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Hong Kong's John Lee pledges to enact local security law

Hong Kong's John Lee pledges to enact local security law

Hong Kong's only candidate for the upcoming leadership elections pledged Friday to enact long-shelved local legislation to protect against security threats and vowed to increase the city's competitiveness upon taking office.

29 April 2022
Hong Kong's No. 2 Official Resigns, Seen As Next City Leader

Hong Kong's No. 2 Official Resigns, Seen As Next City Leader

John Lee, who is the city's chief secretary for administration, submitted his resignation to Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam, according to a government...

06 April 2022

Hong Kong Will Review COVID-19 Restrictions As Cases Decline

Hong Kong, although a part of China, is a special administrative region and counts its death toll separately.

China Fights New COVID-19 Spike With More Selective Approach

China Fights New COVID-19 Spike With More Selective Approach

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Wednesday that reducing deaths in the city's priority, while a mass-testing plan was put on hold.

10 March 2022

Hong Kong Leader Says No Fixed Time Frame For Mass Testing

Lam said there is “no specific time frame” for citywide testing, two weeks after she announced it would happen this month.

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03 March 2022
Inflatable Labs In Hong Kong For Mass COVID Tests

Inflatable Labs In Hong Kong For Mass COVID Tests

The labs arrived from mainland China ahead of a planned city-wide testing of its more than 7 million residents later this month.


28 February 2022
Hong Kong Considers Lockdown As Daily Infections Top 34,000

Hong Kong Considers Lockdown As Daily Infections Top 34,000

Daily cases have more than quadrupled from a week ago, when the city reported over 7,500 infections.


25 February 2022
Hong Kong's New COVID Cases Top 10,000 In Spiralling Outbreak

Hong Kong's New COVID Cases Top 10,000 In Spiralling Outbreak

The city has been reporting about 50 deaths a day, many among the unvaccinated elderly.


24 February 2022
Hong Kong Starts Vaccine Requirement For Restaurants, Stores

Hong Kong Starts Vaccine Requirement For Restaurants, Stores

About 5.9 million people, or 87% of the population 12 years old and older, have gotten at least one dose, according to the government.


19 February 2022
Chinese Cities Announce Rewards For Tip-Offs On Hong Kongers Fleeing COVID-19

Chinese Cities Announce Rewards For Tip-Offs On Hong Kongers Fleeing COVID-19

Chinese cities Zhuhai and Dongguan have announced cash rewards capped at 100,000 yuan (USD 15,785) for tip-offs for suspected smuggling of Hong Kongers by...


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19 February 2022
Hong Kong Reports More Than 6,000 New Cases In Virus Surge

Hong Kong Reports More Than 6,000 New Cases In Virus Surge

There were 6,063 confirmed cases in the previous 24 hours, raising the territory's total to 46,763.


17 February 2022
Hong Kong Hospitals Hit 90% Capacity As COVID Cases Surge

Hong Kong Hospitals Hit 90% Capacity As COVID Cases Surge

To ease the strain on the city's healthcare system, officials said they would take a different approach to hospitalization and isolation policies and allow...


14 February 2022
Hong Kong To Vaccinate 3-Year-Olds Amid New COVID-19 Surge

Hong Kong To Vaccinate 3-Year-Olds Amid New COVID-19 Surge

Hong Kong schools extended a suspension of in-class teaching for two weeks to March 6.


04 January 2022
Hong Kong's Lam: Media Closures Unrelated To Press Freedom

Hong Kong's Lam: Media Closures Unrelated To Press Freedom

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said that the recent closure of two media outlets in the city does not reflect the state of press freedom in Hong Kong...


28 December 2021
Hong Kong: Media Baron Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Faces Fresh Sedition Charge

Hong Kong: Media Baron Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Faces Fresh Sedition Charge

Jimmy Lai, the jailed Apple Daily founder from Hong Kong and six staff members have appeared in a court to hear charges of 'seditious publications'. The...


23 December 2021
Tiananmen Square Massacre Memorial Monument Removed From University Of Hong Kong

Tiananmen Square Massacre Memorial Monument Removed From University Of Hong Kong

Chinese workers barricaded a Tiananmen Square massacre memorial monument at the University of Hong Kong late Wednesday night as the CCP cracks down on...


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20 December 2021
Pro-Beijing Candidates Sweep Victories At Hong Kong Polls

Pro-Beijing Candidates Sweep Victories At Hong Kong Polls

Pro-Beijing candidates dominated Hong Kong's legislative elections, beating out moderates and independents in the city's first public poll after Beijing passed...


19 December 2021
Hong Kong Votes For Law With Only Chinese Loyalists Being Able To Vote

Hong Kong Votes For Law With Only Chinese Loyalists Being Able To Vote

Hong Kong voted for the first time since Chinese occupation in 2019 on Sunday. But for the first time, only the Chinese Communist Party loyalists were vetted...


18 December 2021
Hong Kong Election Defines Dramatic Changes

Hong Kong Election Defines Dramatic Changes

Elections for Hong Kong's Legislative Council on Sunday mark the culmination of Beijing's campaign to rein in the body that had once kept it from imposing its...


18 December 2021
Hong Kong: 'China Patriots Only' Election Defines Dramatic Changes

Hong Kong: 'China Patriots Only' Election Defines Dramatic Changes

Hong Kong: The city was handed over from British to Chinese rule in 1997, with a promise by China to keep Western-style freedoms for 50 years, demands for...


15 December 2021
Hong Kong: Massive Fire Traps Hundreds In World Trade Centre, 12 Injured

Hong Kong: Massive Fire Traps Hundreds In World Trade Centre, 12 Injured

A government notice confirmed that the fire started in the early afternoon at the 38-story World Trade Centre on Gloucester Road which is located in the city's...


13 December 2021
Hong Kong Tycoon Jimmy Lai Sentenced To 13 Months Jail For Tiananmen Vigil

Hong Kong Tycoon Jimmy Lai Sentenced To 13 Months Jail For Tiananmen Vigil

Hong Kong’s government has banned the candlelight vigil for the past two years on pandemic control grounds, although it is widely believed the ban is...


01 November 2021
Hong Kong: 8 Activists Including Jimmi Lai Under Trial For Tinananmen Vigil of 2020

Hong Kong: 8 Activists Including Jimmi Lai Under Trial For Tinananmen Vigil of 2020

Hong Kong: Pro-democracy activists including media baron Jimmi Lai and Lee Cheuk-yan, former chairman of Hong Kong alliance are under trial by China for...


26 October 2021
Hong Kong: China Convicts Second Person Under National Security Law

Hong Kong: China Convicts Second Person Under National Security Law

Critics say that the Chinese National Security Law recently extended to Hong Kong erodes freedom of expression and assembly. Chinese administration is now...


15 October 2021
Hong Kong Seizes Smuggled Australian Lobsters Amid China Ban

Hong Kong Seizes Smuggled Australian Lobsters Amid China Ban

Hong Kong authorities said at a news conference Friday that its customs and Chinese law enforcement agencies confiscated about 5,300 kilograms (11,650 pounds)...


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