Breaking news headlines on China and Hong Kong issues from multiple sources today.
China news from The Epoch Times
- Duncan Lewis, the former director-general of the Australian Security Intelligence Service (ASIO), has called on the new Albanese government to develop relations with Indonesia facing […]
- Killer robots: the stuff of science fiction. But it’s becoming all too real. There’s a race for artificial intelligence and unmanned weapons that could change […]
- President Joe Biden says “yes” to defending Taiwan for the third time, only to be walked back by his staff again. I invite three experts […]
- President Joe Biden’s regular gaffes during speeches are a source of both national embarrassment for America, and international amusement. However, with his latest supposedly “erroneous” […]
- The Biden administration’s newly unveiled China policy was not well received by defense and security experts, who criticized the administration’s decision not to engage in […]
- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on May 25 presided over a meeting of over 100,000 officials to issue a stark warning about the “grim challenges” ahead […]
- Small and medium-sized businesses in China have suffered dearly under the country’s dynamic zero-COVID policy amid an economic downturn. Since February 2022, China’s Small and […]
- Hong Kong’s economy contracted by 4 percent in the first quarter, disrupting the growth trend of the previous four quarters. The Hong Kong government adjusted […]
- When the Chinese regime resorted to political and economic coercion to punish Lithuania for leaving a voluntary grouping of countries led by China and growing […]
- The recent big investments Chinese companies are making in Indonesian nickel mines are attracting renewed attention. China’s CNGR Advanced Materials Co Ltd. announced on May […]
- A dozen liberal groups that pressured Twitter advertisers to boycott the platform in response to Elon Musk’s plans to acquire it received money from entities […]
- The acquisition of Britain’s biggest microchip factory by a Chinese-owned technology company is to face a full national security assessment. After weeks of pressure from […]
South China Morning Post
- Tech war: China’s semiconductor heartland woos foreign investors as US pushes for supply chain decouplingJiangsu province is set to host an online seminar to entice foreign semiconductor firms to partner up with local counterparts, as the US moves to […]
- Chinese scientists declare breakthrough that allows haemophilia patients ‘to live like normal people’Researchers designed a gene therapy drug to treat the disorder and found it to be safe and effective in preventing bleeding events a year after […]
- China ‘has become more repressive at home and more aggressive abroad’ under President Xi Jinping’s rule, Antony Blinken says, while also calling for more dialogue […]
- Li Keqiang says China will unblock international airline routes and increase domestic and international flights in an orderly manner, and ‘we still have to explore […]
- It comes after the Liaoning aircraft carrier strike group was shadowed by Japan’s Izumo warship in the western Pacific.
- Chinese foreign minister is on a 10-day trip aimed at expanding Beijing’s military, economic and diplomatic ties in the Pacific.
- Shenzhen to give out electronics subsidies for Huawei, Oppo, Vivo products to boost economy in China’s southern tech hubConsumers will be able to get back as much as 15 per cent on purchases of eligible electronics, with a preliminary list including thousands of […]
- China urges Indonesia to cut out ‘interference’ as host of G20 summit after calls to discuss Ukraine warChina’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells Indonesia’s Retno Marsudi the summit in November should discuss the economy, not politics.
- China imposes voluntary fishing moratorium in northern Indian Ocean after being linked to illegal catchesTwo separate reports suggest Chinese trawlers have been involved in illegal fishing in the Indian Ocean.
- Yu Luming’s removal as director of the city’s health commission appears to be linked to a corruption probe rather than the current wave of cases.
Hong Kong news
- [Sponsored Article] The Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) continues to connect scholars around the globe, allowing […]
- Number of Hongkongers applying for BN(O) scheme rises 25 per cent in first quarter of 2022, likely from families applying before new school yearSome 123,400 Hongkongers have applied for pathway to British citizenship since January 31 last year, with 92 per cent of them successful.
- Nearly 90 per cent of 6-year-olds in Hong Kong allocated primary school spots from their top 3 choicesEducation authorities reveal record 89 per cent of pupils received one of their top three primary school choices during this year’s two-stage allocation process
- The three, along with who a source says is a retired sergeant, arrested over conspiracy to defraud.
- Survey shows more elderly Hongkongers had smartphones in 2021, but ‘access to such devices does not necessarily mean digital awareness’Increased smartphone penetration among city’s older population mainly due to mandatory use of ‘Leave Home Safe’ app to enter premises, experts and social workers say.
- Hong Kong considering buying vaccines against monkeypox despite ‘low risk’ of disease detected in city, health officials sayHealth chief Sophia Chan says authorities will continue to monitor situation closely but does not reveal what types of vaccine or medication are being considered.
- Ombudsman call for stronger regulation of Hong Kong’s paragliders, after lack of real-name registration cause investigation roadblocksParagliders currently not required to register, or submit plans or records of their activities.
- Hong Kong to end decade-long mutual accounting recognition pact in December after rejecting US demand to waive local experience ruleHong Kong and the US will no longer renew a mutual recognition agreement for their professional accountant to do audit works in each others market, […]
- Coronavirus: Hong Kong prepared for rebound in infections even as fifth wave of pandemic subsides, health minister says; 251 cases loggedAuthorities scaling up anti-epidemic efforts in preparation for any large rebound in infections.
- Leading Hong Kong business chamber calls proposed 7.2 per cent pay rise for civil servants ‘out of touch with reality’Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce says pay trend survey does not reflect current economic climate, warns of possible ripple effect on private-sector salaries.
China news from New York Post
- New York Post readers sound off about President Biden’s confirmation that the US would aid Taiwan if it were under attack by China.
- Shanghai's strict "zero-COVID" strategy has come under fire internationally, especially after reports of food and medicine shortages.
- Chinese leader Xi Jinping defended his country's record to the top U.N. human rights official on Wednesday, saying each nation should be allowed to find […]
- Allegations of human rights abuses in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region will dominate a visit by the United Nations’ top rights official that began Monday.
- George Soros said the Russian invasion of Ukraine could spark a third world war and perhaps lead to the end of mankind. The 91-year-old, Hungarian-born […]
- “President Joe Biden has been lecturing white Americans about hate again,” sighs City Journal’s Heather Mac Donald. He denies that blacks are twice as likely […]
- The United States is still abiding by a policy of “strategic ambiguity” towards Taiwan, President Biden said Tuesday.
- Commentary on trans youth, monkeypox, America's nuclear red tape, Chinese Catholics and Musk's bid to buy Twitter.
- It seems clear that President Biden is personally committed to defending Taiwan against a Chinese attack — regardless of stated policy.
- For the third time in nine months, President Joe Biden said the right words: If China attacks Taiwan, the US will respond militarily to defend […]
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China news from Radio Free Asia
- Antony Blinken says the U.S. is not looking for conflict or a new Cold War with China.
- The president-elect says he will not compromise nation’s “sacred” sovereignty in dealing with China.
- Tsinghua University law professor Lao Dongyan defies censors to warn of the threat from big data monitoring.
- Southeast Asian leaders voiced concern about rivalry at conference in Tokyo.
- Asked what criteria make an overseas trip 'necessary,' officials decline to clarify.
- The two militaries staged the patrol “in accordance with their annual military cooperation plan,” China said.
- Activist says the onus is now on Taiwan to honor the Tiananmen dead and remember their own struggle for democracy.
- One university reportedly concedes to student demands to study from home ahead of a politically sensitive date.
- Tai gets 10 months for trying to influence elections as Cardinal Joseph Zen and co-defendants get bail, travel ban
- China accuses the group of 'building small cliques and stoking bloc confrontation.'
China news from BBC
- The group will refocus on an open and safe Indo-Pacific – and analysts say this is aimed at China.
- Stays in China made up only 1% of Airbnb's revenue for the last few years, a source said.
- The Chinese ride-hailing giant will quit Wall Street less than twelve months after its US market debut.
- The US leader warned China against invading the island, likening such a move to Russia's war in Ukraine.
- The UK, US, Australia and New Zealand have also barred the Chinese telecoms equipment makers.
- Shanghai announced that it would "open up" soon, but many worry that a de facto lockdown will continue.
- Flight data reportedly indicates someone in the cockpit made the China Eastern Airlines jet crash.
- BBC Eye investigates the disappearance of Sophia Huang Xueqin, a high-profile feminist journalist who kick-started China’s #MeToo movement.
China headlines from The Guardian
- Comments by Winston Peters come as China hopes 10 Pacific countries will sign wide-ranging security dealNew Zealand and its allies have failed to listen to […]
- Australia's foreign minister, Penny Wong, said Canberra will listen to Pacific islands who had 'led the global debate' on climate change and be a partner that […]
- US secretary of state vigorously defends existing global order but admits Washington sees Beijing a ‘long-term challenge’The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has called […]
- Signatories of legal opinion say territory’s government is using continued presence of overseas judges as ‘vote of confidence’International judicial figures including the former UK attorney […]
- Foreign minister uses speech in Fiji to declare ‘this is a different Australian government’ that will act responsibly on climate changeFollow our Australia news live […]
- China’s foreign minister is embarking on a grand tour of Pacific nations amid western concerns about Beijing’s ambitions for the regionDeal proposed by China would […]
- Phrase bai lan gains popularity as severe competition and social expectations leave many young people despondentEarly this month China’s president Xi Jinping encouraged the country’s […]
- The draft communique reveals the ambitious scope of Beijing’s intent in the Pacific and a coherent desire from China to seek to shape the regional […]
- Leaked copy of draft shows Beijing wants more involvement in policing, cybersecurity and marine mappingChina is pursuing a sweeping regional economic security deal with Pacific […]
- Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand ‘ready to respond’ to Pacific’s security needs as China seeks deal in regionPrime minister says ‘the Pacific is our home’ as Beijing plans a regional security pact with almost a dozen island nationsJacinda Ardern says New Zealand […]
China news from Daily Mail
- Romanian Halep, the 19th seed, was leading her teenage opponent from China when she called for the doctor and after falling to a three-set defeat, she admitted she had a panic attack.
- Lucky was due to be killed that evening when rescuers stormed the dog and cat meat shop in Yulin and persuaded the chained-up animal to be freed.
- China is seeking security arrangements with island nations across the Pacific that resemble the controversial pact struck with Solomon Islands, a move that triggered concern in Australia and its allies including the United States.
- China conducted military exercise near Taiwan as a 'solemn warning' over its 'collusion' with the USJoe Biden angered China on Monday by suggesting the US would intervene if China invaded Taiwan, signalling a change in the policy of 'strategic ambiguity'.
- Damning documents and photographs have revealed the horrors that Uighur Muslims face in China's brutal 're-education camps'.
- Several laboratories have started making nucleic acid test kits for the virus which is spreading around the world with more than 200 confirmed cases.
- A paper published last month stated that China needs to develop capabilities to track and monitor and if necessary destroy each and every Starlink satellite in orbit around the Earth.
- North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off the Sea of Japan early Wednesday in the hours following President Joe Biden's departure from Asia.
- Joe Biden insisted Tuesday that he didn't change the U.S.'s policy toward Taiwan after rattling China by answering in the affirmative when a reporter asked if he'd be 'willing to get involved militarily.'
- Furious staff found the 5.9ft-tall golden sculpture made smashed into pieces at a toy shop in Langham Place shopping mall in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong, China, on Sunday May 22.
Chinese headlines from Financial Times
- First Pacific Island nation joins pact as Washington and Beijing vie for regional influence
- Beijing woos nations to join its Global Security Initiative that ‘respects each other’s sovereignty’
- Secretary of state accuses Beijing of becoming ‘more repressive at home and more aggressive abroad’
- A strong dose of monetary easing may boost short-term growth, but would risk inflating stock and housing bubbles
- Chinese ecommerce group achieves 9% revenue growth but is weighed down by Beijing’s pandemic restrictions
- Beijing proposes security and economic pact to island nations ahead of foreign minister’s visit
- Businesses offered immunity from infractions but initiative threatens Xi’s common prosperity pledge
- Trio hit by lockdowns and inflation woes while Samsung and Google less impacted
- Li Keqiang urges officials to help companies resume production after Covid lockdowns
- Plus, prepare for a new set of ESG standards coming down the track and annual meetings get testy
Investigative report: Bloody Harvest & The slaughter
There have been allegations that Falun Gong prisoners in China who refused to recant after torture, and who have “disappeared” by the thousands, have been killed in order to supply human organs for organ transplant services offered to foreigners. By means of intensive research and interviews, the authors have developed a persuasive argument that supports those allegations.
The book/video is an updated version of the final report (released January 2007 and translated into 19 languages) commissioned by the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of the Falun Gong. It contains new material and interviews, and is in two parts. The first section sets out the evidence; the second section details the reactions the final report received and the advocacy Matas and Kilgour undertook to end the abuse that they conclusively identified.
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