“I have been there once, for two weeks. It is a lovely place, but I do not know a lot about it,” he added, speaking anonymously due to the sensitivity of this topic. “A lot of Hong Kong people are already living in Canada and US, or Taiwan and there are mini communities of Hong […]
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 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.”
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.
The Hong Kong journalist association head, Chris Yeung, said the raid was “horrendous”. “I think in some third-world countries there has been this kind of press freedom suppression, I just didn’t expect it to be in Hong Kong,” he told media.
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
Last year, pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory in local council elections. A similar result in the legislative council could put them in a position to force a constitutional crisis by blocking the budget and pressuring Lam to resign. Both the Chinese and Hong Kong governments have suggested such a plan could be illegal under […]
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.