Hong Kong sees fewest coronavirus cases since start of latest outbreak

Hong Kong’s worst coronavirus outbreak is showing signs of coming under control as the city reported the lowest number of new local infections since its resurgence began over a month ago. The Asian financial hub reported 32 new local cases on Tuesday, a marked drop from the high double-digit tallies of the past week. New … Read more Hong Kong sees fewest coronavirus cases since start of latest outbreak

Taiwan tells visiting US official China seeks to turn it into next Hong Kong

Taiwan faces an increasingly difficult position as China pressures the democratic island to accept conditions that would turn it into the next Hong Kong, its top diplomat told visiting US Health Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday. Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday as the highest-level US official to visit in four decades, a trip condemned … Read more Taiwan tells visiting US official China seeks to turn it into next Hong Kong

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai’s arrest sends warning to Hong Kong’s free press

Right before China retook control of Hong Kong in 1997, tycoon Jimmy Lai started Apple Daily in part to promote democracy in the city. For 25 years the newspaper survived advertising boycotts and political pressure but never backed off its tough coverage of the Chinese government and pro-Beijing lawmakers. It may not last through the … Read more Media tycoon Jimmy Lai’s arrest sends warning to Hong Kong’s free press

Unusual coalition taking shape in Canada; Hong Kongers, Tibetans and others protest against China

From agitated Hong Kongers and members of the Tibetan diaspora to angry Indians after the Galwan Valley face-off and even progressive Iranians, an unusual coalition is taking shape in Canada to collectively protest against the Chinese government in cities across the country. A series of such protests have taken place since late June when the … Read more Unusual coalition taking shape in Canada; Hong Kongers, Tibetans and others protest against China

United States condemns Hong Kong’ decision to postpone legislative council polls

The United States on Saturday condemned the Hong Kong’s administration move to postpone Legislative Council elections and urged the government to reconsider their decision. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Friday that the Legislative Council elections scheduled for September 6 will be postponed over the Covid-19 threat. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, … Read more United States condemns Hong Kong’ decision to postpone legislative council polls

Global report: obey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warn

France’s health minister, Olivier Véran, has warned that the struggle with coronavirus virus will be long, and that a second national lockdown will be avoided only if people stick to physical distancing rules. His comments came as the US death toll from the virus approached 150,000 and as Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said the recent … Read more Global report: obey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warn

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and made a number of other changes following China`s decision to pass a national security law for the territory, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday. “New Zealand can no longer trust that Hong Kong`s criminal justice system is sufficiently independent from China,” Peters … Read more New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Hong Kong records highest single day spike of 102 Covid-19 cases

Hong Kong reported a record 102 new local virus cases on Wednesday as the city’s “most severe” situation since the pandemic began prompted health officials to expand virus-protection measures. Of the additional local cases, more than half were unlinked to previous cases, according to data from the city’s health department on Wednesday. The Asian financial … Read more Hong Kong records highest single day spike of 102 Covid-19 cases

China vows ‘forceful counter-attack’ in response to UK move to suspend extradition treaty with Hong Kong

LONDON/BEIJING: China threatened a “forceful counter-attack” on Tuesday in response to Britain`s announcement that it would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong following Beijing`s introduction of a national security law for the former British colony. On Monday, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament the extradition treaty would be suspended immediately and an arms … Read more China vows ‘forceful counter-attack’ in response to UK move to suspend extradition treaty with Hong Kong

United Kingdom suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty amid dispute with China over new security law

London: Britain on Monday (July 20, 2020) announced that it is going to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in an escalation of a dispute with China over its introduction of a national security law for the former British colony. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament the treaty would be suspended immediately and an arms … Read more United Kingdom suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty amid dispute with China over new security law