Japan says concerns over Hong Kong growing, after activist Agnes Chow arrested

A cross-party group of lawmakers, including members of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, has condemned the arrests, urging the government to refuse any requests for evidence based on the security law, and to ease visa restrictions on Hong Kong residents.

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow thanks Japanese after outpouring of support

TOKYO, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow, released on bail after her arrest under the new National Security Law, has thanked Japanese people for their outpouring of support, urging them to not to forget the city amid a crackdown by Beijing.

Hong Kong reports 69 new coronavirus cases as local transmissions stay high

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong reported 69 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, of which 65 were locally transmitted, as authorities cautioned the global financial hub still faced a critical period to control the virus, which has seen a resurgence since early July.

Asia Cup: India’s Hong Kong dress rehearsal before Pakistan clash

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: Anshuman Rath (captain), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Cameron McAulson, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Arshad Mohammed, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem […]

NPCSC decision ‘serves the best interest of HK’

Chung Ting Fai, founder of the Chung Ting Fai & Co Advocates and Solicitors, a law firm in Singapore, told China Daily that the NPCSC had every right to make a decision when failure to do so the legislative vacuum would bring chaos to Hong Kong society.

CE seeks lawmakers’ views on resumption of LegCo operation

Meanwhile, DAB chairwoman Starry Lee Wai-king called on the opposition not to blindly boycott LegCo meetings or disrupt the body’s operation as they have done over the past year. She noted that opposition lawmakers run for election with an intention to serve in the legislature so they should use the year to earnestly discharge their […]

Asian stocks set for cautious start amid renewed US-China tensions

Also on Monday, China imposed sanctions on 11 U.S. citizens including lawmakers from Trump’s Republican Party in response to Washington’s imposition of sanctions on Hong Kong and Chinese officials accused of curtailing political freedoms there.

Finance Committee chair backs extension of LegCo term

Urged by the radicals to give up their seats together, opposition lawmakers are left in a very embarrassing position. If they stay on, that will signal their “support” for postponing the general election. “I guess most of them will stay on, and they will find excuses to stay on. It is hard to give up […]

Asia Cup 2016: Asian giants eye continental supremacy

Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai (Captain), Noor Ali Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Sadiq, Shafiqullah, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Yamin Ahmadzai.

The Latest: Greece investigates cases at retirement home

China’s National Health Commission said Thursday that eight new cases were registered in the last 24 hours in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose main city of Urumqi has enacted lockdown measures and travel restrictions. An additional 11 cases were brought by Chinese returning from overseas.