Wealthy, highly educated migrants can be a boon to the countries they move to, these comments ignore the fact a huge proportion of Hong Kong’s population are suffering because of the wealth gap — and overlook the reality that a new city might not offer the same economic opportunity as their home.
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.
Space for protest shrinking The national security law has started to affect how far people are willing to go in criticizing Hong Kong’s government, whether it is stores removing protest materials, self-censorship on social media or the reduced scale of protests.
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.”
This week, Hong Kong’s governing body formally withdrew the bill that sparked the original protests earlier this year, but that has done little to appease protesters in this leaderless movement, who say they want the government to do more to stave off what they believe is encroaching control from Beijing
It was the U.K. that agreed to the Sino-British Joint Declaration with Beijing, which was supposed to protect Hong Kong’s free market economy and political freedoms under the “one country, two systems” agreement until 2047. But as millions marched against last year’s extradition bill, the former colonial master was found wanting.
Google updated its Street View Map to include images of the city’s streets taken last October when Hong Kong was gripped by months of anti-government demonstrations. This file picture shows a masked protester sits near graffiti during a protest in Hong Kong on October 4, 2019
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 […]
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday Washington is deeply concerned about 12 Hong Kong democracy activists being held in China, saying they have been denied access to lawyers and local authorities have not provided information on their welfare or the charges against them.