China sends team to Hong Kong to do widespread coronavirus testing

Seven Chinese health officials were due to arrive in Hong Kong on Sunday, the first members of a 60-person team that will carry out widespread testing for Covid-19 in the territory as the global financial hub races to halt a third wave of illness.

France halts ratification of Hong Kong extradition treaty

“In light of the latest developments, France will not proceed as it stands with the ratification of the extradition agreement signed on May 4, 2017 between France and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,” the French foreign ministry said in a statement.

China sends team to Hong Kong for widespread coronavirus testing

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Seven Chinese health officials arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday, the first members of a 60-person team that will carry out widespread COVID-19 testing in the territory as it races to halt a third wave of illness.

Hong Kong’s mom-and-pop investors squeeze funds as IPO sizzle

HONG KONG (Reuters) – As Hong Kong’s stock market prepares for billions of dollars in sales of new shares, global fund managers have a big challenge – competing with the city’s army of mom-and-pop investors for a slice of the pie.

Hong Kong’s mom-and-pop investors squeeze funds as IPOs sizzle

HONG KONG (Reuters) – As Hong Kong’s stock market prepares for billions of dollars in sales of new shares, global fund managers have a big challenge – competing with the city’s army of mom-and-pop investors for a slice of the pie.

Hong Kong bar association says election delay may be ‘unlawful’

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Friday announced that she was invoking emergency powers to postpone the election planned for September 6, citing mounting concern over the coronavirus pandemic. She said the election would be held on September 5, 2021.

Hong Kong government’s decision to delay the upcoming election ‘due to coronavirus’ may be unlawful, says the city’s bar association

New Zealand halted its extradition treaty with Hong Kong on July 28. ’New Zealand can no longer trust that Hong Kong’s criminal justice system is sufficiently independent from China,’ said the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters in a move that has infuriated Beijing

Hong Kong election delay may be ‘unlawful’

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Friday announced that she was invoking emergency powers to postpone the election planned for September 6, citing mounting concern over the coronavirus pandemic. She said the election would be held on September 5, 2021.

Hong Kong postpones elections by a year, citing coronavirus

The new law was seen as Beijing’s attempt to curb dissent in the city after months of pro-democracy and anti-government protests rocked Hong Kong last year over a controversial — but now withdrawn — extradition bill that would allow suspects to be sent to the mainland for trial.

China sanctions approved by US House as Pelosi calls Hong Kong security law ‘horrific’

Pelosi, a fierce critic of Chinese human rights violations, said: “All freedom-loving people must condemn this horrific law” imposed by China, adding that it was specifically intended to “dismantle democratic freedoms in Hong Kong”.