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Hong Kong's status as international hub ‘undermined’ by COVID-19 curbs, says outgoing leader Carrie Lam
Hong Kong last month reopened to vaccinated non-residents but international arrivals must still undergo seven days of quarantine
Lee received 1,416 votes in the chief executive election, far exceeding the 751 votes needed to win
Speculation had swirled for months about whether Lam would seek another term, but she said that her decision had been conveyed to the central government in Beijing last year and was met with 'respect and understanding'
Hospitals have buckled under the strain of rising infections fuelled by the Omicron strain, with at least two facilities placing patients in beds in the open air
Members of the National People's Congress in Beijing voted 2,895 in favor of the resolution, with no votes against and one abstention
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
With chants of, 'Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong', anti-government activists, young and old, marched from Victoria Park to to Chater Road