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Fraudsters steal $32 million from a 90-year-old woman in Hong Kong

Fraudsters have stolen USD $32 million from a 90-year-old woman in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police said the criminals had posed as public security officials investigating a criminal case in China. The woman was told her identity had been stolen and used on the mainland. She was then coerced into making 11 deposits to a […]

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Hong Kong’s media tycoon sentenced to 14 months in prison for unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after being found guilty of unauthorised assembly. Mr Lai, 73, was one of several activists in court who were earlier found guilty of charges relating to pro-democracy protests in 2019. The founder of the Apple Daily tabloid is a fierce […]

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China ‘assaults’ whatever little democracy Hong Kong had by passing ‘patriot’ election law

Beijing passed a new law that will drastically restrict the right of Hong Kongers to stand for election and reshape the city’s parliament, further entrenching China’s power over the supposedly semi-autonomous territory. The standing committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp parliament, on Tuesday endorsed proposed changes to how Hong Kong lawmakers and the […]

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China passes resolution to ‘damage’ Hong Kong’s electoral system

China approved a resolution to overhaul Hong Kong’s electoral system. National People’s Congress (NPC) on Thursday passed the “patriots governing Hong Kong” resolution that will vet and elect only pro-Beijing candidates. The former British colony was handed back to China in 1997 under a model called “one country, two systems”. Under the deal, which gave […]

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China may revamp Hong Kong elections to ensure ‘patriots’ are in-charge

China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) is considering a proposal to overhaul Hong Kong’s electoral system to ensure “patriots” are in charge, at its week-long annual meeting that began on Friday. Zhang Yesui, a spokesman for the NPC, stressed that the rubber-stamp body had the constitutional power to “improve” Hong Kong’s system and that the electoral […]

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Hong Kong detains 47 opposition figures under national security law

China’s puppet government in Hong Kong charged 47 opposition activists with violating the city’s national security legislation on Sunday, in the biggest application of the law since it was imposed by Beijing last year. Those charged with “conspiracy to commit subversion” were among 53 people, who were arrested last month for organizing, planning and participating […]

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Boeing 777 cargo plane makes emergency landing in Moscow after detecting engine trouble

A Rossiya Boeing 777-300ER cargo plane made an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Friday due to a problem with an engine control sensor, the airline said. The 15 year-old plane according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24 was fitted with General Electric engines. Those are different from the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines under […]

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Japanese submarine crashes into commercial ship, 3 injured

A Japanese submarine collided into a commercial ship as it attempted to surface off the country’s Pacific coast on Monday. Three of the submarine’s crew sustained minor injuries in the crash, government officials said. The Soryu submarine suffered damage to its antenna mast along with its communication equipment forcing the crew to use a mobile […]

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Britain offers Hong Kongers a route to citizenship

The UK government on Friday said it was standing by the people of its former colony Hong Kong in the face of a Chinese crackdown, as it prepared to launch a settlement scheme that could allow millions of the territory’s people to live permanently in the United Kingdom. The news comes as China announced that […]

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Hong Kong government lockdown thousands of people until undergo testing

Hong Kong’s government lock down an area of Kowloon peninsula on Saturday after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, saying 10,000 residents must stay home until they have been tested. The first such measure the city has taken since the pandemic began has occurred in the densely populated neighbourhoods of Jordan that is home to […]

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Hong Kong Police arrest 53 pro-democracy activists and politicians

The Chinese proxy government in Hong Kong arrested 53 pro-democracy activists and politicians in raids accusing them of trying to ‘overthrow’ in city’s government. The arrests were made under the controversial new security law, were involved in an unofficial “primary” vote to select opposition candidates ahead of postponed 2020 elections. Hong Kong’s security secretary has […]

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19-year-old Hong Kong student activist jailed for insulting Chinese flag during protests

Hong Kong student activist Tony Chung has been sentenced to four months in prison for insulting the Chinese flag during protests in May last year. The court said the 19-year-old undermined the dignity of the national flag by pulling at it, breaking the flag pole, and throwing the flag in the air. The teenager was […]