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Hong Kong delays election citing pandemic, but democracy camp sceptical

Jul 31 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election to the Chinese-ruled city's legislature by a year because of a rise in coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition which had hoped to make huge gains.

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong leader expected to announce election delay, hurting opposition hopes

Jul 31 2020

HONG KONG, July 31 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is set to announce later on Friday the delay of a legislative election due to coronavirus risks, according to a Cable TV report, dealing a blow to the hopes of the pro-democracy opposition in the Chinese ruled city.

Hong Kong blocks 12 democrats from election as China security law shadow looms

Jul 30 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong on Thursday disqualified a dozen pro-democracy candidates from running in a key election, citing reasons including collusion with foreign forces and opposition to the new China-imposed national security laws. | Video

China slams U.S. response to Hong Kong security law as 'gangster logic'

Jul 16 2020

HONG KONG China accused the United States of "gangster logic" after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered an end to Hong Kong's special status under U.S. law in response to Beijing's imposition of new security legislation on the former British colony. | Video

Unofficial Hong Kong vote sees new generation take over battle for democracy

Jul 15 2020

HONG KONG A younger, more defiant generation of Hong Kong democrats has secured the most votes in unofficial primary elections in the Chinese-ruled city, setting the stage for a battle with pro-Beijing politicians for control of the city's legislature.

Hong Kong to suspend all schools due to spike in coronavirus cases

Jul 10 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's Education Bureau on Friday announced the suspension of all schools from Monday after a sharp rise in locally transmitted coronavirus cases fuelled fears of renewed community spread.

China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

Jul 08 2020

HONG KONG China opened its powerful national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel near a city-centre park that has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests into its new headquarters. | Video

UPDATE 1-China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

Jul 07 2020

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Hong Kong security law is not doom and gloom but is a red line, leader says

Jul 07 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's national security law does not spell "doom and gloom", its leader said on Tuesday, as she tried to calm unease over legislation that critics say could quash freedoms that have underpinned the city's success as a financial hub. | Video

New security law starts to break down Hong Kong's pro-democracy economy

Jul 07 2020

HONG KONG As soon as Hong Kong's new national security law came into force last week, Ivan Ng removed all the protest-themed paintings, posters and flags from the list of items for sale at his Onestep Printing shop.

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