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Tag: Hong Kong

UN calls on China to repeal draconian HK law
UN calls on China to repeal draconian HK law

The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) defines "national security" broadly, and its laws at home and in Hong Kong criminalize overseas contacts and fundraising, criticism of the authorities and peaceful political opposition.

China Warns UK Against Interference On Hong Kong

London: China has hit back with a warning that Britain must bear the consequences if it continues what it believes is interference in its internal affairs after the UK suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong. UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the House of Commons on Monday that China’s new National Security Law had […]

China Warns US: We Will 'Definitely Hit Back' If Trump Implements New HK Act

Beijing: China on Wednesday warned the US that it will definitely hit back with sanctions if Washington goes ahead with the implementation of President Donald Trump’s ‘Hong Kong Autonomy Act’ to end the preferential treatment to the former British colony. President Trump has signed an executive order to end the preferential economic treatment for Hong […]

China Opens Security Office In Hong Kong To Implement Controversial Law

Beijing/Hong Kong: China on Wednesday opened its first office in Hong Kong to implement the controversial national security law, a move which is expected to impact the hundreds of foreign firms which are concerned over the vague language used in the legislation and its implications. The office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People’s […]

China Rejects US Call For UNSC Meeting On Hong Kong

Beijing: China has rejected the US’ request for a UN Security Council meeting to address Beijing’s proposed national security law for Hong Kong, saying that the matter was an internal one that does not concern the world body. In a statement on Wednesday, the US Mission to the UN denounced that the actions of the […]

China Seeks India's Support For Its New Draconian Law To Crackdown On Hong Kong Protestors

Beijing: China has sought the support and understanding of India and other countries for its controversial decision to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong, saying the new legislation is aimed at containing the “secessionist” forces in the former British colony who have posed a “grave threat” to the country’s national security and […]

Crime Branch Releases Advisory Warning On Illegal Money Circulation Schemes

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing(EOW) of Crime Branch, Odisha Police has released an advisory warning about the illegal money circulation schemes run by a private company. In the advisory, people have been warned about the fraud schemes of Vihaan Direct Selling (India) Private Limited, a franchisee of Hong Kong-based Q-Net Group of companies’, which lures […]

Hong Kong Reports First Coronavirus Death

Hong Kong: Hong Kong on Tuesday reported the first death due to the novel coronavirus, becoming the third country after China and Philippines to confirm fatalities from the fast-spreading virus. The 39-year-old victim, a Hong Kong resident with underlying illness, was confirmed on January 31 as the city’s 13th coronavirus case, and was admitted to […]

Hong Kong Protests: Xi Jinping Warns Of 'Crushed Bodies'

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has issued a stern warning against dissent as protests continue in Hong Kong, saying any attempt to divide China will end in “crushed bodies and shattered bones”. His comments came during a state visit to Nepal on Sunday, the BBC reported citing China’s state broadcaster CCTV. Several peaceful Hong Kong […]

HK's Lion Rock 'shines' in show of solidarity

Hong Kong: More than 1,000 people gathered on top of Hong Kong’s Lion Rock to shine lights across the city in solidarity with the city which has been rocked by anti-government protests for almost three months. On Friday, an estimated 210,000 peopled made a human chain across Hong Kong in the latest anti-government protest, whilst […]

Hong Kong govt approves over USD 9 million for cyclone-hit Odisha

Beijing: The Hong Kong government has approved over USD 900,000 for relief and rehabilitation work in cyclone-hit Odisha that could benefit around 45,100 victims, China’s official media reported on Friday. ‘Very severe cyclonic storm’ Fani battered Odisha in May and killed 64 people and damaged more than five lakh dwelling units in the state’s coastal […]

Mass protest staged in HK over extradition bill

Hong Kong: A mass protest was staged in Hong Kong on Sunday calling for the complete withdrawal of the government’s extradition bill and the resignation of Chief Executive Carrie Lam, a day after she announced the suspension of the controversial legislation. The protesters, the vast majority of whom were dressed in black as a symbol […]

Indian women complete consecutive wins over Hong Kong

New Delhi: The Indian womens football team completed back-to-back victories over hosts Hong Kong, with the second coming thanks to a well fought 1-0 win on Wednesday. The only goal of the game was scored by forward Pyari Xaxa, as the Indian eves now set off for Indonesia for a couple of more preparatory friendlies. […]

5G to be expected on world's longest cross-sea bridge

Beijing: The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge, the world’s longest cross-sea bridge, is expected to have 5G service in the future, authorities said on Sunday. The 55-km bridge that opened last month connects the mainland province of Guangdong with Hong Kong and Macao, reports Xinhua news agency. “The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge now has good coverage of 4G […]

PNB fraud: ED arrests Choksi's Hong Kong firm director

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday said that it has arrested from Kolkata a director of a shell company of fugitive diamentaire Mehul Choksi in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. “We have arrested Deepak Krishna Rao Kulkarni from Kolkata Airport on the basis of a Look Out Circular (LOC) […]

World's longest sea-crossing bridge opens between Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong: A $20-billion bridge connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai is set to finally open this week, marking the completion of the longest sea-crossing bridge ever built, nine years after construction began. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to attend a ceremony in Zhuhai on Tuesday, along with […]

Apple loses billions of dollars over iphone repair fraud

San Francisco: Fraudulent iPhone repair claims made in China cost Apple billions of dollars over a period of five years, according to a report in The Information. As part of the highly sophisticated fraud scheme run by organised teams, rings of thieves were buying or stealing iPhones and removing valuable components like CPUs, screens and […]

Chemicals in sunscreen may cause birth defects, infertility

Hong Kong: Scientists have detected chemicals in sunscreen that can cause birth defects and infertility. In the study, the team from the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), found that the chemicals in sunscreen caused abnormalities in Zebrafish and killed their offspring. After human use, the organic or chemical ultra-violet (UV) filters in sunscreens are discharged […]

Asia Cup: India struggle to beat minnows Hong Kong

Dubai: Minnows Hong Kong put up a spirited fight before going down by 26 runs to a rather insipid Indian team in their Group A One-Day International (ODI) match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Tuesday. Chasing a challenging target of 286 runs, Hong Kong rode on half-centuries by opener Nizakat Khan and […]

Asia Cup: Pakistan register easy victory over Hong Kong

Dubai: Pakistan kicked off their Asia Cup 2018 campaign on a winning note by beating Hong Kong by eight wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. Chasing a paltry 117-run target, the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side took 23.4 overs to register a comfortable victory, thanks to an unbeaten 50 by opener Imam-ul-Haq. Pakistan […]

Typhoon Mangkhut hits mainland China, lashes Hong Kong

Beijing/Hong Kong: Typhoon Mangkhut, the world’s strongest storm this year, continued its path of destruction across Southeast Asia, reaching mainland China after pummeling Hong Kong and killing dozens in the Philippines, authorities said on Monday. Mangkhut is now expected to move inland of China’s western Guangdong on Monday. While the storm has weakened, a T8 […]

Apple car may become reality in 2023

Hong Kong: As industry watchers think that Apple car is dead, the iPhone maker could launch it anytime between 2023 and 2025, a top Apple analyst with Hong Kong-based TF International Securities has claimed. “Apple will earn its 2 trillion dollar market cap through its services business, an Augmented Reality headset, and an Apple Car, […]

Bengal to export mangoes to Dubai

Kolkata: West Bengal has produced around nine lakh tonnes of mangoes this year and is also set to export them to Dubai and Hong Kong, said a senior minister on Saturday. The produce comes despite the inclement weather and the fruit’s consumption remains unaffected by the scare of the Nipah virus. “This year’s mango production […]

18 killed, 62 injured in bus crash in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: At least 18 people were killed and 62 injured on Saturday after a double-decker bus overturned in Hong Kong. Authorities said 10 of the injured were in critical condition and 15 were seriously wounded, Xinhua reported. Police said the driver was arrested. The accident happened at around 6.15 p.m. when a bus on […]

Vir Das to perform in Hong Kong for a cause

Hong Kong: Actor-comedian Vir Das is set to perform here for charities, including an initiative for children suffering from cancer. Production house AGP World is set to bring the stand-up act “Battle Of Da Sexes” on October 15 here. Actor and stand-up comedian Kavi Shastri will start the battle with a 15-minute opening act by […]

'Dangal' shines at Hong Kong box office

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khans sports drama “Dangal”, which created records upon its release in India and China, has received a good response in Hong Kong and collected $702,000 in its opening weekend there. The Nitesh Tiwari directorial released on August 24 in Hong Kong. The film collected $85,000 on its opening day and witnessed […]

Robber swallows diamonds worth $6mn in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: A man was suspected of having swallowed diamonds worth $6 million when he was robbing a jewellery shop in Hong Kong, authorities said on Friday. The incident occurred in the shop located in a office building in the city’s busy Central District on Thursday afternoon, when most of the staff were away for […]

Hong Kong becomes AIIB member

Hong Kong: Hong Kong on Tuesday said that it has become a member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). In May, the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council approved the funding for subscription of 7,651 shares of the AIIB’s capital, including 1,530 paid-in shares that amount to about 1.2 billion Hong Kong dollars ($150 […]

Cathay Pacific Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways to lay off 600 employees

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific Airways confirmed on Monday that it will lay off almost 600 employees from its head office, in the biggest round of job cuts by Hong Kong’s flag carrier in 20 years. The airline said most of its restructuring will be completed by this year, citing changing customer habits and a “challenging […]

Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft to roll out Creators Update on April 11

New Delhi: Microsoft has announced that the next major update to Windows 10 — the Windows 10 Creators Update — will begin rolling out to the 400 million monthly active devices worldwide on April 11. The company will also launch Surface Book and Surface Studio devices in new markets soon. Surface Book and Surface Studio […]