Articles Tagged 'Hong Kong'

Hong Kong security law: Anger as China’s Xi signs legislation

by BBC
June 30, 2020
President Xi Jinping signed the law and it is being placed in Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, criminalising sedition and effectively curtailing protests. Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie… READ MORE

Hong Kong’s future as a financial hub is being torn between Washington and Beijing

As Beijing moves closer to implementing a controversial security law in Hong Kong, questions are growing about the semi-autonomous city’s future as a global financial… READ MORE

UK to change immigration rules for Hong Kong citizens if China passes law

by BBC News
June 3, 2020
Britain will change its immigration rules and offer millions of people in Hong Kong “a route to citizenship” if China imposes new security laws, Boris… READ MORE

Chinese state media lash out at the U.S. for threatening Hong Kong and China with sanctions

by Huileng Tan, CNBC
June 1, 2020
China’s state media hit back at President Donald Trump’s decision to strip Hong Kong of its special status with the U.S., and said Washington should… READ MORE

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong says Beijing’s bill is about boosting Communist regime, not national security

by Huileng Tan, CNBC
May 27, 2020
Prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong called Beijing’s proposed national security legislation “more evil” than the scrapped extradition bill that triggered mass protests in Hong Kong… READ MORE

Hong Kong parliament in chaos as politicians fight for chair

Hong Kong’s legislative council descended into extraordinary scenes on Friday, with opposing lawmakers throwing placards and scrambling over each other to take control of a… READ MORE
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Hong Kong flags record budget deficit as virus, protests cripple economy

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong unveiled a record budget deficit on Wednesday, pledging cash handouts to residents and business tax breaks to soften the… READ MORE

Hong Kong to end year with multiple protests, kick off 2020 with big march

by Reuters
December 30, 2019
HONG KONG – Hong Kong will end 2019 with multiple protests planned for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day aimed at disrupting festivities and… READ MORE

Fire and petrol bombs after ‘generally peaceful’ Hong Kong march, police say

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong protesters lit a fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, following a “generally… READ MORE

Hong Kong leader warns U.S. law will hurt business confidence, promises economic relief

by Reuters
December 3, 2019
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday U.S. legislation supporting protesters may damage business confidence in the financial hub, as… READ MORE

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