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

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

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

Hong Kong airport launches disinfection booth and cleaning robot

Hong Kong's Airport Authority (AA) is applying disinfection technologies, including disinfection channels, antimicrobial coating and autonomous cleaning robots, at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to protect passengers and airport staff from COVID-19 infection. HKIA is the world’s first airport where “CLeanTech”, a full-body disinfection channel facility, is trialed in live operation. Persons using the facility … Continue reading Hong Kong airport launches disinfection booth and cleaning robot

Hong Kong tightens immigration laws against Chinese nationals to control coronavirus

Hong Kong authorities on Sunday barred residents of China’s Hubei province, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, from entering the city, in response to mounting pressure to enact preventative measures to contain the spreading epidemic. The ban includes those who have been in the province in the past 14 days but excludes Hong Kong citizens. … Continue reading Hong Kong tightens immigration laws against Chinese nationals to control coronavirus