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Australian PM suspends extradition treaty, extends visas for Hong Kong citi...

07 July, 2020 10:35 am 10:35 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced measures to assist Hong Kong citizens start a new life in Australia, including extending visas by five years, after Beijing imposed a new security law on the Asian financial hub. Morrison also suspended an extradition agreement with Hong Kong. Under the security law Hong … Read More

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China to impose visa restrictions on US individuals over Hong Kong

06 June, 2020 1:43 pm 1:43 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing said on Monday it will impose visa restrictions on US individuals with “egregious conduct” on Hong Kong-related issues, mirroring US sanctions against unnamed Chinese officials deemed responsible for curbing freedoms in the city. The announcement comes as the top decision-making body of China’s parliament deliberates a draft national security law for … Read More


Japan wants to take lead for G7 statement on Hong Kong: Abe

06 June, 2020 10:29 am 10:29 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan wants to take the lead among Group of Seven nations on issuing a statement about the situation in Hong Kong, where China has imposed a new security law, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday. “Obviously, we acknowledge the G7 has a mission to lead the global public opinion and Japan … Read More

US businesses, awake, sad day, Hong Kong, Trump, moves, squeeze economic ties

US businesses awake to ‘sad day’ in Hong Kong as Trump moves to...

05 May, 2020 8:29 am 8:29 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said on Saturday it was a sad day for the global financial centre, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump moved toward stripping the city of its special treatment in a bid to punish China. Speaking at the White House, Trump said China’s move … Read More

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Asian stocks turn red as Hong Kong tensions sour mood

05 May, 2020 2:35 pm 2:35 pm

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian shares erased gains and the yuan languished on Thursday on growing worries China’s planned security law for Hong Kong would spark a broader diplomatic confrontation with the United States. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.35%, having been in positive territory earlier in the day. Shares in … Read More

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Hong Kong activists call for protest march against new security laws

05 May, 2020 8:50 am 8:50 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong activists called for a protest march on Friday against Beijing’s plans to impose national security legislation in the semiautonomous city, raising concerns over its freedoms and its status as a global financial hub. The move also hit financial markets, with Hong Kong stocks selling off as China’s parliament sat … Read More

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Sony suspends PlayStation Store in mainland China to upgrade security

05 May, 2020 4:24 pm 4:24 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Sony has suspended its PlayStation Store in mainland China saying it wanted to improve the online store’s security, in a move that will temporarily prevent it from selling games in the world’s largest video game market. PlayStation China announced the closure in a statement on its Weibo account on Sunday, saying … Read More

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Foreign governments condemn Hong Kong protest arrests

04 April, 2020 3:14 pm 3:14 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Foreign governments criticised the arrest of 15 Hong Kong democracy activists in a police sweep on charges of organising and participating in anti-government protests last year. The arrests on Saturday were the biggest crackdown on the city’s pro-democracy movement since the outbreak of mass protests last year. The International Bar Association … Read More

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Coronavirus could be knockout blow for Hong Kong’s once-thriving tour...

02 February, 2020 11:25 am 11:25 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tom Bennell’s olive oil distribution business took a heavy beating during months of pro-democracy protests that emptied Hong Kong hotels and restaurants, his major customers. Now he fears a knockout blow as the city fights the coronavirus. The two-decade-old Olives and Oils supplies more than 20 five-star hotels, as well as … Read More

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China virus toll nears 500; cruise ships, Hong Kong flights hit

02 February, 2020 11:00 am 11:00 am

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two US. airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong following the first fatality there and 10 cases were confirmed on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan. China’s National Health Commission said another 65 deaths were reported on Tuesday, a … Read More

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Hong Kong suspends some rail, ferry links with China mainland to curb virus...

01 January, 2020 11:30 pm 11:30 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Tuesday a suspension of high-speed rail and ferry links with mainland China as the global financial hub scrambles along with many countries to limit the spread of a new coronavirus. More than 100 people have died from the flu-like virus, which emerged in China’s … Read More

Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

01 January, 2020 9:28 am 9:28 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested by police, his organisation said on Monday, after a protest he helped organise in the financial district a day earlier turned violent with officers firing tear gas to disperse the crowds. Ventus Lau was arrested on Sunday evening on charges of “obstruction of … Read More

'Persist in 2020', Hong Kong, gears up, New Year, countdown, unrest

‘Persist in 2020’ – Hong Kong gears up for New Year count...

12 December, 2019 11:29 am 11:29 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police will deploy more than 6,000 officers on New Year’s Eve, local media reported on Tuesday, as protesters plan rallies around the city to urge people not to give up the fight for democracy in 2020. Protests planned on New Year’s Eve include a lunchtime rally in Hong Kong’s … Read More

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Protesters gather for free Christmas dinner in Hong Kong

12 December, 2019 9:20 am 9:20 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-government protesters and their supporters gathered outside a tiny restaurant in Hong Kong for an unconventional Christmas dinner, sharing paper plates piled high with food under neon street signs. “Hong Kongers are more united this Christmas (than) in previous years,” said Glory, the 31-year-old owner of Kwong Wing Catering, … Read More

Hong Kong, popular, New Year’s Eve, fireworks, decade, protests, security concerns

Hong Kong’s New Year’s fireworks cancelled amid security concer...

12 December, 2019 5:07 pm 5:07 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s popular New Year’s Eve fireworks will be cancelled for the first time in a decade, as more than six months of protests heighten security concerns, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said on Wednesday. The fireworks usually draw thousands of locals and tourists to the picturesque Victoria Harbour and the … Read More