‘Five Eyes alliance’ slams postponement of Hong Kong polls

“Beijing promised autonomy and freedoms under the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle to the Hong Kong people in the Sino-British Joint Declaration, a UN-registered treaty, and must honor its commitments. We urge the Hong Kong government to hold the elections as soon as possible,” the statement read.

UK Condemns Disqualification of Anti-Beijing Candidates in Hong Kong, Demands Elections Go Ahead

Lawrence Ma Yan-Kwok, chairman of the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation, said in an interview with China Daily that the decision to invalidate their candidacy was the right one, as past conduct such as advocating Hong Kong independence, indiscriminately vetoing government proposals, and refusing to recognise Chinese sovereignty over the Hong Kong SAR makes it […]

UK urges Hong Kong government to reinstate candidates, hold elections

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain called on the Hong Kong government on Sunday to reinstate disqualified candidates and hold legislative council elections as soon as possible, in a joint statement with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.

Hong Kong elections: UK and allies condemn moves to ‘undermine democracy’

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Hong Kong alliance calls for unity to fight COVID-19, revive economy

HONG KONG, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — An alliance jointly established by 42 Hong Kong political groups, social organizations and business chambers on Sunday appealed to the whole society to set aside differences and make concerted efforts to fight COVID-19 and support the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government in leading Hong Kong out of […]

Hong Kong political groups support NPC Standing Committee in deciding on continued operation of LegCo

HONG KONG, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — Hong Kong political groups have expressed support for the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) in making a decision for the sixth Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to continue operation.

Hong Kong reports 72 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,079 in total

Among the local cases, 39 are related to previously confirmed cases, mostly clusters concerning gatherings of families or friends, while the sources of infection of the other 24 cases remained unknown, Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the CHP’s Communicable Disease Branch, said at a media briefing.

Too soon for Hong Kong’s drop in cases to form trend

They are part of a 60-strong medical team selected from Guangdong hospitals to assist the city with testing. An HKSAR government spokesperson said on Tuesday that the details of their duties and related arrangements are under discussion and will be announced later.

Student activist, 20, is suspended from the University of Queensland after criticising its ties to China and leading a pro-Hong Kong protest

‘In July 2019, I led a peaceful campus sit-in calling for UQ to completely cut ties with the Chinese state until Tibetans were freed, Uighur detention camps were closed, and Hong Kongers were afforded greater democracy,’ he said.

Loving BTS: How one concert inspired me to follow my dreams

“I know they talk like you’re too naive~ (like) you’re too young but eventually, fools change the world. I believe that” This is what Kim Namjoon (aka RM), the leader of Korean music group BTS, told his fans one fine day in 2017. And on March 20, 2019, the septet group changed my world on […]