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Hands tied by Hong Kong democracy act, Donald Trump sends signal to Beijing on trade

US president suggests that implementation of new laws could be at his discretion – in return for trade deal, analyst says.

US president suggests that implementation of new laws could be at his discretion – in return for trade deal, analyst says.

Hands tied by Hong Kong democracy act, Donald Trump sends signal to Beijing on trade
29 Nov 2019 - 3:19AM
China’s religion chiefs to double down on bringing doctrine in line with socialist dogma

Reinterpretation of texts the latest effort in four-year old push to establish ‘theology with Chinese characteristics’.

Reinterpretation of texts the latest effort in four-year old push to establish ‘theology with Chinese characteristics’.

China’s religion chiefs to double down on bringing doctrine in line with socialist dogma
28 Nov 2019 - 1:59AM
American democracy group slams Beijing’s claim it is ‘black hand’ behind Hong Kong protests, as National Democratic Institute head calls it ‘patently false’

National Democratic Institute head says suggestions that it is promoting Hong Kong independence are false and amount to misinformation.

National Democratic Institute head says suggestions that it is promoting Hong Kong independence are false and amount to misinformation.

American democracy group slams Beijing’s claim it is ‘black hand’ behind Hong Kong protests, as National Democratic Institute head calls it ‘patently false’
27 Nov 2019 - 12:14AM
Hong Kong mask law: Beijing claim on ‘unconstitutional’ ruling could spell end of ‘one country, two systems’, legal heavyweights warn

After spokesman for NPCSC’s Legislative Affairs Commission said High Court ruling did not comply with Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, city’s legal scholars suggest ‘ill advised’ remarks could be ‘disastrous’ for politically charged cases.

After spokesman for NPCSC’s Legislative Affairs Commission said High Court ruling did not comply with Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, city’s legal scholars suggest ‘ill advised’ remarks could be ‘disastrous’ for politically charged cases.

Hong Kong mask law: Beijing claim on ‘unconstitutional’ ruling could spell end of ‘one country, two systems’, legal heavyweights warn
20 Nov 2019 - 12:03PM
Is Beijing ready to step in to stop Hong Kong protests?

Despite the escalating chaos this week, observers do not think the central government is ready for such a drastic step.

Despite the escalating chaos this week, observers do not think the central government is ready for such a drastic step.

Is Beijing ready to step in to stop Hong Kong protests?
15 Nov 2019 - 12:26AM
‘Sliding into an abyss’: Beijing’s top office in Hong Kong urges stronger crackdown against unrest

Agency calls on city’s administration and police to use all necessary measures to restore order.

Agency calls on city’s administration and police to use all necessary measures to restore order.

‘Sliding into an abyss’: Beijing’s top office in Hong Kong urges stronger crackdown against unrest
14 Nov 2019 - 12:27AM
Chief Executive Carrie Lam vows Hong Kong’s district council elections will be held on time – despite mainland media calling citywide peace a prerequisite

Chief executive pledges to make sure district council polls are held November 24 – but mainland mouthpiece media says citywide peace is a prerequisite.

Chief executive pledges to make sure district council polls are held November 24 – but mainland mouthpiece media says citywide peace is a prerequisite.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam vows Hong Kong’s district council elections will be held on time – despite mainland media calling citywide peace a prerequisite
13 Nov 2019 - 12:05AM
Hong Kong elections hinge on ‘return to peace’, People’s Daily says

Communist Party mouthpiece’s commentary suggests end to violence is necessary before November 24 district council poll.

Communist Party mouthpiece’s commentary suggests end to violence is necessary before November 24 district council poll.

Hong Kong elections hinge on ‘return to peace’, People’s Daily says
12 Nov 2019 - 8:56PM
Police shooting exposes deep divide online between mainland China and Hong Kong

Mainland social media users come out in strong support for the officer, compounding extensive coverage of vandalism of businesses with ties across the border.

Mainland social media users come out in strong support for the officer, compounding extensive coverage of vandalism of businesses with ties across the border.

Police shooting exposes deep divide online between mainland China and Hong Kong
12 Nov 2019 - 5:22AM
Soul-searching for China’s Communist Party elite as they consider way ahead

This week’s plenum has the task of determining how to meet the party’s biggest challenge – itself.

This week’s plenum has the task of determining how to meet the party’s biggest challenge – itself.

Soul-searching for China’s Communist Party elite as they consider way ahead
6 Nov 2019 - 2:24PM
Communist Party elite to meet from Monday to set China’s agenda

The first full gathering of the powerful Central Committee in nearly 20 months will take place over four days.

The first full gathering of the powerful Central Committee in nearly 20 months will take place over four days.

Communist Party elite to meet from Monday to set China’s agenda
24 Oct 2019 - 11:32PM
Chinese lawyer Chen Qiushi, censured over Hong Kong social media posts, vows to keep speaking out

Chen Qiushi says in YouTube video he was ‘criticised and educated’ after reporting on the unrest in the city, but ‘it’s my right to insist on speaking out’.

Chen Qiushi says in YouTube video he was ‘criticised and educated’ after reporting on the unrest in the city, but ‘it’s my right to insist on speaking out’.

Chinese lawyer Chen Qiushi, censured over Hong Kong social media posts, vows to keep speaking out
16 Oct 2019 - 9:01PM
Hong Kong protests: petrol bombs thrown in MTR station as demonstrators take to streets again

Petrol bombs thrown into Kowloon Tong MTR station at about 3pm on Saturday, seriously damaging facilities, police said, warning “rioters” to stop all illegal activities.

Petrol bombs thrown into Kowloon Tong MTR station at about 3pm on Saturday, seriously damaging facilities, police said, warning “rioters” to stop all illegal activities.

Hong Kong protests: petrol bombs thrown in MTR station as demonstrators take to streets again
13 Oct 2019 - 12:02PM
China’s internet regulator praises whistle-blowers for keeping cyberspace free of ‘harmful’ content

Work of public army of censors has become a crucial part of the country’s online governance, Cyberspace Administration of China says.

Work of public army of censors has become a crucial part of the country’s online governance, Cyberspace Administration of China says.

China’s internet regulator praises whistle-blowers for keeping cyberspace free of ‘harmful’ content
12 Oct 2019 - 11:07PM
‘Extremely necessary’: Beijing backs Hong Kong’s mask ban

Central government says chaos in the city can’t go on forever and action must be taken to stop Hong Kong version of a colour revolution.

Central government says chaos in the city can’t go on forever and action must be taken to stop Hong Kong version of a colour revolution.

‘Extremely necessary’: Beijing backs Hong Kong’s mask ban
5 Oct 2019 - 12:07AM
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters declare ‘We are back’ in poster campaign from Victoria Park to Admiralty on fifth anniversary of Occupy movement

Activists stick posters – on walls, escalators, footbridges and the pavement – all the way from Causeway Bay to government headquarters in Admiralty.

Activists stick posters – on walls, escalators, footbridges and the pavement – all the way from Causeway Bay to government headquarters in Admiralty.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters declare ‘We are back’ in poster campaign from Victoria Park to Admiralty on fifth anniversary of Occupy movement
29 Sep 2019 - 2:12AM
Hong Kong protests: plan mulled to partially cancel district council elections if polling stations targeted, as Joshua Wong announces candidacy

Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau is looking into the possibility of cancelling polls in areas where serious protests are taking place, a source says.

Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau is looking into the possibility of cancelling polls in areas where serious protests are taking place, a source says.

Hong Kong protests: plan mulled to partially cancel district council elections if polling stations targeted, as Joshua Wong announces candidacy
29 Sep 2019 - 12:00AM
China confirms detention and release of American FedEx pilot after airgun pellets allegedly found in luggage

Foreign ministry says the US pilot was released on bail pending further investigation.

Foreign ministry says the US pilot was released on bail pending further investigation.

China confirms detention and release of American FedEx pilot after airgun pellets allegedly found in luggage
21 Sep 2019 - 5:38AM
US Senate passes Uygur Human Rights Policy Act calling for sanctions on Chinese officials over Xinjiang camps

Bill also urges Trump administration to prohibit export of goods and services to state agents in Chinese region where upwards of 1 million Uygurs are being held.

Bill also urges Trump administration to prohibit export of goods and services to state agents in Chinese region where upwards of 1 million Uygurs are being held.

US Senate passes Uygur Human Rights Policy Act calling for sanctions on Chinese officials over Xinjiang camps
13 Sep 2019 - 4:08AM
China’s internet regulator orders online AI algorithms to promote ‘mainstream values’

Systems should direct users to approved material on subjects like Xi Jinping Thought, or which showcase the country’s economic and social development, Cyberspace Administration of China says.

Systems should direct users to approved material on subjects like Xi Jinping Thought, or which showcase the country’s economic and social development, Cyberspace Administration of China says.

China’s internet regulator orders online AI algorithms to promote ‘mainstream values’
11 Sep 2019 - 10:28PM
Communist Party names Wang Hao new chief of scandal-hit Chinese city Xian

Wang Hao, 55, has been transferred from Tangshan in Hebei to take up top job in important economic centre that was vacant for over six months.

Wang Hao, 55, has been transferred from Tangshan in Hebei to take up top job in important economic centre that was vacant for over six months.

Communist Party names Wang Hao new chief of scandal-hit Chinese city Xian
4 Sep 2019 - 12:27PM
‘I wanted to test the rule of law’: first-time anti-government protester enters the fray – unmasked and motivated

‘I just want to test the rule of law in Hong Kong,” said the 25-year-old accountant as she walked from Causeway Bay to Wan Chai.

‘I just want to test the rule of law in Hong Kong,” said the 25-year-old accountant as she walked from Causeway Bay to Wan Chai.

‘I wanted to test the rule of law’: first-time anti-government protester enters the fray – unmasked and motivated
1 Sep 2019 - 1:32AM
Two Hong Kong lawmakers arrested for protest-related offences released on bail after being held by police overnight

Status not known of third pro-democracy politician held following wave of arrests targeting several lawmakers and high-profile activists.

Status not known of third pro-democracy politician held following wave of arrests targeting several lawmakers and high-profile activists.

Two Hong Kong lawmakers arrested for protest-related offences released on bail after being held by police overnight
1 Sep 2019 - 12:15AM
China forces out Wall Street Journal reporter Chun Han Wong after report on Xi Jinping’s cousin

Beijing denies application to renew press credentials for journalist after warning newspaper not to publish article on Ming Chai.

Beijing denies application to renew press credentials for journalist after warning newspaper not to publish article on Ming Chai.

China forces out Wall Street Journal reporter Chun Han Wong after report on Xi Jinping’s cousin
31 Aug 2019 - 1:08PM
Is affluent, quiet Macau China’s new unification golden child?

While Hong Kong struggles through its long summer of discontent, its smaller neighbour is positioning itself as the very model of a modern ‘one country, two systems’ metropolis.

While Hong Kong struggles through its long summer of discontent, its smaller neighbour is positioning itself as the very model of a modern ‘one country, two systems’ metropolis.

Is affluent, quiet Macau China’s new unification golden child?
27 Aug 2019 - 11:33PM
China confirms detention of British consulate trade officer Simon Cheng Man-kit for 15 days

Foreign ministry says Simon Cheng held over violation of public security management regulations.

Foreign ministry says Simon Cheng held over violation of public security management regulations.

China confirms detention of British consulate trade officer Simon Cheng Man-kit for 15 days
22 Aug 2019 - 5:59AM
Chinese state media labels Hong Kong pro-democracy figures ‘new Gang of Four’ in fresh attacks

Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee, Anson Chan and Albert Ho labelled as ‘new Gang of Four’ that ‘colludes’ with Western forces to instigate unrest.

Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee, Anson Chan and Albert Ho labelled as ‘new Gang of Four’ that ‘colludes’ with Western forces to instigate unrest.

Chinese state media labels Hong Kong pro-democracy figures ‘new Gang of Four’ in fresh attacks
20 Aug 2019 - 9:05AM
Blindsided: why does Beijing keep getting Hong Kong wrong?

In a series of in-depth articles on the unrest rocking Hong Kong, the Post goes behind the headlines to look at the underlying issues, current state of affairs and where it is all heading. Here, we look at how Beijing fails to grasp the sentiment of the city.

In a series of in-depth articles on the unrest rocking Hong Kong, the Post goes behind the headlines to look at the underlying issues, current state of affairs and where it is all heading. Here, we look at how Beijing fails to grasp the sentiment of the city.

Blindsided: why does Beijing keep getting Hong Kong wrong?
21 Aug 2019 - 3:22PM
‘Risks still too big’ for China to send in troops to quell Hong Kong unrest

Chinese government advisers say Beijing has not reached direct intervention point but that could change if the violence continues.

Chinese government advisers say Beijing has not reached direct intervention point but that could change if the violence continues.

‘Risks still too big’ for China to send in troops to quell Hong Kong unrest
15 Aug 2019 - 9:45AM
Hong Kong airport attacks trigger nationalist frenzy in mainland China

State media praises the two injured men, but some commentators criticise the central government over its perceived failure to take tougher action.

State media praises the two injured men, but some commentators criticise the central government over its perceived failure to take tougher action.

Hong Kong airport attacks trigger nationalist frenzy in mainland China
15 Aug 2019 - 2:19AM