May 20, 2022

Hong Kong COVID-19 Spike Sets New Record, Causing Services Cuts, Suspension of Prison Visits, and Panic Buying

Hong Kong’s spike in  COVID-19 cases keeps breaking records, causing a medical system overload, transportation services cuts, shortened shopping hours, and suspension of visits to prisoners. As the Hong Kong government evaluates the need for a city-wide lockdown, citizens have started panic buying, and emptying food shelves in supermarkets…

Hong Kong Separating Parents from Infants over Coronavirus

Authorities in charge of a public Hong Kong hospital separated an 11-month-old baby from her mother this week after the mother admitted her infant daughter to the facility for an unknown illness and the baby subsequently tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on Wednesday. Hong Kong permanent resident Laura, who was born…

Xi Jinping Returns from the Shadows to Pressure Hong Kong into Coronavirus Lockdown

Chinese dictator Xi Jinping, who has been rather quiet on the pandemic front since the supposedly vanquished Wuhan coronavirus began rampaging through Chinese cities again, on Wednesday gave “important instructions” to the nominally autonomous Hong Kong government to get its coronavirus outbreak under control. China’s state-run Global Times naturally portrayed this as grandfatherly Xi giving…

20-Year-Old Hong Kong Activist Gets 43 Months in Prison Under Beijing-Imposed Security Law

A 20-year-old Hong Kong student was sentenced to three years and seven months in prison on Nov. 23, the youngest activist to be jailed under the Beijing-imposed national security law. The sentence was handed down three weeks after Tony Chung pleaded guilty to charges of secession and one count of money laundering…

1 Dead, Others Trapped After Hong Kong Scaffolding Collapses

HONG KONG—One worker died and others were trapped Friday when a major rainstorm blew traditional bamboo scaffolding off the side of a building under construction in Hong Kong, officials and reports said. The city was battered by heavy rain and high winds as other parts of the country also experienced dangerous weather conditions…

Hong Kong ‘Tiananmen Vigil’ Group Disbands Citing Chinese Pressure

A Hong Kong pro-democracy group known for organizing the city’s annual Tiananmen Square vigil disbanded on Saturday, citing political pressure from pro-China forces in Hong Kong’s government, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Monday. The group, officially known as the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, “voted 41-4 to disband”…

Blinken Deletes Tweet Saying U.S. Would ‘Stand with Hong Kong’

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has deleted a statement posted to his official Twitter account on Thursday that said the U.S. would “stand with the people of Hong Kong,” the South China Morning Post reported Friday. Blinken’s now-deleted tweet, originally posted on September 16, read: Beijing should let the voices of all Hong Kongers…

Struggling Hong Kong Airline Sells In-Flight Food Carts Online

Hong Kong Express Airways placed a limited number of galley boxes and waste trolleys used on its flights for sale on its website this week as the budget airline struggles to offset the financial losses suffered over the past year due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. “Each plated with our first-generation logo and a unique…

Xi Jinping Celebrates ‘Patriots Governing Hong Kong’ After Takeover

Chinese “patriots” governing Hong Kong have guided the city from a state of “chaos” to stability over the past several months, Chinese dictator Xi Jinping told Hong Kong government authorities on Wednesday. “Hong Kong’s transition from chaos to stability has once again demonstrated that the principle of ‘patriots governing Hong Kong’ must be always upheld…

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