Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under security law: Aide
HONG KONG (AFP) - Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong media mogul and one of the city's most prominent pro-democracy figures, was arrested on Monday (Aug 10) under Beijing's new national security law, a close aide and a police source said.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
"Jimmy Lai is being arrested for collusion with foreign powers at this time," Mark Simon, a colleague of Lai's, wrote on Twitter. Read more: The Straits Times »
Hong Kong privacy chief Tony Lam says US 'doxxed' leader Carrie Lam and other sanctioned officialsHONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong's privacy chief criticised the US Treasury Department for 'doxxing' Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other officials by releasing their personal information as part of its sanctions on them.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
China to decide fate of Hong Kong legislature after term expiresBEIJING (AFP) - Chinese lawmakers met on Saturday (Aug 8) to decide on how to deal with the legislative vacuum left by postponing Hong Kong elections.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Beijing's top Hong Kong office says US sanctions are 'clowning actions' and 'ridiculous'[HONG KONG] Beijing's top representative office in Hong Kong said on Saturday that sanctions imposed by Washington on senior Hong Kong and Chinese officials were 'clowning actions' that would not frighten or intimidate Chinese people. Read more at The Business Times.
China-US ties plunge further over Hong Kong sanctionsChina on Saturday slammed the United States for imposing 'barbarous' sanctions in response to Beijing's crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of deteriorating relations between the world's two biggest economies. In the toughest US action on Hong Kong since China imposed a
Hong Kong markets watchdog says it does not think sanctions will affect financial firms[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's markets watchdog is not aware of any aspect of US sanctions imposed on Hong Kong officials that will affect how financial firms carry on their normal operations in the city, a spokesperson said on Saturday. Read more at The Business Times.
Hong Kong reports 72 new coronavirus casesHONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong reported 72 new coronavirus cases on Sunday (Aug 9), of which 63 were locally transmitted, as authorities continued efforts to contain a resurgence of infections in the global financial hub over the past month.. Read more at straitstimes.com.