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China's top representative in HK mocks US sanctions
Hong Kong, Aug 8 (IANS) China's top representative in Hong Kong has mockingly offered to send US President Donald Trump $100 as "assets" for the latter to freeze in response to the American government's move to impose sanctions due to the national security law imposed in the city by Beijing, the media reported on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
24 charged in HK over Tiananmen vigil
Hong Kong, Aug 7 (IANS) Twenty-four people in Hong Kong, including pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, have been charged for participating in a banned vigil marking the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in China, it was reported.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK police seek 6 people on security charges: Report
Hong Kong, Aug 1 (IANS) Six people, including activist Nathan Law, are being sought by the Hong Kong police on suspicion of breaking the new national security law imposed by China in the city, a media report said on Saturday.
2020-08-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK postpones elections for a year 'over virus concerns'
Hong Kong, Aug 1 (IANS) The Hong Kong government has postponed September's parliamentary elections by a year, saying it is necessary amid a rise in coronavirus infections.
2020-08-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK govt to postpone Legislative Council polls
Hong Kong, July 31 (IANS) The Hong Kong government is expected to announce on Friday that it will postpone the Legislative Council elections due on September 6, citing the worsening COVID-19 situation as the primary reason, sources said.
2020-07-31
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
4 arrested in HK by national security unit police officers
Hong Kong, July 30 (IANS) Hong Kongs new police unit enforcing the national security law imposed in the city by China, arrested four student members of a pro-independence group, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-07-30
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK implements strict measures amid fresh Covid cases
Hong Kong, July 29 (IANS) In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, Hong Kong is introducing some of its toughest measures to arrest the spread of the deadly contagion.
2020-07-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
HK bans dining at restaurants, public gatherings limited to 2
Hong Kong, July 27 (IANS) Hong Kong will ban dining at restaurants entirely for a week effective, while residents will no longer be allowed to assemble in groups larger than two as the city was expected to witness a a record high number of COVID-19 cases amid a resurgence, it was reported on Monday.
2020-07-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK takes strict steps as COVID-19 cases hit new high
Hong Kong, July 22 (IANS) Hong Kong will mandate face masks at indoor public places and add two countries including the United States to the high-risk list, as its daily increase of COVID-19 cases hit a new high on Wednesday.
2020-07-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Hong Kong's unemployment rate remains at over 15-yr high
Hong Kong, July 21 (IANS) Hong Kong's unemployment rate remained the highest in more than 15 years during the past three months as the economy was still struggling against double blows from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and months of social unrest.
2020-07-21
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy
Regular exercise helps prevent high BP, even in areas with high air pollution
Hong Kong, July 20 (IANS) People who regularly exercise tend to have a lower risk of high blood pressure (BP), even if they live in areas where air pollution is relatively high, say researchers.
2020-07-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
HK reports record-high of over 100 COVID-19 cases
Hong Kong, July 19 (IANS) Most of Hong Kongs 180,000 civil servants will work from home next week and the compulsory wearing of masks is being extended to cover public indoor areas, with the city facing a daily high of more than 100 confirmed coronavirus cases, sources said on Sunday.
2020-07-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,International
HK pro-democracy activist reveals he's in London
Hong Kong, July 14 (IANS) One of Hong Kong's most prominent young pro-democracy activists said that he is in London after fleeing the city following the controversial security law imposed by China.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK unveils most sweeping social-distancing rules
Hong Kong, July 14 (IANS) Hong Kong has drastically tightened social-distancing rules, banning dine-in services at restaurants, and making mask-wearing mandatory on public transport, as the city recorded 52 new COVID-19 cases, it was reported.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK expected to toughen social-distancing measures
Hong Kong, July 13 (IANS) The Hong Kong government is expected to announce tightening of social-distancing measures on Monday, after the city reported 52 new COVID-19 cases.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK media mogul face incitement charges over banned vigil
Hong Kong, July 13 (IANS) Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and 12 opposition figures faced incitement charges on Monday over their roles in the banned June 4 vigil to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK votes on 2nd day of weekend primary
Hong Kong, July 12 (IANS) Long queues appeared outside polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday as residents flocked to cast their votes in a weekend primary held by the opposition camp for the upcoming Legislative Council (Legco) elections, a day after it drew a higher-than-expected turnout.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK mulls restaurant seating limit over new COVID-19 cases
Hong Kong, July 9 (IANS) The Hong Kong government is planning to once again restrict the number of diners to eight per table in the citys restaurants, as at least 16 more locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were detected among Thursdays total of 24, according to sources.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Foreign aircrew refusing to fly to HK over testing concerns
Hong Kong, July 9 (IANS) Foreign pilots and cabin crew are refusing to fly to Hong Kong over the potential consequences of testing positive for COVID-19, sources said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK's Lam denies being kept in dark over security law
Hong Kong, July 7 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that she was not kept in the dark as China imposed the national security law on the city, and central government officials had briefed her and sought her opinion on the legislation.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
High BP pills can also reduce colorectal cancer risk
Hong Kong, July 6 (IANS) Researchers have now claimed that medications commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure may also reduce patients' colorectal cancer risk.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Hong Kong,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Abnormal proteins in the gut linked to Alzheimer's Disease
Hong Kong, July 5 (IANS) Misfolded protein build-up in the gut could contribute to the development of Alzheimer's-like symptoms, researchers have shown.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
HK libraries pull books by activists for review
Hong Kong, July 5 (IANS) Hong Kong libraries have taken at least nine titles written by localist or democracy advocates out of circulation pending a review of whether the books run afoul of the new national security law imposed in the city by China, a media report said on Sunday.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
US tech giants to face free speech Test in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, July 4 (IANS) After China imposed a controversial new National Security Law in Hong Kong, US tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter now face a free speech test in the country.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
HK officials slam Canada for suspending extradition treaty
Hong Kong, July 4 (IANS) Canadas decision to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong is a political move overriding the rule of law, the citys senior officials said on Saturday.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Stay out of HK affairs: City warns US
Hong Kong, July 4 (IANS) The US has no right to intervene in Hong Kong's internal affairs, the city government said in an online statement, a day after the American Senate unanimously passed a punitive sanctions bill in reaction to the controversial new National Security Law imposed by China.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Prominent democracy activist flees Hong Kong
Hong Kong, July 3 (IANS) One of Hong Kong's most prominent young democracy activists has fled the territory after China imposed a sweeping, controversial security law.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
First arrests under Hong Kong 'anti-protest' law
Hong Kong, July 2 (IANS) Hong Kong police have made their first arrests under a new "anti-protest" law imposed by Beijing, as crowds marked 23 years since the end of British rule.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Over 30 arrested in HK over security law enactment
Hong Kong, July 1 (IANS) More than 30 people were arrested on Wednesday after hundred took to the streets of Hong Kong in anger over the enactment of China's national security law on the city as it marked 23 years since its handover from British to Chinese rule.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK marks 23 yrs under China with new security law (Ld)
Hong Kong, July 1 (IANS) Hong Kong on Wednesday commemorated the 23rd anniversary of its handover by the UK to China, with the controversial national security law for the city drawn up by Beijing already in effect.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Law on safeguarding national security in Hong Kong takes effect
Hong Kong, July 1 (IANS) The Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) took effect at 11 p.m. local time on Tuesday.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK oppn to defy police ban on annual pro-democracy rally
Hong Kong, June 30 (IANS) Veteran Hong Kong opposition activists on Tuesday announced plans to defy a police ban on the annual July 1 pro-democracy rally and organise a march to protest against China's national security law, which is expected to take effect the same day.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Chan Ho Yuen ready to give '120 % effort' to achieve his dream in Tokyo
Hong Kong, June 30 (IANS) 35-year-old para-badminton star Daniel Chan Ho Yuen has said he is motivated to put in '120 per cent effort' to compensate for missing out on training en route to his dream of competing at Tokyo 2020.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
53 arrested for unlawful assembly in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, June 29 (IANS) The Hong Kong police said that they had arrested 53 people for unlawful assembly in Mong Kok area on Sunday afternoon.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK bans annual pro-democracy rally for 1st time in 17 yrs
Hong Kong, June 27 (IANS) Police in Hong Kong announced on Saturday that the annual pro-democracy rally which takes place every year on July 1 has been banned for the first time in 17 years.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK airport's passenger volume drops 18.9%
Hong Kong, June 25 (IANS) The passenger volume and cargo volume at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) dropped 18.9 per cent and 7.3 per cent year-on-year respectively in fiscal year 2019/20, according to a new report on Thursday
2020-06-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy
Early face mask adoption helped 42 nations avoid Covid mayhem
Hong Kong, June 24 (IANS) You see billions of people around the world wearing face masks to avoid Covid-19, but did you realise that countries like Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and China and some other South-East Asian countries controlled the coronavirus from creating a mayhem the way it has done in the US, Brazil and now in India?
2020-06-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
HONOR 9A smartphone with huge battery unveiled
Hong Kong, June 23 (IANS) Smartphone brand HONOR on Tuesday unveiled HONOR 9A that is powered by a 5000mAh battery and claims to support up to 33 hours of 4G calls and up to 35 hours video playback and up to 37 hours of FM radio playback on single full charge.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology
HONOR 9A smartphone, MagicBook 14 laptop unveiled
Hong Kong, June 23 (IANS) Smartphone brand HONOR on Tuesday unveiled HONOR 9A that is powered by a 5000mAh battery and claims to support up to 33 hours of 4G calls and up to 35 hours video playback and up to 37 hours of FM radio playback on single full charge.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology
'China's national security law won't harm HK's judicial independence'
Hong Kong, June 23 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday reiterated her support for the new security law approved by China and assured that it will not harm the city's judicial independence and autonomy and would safeguard human rights and freedom of press and expression.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Cathay Pacific ready to cancel 'many' passenger flights
Hong Kong, June 21 (IANS) Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific, the worlds fifth-largest air cargo carrier, is preparing to cancel "many" of the passenger flights it has repurposed to carry only freight, the strongest signal yet that the short-term boom in the air cargo market is weakening, it was reported on Sunday.
2020-06-21
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong Disneyland reopens after 6 months
Hong Kong, June 18 (IANS) Hong Kong Disneyland reopened on Thursday after being closed for six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and became the world's second Disney park to resume activities following Shanghai.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong considers easing public-gathering limits
Hong Kong, June 15 (IANS) Hong Kong health authorities could further relax rules on public gatherings to allow groups of up to 12 people to meet as early as the end of this week, sources said on Monday, as the city has not recorded new COVID-19 cases.
2020-06-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort to reopen on Thursday
Hong Kong, June 15 (IANS) Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will reopen on Thursday after being closed for almost five months because of the coronavirus pandemic, the theme park announced on Monday.
2020-06-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong's Ocean Park reopens after over 4 months
Hong Kong, June 13 (IANS) Hong Kongs Ocean Park reopened on Saturday after more than four months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Dozens of anti-govt protesters detained in HK
Hong Kong, June 13 (IANS) Police in Hong Kong detained dozens of anti-government protesters as hundreds defied a health ban against large gatherings across the city to mark the June 12 anniversary of the first major clashes that launched last years social unrest, it was reported on Saturday.
2020-06-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Controversial national anthem law takes effect in HK (Ld)
Hong Kong, June 12 (IANS) The controversial law, which can bring up to three years in prison to those who insult China's "March of Volunteers" national anthem, took effect in Hong Kong on Friday, after it was signed by the city's Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK's Lam signs National Anthem Bill
Hong Kong, June 12 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has signed the National Anthem Bill, which will outlaw insults against the Chinese anthem "March of the Volunteers", it was reported.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
8,986 persons arrested in social unrest in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, June 12 (IANS) The Hong Kong police said that between June 9, 2019 and May 31, 2020, a total of 8,986 persons were arrested in the social unrest in Hong Kong.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Osteoporosis treatment may also protect against pneumonia
Hong Kong, June 4 (IANS) The nitrogen containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs) medications such as alendronate widely used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis are linked with lower risks of pneumonia and of dying from pneumonia, say researchers.
2020-06-04
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine