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    An estimated 2,000 hamsters and small animals are being killed in Hong Kong after some pet store animals tested positive for the coronavirus. The move has sparked outrage amongst animal rights activists and pet owners alike. According to the Washington Post, three people with ties to a pet shop in Hong Kong tested positive for...
    The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Hong Kong said it was “shocked and concerned” about the decision from health officials to destroy the animals. They also asked the government to not “take any drastic action before reviewing its approach.” Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug...
    The Hong Kong skyline from on board the Genting Cruise Lines Genting Dream while berthed in Hong Kong on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.Lam Yik | Bloomberg | Getty Images Cruise operator Genting Hong Kong said Wednesday it has filed to wind up the company, as its cash is set to run out by end of...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Hong Kong will euthanize about 2,000 hamsters and other small animals after a pet store worker and several rodents tested positive for coronavirus, as the city pursues an uncompromising zero-Covid strategy two years into the pandemic.The announcement by the Hong Kong government on Tuesday was met with outrage by pet owners and animals...
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong activist Edward Leung, who coined the now-banned slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of our Times,” was released from prison Wednesday after spending four years behind bars for a 2016 protest. Leung was a prominent independence activist and the spokesman of Hong Kong Indigenous, a pro-independence group in the city...
    Some 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, will be killed in Hong Kong after several tested positive for the coronavirus Monday at a pet store where an employee was also infected. AP reports Hong Kong authorities are not ruling out the possibility of transmission between animals and humans as reasoning behind the dramatic culling. “We cannot...
    Hong Kong officials have ordered a culling of hamsters on Tuesday after a small portion of them tested positive for COVID-19. Authorities told both pet shops and owners on Tuesday to hand over a total of 2,000 hamsters for selective euthanization after 11 hamsters tested positive. At least two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed...
    Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected.  The city will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import of small mammals, according to officials from the Agriculture, Fisheries and...
    Hong Kong will put 2,000 hamsters to death as a precautionary measure after one pet shop worker and several adorable little rodents tested positive for the Delta variant of the coronavirus last week. According to the South China Morning Post, the Delta infection was detected in a 23-year-old woman who worked at the Little Boss...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Hong Kong police have arrested and charged two former Cathay Pacific staffers for violating the city's quarantine rules, underscoring the challenges the city's flagship airline and its staff face under some of the world's most restrictive anti-pandemic policies.The government on Monday confirmed the arrests of two former flight attendants, saying that they...
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested two former flight attendants for allegedly leaving their homes when they should have been in isolation for possible coronavirus infections, which were later confirmed. The two arrived from the U.S on Dec. 24 and 25. While in medical surveillance, they had “conducted unnecessary activities,” according to a...
              by Kate Hirzel   When students, faculty, and university administrations pull down statues on campus in an effort to censor history, they are engaging in the same authoritarian politics that characterize China’s control over Hong Kong. Within 48 hours, Hong Kong University (HKU), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and Lingan University witnessed the removal...
    An Asian hate crime forum for London’s Metropolitan Police has been tied in a report from a British newspaper to the alleged Chinese spy operating in Westminster. This week, the UK’s domestic security service, MI5, claimed that the founder of the British Chinese Project, Christine Lee had been attempting to gain influence within the House...
    The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has been ordered to adopt Chinese goose-stepping drills in place of its traditional UK military step, as inherited after the transfer of sovereignty to Communist China in 1997. The order from Beijing has been made to lift “patriotism” among domestic security forces and will be enforced until morale improves....
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong International Airport said Friday that it would ban passengers from over 150 countries and territories from transiting in the city for a month, as it sought to stem the transmission of the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus. Passengers who have stayed in over 150 places deemed “high...
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s legislature convened Wednesday for the first time since elections last month that were held under new legislation ensuring that only “patriots” who have proven their loyalty to Beijing could run as candidates. The 90-seat Legislative Council, known as LegCo, is now completely dominated by Beijing’s allies. Leading opposition...
    Hong Kong (CNN)He's an unlikely critic of the Hong Kong government -- but after being hauled off to mandatory quarantine at the weekend, pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho did not hold back.Broadcasting live on Facebook on Saturday, Ho, who is known for his staunchly pro-establishment views, slammed his hand on the table and shook his finger...
    Shanghai (Reuters)China has appointed a former paramilitary chief, Peng Jingtang, as the new commander of the People Liberation Army's (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong, state broadcaster CCTV reported, citing the PLA's spokesman.Peng, who holds the rank of major general, was previously the deputy chief of staff of China's paramilitary police force, the People's Armed Police....
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)In the past year, two of Hong Kong's biggest pro-democracy media outlets were toppled after enormous government pressure, a series of arrests and police raids on their newsrooms. A third organization — the five-year-old Citizen News — announced last week that it would shut down, too. But unlike Apple Daily and Stand...
    HONG KONG (AP) — One of two people who attended a large gathering with senior Hong Kong officials and was believed to be infected with COVID-19 turned out to be a false positive, meaning about 80 of more than 180 attendees may no longer face a lengthy quarantine. The birthday party at a restaurant...
    At least 100 well known Hong Kongers are in quarantine after attending a massive birthday party—despite the city state’s regulations against dining indoors after 6 p.m.—adding to what has been a nightmarish week for health authorities trying desperately to contain a rapidly spreading outbreak. The party, which was to celebrate the birthday of top lawmaker...
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities ordered about 170 people, including several officials, to be quarantined at a government facility on Friday after they attended a birthday party where two guests later tested positive for the coronavirus. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam expressed disappointment on Thursday that government officials had attended the large party...
    Hong Kong authorities announced a two-week ban on flights from the United States and seven other countries and held 2,500 passengers on a cruise ship for coronavirus testing Wednesday as the city attempted to stem an emerging omicron outbreak. The two-week ban on passenger flights from Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Britain and...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Stocks in Asia Pacific were unsteady Thursday after a major sell-off on Wall Street, as investors continued to grapple with Omicron headlines and concerns that the US Federal Reserve may need to take a more hawkish stance in the coming months. Some markets in the region fell sharply, with Japan's benchmark Nikkei...
    In this article DISTransparent barriers enforcing social distancing measures are seen on tables at a restaurant in Hong Kong, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.Roy Liu | Bloomberg via Getty ImagesFrom bars and pubs to sports premises and karaoke rooms, Hong Kong will be banning most public activities from Friday. The Asian financial hub will be...
    A Briton who tested positive for Covid-19 after flying to Hong Kong is still being held in a hospital room two weeks later under a strict daily timetable - and has no idea when he will be released.  Darryl Chan, 29, was confined in a hospital isolation ward with other travellers after testing positive for...
    Remember back in 2020 at the start of the pandemic when the Diamond Princess taught the world everything they never wanted to know about contagion as the then-novel coronavirus tore through the massive cruise ship, infecting 712 out of the 3,711 passengers? Well, fast forward two years and another ocean liner—Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)China Mobile's stock rose on its first day of trading in Shanghai, where it was forced to retreat to after being booted off Wall Street a year ago.Shares of the Chinese telecom giant were up 1.8% on Wednesday after it pulled off mainland China's biggest listing in 10 years, according to Dealogic.The...
    HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of passengers were being held Wednesday on a cruise ship in Hong Kong for coronavirus testing after health authorities said nine passengers were linked to a recent omicron cluster and ordered the ship to turn back. Authorities forced the Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas ship, which began sailing on...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Darryl Chan tested positive for Covid-19 when he landed in Hong Kong last month. More than two weeks later -- and despite never showing any symptoms -- he remains isolated in a hospital bed with no sign of being allowed to leave."I think the worst part is not knowing when I'll be able...
    A court in Hong Kong sentenced pro-democracy activist Chow Hang-tung to 15 additional months in prison Tuesday for her role in organizing a commemorative vigil of the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4 last year. The 36-year-old lawyer, who was convicted Tuesday for inciting an unlawful vigil in 2021, was already serving time behind bars...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Chow Hang-tung was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday for her part in organizing an unauthorized vigil to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.Chow is a former vice chairwoman of the now-disbanded organization Hong Kong Alliance, which since 1990 has held an annual candlelight...
    (CNN)Hong Kong's streets turn into beauty parlors, karaoke bars and dance halls every Sunday as the city's domestic helpers gather to spend their day off together.A small group of women, however, carrying helmets and gloves, and swinging bats, head to the cricket pitch. They are the SCC Divas, Hong Kong's first domestic helper cricket team....
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said that the recent closure of two media outlets in the city does not reflect the state of press freedom in Hong Kong as the decisions were made by the outlets themselves. Her comments came almost a week after authorities arrested seven people associated...
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong welcomed its newest batch of pro-Beijing lawmakers in the Legislative Council Monday, after an election held without opposition candidates, as the editors of one of the city’s last remaining pro-democracy news outlets announced their impending closure. It was the latest moment in a long series of events in the...
    New Delhi (CNN Business)Embattled Chinese property developer Evergrande suspended trading in Hong Kong on Monday as the heavily indebted company contends with an ongoing real estate crisis. Evergrande said in a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that its trading halt was pending an "announcement containing inside information," though it did not elaborate. The...
    Another independent Hong Kong news site will no longer operate because of the dangerous conditions of free speech in China. CitizenNews was originally founded in 2017 as an independent news operation that was born out of the fight over Hong Kong’s democracy and press freedoms. However, on Sunday, CitizenNews, officially announced in a lengthy statement...
    Hong Kong (CNN)The independent Hong Kong news site Citizen News said it will be shutting down on Tuesday, citing the deteriorating media environment in the city and the need to protect its staff.Citizen News was the largest remaining independent news outlet in Hong Kong following the shuttering of Apple Daily in June and Stand News...
    ROME — Chinese bishops and religious leaders arranged a meeting with senior Hong Kong Catholic clergy to urge them to “Sinicize” the Church in Hong Kong, Reuters reported this week. The private October 31 meeting, which was never publicized until now, was “Beijing’s most assertive move yet in its attempts to influence Hong Kong’s diocese,”...
    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong online news site said Sunday that it would cease operations in light of deteriorating press freedoms, days after police raided and arrested seven people for sedition at a separate pro-democracy news outlet. Citizen News announced its decision in a Facebook post Sunday. It said it would stop...
    2021 was the year Communist China smashed the dream of freedom and democracy in Hong Kong, with only modest opposition from the civilized world. The flicker of hope kindled by the 2019 protest movement was ruthlessly extinguished as decades-old newspapers and activist organizations were systematically dismantled by Beijing’s puppet government. The massive 2019 protest...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Hong Kong has confirmed its first Omicron cluster, bringing an end to its long streak of zero locally transmitted cases and prompting fears of a wider outbreak as the city prepares to ring in the new year.Two cases of local transmission were detected on Thursday -- a 76-year-old and a 34-year-old, both fully...
    New Delhi / Hong Kong (CNN Business)Chinese tech stocks got a big boost in Hong Kong on the last day of the year, but it's far from enough to make up for what has been a historically tumultuous time for the sector. Shares in tech and internet giants Alibaba, Baidu and Bilibili — all of...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Hong Kong's flagship airline warned Friday that strict new quarantine measures in the city could lead to "dramatic disruptions" to local supply chains, as the company is forced to curb some passenger and cargo flights.Cathay Pacific's note of caution came as the Hong Kong government announced that, from Saturday, all cargo air...
    A Hong Kong court on Thursday charged two former editors for a pro-democracy media outlet with sedition and denied them bail. The move comes one day after Stand News was forced to close following a raid by police officers and the arrests of seven current and former senior editors and board members. Editor of...
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday slammed Hong Kong police’s raid of Stand News and the arrest of seven of its employees, calling out China’s “targeting” of free press. “Journalism is not sedition,” Blinken said, calling on the Hong Kong authorities to “immediately” release the journalists arrested on the grounds that they were “unjustly...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Hong Kong authorities are defending the arrests of seven people linked to a pro-democracy publication in the face of growing international condemnation, with the city's leader insisting the police raids had "nothing to do with journalistic or media work." More than 200 police officers raided the offices of Stand News on Wednesday,...
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Thursday formally charged two people from an online pro-democracy news outlet with sedition, a day after the outlet said it would cease operations following a police raid on its office and seven arrests. National security police said in a statement they had charged two men, aged 34...
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police charge 2 with sedition, a day after raiding the office of an online pro-democracy news outlet. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)SenseTime rallied in its Hong Kong debut Thursday, as it tried to move past a politically-fraught month that forced the Chinese artificial intelligence startup to delay its initial public offering.Shares in the company were last trading at 4.29 Hong Kong dollars (55 cents) each, up more than 11% from an offer price...