Monday, August 2, 2021

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Olympics fans boo China’s anthem, sparking police probe

Local fencer won gold, and fans cheering in city mall celebrated with chants of 'We are Hong Kong!'

Hong Kong arrests 5 on suspicion of inciting hatred through children’s books

Authorities have denied any erosion of rights and freedoms in Hong Kong but say China’s national security is a red line.

Hong Kong police raid top university in security law probe

Dozens of police officers with suitcases and boxes arrived at the university and searched buildings housing the student union, campus TV station and undergraduate office.

EU Parliament urges officials to skip Beijing Olympics

Lawmakers say officials should skip the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics unless China improves on human rights in Hong Kong and for the Uighur Muslim minority.

6 school kids among 9 Hong Kongers arrested for ‘bomb plot’

The nine, said to belong to a pro-independence group that calls itself 'Returning Valiant', had planned to attack public facilities including a cross-harbour tunnel, the railway network, and courtrooms.

Hong Kong police warn residents against mourning man who stabbed officer

Advocating members of the public to mourn for the attacker is no different from supporting terrorism, Hong Kong police say.

Hong Kong’s UK flight ban strands thousands of students

Many had planned to go home for the summer holiday but can no longer do so.

Arrests made in Hong Kong, Singapore over international job scam syndicate

The scammers enticed potential job seekers with promises of highly paid jobs that allowed them to work from home.

Hong Kong financial market trading starts after ‘black rainstorm’ delay

The storm delayed a flight carrying Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and her delegation to Beijing for the Chinese Communist Party's 100th anniversary celebrations.

Cops arrest Apple Daily journalist departing Hong Kong airport

Reporting in Hong Kong is now risky and many journalists are afraid of prosecution.

Hong Kong bans passenger flights from Indonesia over infection risks

Also, Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific has joined the ranks of international airlines who now require all aircrew to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Hong Kong’s beleaguered pro-democracy paper to close

The decision comes after police froze accounts and arrested staff using a new national security law.

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