UK lawmakers urge sanctions over Hong Kong police violence

A report by members of the bipartisan All Party Parliamentary Group on Hong Kong said first aid workers, doctors and nurses, have been subjected to intimidation, threats, physical violence and arrests during months of clashes between police and protesters that began in the semi-autonomous Chinese city last year.

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.

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

Regarding the biased statements in the report related to the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, a HKSAR government spokesman said that since Hong Kong’s return to the motherland, the HKSAR has been implementing the “one country, two systems” principle, “Hong Kong people […]

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

The legislation on safeguarding national security in Hong Kong has plugged the long-standing legal loopholes in Hong Kong, he said, adding that the legislation will “ensure both the long-term implementation of the policy of ‘one country, two systems’ on the basis of rule of law and durable security and stability of Hong Kong.”

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

“Together with the first batch of applications approved in April this year, the HMRF has provided total funding of 170 million HK dollars in supporting COVID-19 research. The Food and Health Bureau of the HKSAR government expects the scientific evidence generated from these studies will help inform control measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 […]

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.

Wall Street rallies again; S&P 500 pulls within 2% of record

A better-than-expected reading on the nation’s services sector also added to the mixed picture on the economy. The services sector includes retail, health care and transportation, and it makes up the bulk of the U.S. economy. It grew in July for the second straight month, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management, […]

Postponing LegCo election ‘right decision’

HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government made the “right decision” last week when it postponed the Legislative Council election for a year amid the raging pandemic, as it is every government’s sacred duty to protect its people’s lives.