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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 […]

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“I have piles of cash at home because I don’t have a bank account”: Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive has claimed on a television interview that she has to keep “piles of cash” at home as she has no bank account. This is because of sanctions imposed on her by the US Treasury, she said. The sanctions on Ms Lam and other officials were in response to China’s […]

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Teach youth to respect China’s national flag and anthem: Hong Kong’s Annul Policy

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s top priority is to “restore the political system from chaos”, she said on Wednesday in her annual policy address. Lam’s lengthy address to the semi-autonomous city’s legislature was delayed by more than a month to accommodate her high-profile trip to Beijing for talks on how China can help with […]

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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong pleads guilty to charges related to protests

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to charges related to a protest outside police headquarters last year, during months of unrest over a proposed extradition bill with China. Wong, who faces up to three years in prison according to his lawyer, was charged alongside two other activists, […]

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All pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers QUIT to protest dismissal of ousted colleagues

Hong Kong’s opposition staged a final show of defiance in the legislature on Thursday before resigning to protest against the dismissal of four of their colleagues in what they see as another bid by Beijing to suppress democracy in the city. The withdrawal of the opposition from the city legislature will mean an end for […]

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Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific to cut 6,000 jobs; axe regional brand Cathay Dragon

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways will cut around 6,000 jobs or 18% of its workforce, and axe regional brand Cathay Dragon to help it weather the coronavirus pandemic. Cathay Pacific said it expected to run at 10% of its pre-pandemic passenger capacity for the rest of 2020. Passenger numbers in September fell 98.1% from the […]

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Rare pink dolphins spotted in waters between Hong Kong and Macau as coronavirus halts ferries

Rare pink dolphins have returned to the waters between Hong Kong and Macau after coronavirus halted ferries, but scientists remain deeply concerned about their long-term survival in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes. “Today we encountered three different groups of dolphins — six adults and two sub-adults,” Naomi Brennan a conservationists said. “They were […]

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$300 million stolen Mao Zedong scroll found cut in half in Hong Kong

A stolen calligraphy scroll worth millions cut in half has been found in Hong Kong. Thieves stole the scroll by Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong from an art collector’s home in a burglary last month. They then sold it at a fraction of its value. It was apparently cut up as the 2.8m-long scroll was deemed […]

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Hong Kong removes teacher for ‘promoting Hong Kong’s independence’ in the classroom

A teacher in Hong Kong was removed after being accused of promoting the territory’s independence in the classroom. Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong said it was important to weed out “bad apples” from the education system. Beijing believes schools have been helping to foment opposition to China’s communist party. Hong Kong’s largest […]

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Rare 102-carat white diamond auctioned ‘cheaply’ for $15.7 million

A rare 102-carat white diamond was auctioned for US$ 15.7 million in what experts say is a ‘bargain’. The stone went to an unnamed telephone bidder. The auction was held online by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong due to the pandemic. The diamond was taken from a 271-carat stone which was discovered at a Canadian mine […]