Hong Kong

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Xi Jinping in Covid scare during Hong Kong handover trip
Hong Kong legislator tests positive after meeting Chinese president, and city-wide testing begins in Macau to contain its worst outbreak

Sum Lok-kei in Hong Kong

04, Jul, 2022 @4:10 AM

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The Observer view on China’s rule over Hong Kong | Observer editorial
However much it offends our sensibilities, what can the west really do about Xi Jinping’s warped version of democracy?

Observer editorial

03, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Xi Jinping hails China’s rule over Hong Kong on 25th anniversary of handover
Chinese president says ‘one country, two systems’ will endure and democracy flourishes after unprecedented unpicking of freedoms

Sum Lok-kei and agencies

01, Jul, 2022 @8:28 AM

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We were too lenient on pro-democracy politicians, says senior Hong Kong legislator Regina Ip
A senior figure in John Lee’s incoming administration says opposition politicians ‘only have themselves to blame’ for being arrested

Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Jun, 2022 @11:52 PM

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Hong Kong tightens security as Xi visits for 25th anniversary of handover
China’s president makes first trip outside mainland since pandemic began as territory prepares to mark milestone

Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Jun, 2022 @12:47 PM

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Hong Kong handover: timeline
On 1 July 1997, Hong Kong was returned to China, ending over a century of British rule

Jason Rodrigues and Vincent Ni

30, Jun, 2022 @2:21 AM

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The Hong Kong ‘unofficials’ who advised Britain on the handover – and were ignored
Reviled by Beijing and dismissed by London, a group of local advisers tried and failed to ensure the interests of Hongkongers would be protected after 1997

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent and Jason Rodrigues

29, Jun, 2022 @11:12 PM

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Mystery deepens as owners say Hong Kong floating restaurant has not sunk
Loss-making business still afloat but rescue work extremely difficult due to depth of water, say owners

Vincent Ni

24, Jun, 2022 @3:21 PM

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'My career is finished, my friends are in prison and I’m an alien in my city'; life after Hong Kong’s Apple Daily | Norman Choi
When the city’s largest pro-democracy newspaper was forced to close, Norman Choi got a new job in McDonald’s. Many of his colleagues were not so lucky

Norman Choi

24, Jun, 2022 @5:01 AM

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A year on from Apple Daily’s closure, what’s left of Hong Kong’s free press?
With the newspaper’s founder and senior editors jailed, other pro-democracy media outlets shut and 1,000 journalists out of work, can press freedom survive in the territory?

Sum Lok-kei

24, Jun, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Hong Kong plunges lower in global human rights index
Region now on par with Saudi Arabia in some indicators – and coming closer to converging with China

Helen Davidson in Taipei

22, Jun, 2022 @8:28 AM

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Neither citizens nor foreigners: Hongkongers struggle to adapt to life in Taiwan
Language and cultural differences confronting refugees are compounded by an administrative limbo and lack of support in their new home

Helen Davidson in Taipei

22, Jun, 2022 @4:48 AM

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