Instead of building a charter city inside a developing country, catering to an existing population in need of work and opportunities, the “new Hong Kong” model relies on Ireland or another government being willing to accept thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of new migrants, on the basis that the proposed city will bring economic […]
Fund flows from mainland China were particularly strong. For the first eight months, net flows from China to Hong Kong stocks via the Hong Kong Stock Exchange surged to more than $55 billion, up nearly 190% from a year ago, according to estimates by China Galaxy Securities.
“The space for resistance is shrinking and the punishments are getting more severe. Lately, it has been harder to win even the smallest victories. Subtler forms of resistance may well become the norm; small ways of showing an unwillingness to accept the loss of things that make Hong Kong distinctive.”
Hong Kong police later confirmed the rough arrest of the young girl in a statement, claiming that she had run ‘in a suspicious manner’ and officers had used ‘minimum necessary force’ to apprehend her.
Benedict Rogers, a co-founder and the chair of Hong Kong Watch, said: “To arrest one of the most moderate, peaceful and internationally respected voices for democracy in Hong Kong … sends the message that no one is safe in Hong Kong unless they stay completely silent and do exactly as Xi Jinping’s brutal regime says.”
Watkin said Hong Kong’s strong English-language credentials make it easier for business immigrants to meet U.S. entry standards and that the scramble to leave is unlikely to abate, unless the pro-China lobby backs off and Beijing adheres to its “one country two systems” policy.
While the U.S. concentrates its efforts on Chinese finances and visas, the British government has mobilized to offer as many as 3 million Hong Kongers a way out of the region. The U.K. has been criticized over the past year for perceived weakness in standing up against China over Hong Kong.
This photo taken on October 7, 2019 shows a man pushing a cart past a wall covered in anti-government graffiti in Hong Kong. A representative for the search engine giant claimed that the incident was caused by technical difficulties, according to Hong Kong Free Press
Under the Basic Law — Hong Kong’s mini constitution — Legislative Council terms are limited to four years. Lam said she has therefore reached out to the Central People’s Government for guidance as to how to deal with this one-year “vacuum.” She said Beijing will make a submission to the National People’s Congress standing committee […]
At the end of August, the provincial Coast Guard Bureau said on its social media site that it had arrested at least 10 people after intercepting a boat off the cost of the southern province of Guangdong. Hong Kong media, citing unidentified sources, said the 12 were headed to Taiwan to apply for political asylum.