Hong Kong exports continue to slump, falling 7.4 per cent in May, as pandemic and China-US ties hammer demand

Map. History of Hong Kong conflict

9 July 2020
Commerce Secretary says Hong Kong's special status is revoked - BBG
US ends exports of defense equipment to HK, will impose same restrictions on defense & dual-use technologies for HK as for China. 2nd step US has taken since declaring HK no longer autonomous. On June 26, visa restrictions were imposed on CCP officials
Hong Kong exports continue to slump, falling 7.4 per cent in May, as pandemic and China-US ties hammer demand
1 week ago
17yo sentenced to 32 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession of 3 petrol bombs & substances to make about 20 others at Nov 10 protest in Tuen Mun. By far the longest protest-related prison sentence yet for a minor
China announced visa restrictions on US citizens who have "behaved egregiously" over Hong Kong, ahead of the expected approval by Chinese lawmakers of a controversial national security law for the city
USS Nimitz & USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups are conducting dual carrier ops in the Philippine Sea -began in international waters on June 28 (today) per @USNavy ; says ops maintain enduring commitments to mutual defense agreements with allies in @INDOPACOM
Protesters in Japan said that the Chinese dictator is doing everything possible to suppress genuine pro democracy voices in HongKong and human rights violations in Tibet and Xinjiang. Protesters condemned unprovoked violence by Chinese PLA in Indian Terrirory of Galwan Valley
Aerial images capturing a large group of citizens being arrested as they turned their faces against the stores.1 week ago
Aerial images capturing a large group of citizens being arrested as they turned their faces against the stores.
Police ask people to leave a rally point in Hong Kong as China announces plans to pass National Security laws in the city as early as Tuesday at the Standing Committee meeting in Beijing1 week ago
Police ask people to leave a rally point in Hong Kong as China announces plans to pass National Security laws in the city as early as Tuesday at the Standing Committee meeting in Beijing
NOW TV sources: National security law for Hong Kong may pass on Tuesday; maximum penalty for secession and subversion could be life imprisonment
Journos and crowd surrounded again . This is Mong Kok1 week ago
Journos and crowd surrounded again . This is Mong Kok
HKPolice pepper sprays the press in Mong Kok1 week ago
HKPolice pepper sprays the press in Mong Kok
Another stop-and-search. This is near Yau Ma Tei station. No police cordons this time and people are allowed to pass by1 week ago
Another stop-and-search. This is near Yau Ma Tei station. No police cordons this time and people are allowed to pass by
Blue flag raised in Yau Ma Tei, police have blocked off another pavement section on Nathan Road. Crowd stuck here have begun sporadic slogan chanting HongKongProtests1 week ago
Blue flag raised in Yau Ma Tei, police have blocked off another pavement section on Nathan Road. Crowd stuck here have begun sporadic slogan chanting #HongKongProtests
Journos kettled in here on Nathan Road in Yau Ma Tei all of a sudden. this came after blue flag warning of illegal assembly. hongkongprotests1 week ago
Journos kettled in here on Nathan Road in Yau Ma Tei all of a sudden. this came after blue flag warning of illegal assembly. #hongkongprotests
Police have raised a blue flag at the intersection of Nathan Road and Dundas Street in Mong Kok, warning crowds that they could be seen as participating in an unlawful assembly. Photo: Apple Daily screenshot1 week ago
Police have raised a blue flag at the intersection of Nathan Road and Dundas Street in Mong Kok, warning crowds that they could be seen as participating in an unlawful assembly. Photo: Apple Daily screenshot
HK media @hk01official reported that the city's public broadcaster @rthk_enews hasn't been invited by the government to produce the July 1st flag raising ceremony and the following reception. Instead, TVB has been invited to produce the program. This is the first time since the handover that the program is not produced by @rthk_enews, which has been criticized by the government for some of its programs and coverage.
Calling the national security law a threat to Hong Kong's future, activist Joshua Wong says he will likely be the legislation's "prime target"
Hong Kong police ban annual pro-democracy demo for first time in 17 years
Pompeo said that the US is imposing visa restrictions on Chinese Communist Party officials believed responsible for restricting freedoms in Hong Kong
1 week ago
China tells US that crossing 'red lines' on Hong Kong and on other issues could put trade deal at risk: WSJ
Over the Red Cross-auxiliary police row, there are calls from pro-democracy FB pages threatening to boycott blood donation.
The security chief John Lee has ruled out mandatory drugs testing for Hong Kong police officers after democrat Jeremy Tam questioned the "erratic" behaviour of some frontline officers at protests
Hong Kong Police say 7 people have been charged with rioting inside Prince Edward MTR Station during 831attack, with the defendants aged 14-29. They will appear in Kowloon City Court on 17 July
What we've learnt about the National Security Law in the past 72 hours: - Carrie Lam will pick the judges - Beijing will handle some cases directly - Reportedly to authorise indefinite detention without trial - We reportedly won't know what the law says until after it passes
HongKong government will dish out HK$4.8 billion under an employment subsidy scheme linked to the coronavirus pandemic, with a private hospital getting almost HK$86 million, making it the biggest beneficiary in the first round
China to set up 'national security agency' in Hong Kong: state media
European Parliament voted 565 votes for, 34 against the motion on China's national security law on Hong Kong. Among other recommendations it asks EU/member states to sue China in the International Court of Justice, and the EU leaders to raise HK with Premier Li on Monday
2 week ago
Billy Eilish fans in China, angry at star backing Hong Kong protests, bombard her Instagram account
SJ Teresa Cheng said she's no idea about the exact drafting of the national security law, so she'd defer to comment about the revised offence of "colluding with foreign or external forces"
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