UK lawmakers urge sanctions over Hong Kong police violence

Lawmaker Alistair Carmichael, who co-chairs the parliamentary group, said the violence was “not the actions of a few rogue officers” but instead was “clearly a systematic and quite deliberate” policy change that aligned more with policing in mainland China.

Trump says U.S. action on Hong Kong likely to boost U.S. exchanges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said stock exchanges in the United States will likely pick up more business after his administration ended Hong Kong’s special economic status in a dispute over the territory’s new security law.

FrieslandCampina Launches New Organic Milk Formula Organic FRISO PRESTIGE® BIO in Hong Kong

FrieslandCampina N.V.’s subsidiary in Hong Kong – nourishing the lives of Hong Kong people FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited (FCHK), a subsidiary of FrieslandCampina, has maintained a long presence in Hong Kong since 1938. Building on FrieslandCampina’s almost 150 years of Dutch dairy heritage and expertise, the from grass to glass stringent global supply chain and […]

Gross interference in Hong Kong affairs undermines “one country, two systems”: Chinese FM

The gross interference in Hong Kong affairs, be it in words or action, can only undermine the sound implementation of the policy of “one country, two systems” and will meet with the firm rejection from all the Chinese people, including the people of Hong Kong, he said. Enditem

HKSAR gov’t strongly opposes so-called report by Britain’s all-party parliamentary group on Hong Kong

It is the legitimate right and duty of every state to safeguard its national security. As national security falls squarely under the purview of the central authorities and after some 23 years of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland, the HKSAR has yet to fulfill its constitutional obligations to enact local legislation to safeguard national […]

Hong Kong’s business activity contracts further in July amid resurgence of COVID-19 infections: survey

The report showed that new orders declined at a steeper rate during July and firms, in turn, scaled back their purchasing activity substantially, resulting in a sharp fall in inventories. Business confidence deteriorated further, with rising concerns over the adverse impact of a new wave of COVID-19 cases on the economy.

Hong Kong reports 85 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 3,754 in total

Among the local cases, 49 are related to previously confirmed cases, mostly involving clusters due to family or friend gatherings, while the remaining 33 cases are with unknown source of infection, Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the CHP’s Communicable Disease Branch, said at a media briefing on Wednesday afternoon.

Hong Kong Volunteers Federation ready to assist medical professionals from mainland in logistics work

The medical professionals, who arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon, are members of a 60-strong nucleic acid testing team established recently at the request of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government for assistance in the battle against the COVID-19 epidemic.

China says self-confessed spy defector is fraudster

The Nine Network newspapers reported that Chinese defector Wang “William” Liqiang has given Australia’s counterespionage agency inside intelligence on how Beijing conducts its interference operations abroad and revealed the identities of China’s senior military intelligence officers in Hong Kong.

HSBC bet the bank on China. It’s in big trouble if tensions escalate

Another tactic would be to keep trimming its balance sheet to help offset losses. HSBC already plans to offload $100 billion in assets through 2022, but analysts expect it could be forced to continue downsizing if the strain continues. That plan, though, still wouldn’t provide a path to growth.