Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hong Kong

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

Jun 17, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

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

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

Jun 12, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

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

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

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.

China Urges US To Lift Trade Restrictions, Stop Unwarranted Interference

Feb 22, 2021 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.

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

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.

07 July, 2020

TikTok To Leave Hong Kong As Security Law Raises Worries

Associated Press (AP)

TikTok's departure from Hong Kong comes as various social media platforms and messaging apps balk at the possibility of providing user data to Hong Kong authorities.

06 July, 2020

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03 July, 2020

US Passes Bill Rebuking China Over Hong Kong Crackdown, To Impose Sanctions

Associated Press (AP)

Critics say the new law effectively ends the 'one country, two systems' framework under which Hong Kong was promised a high degree of autonomy when it reverted from British to Chinese rule in 1997.

02 July, 2020

India Soft-peddles Hong Kong's New Security Law At UN In The Midst Of Border Tension

Seema Guha

Perhaps, with both India and China trying to de-escalate at the moment, Delhi, with its wishy-washy statement on developments in Hong Kong, is holding its fire for later.

01 July, 2020

Hong Kong Makes First Arrest Under New Security Law For Carrying Independence Flag

Associated Press (AP)

The law, imposed by China after last year's anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory, took effect on Tuesday at 11 pm .


30 June, 2020

US Bars Defence Exports To Hong Kong Ahead Of China Passing Controversial Security Law

Associated Press (AP)

The US administration has warned for weeks that it would take action to end special US trade and commercial preferences Hong Kong had enjoyed since reverting to Chinese rule in 1997.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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