‘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

“We want to ensure fairness and public safety and health, and need to make sure the election is held in an open, fair and impartial manner. This decision is therefore essential”, she said. On 9 August, authorities reported 72 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the city’s total to 4,080, the city’s health department reported.

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

Given the increasing public health risks and a worsening economy, the alliance supports the decision of the HKSAR government to postpone the LegCo election and will help focus on anti-disease work in a bid to overcome the difficult time along with Hong Kong residents, the alliance said in the statement.

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

The Liberal Party of Hong Kong also supported the postponement of the LegCo election to safeguard public health and ensure a fair election, and said the decision of the NPC Standing Committee will ensure the normal operation of the HKSAR LegCo and the government, and not affect the Hong Kong society and its economy. Enditem

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

Meanwhile, cross-boundary research for a COVID-19 vaccine showed strong promise as experts developed a recombinant receptor-binding domain vaccine that gave evidence of preventing COVID-19 in animals such as macaques, according to research recently published in the journal Nature.

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 […]