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

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s foreign minister said on Thursday the arrests of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow and media tycoon Jimmy Lai raised questions over freedom of speech and the press in Hong Kong and Tokyo’s concerns over the situation were growing.

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow thanks Japanese after outpouring of support

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government, seeking to keep ties with Beijing on an even keel amid an intensifying confrontation between China and the United States, repeated this week that Tokyo was “deeply concerned” about the situation in Hong Kong.

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.

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

On the second leg of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe, Pompeo was meeting Slovenian officials in the mountain lake town of Bled on Thursday. He is to sign a joint declaration on “5G Clean Network Security” that aims to keep untrusted telecoms vendors out.

CE seeks lawmakers’ views on resumption of LegCo operation

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, the largest party in the legislature, suggested that the government should launch a new round of funding as soon as possible to cater to the self-employed and other sectors who were not covered by previous funds.

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

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.