High-technology professionals, bankers and financiers head the list of those wanting to go to the United States, a desire that has taken on an added sense of urgency with the level of investment required for the EB-5 U.S. investment visa, known as the “golden visa,” leaping to $900,000 next month from $500,000, where it has […]
“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.”
Lam added that her government had “a duty to render assistance” to Hong Kong residents “caught in all sorts of situations” abroad and the government’s representative office in Guangzhou, Guangdong’s capital, will look into ways to provide that assistance and liaise with mainland authorities.
The girl was not taking part in the protest, but walking through the downtown Hong Kong area on a mission to buy art supplies when she encountered police in body armor. In video of the incident, she appears to get spooked by the police and try to hurry away, but she’s chased by an officer […]
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 police officials were quoted by the newspaper as defending the mass-arrest of peaceful protesters as “necessary” to “prevent more serious crimes and send a clear message to others taking part or thinking of taking part” in protests, which have been banned under the guise of anti-coronavirus measures.
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.
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
“I think it’s better for me not to comment too much on the situation itself because this film is invested by Chinese companies and they have allowed us to shoot this movie with immense moral complexity and it has passed censorship with very minor cuts,” Hui said.
Earlier on Friday, Bachelet had urged China to comply international obligations on human rights when imposing legislation affecting the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, prompting the PRC’s response. She said that such bills should “only permit restrictions to human rights that are strictly necessary and proportionate”.