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’

By leaving decisions, such as whether lawmakers are required to swear an oath again in the upcoming term, to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, Wong said this decision fully demonstrated the central government’s determination in supporting Hong Kong’ having a high degree of autonomy.

Pompeo, in Slovenia, pushes 5G security, warns about China

“In your country alone,” he said, “we see influence campaigns against your politicians and security forces, the theft of industrial data that you have created through your innovation and creativity, and we’ve seen the use of economic leverage to stifle freedom itself.”

CE seeks lawmakers’ views on resumption of LegCo operation

HONG KONG – Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Wednesday met with the pro-establishment Legislative Council (LegCo) members from various political groups to listen to their views on the resumption of the LegCo’s operation.

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

For example, he said, the government should present the Lantau Tomorrow Vision project and the related feasibility study to the Finance Committee. The proposed massive land-reclamation proposal, which would be off the northeastern coast of Lantau Island, has an estimated cost of up to HK$500 billion.

Asia Cup 2016: Asian giants eye continental supremacy

Oman: Sultan Ahmed (Captain & wicketkeeper), Aamir Kaleem (vice-captain), Aaqib Sulehri, Adnan Ilyas, Amir Ali, Munis Ansari, Bilal Khan, Jatinder Singh, Ajay Lalcheta, Mehran Khan, Rajeshkumar Ranpura, Sufyan Mehmood, Vaibhav Wategaonkar, Zeeshan Maqsood, Zeeshan Siddiqui.