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Joshua Wong detained for joining illegal gathering, violating anti-mask law

Hong Kong secessionist Joshua Wong Chi-fung was detained Thursday when he reported his whereabouts as a bailed suspect. The charges include attending an illegal gathering on October 5, 2019 and violating the anti-mask ordinance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 16:04:28

Death of US war journalist sparks speculation among Chinese netizens

The recent death of an American journalist in Turkey caught the attention of Chinese netizens on Wednesday, as Andre Vltchek had criticized black-clad rioters in Hong Kong and Western media depictions of the anti-government protests in 2019, saying the coverage by the Western media was adding “fuel to the fire” of the protests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/23 22:21:39

54% of respondents agree to QR health code launch in Hong Kong: survey

Fifty-four percent of respondents to a recent survey in Hong Kong said that they agreed with the Hong Kong government's plan to launch a QR health code system and 53 percent deemed late September the right timing to launch the system.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/23 0:54:43

HK police revise rules to counter fake journalists, a move overdue

Hong Kong police said they will redefine the criteria for “media representatives,” who are allowed to cover incidents with police, and that certificates issued by the Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association are no longer applicable.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 18:36:12

Update: HK murder suspect ready to surrender to Taiwan after COVID-19 travel restrictions lifted

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Chan Tong-kai, the Hong Kong man who killed his girlfriend in Taipei and triggered social unrest in HK, is still willing to surrender to Taiwan, and the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) government is willing to offer assistance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 12:58:13

Taiwan's economy, trade break-off from mainland a dream: experts

The Chinese foreign ministry said China will take legitimate countermeasures, including targeting individuals, after US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach ended his visit to the island of Taiwan, adding that the US must bear full responsibility for violating the one-China principle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 22:03:40

PLA minesweepers to break Taiwan sea mines threat

Multiple minesweeper flotillas attached to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command and Eastern Theater Command recently held live-fire exercises, honing their capability to effectively and rapidly clear sea lanes from mines, and open passages for other warships and landing forces, amid Taiwan secessionists' attempt to surround the Taiwan Straits with mines.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 21:21:36

China vows countermeasures after US Undersecretary of State visited Taiwan

The Chinese foreign ministry said China will take legitimate countermeasures, including targeting relative individuals, after US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach completed his visit to the island of Taiwan on Sunday, adding that the US must bear full responsibility for the outcome.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 16:59:24

HK police deny 12 suspects were detained in HK waters

Hong Kong police denied that Shenzhen police had crossed into Hong Kong waters when they detained 12 Hong Kong residents, adding that Hong Kong police will continue to assist the relatives of the suspects.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 13:44:41

Cross-Straits exchanges continue amid rising tensions

The ongoing Straits Forum held in the Chinese mainland for cross-Straits people-to-people exchanges showed that the mainland is handling the complicated situation with "two hands" - supporting exchanges and cooperation to serve the concrete benefits of Taiwan compatriots, and increasing military pressure to deter Taiwan separatism and the Trump administration which is increasingly throwing its weight on the Taiwan question, experts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 23:03:40

HK rioter's winning of Time reader poll mocked by netizens as magazine 'hits lowest of lows'

Hong Kong high-profile rioter Nathan Law's winning of the Time magazine reader poll was questioned by the city's residents whether that Law, the person who made his living by destroying Hong Kong, is qualified to juxtaposition with so many great figures who also made it onto the magazine's cover. Netizens said that if Law is chosen, the magazine will “hit the lowest of lows for featuring such a notorious figure.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 19:51:48

PLA warplanes featured in drills in Taiwan Straits 'capable of seizing air superiority and command of sea'

In two consecutive days of military drills in the Taiwan Straits on Friday and Saturday, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly conducted nearly 40 sorties featuring four major types of warplanes - air superiority fighters, multirole fighters, bombers and an anti-submarine warfare aircraft, which Chinese mainland analysts said on Sunday are capable of seizing air superiority and command of the sea over the island of Taiwan and in the Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 19:44:04

HKSAR gov't to launch regular COVID-19 testing for high-risk groups

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on Friday that it is stepping up its infection-control measures as the next wave of COVID-19 infections, which are expected to hit in the winter, could be even more serious than the recent third wave.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/19 9:37:11

China strongly opposes official contact between US, Taiwan: spokesperson

China has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition, and has lodged solemn representations with the United States over the upcoming visit of US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach to Taiwan, said Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 15:58:12

US sale of weapons systems to Taiwan island is media speculation: Taiwan authorities

The Taiwan "defense authorities" said on Wednesday that media reports of US plans to sell seven major weapons systems to the island were merely speculation by local media, huanqiu.com reported on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 10:42:56

HK government officially acts on US' new product marking order

The Hong Kong government said that it is taking a formal step in dealing with the US' new rule on labeling of products of Hong Kong origin, which does not allow products to carry the "made in Hong Kong" label.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 10:17:28

HK lifts some COVID-19 restrictions after no new local infections reported following city-wide testing

Hong Kong's health authority said Tuesday there had not been a domestically-transmitted coronavirus infection in the previous 24 hours for the first time since early July, and numerous restrictions would end.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 22:43:52

Taiwan businesses can't do without the mainland

In sharp contrast to flaring tensions between the island of Taiwan and the Chinese mainland, intensified by a geopolitical battle between China and the US and the coronavirus pandemic, a group of businesspeople from the island who have been doing business in Dongguan in South China's Guangdong Province, said they are remaining calm. For some, it's impossible to abandon the mainland market, even as rhetoric of "economic decoupling" continues to rise.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 2:30:42

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