Monday, Sep 20, 2021

Hong Kong

Only 1 Opposition Member Got Elected in Hong Kong's 1500 Member Election Committee

Sep 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

This election committee will decide 40/90 lawmakers for Hong Kong. Chinese legislation in May mandated only 'patriots' (pro-Beijing politicians) be allowed to rule the city.

Covid Update: Travellers Arriving In Hong Kong From China Will No Longer Need To Quarantine

Sep 07, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Travellers will still need a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival and must take several tests while in Hong Kong to ensure they're not infected.

Former Apple Daily Senior Editor Arrested By Hong Kong Police

Lam was arrested by Hong Kong national security officers on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, just weeks after the newspaper was forced to close due to asset freezes imposed by authorities.

9 Arrested Over Alleged Plot To Plant Bombs Around Hong Kong

Jul 06, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

On Tuesday, Hong Kong police said they arrested nine people on suspicion of terrorist activity after discovering an attempt to make explosives and plant bombs throughout the city.

Explained: Why China Is Investigating Tech Firms Like Didi

Didi is the latest company to face intensified scrutiny in a crackdown on some of China's biggest technology giants.

23 June, 2021

Hong Kong’s Sole Pro-Democracy Newspaper ‘Apple Daily’ To Shut

Associated Press (AP)

Apple Daily's print edition and online edition will cease on Saturday due to the current circumstances prevailing in Hong Kong, the newspaper's board of directors said

17 June, 2021

Mehul Choksi Siphoned off Rs 6,345 Crore PNB Loan Through Hong Kong Firms Showing Purchase Of Water Pearls: CBI

Outlook Web Bureau

Choksi allegedly made his employees directors of the firms based in Hong Kong, and was controlling them.

12 June, 2021

China Releases Hong Kong-Based Pro-Democracy Activist Agnes Chow

Associated Press (AP)

Chow was arrested for taking part in unauthorised assemblies during the massive 2019 anti-government protests

19 April, 2021

Covid-19 Surge: Hong Kong Suspends Flights Connecting India From Tuesday To May 3

Outlook Web Bureau

The Hong Kong government's decision has come after 50 passengers of two Vistara flights this month were found positive for Covid-19 when tested on arrival.

22 February, 2021

China Urges US To Lift Trade Restrictions, Stop Unwarranted Interference

Associated Press (AP)

Chinese Foreign Minister's comments come as Beijing is pressing the administration of President Biden to drop many of the confrontational measures adopted by his predecessor Trump.

31 January, 2021

Thousands Flee Hong Kong In The Wake Of China’s Recent National Security Law

Associated Press (AP)

Many Hong Kongers have decided to flee to the UK after Britain announced in July that it would open a special immigration pathway for up to 5 million eligible Hong Kongers to settle in the UK

29 January, 2021

China Derecognises British-Issued Hong Kong Passport

Associated Press (AP)

The announcement by China throws up new uncertainty around the plan just hours after the UK said it would begin taking applications for what are called BNO visas.

07 January, 2021

Chinese Netizens Compare US Capitol Riots To Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests, Say 'Karma'

Outlook Web Bureau

Global Times, a state media tabloid's reported 'Words like ‘Karma’, ‘retribution’ and ‘deserving’ were frequently mentioned in Chinese netizens' comments when they saw the latest episode of the US' real version of The House of Cards.

02 January, 2021

No Snake Soup For Hong Kong's Young Snake Catcher

Associated Press (AP)

Meet Hong Kong's youngest registered snake catchers Ken Lee, who strive to release the reptiles back into nature.

11 November, 2020

Hong Kong Opens First Socially Distanced Park, Shows Spielberg's 'Jaws'

Associated Press (AP)

The park, called The Grounds, has a hundred socially distanced enclosed areas spaced 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) apart that seat two to four people.

24 October, 2020

Not An Alliance, Quad Is Group Of Countries With Shared Interests: US Official


"Quad" or the Quadrilateral coalition comprises Japan, India, Australia and the United States.

25 August, 2020

Hong Kong Scientists Report First Case Of Man Being Reinfected With Coronavirus For The Second Time

Associated Press (AP)

Genetic tests revealed that a 33-year-old man returning to Hong Kong from a trip to Spain in mid-August had a different strain of the coronavirus than the one he'd previously been infected with in March, said Dr Kelvin Kai-Wang To, the microbiologist who led the work.

10 August, 2020

Hong Kong Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Arrested Under Security Law

Associated Press (AP)

Jimmy Lai, who owns popular tabloid Apple Daily, is an outspoken pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong and regularly criticizes China's authoritarian rule.

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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi addresses media after the oath taking ceremony at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh. AICC General Secretary Harish Rawat with PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu are also seen.

PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur during a public meeting in Mandi.

PTI Photo

An artist busy making an idol of Goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of Navaratri festivities in Mumbai.

Photograph by Dinesh Parab/Outlook

Idols of Goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of Navaratri festivities, Goregaon in Mumbai.

Photograph by Dinesh Parab/Outlook

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