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 …

China’s status as developing country undeniable

A sign of the WTO on its headquarters in Geneva Photo: VCG China’s Ambassador to the WTO Zhang Xiangchen made an excellent point in dismissing the latest US proposal regarding developing-country status at the fifth General Council meeting this year held on Monday and Tuesday.  Assuming that there are one or two billionaires in Antigua …

Trump can’t force China to yield on trade like Mexico

  Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT China is not Mexico. It’s impossible that the US can strike a trade deal with China by forcing Beijing to make big compromises, as the US did to Mexico when it came to the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). US President Donald Trump on Tuesday retweeted a post from US Representative Mike Kelly, …

Has Macao’s moment come?

Compared with when it returned to China in 1999, the Macao SAR now enjoys stable social order, booming investment and trade, and more ambition to enhance its competitiveness in the financial sector. Despite the unlikelihood that Macao will compete with its neighboring financial hub Hong Kong, the city is now fired up to play a …

Netizens hail colleges for sacking scandal-hit professors

  West gate of the Peking University Photo:CNSphoto Netizens hailed Peking University for sacking Professor Feng Renjie on Wednesday for violating teachers’ ethics and discipline over an alleged sex scandal.  The university revoked Feng’s qualifications as a teacher and disqualified him from relevant talent schemes. Frequent sexual assault scandals among college teachers have prompted Chinese …

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 …

Macao unlikely to compete with Hong Kong Planned offshore yuan center will complement neighboring financial hub

Graphics: GT Macao has no intention of competing with Hong Kong, said government officials, as Macao reveals its ambitions to develop offshore yuan business.  Such ambitions, in a city whose economy has been dominated by gambling for years, has triggered heated discussion and led to divided opinion among economists.  Some are optimistic that the former …