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Top Hong Kong Court Upholds 2019 Mask Ban

Hong Kong’s highest court has upheld a ban on mask wearing imposed by the government at the height of the 2019 protests, a major blow for the city’s pro-democracy movement. The ban, introduced using a colonial era...

Hu Arrives in HK for Handover Celebrations

Ahead of this weekend’s 15th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the mainland, the city’s outgoing and incoming chief executives welcomed President Hu Jintao and an entourage of other CCP officials at Hong...

Business groups ‘blocking’ HK democracy – Tom Mitchell

From Financial Times: The only declared candidate in the race to become Hong Kong’s next chief executive has identified the territory’s conservative business ¬≠community as the primary obstacle to democratic reform and says his long-shot candidacy will “expose the absurdity of [Hong Kong’s electoral] system”. “The main obstacle in the way of universal suffrage in […]

Chan rules out a challenge to HK chief – Tom Mitchell

From Financial Times: The most popular potential rival to Hong Kong’s chief executive has formally ruled out challenging the incumbent in an election next year, leaving the territory’s pro-democracy camp without an obvious opposition candidate. Anson Chan, who served as the government’s second highest ranking official from 1993 until her retirement in 2001, formally announced […]

Alexa Olesen: China to Settle Constitutional Dispute

From AP, via Newsday: China said Sunday that its top legislative panel will settle a constitutional dispute over how many years Hong Kong’s next leader will serve — a decision pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong say will degrade the former British colony’s legal system… But the Hong Kong government last week asked Beijing to settle […]

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