Cantonese live-stream ban on TikTok accused of political manipulation

Trending 10/06/22, 15:49

Recently, TikTok, China's most popular short video sharing platform, was accused of banning Cantonese (Guangdong), which has caused pushback from a large number of Cantonese users. Some analysts point out that TikTok is worried about something happening because the "crucial moment" of the 20th National Congress is coming up. According ...

Chinese Communist Party turns Hong Kong into a prison

Trending 09/29/22, 13:57

According to UN human rights experts, there is concern in the international community about the misuse of terrorism and sedition charges to stifle the exercise of fundamental rights in Hong Kong, including freedom of opinion, expression, peaceful assembly, and participation in public affairs. Another serious charge used by Chinese authorities, under ...

Anti-extradition movement is the great unifier for democracy in Hong Kong

Human Rights 09/22/22, 15:09

On June 12, 2019, thousands of proactive Hong Kong citizens surrounded the Legislative Council buildings, the Maoist fiefdom where the repressive policies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are woven.The citizens protested against the extradition order of pro-democracy activists who confronted the totalitarian reaction of the CCP and the betrayal ...

Journalist Huang Xueqin arrest by the Chinese regime: NGOs call for her release

Human Rights 09/21/22, 14:44

September 19 marks the anniversary of the arrest of Chinese investigative journalist Huang Xueqin by the Chinese communist regime. Reporters Without Borders, also known as Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) and 24 other human rights organizations joined forces to demand, in a letter, her release along with labor rights defender Wang Jianbing. Cédric Alviani, ...

Monkeypox arrived in China with controversial statements about foreigners

News 09/19/22, 15:11

On September 16, the first case of monkeypox was reported in China. The Chongqing health commission reported that a person, whose age and sex were not disclosed, developed symptoms while in quarantine for COVID-19.   The diagnosis was corroborated by a laboratory and National Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China. The patient ...

Recession returns to Hong Kong after zero-COVID adherence

Social problem 08/03/22, 03:08

Hong Kong, one of the world’s financial hubs, is falling back into a second recession, illustrating  the costs of loyalty to the zero-COVID policy.  According to figures released on August 1, Hong Kong’s gross domestic product shrank by 1.4% in the second quarter of 2022. At least, it is a narrower ...

Reason behind record wave of civil servant resignations in Hong Kong

Social problem 07/28/22, 03:41

Citing a Hong Kong media report, Kanzhongguo reported that the wave of civil servants' resignations has continued to deepen. In 2021/2022, 10,487 civil servants lost their positions. Among the cases, 3,734 civil servants resigned, a double year-on-year increase. The resignation rate has reached 2.1%, hitting a new high after 1997. In addition, ...

Hong Kong is experiencing the hottest days in nearly 140 years

Disasters 07/26/22, 03:22

Liberty Times reported that Hong Kong Observatory recorded 36.1 degrees Celcius (96.98 degrees Fahrenheit) on July 24. This is the highest temperature recorded in July in this observatory since 1884.  For the past few days, many areas have had temperatures above 37 degrees Celcius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit), such as Shui sweltering ...

Carrie Lam firmly pulled out by Xi Jinping’s escort

Social problem 07/07/22, 17:47

Highlights of Xi Jinping's recent visit to Hong Kong have been continuously recorded and reported. An online video shows that, on June 30, 2022, when Carrie Lam, the former Chief Executive of Hong Kong, introduced Hong Kong government officials to Xi, she was violently pulled to the back by Xi's ...

Hong Kong pop legend censored for mentioning democracy slogan

Social problem 07/04/22, 16:58

Jacky Cheung, known as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Hong Kong (4 famous singers at one time), was recently interviewed on Chinese CCTV media. The little pinks (young ultra-nationalists and pro-government youths) said that he never once mentioned the word "motherland" in his interview but referred only to Hong Kong. ...

Omicron surge puts Hong Kong on edge

Insights 03/01/22, 21:43

According to the New York Times database, the number of new cases in Hong Kong has increased by 821 percent in the last two weeks. Many patients wait for treatment at Hong Kong public hospitals' emergency rooms, and isolation wards at hospitals have run out of beds. The elderly, children, ...

COVID cases in Hong Kong continue to surge

Insights 03/01/22, 21:40

As Sina reported, on February 27, Covid-19 in Hong Kong is on the rise again. There were 26,026 new confirmed cases, including seven imported cases, while the rest were local infections. So far, a total of 158,683 people have been infected in this round of the epidemic. TVB News reported on ...

Swedish Olympic champ donates gold medal to Chinese prisoner

Human Rights 02/26/22, 13:15

According to Reuters, Swedish speed skater Nils van der Poel donated one of his two gold medals to human rights activist Gui Minhai. In 2020, he was sentenced to 10 years in a Chinese prison for so-called "illegally providing intelligence overseas." Gui was born in China but holds Swedish citizenship. Before ...

COVID-19: Hong Kong sees 8674 new cases, 24 more deaths

Insights 02/24/22, 14:44

COVID-19 rampages another day in Hong Kong on Feb. 23, with 8674 new instances reported and 24 additional fatalities. Chuang Shuk-kwan, from the Centre for Health Protection, said there were 30 new patients of Delta variant, 5,428 were infected with Omicron, and 7,990 of the patients were locally transmitted. More than 300 ...

Hong Kong’s COVID outbreak spreads to China’s Chenzhou city

Insights 02/17/22, 11:45

Covid outbreak in Hong Kong is out of control and has spread to Chenzhou City, Hunan Province, Chinese media Apollo reported on Feb. 15. The local government informed that two people returning from Hong Kong were diagnosed with the disease and the city of Chenzhou is now in emergency mode. Chenzhou ...

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