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Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters amid Covid-19 risk

  • According to the reports, authorities are also working to track customers who purchased hamsters from the affected store after January 7 and are asking the owners to quarantine as per the mandate. They will also undergo a mandatory Covid test.
A wildlife officer with personal protective equipment is seen outside a temporarily closed pet shop in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
A wildlife officer with personal protective equipment is seen outside a temporarily closed pet shop in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 08:23 AM IST
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Hong Kong's Stand News shuts down after police raid, arrests

  • The online news site stated that its website and social media will no longer be updated and will be taken down soon.
Stand News chief editor Patrick Lam is brought to the news outlet's office building in handcuffs after police were deployed to search the premises in Hong Kong's Kwun Tong district.(AFP Photo)
Stand News chief editor Patrick Lam is brought to the news outlet's office building in handcuffs after police were deployed to search the premises in Hong Kong's Kwun Tong district.(AFP Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 02:19 PM IST
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Hong Kong police arrest 6 journalists for sedition

  • More than 200 officers were taking part in the search, police said. They had a warrant to seize relevant journalistic materials under a national security law enacted last year.
Police officers guard outside the building of Stand News' office in Hong Kong, Hong Kong police say they have arrested several current and former staff members of the online media company for conspiracy to publish a seditious publication. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)(AP)
Police officers guard outside the building of Stand News' office in Hong Kong, Hong Kong police say they have arrested several current and former staff members of the online media company for conspiracy to publish a seditious publication. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)(AP)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 06:47 AM IST
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Hong Kong university dismantles and removes Tiananmen statue from campus

The artwork, of anguished human torsos, is one of the few remaining public memorials in the former British colony to remember the bloody crackdown that is a taboo topic in mainland China, where it cannot be publicly commemorated.
The artwork, of anguished human torsos, is one of the few remaining public memorials in the former British colony to remember the bloody crackdown that is a taboo topic in mainland China, where it cannot be publicly commemorated.(AP)
The artwork, of anguished human torsos, is one of the few remaining public memorials in the former British colony to remember the bloody crackdown that is a taboo topic in mainland China, where it cannot be publicly commemorated.(AP)
Published on Dec 23, 2021 09:12 AM IST
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Hong Kong police arrest 86 for protesting on China holiday

Four district councilors were among those arrested on suspicion of ‘unauthorised assembly’ on National Day Holiday, which celebrates the founding of the People’s Republic of China, but has become a day of protest in Hong Kong.
A man argues with riot police on China's National Day in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A man argues with riot police on China's National Day in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 11:17 AM IST
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Hong Kong | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral

Google to stop responding directly to data requests from HK govt

Google notified Hong Kong police on Thursday that it would direct officials to pursue any requests for data through a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the United States, which involves routing through the US justice department, The Washington Post reported.
Google reviewed all requests for user data and pushed back on “overly broad ones” to protect the privacy of users, the statement added.(REUTERS)
Google reviewed all requests for user data and pushed back on “overly broad ones” to protect the privacy of users, the statement added.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 15, 2020 04:31 AM IST
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Hong Kong | ByReuters

Hong Kong police refuse permission for march to mark handover

China took back control of Hong Kong on July 1, 1997, under a “one country, two systems” formula that allows freedoms not enjoyed in mainland China, including freedom of protest and a much-cherished independent judiciary.
The notice, posted on the front’s Facebook page, cited violent incidents that took place after public assemblies and rallies organised by the group over the past 12 months.(Reuters)
The notice, posted on the front’s Facebook page, cited violent incidents that took place after public assemblies and rallies organised by the group over the past 12 months.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 05:53 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByReuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Still time for China to reconsider Hong Kong security law: UK

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab said he remained “deeply concerned” by China’s intention to implement the security law on Hong Kong. According to him, this would undermine the ‘One country, two systems’ framework agreed at the time of the former colony’s 1997 handover.
Beijing has rejected London’s criticism as interference in China’s internal affairs.(AFP)
Beijing has rejected London’s criticism as interference in China’s internal affairs.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 11:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

In daring escape, Hong Kong protesters shimmy down rope to awaiting bikes

Clashes rumbled throughout the day between protesters and police who had threatened to use deadly force to dislodge activists holed-up in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).
Police watch from a flyover as protesters return to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus after failing to escape during protests in Hong Kong, China, November 19, 2019(REUTERS)
Police watch from a flyover as protesters return to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus after failing to escape during protests in Hong Kong, China, November 19, 2019(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 19, 2019 10:35 AM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAgence France-Presse

Hong Kong police, protesters clash in trains as violence rages

Police arrested more than 50 people in running battles across Hong Kong and fired two warning shots in a standoff with a crowd.
It’s the 13th straight weekend of historic political unrest in Hong Kong as rallies over a now-suspended bill to allow extraditions to China widened into a push for greater democracy.(REUTERS)
It’s the 13th straight weekend of historic political unrest in Hong Kong as rallies over a now-suspended bill to allow extraditions to China widened into a push for greater democracy.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 01:21 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByShamim Adam and Daniel Ten Kate

Love in a time of tear gas: Politics and romance on Hong Kong’s barricades

Most of the frontline protesters driving the months-long pro-democracy demonstrations are students -- so-called “braves” facing pepper spray, rubber bullets and arrest in defence of their city’s values.
Demonstrators react to tear gas as they clash with riot police during anti-extradition protest in Hong Kong, China.(Reuters Photo)
Demonstrators react to tear gas as they clash with riot police during anti-extradition protest in Hong Kong, China.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 03:05 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAgence France-Presse

Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters

The protests saw some of the fiercest clashes yet between police and demonstrators since violence escalated in mid-June over a now-suspended extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong people to be sent to mainland China for trial.
Hong Kong police said that they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12, after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated.(Reuters Photo)
Hong Kong police said that they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12, after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 08:55 AM IST
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Hong Kong | ByReuters

Here’s what you need to know before travelling to Hong Kong

Months of protests in Hong Kong have made travelling to the city a potentially dicey proposition. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know to get around and avoid areas most likely to see flare-ups.
Months of protests in Hong Kong have made travelling to the city a potentially dicey proposition.(Unsplash)
Months of protests in Hong Kong have made travelling to the city a potentially dicey proposition.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 07:43 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByEric Lam

KLeave ASAP, passengers told at Hong Kong airport, all flights cancelled

The increasingly violent protests have plunged the Chinese-ruled territory into its most serious crisis in decades, presenting Chinese leader Xi Jinping with one of his biggest challenges since he came to power in 2012.
Anti-extradition bill protesters attend a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong, China August 12, 2019.(REUTERS)
Anti-extradition bill protesters attend a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong, China August 12, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 09:20 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByReuters

Hong Kong: Law and order must be upheld | Analysis

The most important task is to punish violent criminal acts, restore social stability, safeguard law and order
Some protesters blocked the streets for long hours and impeded traffic; some radical ones even stormed the Hong Kong Legislative Council building, destroyed public facilities, attacked the police with petrol bombs and damaged the national flag of China(AP)
Some protesters blocked the streets for long hours and impeded traffic; some radical ones even stormed the Hong Kong Legislative Council building, destroyed public facilities, attacked the police with petrol bombs and damaged the national flag of China(AP)
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 07:09 PM IST
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ByLi Bijian

Hong Kong’s protests will roll into history’s footnotes

The mass resistance of Hong Kongers may come to be seen as a symbol of what much of the world may have to do in a more structured manner against the global variant of the “China dream.”
Barring an unforeseen turn of events, the anti-government movement will, like previous demonstrations in Hong Kong, be rolled into the history footnotes. But the protests will probably result in the shelving of the extradition law that triggered all this upheaval in the first place and the premature replacement of the chief executive(AP)
Barring an unforeseen turn of events, the anti-government movement will, like previous demonstrations in Hong Kong, be rolled into the history footnotes. But the protests will probably result in the shelving of the extradition law that triggered all this upheaval in the first place and the premature replacement of the chief executive(AP)
Published on Jul 08, 2019 08:10 AM IST
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Hong Kong protests against extradition bill were ‘riots’: Beijing

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang Thursday said the largely peaceful protests were “an act that undermines Hong Kong’s stability.”
Protest organisers have announced plans for another mass rally for Sunday.(AFP File Photo)
Protest organisers have announced plans for another mass rally for Sunday.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 03:37 PM IST
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Beijing | ByAgence France-Presse

‘I was like a prisoner’: Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong recall beatings

The pair, who say they have renounced their Muslim faith, arrived in the Chinese territory from Sri Lanka in September.
Two sisters from Saudi Arabia who fled the conservative kingdom and have been hiding out in Hong Kong for nearly six months said they did so to escape beatings at the hands of their brothers and father. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Two sisters from Saudi Arabia who fled the conservative kingdom and have been hiding out in Hong Kong for nearly six months said they did so to escape beatings at the hands of their brothers and father. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Updated on Feb 23, 2019 07:37 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByReuters
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