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Members of the Group of Seven (G-7) issued a release on Monday detailing their “grave concern” with Hong Kong’s new chief executive, a pro-Beijing loyalist who won an election on Sunday to become the new leader of the semiautonomous city. The G-7, made up of the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United …

HONG KONG, April 14 (Reuters) – To fight COVID, Hong Kong shut schools and businesses, nearly sealed its borders for two years, banned more than two people from gathering and quarantined whole buildings. Still the draconian restrictions were unable to contain the coronavirus, and with more than 8,600 deaths of mostly elderly, unvaccinated people, many …

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who survived massive protests against her government in 2019 and oversaw the implementation of a tough national security law that quashed dissent, said Monday she will not seek a second term. Her successor will be picked in May. “I will complete my five year term as …

Singapore Airlines crew members and travelers at the transit hall of Changi Airport in Singapore on Jan. 14, 2021. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore and Hong Kong have once again pushed back the start date of a long-anticipated air travel bubble arrangement, the two cities announced Monday. The travel bubble, …

Among those sentenced was Jimmy Lai, 72, who founded the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper. Lai received 14 months in prison for his involvement in two protests on August 18 and 31, 2019. Also jailed for taking part in both events was Lee Cheuk-yan, a 64-year-old former lawmaker and veteran pro-democracy activist, who received a total …

HONG KONG — Political opposition has been quashed. Free speech has been stifled. The independent court system may be next. But while Hong Kong’s top leaders take a tougher line on the city of more than seven million people, they are courting a crucial constituency: the rich. Top officials are preparing a new tax break …

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police announced a record-breaking 700kg seizure of cocaine on Sunday (Apr 4), with officers suspecting the huge shipment was smuggled into the city on speedboats.  The bust is the largest in the territory in nearly a decade, netting HK$930 million (US$119.6 million) worth of cocaine. Advertisement Advertisement Authorities say the collapse of global …

Hong Kong: China limits parliament to ‘patriots’  BBC News Beijing passes new ‘patriot’ election law for Hong Kong that restricts opposition  CNN China reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature  Fox News China Rewrites Hong Kong Election Rules to Keep Opponents Out  The Wall Street Journal Beijing cuts Hong Kong’s directly elected seats in radical overhaul  The Guardian View Full …

Hong Kong: What is China’s ‘patriot’ plan for electoral reform?  BBC News Beijing passes new ‘patriot’ election law for Hong Kong that restricts opposition  CNN Hong Kong TV Channels Follow China and Cancel Oscar Broadcast Plans  Variety No Oscars or sensitive art spark Hong Kong censorship fears  The Associated Press Hong Kong: directly elected seats slashed as China brings …

The Oscars will not be shown in Hong Kong for the first time in more than half a century, its local broadcaster confirmed Monday, as doubts remained over whether Hollywood’s top awards will air in mainland China. The ceremony has been broadcast in Hong Kong every year since 1969 by free-to-air TVB on its English …