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Breakingviews – Alibaba and Hong Kong celebrate happy anniversary

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd chairman Jack Ma gestures during a talk by Our Hong Kong Foundation in Hong Kong, February 2, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) – Alibaba’s relationship with Hong Kong has been a rocky one. Tensions range from the Chinese e-commerce giant’s 2013 decision to snub......

Hong Kong and Singapore put their planned travel bubble on hold.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The governments of Hong Kong and Singapore have temporarily scrapped a plan for a travel bubble, as Hong Kong grapples with a spike in coronavirus infections. The delay underscores the challenges of reopening international travel routes as efforts......

Singapore-Hong Kong ‘travel bubble’ flights will carry on despite rise in Hong Kong’s coronavirus cases

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Singapore Airlines crew members at Changi International Airport in Singapore on Oct. 24, 2020. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore and Hong Kong will go ahead with their air travel arrangements on Sunday as planned, but......

Hong Kong looks to mainland China for the next air travel bubble

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SINGAPORE — Hong Kong is hopeful its next “air travel bubble” could be with mainland China, the executive director of the city’s tourism board has said. Dane Cheng told CNBC such plans would hinge on the success of the forthcoming......

Former pro-democracy lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The pro-democracy camp has in recent months accused the Hong Kong government and the central Chinese government in Beijing of tightening control over the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in response to demands for more democracy. They say authorities are destroying the......

Hong Kong: China says opposition walkout is ‘open challenge’

BBC
On Wednesday, 15 opposition members announced their resignation in solidarity with four fellow lawmakers who had been dismissed. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here GoCoin – Latest Cryptocurrency News and Trading...

Hong Kong disqualifies four pro-democracy lawmakers

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The new resolution passed by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee says that lawmakers should be disqualified if they support Hong Kong independence, refuse to acknowledge China’s sovereignty, ask foreign forces to interfere in the city’s affairs or in other ways threaten national security. BBC – For more and to......

Singapore and Hong Kong to start ‘travel bubble’ flights on Nov. 22

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Boeing 777-312(ER) passenger plane belonging to the Singapore Airlines lands at Hong Kong International Airport on August 01 2018 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. S3studio | Getty Images News | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Quarantine-free leisure travel between Hong......

As Hong Kong Law Goes After ‘Black Sheep,’ Fear Clouds Universities

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — When Harry Wu, a professor of medical humanities at the University of Hong Kong, gave a lesson last fall about doctors’ responsibilities in society, he focused on a real-world example: the volunteer medics treating protesters......

Hong Kong leader Lam discussed coronavirus, economic relief with Beijing

Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Friday she had discussed coronavirus controls and economic relief measures with mainland Chinese officials during her three-day trip to Beijing and that the central government has welcomed her proposals. Speaking to reporters in Beijing, Lam said the Chinese government......

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