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Hong Kong bans flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 2 weeks

Reuters
A woman, wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, sorts luggage at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lam Yik/File Photo Hong Kong will suspend flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines from April 20 for two weeks after the N501Y mutant......

Hong Kong Court Sentences Pro-Democracy Leaders to Prison

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — Jimmy Lai, a pro-democracy media figure, and several of Hong Kong’s most prominent opposition campaigners were sentenced on Friday to prison terms of eight months to 18 months for holding an unauthorized peaceful protest. Supporters......

Key Chains and Teddy Bears in Riot Gear: Hong Kong Promotes National Security

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — Teddy bears clad in black police riot gear, on sale for more than $60 apiece. Schoolchildren’s messages of gratitude to the authorities, pasted onto the walls of their schools. Uniformed police officers goose-stepping in formation,......

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for four months for 2019 protest

Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Joshua Wong, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists and among 47 people charged under a national security law, was sentenced to four months in jail on Tuesday for unauthorized assembly and violating an anti-mask law. FILE PHOTO: Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong walks to a......

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ tops $60 million domestically, the best box office haul of the pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Godzilla and King Kong battle in Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Source: Warner Bros. “Godzilla vs. Kong” is smashing pandemic box office records. On Saturday Warner Bros., which produced the movie alongside Legendary, revealed that its kaiju-filled film had topped......

Hong Kong people are ‘distressed’ and ‘disillusioned,’ says pro-democracy ex-lawmaker

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A former pro-democracy lawmaker in Hong Kong says people there have become “distressed” and “disillusioned” as some fear the city has lost important freedoms. Widespread pro-democracy protests that rocked Hong Kong in 2019 have largely subsided, in part due to......

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ tops the pandemic box office with $32.2 million in domestic opening weekend

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Godzilla and King Kong battle in Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Source: Warner Bros. The domestic box office is back. Warner Bros. and Legendary’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” tallied a pandemic-best opening over the weekend, securing $32.2 million over Friday, Saturday......

Hong Kong Court Convicts Democracy Leaders Over Protest March

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — Seven of Hong Kong’s leading veteran pro-democracy advocates were found guilty on Thursday of unauthorized assembly, as Beijing’s campaign to quash the city’s opposition ensnared some of its most senior and well-recognized figures. Martin Lee,......

Hong Kong court finds leading democracy activists guilty of unauthorised assembly

Reuters
Democratic Party founder and barrister Martin Lee and Albert Ho arrive at the West Kowloon Courts for verdicts in landmark unlawful assembly case, in Hong Kong, China April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong court found seven prominent democrats guilty on Thursday of unauthorised assembly,......

ByteDance considers listing Douyin in New York or Hong Kong: sources

Reuters
By Yingzhi Yang, Julie Zhu BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – ByteDance is in talks about a possible offshore listing of its short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, in New York or Hong Kong, two people familiar with the matter said. A man stands near a giant sign of......

China’s parliament approves Hong Kong electoral system reform plan: SCMP

Reuters
(Reuters) – The top decisionmaking body of the Chinese parliament unanimously approved a plan on Tuesday to reform Hong Kong’s electoral system, the South China Morning Post reported citing the city’s sole representative to the body. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee approved the plan by a vote of 167-0,......

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