Hong Kong people are ‘distressed’ and ‘disillusioned,’ says pro-democracy ex-lawmaker

A former pro-democracy lawmaker in Hong Kong says people there have become “distressed” and “disillusioned” as some fear the city has lost important freedoms. Widespread pro-democracy protests that rocked Hong Kong in 2019 have largely subsided, in part due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the enactment of a controversial national security law last year.… Continue reading Hong Kong people are ‘distressed’ and ‘disillusioned,’ says pro-democracy ex-lawmaker

Hong Kong bars incoming Singapore Airlines flights over Covid-19 case

Hong Kong has barred until mid-April incoming passenger flights from Singapore operated by Singapore Airlines, after an arriving passenger tested positive for Covid-19 infection. Three passengers on the carrier’s March 31 flight also failed to comply with disease precautions, Hong Kong authorities said on Friday. Singapore Airlines confirmed the order but said passenger services from… Continue reading Hong Kong bars incoming Singapore Airlines flights over Covid-19 case

Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai, 6 Others, Found Guilty For Roles In Pro-Democracy Protests

A Hong Kong court has convicted seven prominent pro-democracy advocates, including lawyer Martin Lee and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, of unlawful assembly for their roles in organizing an anti-government protest. The convictions on Thursday come amid a general crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong and just days after Chinese officials approved a major overhaul of… Continue reading Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai, 6 Others, Found Guilty For Roles In Pro-Democracy Protests

Dozens of Hong Kong-listed companies suspend trading on earnings delay

The Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. (HKEX) logo is displayed on a screen at the Exchange Square complex in Hong Kong, China, on Aug. 19, 2020.The Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. (HKEX) logo is displayed on a screen at the Exchange Square complex in Hong Kong, China, on Aug. 19, 2020. Shares of… Continue reading Dozens of Hong Kong-listed companies suspend trading on earnings delay

U.S. sanctions 24 Hong Kong and Chinese officials for anti-democractic moves in Hong Kong

The United States has placed sanctions on 24 more Chinese and Hong Kong officials for anti-democractic activities in Hong Kong, Asia’s financial hub. The sanctions were introduced under the Hong Kong Autonomy Act and signed into law by then-President Trump last July over a national security law Beijing imposed on the former British colony. Secretary… Continue reading U.S. sanctions 24 Hong Kong and Chinese officials for anti-democractic moves in Hong Kong

‘All eyes’ on the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble as other Asian countries prepare for more, bookings firm says

The travel industry will be closely watching to see if the Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble will succeed, as countries in the region hope to strike up similar arrangements.Eric Gnock Fah, co-founder of travel bookings platform Klook, said tourism boards across the region have already reached out to make plans. Klook: ‘Really excited’ about Hong Kong-Singapore… Continue reading ‘All eyes’ on the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble as other Asian countries prepare for more, bookings firm says

Hong Kong reports ‘first case’ of Coronavirus reinfection

A 33-year-old man living in Hong Kong has been reinfected with Covid-19 for the second time this year, according to preliminary research. He is the “first case” documented of getting coronavirus twice. He had symptoms the first time, but no obvious symptoms the second time, the team at the University of Hong Kong reported Monday. The pre-print study… Continue reading Hong Kong reports ‘first case’ of Coronavirus reinfection

Alibaba, Xiaomi to join Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index

E-commerce conglomerate Alibaba (9988.HK) (BABA.N), handset maker Xiaomi (1810.HK) and WuXi Biologics (2269.HK) will enter the Hang Seng .HSI next month, broadening Hong Kong’s traditionally financial services-dominated index. The change announced by the Hang Seng Indexes Company on Friday was made possible after the 50-year-old benchmark’s publisher changed the rules on shareholder structure and secondary… Continue reading Alibaba, Xiaomi to join Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index

Google stops responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong government

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Friday it would no longer provide data in response to requests from Hong Kong authorities following the enactment of a new national security law imposed by China. The U.S. tech giant had not produced any data since the sweeping new law took force in June and would not directly… Continue reading Google stops responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong government

China imposes sanctions on U.S. lawmakers over Hong Kong

China imposed sanctions on 11 U.S. citizens including legislators on Monday in response to the U.S. imposition of sanctions on 11 Hong Kong and Chinese officials accused of curtailing political freedoms in the former British colony. Among those targeted were Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley and Pat Toomey and Representative Chris… Continue reading China imposes sanctions on U.S. lawmakers over Hong Kong