is far too vague and could put judges under intense pressure if their rulings and judgments are viewed as challenging the government.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 03:51 PM IST
- Retinal eye scanning can help to improve early detection and treatment outcomes for children, said Benny Zee, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 02:40 PM IST
The two cases emerged during an "ambush lockdown" -- a tactic used by Hong Kong authorities to descend overnight on apartment blocks where they suspect there may be cases and test everyone inside.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 06:56 PM IST
In a statement, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab condemned the Chinese decision to impose "radical changes to restrict participation in Hong Kong's electoral system"
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 06:47 PM IST
- The city's government said 35 of the new cases were related to the outbreak at Ursus Fitness, a gym in the city's Sai Ying Pun district.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 10:10 AM IST
China's parliament approved on Thursday a draft decision to change Hong Kong's electoral system, further reducing democratic representation in the city's institutions and introducing a mechanism to vet politicians' loyalty to Beijing.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Semi-autonomous Hong Kong is an internal Chinese issue that no foreign country has the right to interfere in, said Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council.
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 10:27 AM IST
Hong Kong was rocked by massive and sometimes violent pro-democracy protests in 2019 against Beijing's encroachment on its unique freedoms.
ANI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 05:59 AM IST
Washington [US], March 12 (ANI): The United States has condemned China's national legislature approving a resolution to drastically overhaul Hong Kong's electoral system to ensure only 'patriots' can rule the city, a move which is feared to further clamp down on opposition voices in the city.
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2021 01:23 PM IST
Critics say this will be one of the final nails in the coffin of Hong Kong's democracy movement.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 11:19 AM IST
The measure adds to a crackdown against a protest movement calling for greater democracy in Hong Kong. The crackdown has prompted complaints Beijing is eroding the autonomy promised when Hong Kong return to China in 1997 and has hurt its status as a global financial center.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 05:03 PM IST
China has acted to quash dissent in semi-autonomous Hong Kong after huge and sometimes violent pro-democracy demonstrations swept the city for months in 2019.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 04:48 PM IST
China's rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), is expected to approve on Thursday a resolution that will reduce democratic representation in Hong Kong.
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:27 PM IST
Hong Kong’s top legal official warned residents to steer clear of criticisms of the government that stray too far from the facts, as officials defend Beijing’s plan to overhaul the city’s elections.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:04 PM IST
- Chinese authorities have said the draft decision before China's National People’s Congress would mean the largely pro-Beijing committee that elects Hong Kong’s leader would also choose a large part of the legislature to ensure that the city is run by “patriots.”
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:54 AM IST
On March 4, the National People's Congress in China announced that it would deliberate on amending the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, according to a statement from the bloc dated Friday.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 10:47 AM IST
On Friday, China laid out sweeping plans to prevent similar surprises in future Hong Kong elections, requiring candidates for office to be “patriots” and reportedly removing district councilors from the next leadership vote.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 05:43 AM IST
The new reforms come months after China passed the nationals security law to quash the resistance to its rule in Hong Kong.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 06:33 PM IST
The announcement is a reputational blow for Hong Kong and comes as Beijing ramps up its bid to quash dissent after huge and sometimes violent pro-democracy demonstrations in 2019.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:18 AM IST
As of Tuesday, 100 people have been arrested on suspicion of activities harming national security, police said in a separate statement.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 12:41 PM IST
The hearing Tuesday will determine whether the 47 defendants remain in jail or get released on bail before a trial that could be months away.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:55 PM IST
Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index sank 2.9% as of 2:48 p.m. local time, led by a 8.6% tumble in Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. The bourse operator was headed for its biggest slump since 2015, even after reporting record annual earnings on Wednesday.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:39 AM IST
Speaking to the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, Xia said that to improve Hong Kong’s electoral system, “relevant legal loopholes within the framework of the Constitution and the Basic Law” need to be closed
PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 08:55 PM IST
Lai is one of several activists facing charges and possibly lengthy prison terms under the sweeping National Security Law that Beijing imposed on the semi-autonomous southern Chinese city last year following massive anti-government protests in 2019.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 06:17 AM IST
Britain changed its visa application programme in late January, allowing Hong Kong residents who hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport to live in the UK for five years and eventually apply for citizenship.