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'Oppose dictatorship': Protests in Hong Kong over China’s COVID rules
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'Oppose dictatorship': Protests in Hong Kong over China’s COVID rules

The gathering and a similar one elsewhere in Hong Kong were the biggest protests there in more than a year under rules imposed to crush a pro-democracy movement in the territory, which is Chinese but has a separate legal system from the mainland

China bishop appointment violates 2018 deal, says Vatican
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China bishop appointment violates 2018 deal, says Vatican

The Vatican last month said it had renewed for the second time the secretive deal allowing both Beijing and the Holy See a say in appointing bishops in China

Hong Kong's 90 year old Cardinal Joseph Zen among six activists convicted over protest fund
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Hong Kong's 90 year old Cardinal Joseph Zen among six activists convicted over protest fund

The six were arrested under a sweeping national security legislation that Beijing imposed in 2020, a year after the outbreak of huge and often violent protests. They are yet to face charges under that law, which can carry a sentence of up to life in jail

Western Neo-colonialism? Why India rejects opinion-based, perception indices where Afghanistan, Hong Kong fare better
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Western Neo-colonialism? Why India rejects opinion-based, perception indices where Afghanistan, Hong Kong fare better

The EAC to the PM has punched holes in these subjective indices in a recent working paper titled, ‘Why India Does Poorly On Global Perception Indices: A case study of three opinion-based indices-Freedom in the World index; EIU Democracy Index and Variety of Democracy Index'

Why Christie's has pulled Shen, the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, off the auction block
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Why Christie's has pulled Shen, the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, off the auction block

The cancellation came after an American fossil company raised doubts about parts of the skeleton named ‘Shen.’ The controversy was sparked when Peter Larson, president of the Black Hills Institute claimed that parts of Shen looked similar to another skeleton, Stan

Hong Kong leader John Lee tests positive for COVID-19 on return from Asia-Pacific summit
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Hong Kong leader John Lee tests positive for COVID-19 on return from Asia-Pacific summit

Lee visited Bangkok last week to attend a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, with his office saying he tested negative on rapid antigen tests for all four days he was there

WATCH: Hong Kong protest song replaces China’s national anthem during rugby game in South Korea
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WATCH: Hong Kong protest song replaces China’s national anthem during rugby game in South Korea

The song was penned by a local musician and popularized by protesters during extensive anti-government demonstrations in 2019

Hong Kong protest song replaces China anthem at South Korea rugby match
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Hong Kong protest song replaces China anthem at South Korea rugby match

Before Hong Kong took on South Korea in the final of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series in Incheon on Sunday, "Glory to Hong Kong" was played instead of the Chinese anthem.

From Hong Kong and Taiwan to 'Cold War mentality': Key takeaways from Xi's address to China's 20th Congress
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From Hong Kong and Taiwan to 'Cold War mentality': Key takeaways from Xi's address to China's 20th Congress

President Xi Jinping kicked off China's five-yearly Communist Party Congress on Sunday with a wide-ranging speech defending Beijing's zero-Covid approach, hailing its anti-graft efforts and reasserting its ambition to absorb Taiwan, by force if necessary.

Hong Kong housing likely to turn least affordable in 24 years as banks set to hike lending rates
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Hong Kong housing likely to turn least affordable in 24 years as banks set to hike lending rates

The percentage of monthly household budget used for mortgage repayments in the Asian financial hub could touch 60.1%, the least affordable level since 1998, if mortgage rates rise to 3.5%

In Hong Kong, public grief over Queen doubles as dissent
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In Hong Kong, public grief over Queen doubles as dissent

It's seen by some experts as a form of dissent against increasingly intrusive controls by China, which took over the territory from the UK in 1997

The UK memorabilia in Hong Kong grabs attention after Queen's death
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The UK memorabilia in Hong Kong grabs attention after Queen's death

The memorabilia had been under the British crown for 156 years before being returned to China in 1997. Bryan Ong is an avid collector and seller of royal memorabilia.

A Ruff Ride: Why Hong Kong residents are abandoning their pets
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A Ruff Ride: Why Hong Kong residents are abandoning their pets

A huge number of local and foreign residents have quit Hong Kong over the last two years because of the political clampdown and harsh COVID control measures

Watch: Pakistan players catch up with Hong Kong cricketers after Asia Cup win
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Watch: Pakistan players catch up with Hong Kong cricketers after Asia Cup win

To no one's surprise, the friendly off-field gesture by the players grabbed the attention of the cricket enthusiasts.

Explained: What are pandas and Donald Trump teaching Hong Kong kids?
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Explained: What are pandas and Donald Trump teaching Hong Kong kids?

Hong Kong's first patriotic education centre teaches students about the new national security law as well as China's history and achievements

Hong Kong team comprising student, delivery guys, businessmen make big sacrifices to reach Asia Cup
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Hong Kong team comprising student, delivery guys, businessmen make big sacrifices to reach Asia Cup

The most intriguing aspect of the Hong Kong cricket team is that the players have to work in different fields besides cricket to earn a regular salary.firs

A Risky Game: How a man smuggled snakes and lizards into the US
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A Risky Game: How a man smuggled snakes and lizards into the US

Jose Manuel Perez hid the reptiles in his trousers as he tried to sneak them into United States. The animals that he netted, which included Yucatan box turtles, Mexican box turtles, baby crocodiles and Mexican beaded lizards, were sold to clients across the country for upwards of $739,000

Asia Cup: Hong Kong beat UAE by 8 wickets, qualify to face India and Pakistan
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Asia Cup: Hong Kong beat UAE by 8 wickets, qualify to face India and Pakistan

Hong Kong join India and Pakistan in Group A of the Asia Cup that gets underway on 27 August.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai to face no-jury trial
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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai to face no-jury trial

Trial by jury has been used by Hong Kong's common law legal system for 177 years but legislation imposed by China in 2020 to curb dissent allows cases to be heard by dedicated national security judges

Kabaddi builds bridges across cultures in Hong Kong
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Kabaddi builds bridges across cultures in Hong Kong

Kabaddi United Hong Kong (KUHK) — began as a one-off workshop at a local university. It has now spread to nearly 80 schools and social organisations and has had more than 8,000 participants.