Category «HK/Macao/Taiwan»

Passing Article 23 an urgent mission for Hong Kong: official No passage of national security law not normal: experts

Hongkongers hold a rally protesting “Hong Kong independence” and expressing their support for the National People’s Congress’s interpretation of the region’s Basic Law outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on November 13. Photo: CFP A senior official of the Chinese government responsible for Hong Kong and Macao affairs published an article in the flagship …

Tripartite enforcement campaign demonstrates Hong Kong police capability amid social unrest

The press conference for the “Thunder 2019” special campaign jointly conducted by the police of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. Photo: China Police site Police in South China’s Guangdong Province and the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions finished a six-month campaign against cross border crime, apprehending 1,400 suspects and seizing 21 kilograms of …

HK police watchdog denies overseas expert panel quit

Chairman of Hong Kong’s Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) Anthony Neoh (second from right) at a press conference on Agust 23 to announce the establishment of an international expert panel to facilitate the council’s study on recent public order events Photo: Screenshot from IPCC website Hong Kong’s Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) on Wednesday denied …

Pro-violence HK teachers face penalties Regulators mulling de-registration in serious cases

Hong Kong police and firefighters have entered the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on November 28 to search for dangerous chemicals. Photo: Yin Hao/GT Hong Kong’s educational regulators announced on Wednesday that they have investigated more than 60 of 106 public complaints made from June to the start of November, of teachers suspected of glorifying the …

Hong Kong’s education bureau mulls punishing 30 teachers for professional misconduct related to unrest

Rioters set fire and destroy public facilities outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in south China’s Hong Kong, Nov. 17, 2019. (Xinhua) The Education Bureau (EDB) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has mulled punishing teachers for professional misconduct related to social unrest. An EDB spokesperson said violations of teacher’s code of conduct …

Lifting mask ban unhelpful for stopping violence and chaos in HK: solicitor

Masked rioters hurl petro bombs in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: Xinhua  Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal lifted a mask ban on Tuesday by refusing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government’s request to suspend an earlier ruling by the High Court of HKSAR that found it “unconstitutional,” in a move which solicitors said …

HKSAR government, political parties to continue to cooperate: Lam

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor speaks during a media session in September. File photo: Xinhua Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said the SAR government is directly responsible for the pro-establishment camp’s defeat in the district council elections, and the government would continue to …

HKSAR Chief Executive expresses concern over students involved in illegal activities

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor speaks during a media session in September. File photo: Xinhua   Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday expressed concern over the involvement of students in illegal activities amid social unrest that has lasted for six months. At a press briefing in the …