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China's Parliament endorses proposal to 'improve' Hong Kong's electoral system
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China's Parliament endorses proposal to 'improve' Hong Kong's electoral system

Members of the National People's Congress in Beijing voted 2,895 in favor of the resolution, with no votes against and one abstention

To build unwavering loyalty to China, Hong Kong sets about rewriting history
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To build unwavering loyalty to China, Hong Kong sets about rewriting history

In mainland China, major events have been largely erased from public memory by censorship. Critics fear that model is being imported to Hong Kong.

US suspends extradition and tax accords with Hong Kong, cites China's imposition of national security laws
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US suspends extradition and tax accords with Hong Kong, cites China's imposition of national security laws

This comes after Donald Trump's decision to revoke Hong Kong's preferential trade status as Beijing clamped down on the territory over pro-democracy protests last year

Hong Kong voters defy Beijing, throw support behind protest leaders in unofficial primary vote
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Hong Kong voters defy Beijing, throw support behind protest leaders in unofficial primary vote

Just half of the 70 seats in the Hong Kong legislature represent geographical districts that are directly elected by voters. The other half are so-called functional constituencies, most chosen by corporate voting and more likely to go to establishment candidates

China opens new national security office in Hong Kong, converts hotel into its new headquarters
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China opens new national security office in Hong Kong, converts hotel into its new headquarters

The office will oversee the Hong Kong government’s enforcement of Beijing’s sweeping national security legislation that will punish acts of secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison.

China passes stringent National Security Law; Beijing now armed with sweeping powers over Hong Kong
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China passes stringent National Security Law; Beijing now armed with sweeping powers over Hong Kong

China has also drawn criticism from other governments, including the G-7 countries. Foreign ministers from the bloc said this month that the law was a threat to Hong Kong’s autonomy and called on China to abandon it

Hong Kong Police fires tear gas as protesters resist China's grip, launch first major demonstration after COVID-19 outbreak
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Hong Kong Police fires tear gas as protesters resist China's grip, launch first major demonstration after COVID-19 outbreak

Thousands of protesters swarmed some of Hong Kong’s busiest neighbourhoods on Sunday, singing, chanting and erecting roadblocks of torn-up bricks and debris as police repeatedly fired tear gas, pepper spray and a water cannon during the city’s largest street mobilisation in month

Uncoordinated response to coronavirus, refusal to seal border with mainland China broadens discontent with Carrie Lam's administration in Hong Kong
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Uncoordinated response to coronavirus, refusal to seal border with mainland China broadens discontent with Carrie Lam's administration in Hong Kong

Carrie Lam's administration's uncoordinated response to virus, refusal to seal border with mainland China, which might have prevented infections has broadened discontent

China coronavirus toll stands at 908 with rise in cases following sharp dip on Saturday; WHO experts likely to visit by Tuesday
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China coronavirus toll stands at 908 with rise in cases following sharp dip on Saturday; WHO experts likely to visit by Tuesday

Mainland China has reported another rise in cases of the new virus after a sharp decline the previous day, while the number of deaths grow by 97 to 908, with at least two more outside the country

Coronavirus epidemic: Toll rises to 490 in China; 10 on Japanese cruise ship test positive for virus, 3,700 crew, passengers quarantined on-board for 14 days
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Coronavirus epidemic: Toll rises to 490 in China; 10 on Japanese cruise ship test positive for virus, 3,700 crew, passengers quarantined on-board for 14 days

Deaths from a new virus rose to 490 in mainland China on Wednesday while new cases on a Japanese cruise ship, in Hong Kong and in Thailand showed the increasing spread of the outbreak and renewed attention toward containing it

Hong Kong confirms first death due to coronavirus as local healthcare workers push for all borders to be sealed
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Hong Kong confirms first death due to coronavirus as local healthcare workers push for all borders to be sealed

The Hong Kong death comes as hundreds of medical workers in the Asian financial hub began a second day of strikes on Tuesday to force the government to completely close the city's borders with mainland China

China replaces its top Hong Kong official in first major change following months of pro-democracy protests
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China replaces its top Hong Kong official in first major change following months of pro-democracy protests

Wang Zhimin, the director of China's liaison office in Hong Kong who coordinates between the local government of the former British colony and the central government in Beijing, has been replaced, official media in Beijing reported.

Hong Kong anti-government protesters demand more freedom as police fire tear gas, water cannons at New Year's Day rally
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Hong Kong anti-government protesters demand more freedom as police fire tear gas, water cannons at New Year's Day rally

Violence broke out during the largely peaceful march in Hong Kong as masses of citizens pressed authorities for further concessions in the Chinese-ruled city.

Carrie Lam heads for Beijing to discuss political, economic situation in China-ruled city; Hong Kong leader’s first visit to Chinese capital since last month's local elections
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Carrie Lam heads for Beijing to discuss political, economic situation in China-ruled city; Hong Kong leader’s first visit to Chinese capital since last month's local elections

Hong Kong has been convulsed by daily, often violent protests for last six months as demonstrations against a now-withdrawn extradition bill broadened into demands for greater democratic freedom

Largest Hong Kong protest in weeks stretches several miles, signals movement is undeterred by police crackdown
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Largest Hong Kong protest in weeks stretches several miles, signals movement is undeterred by police crackdown

Hundreds of thousands of protesters, basking in a recent election victory by Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp, poured onto the city’s streets Sunday in one of the largest marches in weeks to pressure the government to meet demands for greater civil liberties

As Hong Kong protests cross half-year mark, thousands of anti-govt demonstrators chant ‘fight for freedom’ on streets
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As Hong Kong protests cross half-year mark, thousands of anti-govt demonstrators chant ‘fight for freedom’ on streets

With chants of, 'Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong', anti-government activists, young and old, marched from Victoria Park to to Chater Road

Hong Kong's new police commissioner promises to take 'flexible approach' towards pro-democracy protesters in view of mass rally today
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Hong Kong's new police commissioner promises to take 'flexible approach' towards pro-democracy protesters in view of mass rally today

Hong Kong's new police commissioner said on Saturday his force would take a flexible approach to pro-democracy demonstrations as the city gears up for a rally on Sunday that is expected to draw a huge crowd

US legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters may damage business confidence in financial hub, says Carrie Lam
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US legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters may damage business confidence in financial hub, says Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told reporters that the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act signed into US law last week was 'wholly unnecessary'

China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong after Congress passes human rights law favouring semi-autonomous territory
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China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong after Congress passes human rights law favouring semi-autonomous territory

'China urges the United States to correct its mistakes and stop any words and deeds that interfere in Hong Kong and China's internal affairs', said Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying

'Thank you Trump': Thousands take to Hong Kong streets to welcome US president signing pro-democracy legislation
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'Thank you Trump': Thousands take to Hong Kong streets to welcome US president signing pro-democracy legislation

After a week of relative calm, thousands of anti-government protesters, including many elderly residents, took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday chanting 'revolution of our time' and 'liberate Hong Kong'