5 December 2023
Zhenro Properties shares and dollar bonds plunge a record 81% in Hong Kong, with traders citing concern that the Chinese builder won't redeem a $200 million bond next month as planned
.@SecBlinken, speaking alongside Australian PM Morrison & Quad counterparts, says he does not believe confrontation with China in Indo-Pacific is inevitable but notes "China has been acting more repressively at home and more aggressively in the region & indeed potentially beyond"
In response, a Hong Kong gov't spokesperson said: "the freedoms of the press and speech must comply with the restrictions of the law for reasons including protection of national security
Hong Kong protests: former student leader detained ahead of sentencing for charges of resisting arrest, perverting justice
Hong Kong court rejects US lawyer's appeal over police assault, judge rules guidelines on force 'not relevant'
Deep concern expressed by the US and 20 other countries about the attacks on freedom of the press and suppression of independent local media in HongKong
Australian diplomats denied access to citizen detained in Hong Kong
1 year ago
Hong Kong extends lockdown on Tuen Mun estate into second night after 26 Covid-19 cases detected
8 arrested as Hong Kong customs seizes HK$4.3 million worth of smuggled diesel oil and trucks with suspected altered fuel tanks
Beijing's top man in Hong Kong hails return of lustre to 'Pearl of the Orient', warns residents to stay alert for 'hostile forces'
1 year ago
Residents of a Kwai Chung public housing block hit by a major Covid outbreak are bracing themselves for overnight lockdowns and mandatory testing for the next three nights
Hong Kong activist Owen Chow has had his bail revoked and will be returned to custody on Thursday. Acting Chief Magistrate Peter Law ruled that Chow had breached bail terms by publishing speech that could be seen as endangering national security
Hong Kong plans to create a host of new national security crimes, its Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday, as she presided over the first session of a new legislature that excludes any political opposition
3 months jail for member of now-defunct Hong Kong activist group accused of elbowing police officer
The chief of staff of the China Armed Police Force in Xinjiang, Peng Jingtang, has been appointed commander of the PLA garrison in HongKong, according to official state press agency
1 year ago
Hong Kong has announced a two-week ban on incoming flights from eight countries and tightened coronavirus restrictions after detecting cases of the Omicron variant
Hong Kong's Covid-19 social distancing measures will be tightened over fears of a community outbreak, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced. Starting Friday, dining in at restaurants will be banned after 6 p.m. and designated premises, including gyms and beauty salons, will shut
Independent Hong Kong news outlet Citizen News to shut down on Tue, days after Stand News raid
1 year ago
What really sucks is that you get hacks yippering abt press freedom and western hypocrisy from the safety of a million dollar office while actual journalists are losing their jobs / getting arrested / leaving hk
5-year old Chinese online new outlet @hkcnews_com announced their closure on Tuesday. "In a crisis we must first ensure safety of everyone on our little boat
Growing cluster of Covid-19 infections tied to Cathay aircrew in Hong Kong restaurant; two Cathay aircrew fired as outbreak could delay mainland China border reopening
Pro-democracy singer and former director of the now-defunct Stand News Denise Ho is being released from police custody
Secretary Antony Blinken:Deeply concerned by the closure of Stand News and related arrests in Hong Kong. A confident government that is unafraid of the truth embraces a free press. We call on the Hong Kong authorities to stop targeting the independent media and release those unjustly detained
1 year ago
Hong Kong revokes quarantine exemptions for all HK airlines operating non-China passenger flights effective midnight Wednesday in crackdown - memo: SCMP
Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet Stand News said it would shut down after police raided its office earlier and arrested senior staff on suspected "seditious publication" offences
More than 200 HongKong police officers were deployed to raid the offices of the non-profit online news outlet @StandNewsHK
Hong Kong police arrest man, 26, suspected of robbing convenience store by forcing staff at knifepoint to transfer money to e-wallet
Two more Hong Kong universities tear down Tiananmen Massacre monuments in early hours of Fri
HKU has removed a Tiananmen Massacre monument in the early hours of Thursday morning whilst students were on break. It cited safety issues, legal advice and referenced the Crimes Ordinance "under the Hong Kong colonial government
1 year ago
An exodus from HongKong and mainland China continues with Taiwan and the UK among the favorite destinations.