Thousands of people are leaving Hong Kong, and here’s their destination

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com They stuck it out during the political protests of 2019. Then they lasted through nearly two years of pandemic. But this year, they say they’ve had enough. Residents of Hong Kong are leaving the city in droves in 2022 — not because they want to, several told CNBC, but because Covid … Continue reading Thousands of people are leaving Hong Kong, and here’s their destination

Jackie Chan’s huge contributions to COVID-19 fight in Hong Kong

Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan may be in mainland China right now, but his heart still remains with Hong Kong, which is battling a fifth wave of Covid-19 cases. In photos posted by a fan account, Jackie Chan was seen helping to move cartons of medical supplies to be sent to Hong Kong.PHOTO: KAN XIAMEN/WEIBO In … Continue reading Jackie Chan’s huge contributions to COVID-19 fight in Hong Kong

Hong Kong activists arrested for allegedly inciting people to cast blank ballots

Hong Kong voters headed to the polls on Sunday for the first time since an electoral overhaul and a sweeping national security law were imposed on the city. The Legislative Council election – in which only candidates deemed by the government to be “patriots” can run – has been criticised by some activists, foreign governments and rights … Continue reading Hong Kong activists arrested for allegedly inciting people to cast blank ballots

COVID-19 Vaccines: Hong Kong gov’t enticing citizens with cash and apartments

As demand for Covid vaccines has fallen in Hong Kong, private companies are offering residents incentives to become vaccinated, which include giveaways and prizes, such as a million-dollar apartment, shopping vouchers and a private airplane party. Photo by Nitin Sharma on Pexels.com New incentives are being announced daily. In the past week, some companies have … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccines: Hong Kong gov’t enticing citizens with cash and apartments

More than 5 million Hong Kongers eligible for UK visas

Thousands of Hong Kongers have already made the sometimes painful decision to leave behind their hometown and move to Britain since Beijing imposed a strict national security law on the Chinese territory last summer. Their numbers are expected to swell to the hundreds of thousands. Some are leaving because they fear punishment for supporting the … Continue reading More than 5 million Hong Kongers eligible for UK visas

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UK enacts new visa law for Hong Kong residents seeking citizenship

Hong Kong residents can apply from Sunday for a new visa offering them an opportunity to become British citizens after Beijing’s imposition of a national security law in the Asian financial hub last year. The move comes as China and Hong Kong have said they will no longer recognise the British National Overseas (BNO) passport … Continue reading UK enacts new visa law for Hong Kong residents seeking citizenship

15 HK lawmakers resign as protest against China continues

Fifteen pro-democracy lawmakers announced their resignations from Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo) on Tuesday in protest at the ouster of four of their colleagues following an edict from Beijing. Chanting "Go Hong Kong!" and "We stand together!," the lawmakers held a joint press conference to announce their resignation, leaving just two opposition voices to face … Continue reading 15 HK lawmakers resign as protest against China continues

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China warns Germany and France against involvement in ‘war’ with Hong Kong

China firmly opposes the moves by Germany and France, which politicize Hong Kong's judicial cooperation, interfere in China's internal affairs and violate international law and basic norms governing international relations, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian during Thursday's press conference. The remarks come after China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)'s decision to suspend its … Continue reading China warns Germany and France against involvement in ‘war’ with Hong Kong

China warns NZL, suspends agreement the UK, Australia and Canada

China announced Tuesday the suspension of Hong Kong's extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, and the UK in response to the similar decisions by those countries, said Wang Wenbin, spokesperson for Chinese Foreign Ministry. The three countries all expressed their concern over the newly enacted national security law for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) before … Continue reading China warns NZL, suspends agreement the UK, Australia and Canada

Celebrity who inspired HK riots to appear in court for illegal assembly charge

Hong Kong police charged 13 people, including media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and former lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan for participating in, organizing and inciting others to participate in illegal assembly last year. The accused were summoned to appear before the court on Monday afternoon. People convicted of the offense of unlawful assembly could face up to … Continue reading Celebrity who inspired HK riots to appear in court for illegal assembly charge

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EU leaders urging China and Hong Kong to embrace peace

Two of the European Union's most powerful individuals said Thursday that the 27-nation bloc will continue to discuss human rights and the rule of law with China after Beijing imposed a new security law on Hong Kong. But Ursula von der Leyen, who heads the EU's executive commission, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stopped short … Continue reading EU leaders urging China and Hong Kong to embrace peace

China warns nations to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

The day before, China's parliament overwhelmingly passed a resolution to draft a law on national security in Hong Kong that would outlaw secessionism in the territory and hefty fines or jail terms for those ridiculing China's anthem among other things. The Chinese Foreign Ministry called on foreign nations on Friday to cease attempts at meddling … Continue reading China warns nations to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs