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With tighter grip, Beijing sends message to Hong Kong tycoons: fall in line

Reuters
HONG KONG, Sept 17 (Reuters) – As Beijing seeks to tighten its grip over Hong Kong, it has a new mandate for the city’s powerful property tycoons: pour resources and influence into backing Beijing’s interests, and help solve a potentially destabilising housing shortage. Chinese officials delivered the message in closed......

Hong Kong start-up Prenetics to list in the U.S. through $1.7 billion SPAC deal

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hong Kong biotech company Prenetics is going public through a merger with Artisan Acquisition — a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC — in a deal that will value the combined entity at $1.7 billion. Roy Liu | Bloomberg |......

Chinese A.I. firm SenseTime files for Hong Kong IPO despite tech crackdown and U.S. blacklist

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SenseTime, a Chinese artificial intelligence company, has filed to go public in Hong Kong. The move comes as China continues to tighten regulation on the country’s technology giants. Pavlo Gonchar | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China......

Singapore to start quarantine-free travel for visitors from Hong Kong, Brunei and Germany

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Singapore Airlines plane is parked beside Scoots passenger planes on the terminal tarmac at Changi International Airport in Singapore on March 15, 2021. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore is reopening its borders to more......

Biden defers deportations of Hong Kong residents in the U.S.

New York Times
President Biden on Thursday granted special protections to Hong Kong residents in the United States, offering them a temporary deferral from deportation in response to an escalating crackdown by Chinese officials on democratic institutions and political dissent in Hong Kong. In a memo announcing the decision, Mr. Biden said there......

Biden offers ‘safe haven’ to Hong Kong residents in U.S. after China crackdown

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WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday offered temporary “safe haven” to Hong Kong residents in the United States, allowing what could be thousands of people to extend their stay in response to Beijing’s crackdown on democracy in the Chinese territory. Biden directed the Department of Homeland......

Biden extends temporary safe haven to Hong Kong residents in US amid China crackdown | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a memorandum extending temporary safe haven to certain Hong Kong residents in the US amid ongoing repression and undermining of democracy by China. The presidential memorandum, White House press secretary......

Nasdaq-listed Chinese electric carmaker Li Auto to raise up to $1.93 billion from Hong Kong listing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Li Xiang One hybrid SUV is on display during the 18th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition at China Import and Export Fair Complex on November 23, 2020 in China. Li Zhihao | Visual China Group | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China......

He Sang 2 Songs at an Election Rally. Hong Kong Says He Violated the Law.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — In 2018, the Cantopop singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming performed two songs at an election rally and encouraged attendees to vote for a pro-democracy candidate for Hong Kong’s legislature. On Monday, the city’s Independent Commission Against......

Hong Kong authorities arrest pro-democracy singer for ‘corrupt conduct’

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Hong Kong singer Anthony Wong Yiu-Ming attends the Hong Kong Film Awards April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu HONG KONG, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s anti-corruption watchdog on Monday charged a singer and prominent pro-democracy activist, Anthony Wong, with “corrupt conduct” at a 2018 election rally, the latest legal action......

‘It Feels Like We’re Just Waiting to Die’: Hong Kong Targets Student Unions

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — The police arrived at the University of Hong Kong around 3 p.m., wearing black vests marking them as national security officers. They cordoned off the offices of the student union, combed its interior and seized......

Olympic Success Gives Hong Kong an Emotional Lift in Hard Times

New York Times
Hannah Beech TOKYO — The light red flag with the five-petaled bauhinia flower does not represent a country. But Hong Kong, the Chinese territory where political and civil rights have been battered in recent months, is enjoying its strongest-ever showing at the Tokyo Olympics, capturing gold in fencing and two......

Hong Kong man sentenced to 9 years in prison in first national security case

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HONG KONG, July 30 (Reuters) – The first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law will face nine years in prison for terrorist activities and inciting secession, judges said on Friday, in a watershed ruling with long-term implications for the city’s judicial landscape. Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was......

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