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 2020-07-05 15:30 

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Official alert issued over suspected bubonic plague...

Authorities in an Inner Mongolian city issued a warning on Sunday, one day after a hospital reported a case of suspected bubonic plague. The health co......

 2020-07-05 14:15 

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Germany's watchdog 'should have more power'...

Germany's finance minister says he wants to revamp the oversight system for the country's financial industry in the wake of the accounting scandal at......

 2020-07-05 11:13 

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Pro-Beijing lawyer backs 'designated judges'...

Senior counsel Daniel Fung, who's also a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, has defended the need for designated judges to oversee national security trials in Hong Kong, saying these cases are simply different from o...

 2020-07-05 08:58 

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HK reports first local Covid-19 cases in three weeks...

Hong Kong reported two new local Covid-19 cases on Sunday, snapping a 21-day streak without a local infection.The latest patients are a 59-year-old restaurant staff and a 41-year-old woman who works in a private clinic.The 59-year-old man works part-time ...

 2020-07-05 05:27 

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People to get HK$10,000 handouts starting on Monday...

The Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, on Sunday said more than four million people who have signed up for the government's HK$10,000 handout will start receiving their payments from Monday two days earlier than scheduled. In his blog, Chan said around 5...

 2020-07-05 04:34 

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'HK may have first local Covid-19 cases in 3 weeks'...

Sources say Hong Kong's 21-day streak without any locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19 may have come to an end.It's understood that two people have tested positive for coronavirus, and it's not clear how they could have picked up the bug.Howe...

 2020-07-05 03:28 

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'No additions to security law for one more year'...

National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) member Tam Yiu-chung on Sunday gave assurances that Beijing won't be adding to its new national security law for Hong Kong for at least one year, though he stressed that it has full right to ma...

 2020-07-05 03:04 

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Mixed signals on legality of protest slogan...

Politicians and legal experts continued to send out mixed signals on Sunday over whether the protest slogan 'Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times' breaches Hong Kong's new national security law.Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung in his blog...

 2020-07-05 02:16 

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Stay vigilant, Wu Chi-wai tells protesters...

Democratic Party chairman Wu Chi-wai says the thousands of people who took to the streets on July 1 to protest the new national security law reflect the people's determination to protect their rights and their freedom.Speaking on RTHK's Letter to ...

 2020-07-04 22:25 

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Censorship of books will intensify, localist warns...

One of the authors whose books have disappeared off the shelves of the SAR's public libraries in recent days says this represents the new normal for the city and will intensify. Web searches for a number of titles written by authors such as former Dem...

 2020-07-04 19:37 

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Trump signs extension of relief fund for businesses...

President Trump on Saturday signed into law a temporary extension of a subsidy program for small businesses battered by the coronavirus, The legislati......

 2020-07-04 13:15 

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Pilot among 11 new coronavirus recorded in HK...

A 54-year-old pilot who's exempted from Covid-19 quarantine measures because of his job is among 11 new coronavirus cases recorded in the city on Saturday, bringing the total tally in Hong Kong to 1,258.Ten of them are new arrivals, from countries lik...

 2020-07-04 12:05 

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China rebuffs 'exaggerated' reports on new swine flu...

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday that the so-called "G4" strain of swine flu virus is not new and does not infec......

 2020-07-04 11:09 

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Mainland group in transit limbo heads back to Dubai...

Ten mainland travellers who were left in a limbo at the airport for days last month before being moved to a quarantine centre is to be flown back to Dubai, the place they had arrived from.The plight of the group had made the headlines after it was reveale...

 2020-07-04 09:05 

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Libraries pull off some books by political figures...

Hong Kong public libraries have suspended the lending of several titles written by political figures, days after the national security law came into effect. Several books written by activist Joshua Wong, localist Wan Chin and Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Ch...

 2020-07-04 07:10 

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Elderly loses HK$6mn to romantic investment scammer...

Police are looking for a man who allegedly scammed almost HK$6 million from a 70-year-old retiree after the 60-year-old who got in touch through a cold call for an investment plan and later went on to develop romantic ties with the victim. Police said the...

 2020-07-04 05:02 

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'Security law is like a new social contract'...

A member of the Basic Law Committee, legal scholar Albert Chen, said in remarks broadcast on Saturday that the new national security law is like a new "social contract" with Beijing that will allow the 'One Country Two Systems' principle t...

 2020-07-04 03:43 

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US sends carriers to South China Sea...

The United States is sending two aircraft carriers into the South China Sea at the same time as China is conducting military exercises in the conteste......

 2020-07-04 02:24 

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Canada 'riding roughshod' over rule of law: John Lee...

Secretary for Security John Lee on Saturday blasted Canada for suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, accusing Ottawa of 'riding roughshod' over the rule of law.Canada had on Friday announced it is suspending its extradition treaty with...

 2020-07-04 01:40 

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Don't test law by using protest slogan: Teresa Cheng...

The Secretary for Justice, Teresa Cheng, on Saturday warned people not to test the new national security law by continuing to chant the popular protest slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our times", but stopped short of saying those who...

 2020-07-04 01:11 

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China condemns Canadian moves over new HK law...

China's embassy in Canada has lashed out at Ottawa for 'grossly interfering' with Beijing's new national security law for Hong Kong, after Canadian au......

 2020-07-03 16:23 

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Canada suspends extradition with HK to protest law...

Canada on Friday suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong to protest the sweeping new national security law China has enacted in the financial hub.Canada is also halting exports of sensitive military gear to Hong Kong and updating its travel adviso...

 2020-07-03 15:41 

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China aims to end slaughter and sale of live poultry...

China on Friday vowed to gradually phase out the slaughter and sale of live poultry at food markets, in a move welcomed by animal rights activists ami......

 2020-07-03 09:54 

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'Place cameras in class to monitor teachers'...

A pro-establishment lawmaker has suggested placing CCTV cameras inside schools to check whether or not teachers are making subversive remarks in lessons.The comments were made by Liberal Party lawmaker Tommy Cheung during a Legco panel on education on the...

 2020-07-03 09:15 

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Woman fined HK$5,000 after being caught with paint...

A 22-year-old woman has been fined HK$5,000 for carrying a bottle of paint during a day of protests last November, after Eastern Magistracy concluded that she had intended to use the paint to damage public property. Cheng Yan-suet, who said she was a wait...

 2020-07-03 09:11 

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Asian stocks end the week on a positive note...

Asian investors welcomed a forecast-busting US jobs report to send regional equities higher on Friday, though an acceleration in virus infections acro......

 2020-07-03 08:44 

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Man, 23, charged with terrorism and secession...

Police have a charged a 23-year-old man with terrorism and secession, making him the first person to be prosecuted under Hong Kong's new national security law.Tong Ying-kit is accused of crashing a motorcycle into a group of police officers in Wan Cha...

 2020-07-03 07:31 

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Edwina Lau to head police national security unit...

The Chief Executive has appointed Edwina Lau as a deputy police commissioner to head a special unit within the force to gather intelligence and enforce the new national security law.In a statement, Carrie Lam described Lau as the ideal person for the job,...

 2020-07-03 07:28 

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CE picks six magistrates to hear security cases...

The Chief Executive has designated six magistrates to hear cases under the new national security law. In a statement, the government says Carrie Lam made her choices after consulting the Committee for Safeguarding National Security as well as the chief ju...

 2020-07-03 07:22 

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Modi makes surprise China border visit after clash...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to India's northern frontier region with China on Friday in his first trip to the area since a dead......

 2020-07-03 05:42 

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'Liberate HK slogan must lead to Legco poll bans'...

Pro-establishment lawmakers on Friday called for anyone who chants the "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution Of Our Times" slogan to be barred from taking part in September's Legco elections. Priscilla Leung, from the Business and Professionals Alli...

 2020-07-03 05:05 

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Asian markets rally in morning trade...

Hong Kong stocks finished on a strong note Friday morning, building on the previous day's rally and following a forecast-beating US jobs report. The H......

 2020-07-03 05:01 

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Wukan protest official named national security chief...

Guangdong official Zheng Yanxiong, who handled the Wukan protests of 2011, has been appointed director of Hong Kong's powerful new national security agency, while liaison office chief Luo Huining will be Beijing's adviser on the national security ...

 2020-07-03 04:47 

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Police blast 'unprofessional' HK journalists...

The police have written to four media associations expressing "deep regret" over what they say was "unprofessional behaviour" by journalists covering Hong Kong's July 1 protests. In a letter sent to the Hong Kong Journalists Associatio...

 2020-07-03 04:28 

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Man charged with wounding over stabbed officer...

Police say a 24-year-old man has been charged with wounding with intent after an officer was stabbed during Wednesday's protests.The man was due to appear in Eastern Magistrates' Court later on Friday.Detective chief inspector Kai Tsz-lun confirme...

 2020-07-03 03:58 

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Liberation slogan has always been a worry: Maria Tam...

The vice chairwoman of the Basic Law Committee Maria Tam explained on Friday why she has always had a problem with the protest slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times" and why she backs the government's claim that the words carry s...

 2020-07-03 01:45 

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HK, mainland markets jump in opening trade...

Hong Kong shares rallied out of the gate on Friday morning, extending the previous day's surge, following a bumper US jobs report that lifted hopes fo......

 2020-07-03 01:34 

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Erik Shum questions govt ruling on protest slogan...

A member of the Bar Association, Erik Shum, said on Friday that the government can't rule that the protest slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times" violates the new national security law. Commenting on a government statement that t...

 2020-07-03 00:51 

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US says mainland military exercises 'destabilising'...

The Pentagon said on Thursday it was "concerned" about Chinese military exercises around a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea, saying the man......

 2020-07-02 20:54 

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Nasdaq again closes at record, Dow +0.4%...

Wall Street shrugged off surging coronavirus cases to end a shortened trading week with gains on Thursday, fuelled by an unexpectedly healthy US jobs......

 2020-07-02 16:41 

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US Congress passes HK sanctions targeting banks...

The US Congress on Thursday approved tough new sanctions over Hong Kong that include penalties for banks that cooperate in infringing on the territory's autonomy from China.Two days after China imposed the national security law, the US Senate unanimou...

 2020-07-02 15:12 

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Nathan Law leaves Hong Kong, destination unknown...

Former lawmaker and Demosisto leader Nathan Law has left Hong Kong for an unknown destination.Law says in a social media posting that he would not reveal too much about his whereabouts or current situation, based on risk assessment.But Law made it clear h...

 2020-07-02 14:55 

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Protest slogan in violation of security law: Govt...

The government says the protest slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times" is in violation of the new national security law, because it carries secessionist or subversive intent. The statement on Thursday evening came after demonstrators...

 2020-07-02 13:51 

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US gains 4.8 mn jobs as unemployment falls to 11.1%...

The US economy regained 4.8 million jobs in June as businesses began to reopen nationwide, while the unemployment rate fell more than two points to 11......

 2020-07-02 10:51 

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'Three customs officers among 370 held for protests'...

RTHK has learnt that three customs officers were among the 370 or so people arrested during Wednesday's pro-democracy protests. The officers will be suspended from duty. They were not among those detained on Wednesday under the national security law. ...

 2020-07-02 10:28 

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Four held over dodgy masks supplied to government...

Customs officers have arrested four people on suspicion of using a fake brandname, after an investigation revealed that 6.7 million surgical masks procured by the government were falsely labelled.The batches bought by the Government Logistics Department s...

 2020-07-02 10:19 

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'Yellow restaurant told to remove Lennon Wall'...

A pro-democracy restaurant in Shau Kei Wan says it was warned on Thursday by the police to remove its "Lennon Wall", with officers allegedly saying that displaying such promotional materials and accessories runs the risk of breaching the newly ena...

 2020-07-02 09:29 

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New Taiwan office gets more than 180 HK inquiries...

The government in Taiwan says an office set up on Wednesday to help Hongkongers fleeing the SAR following the imposition of a national security law has already received more than 180 inquiries as Taipei issued a travel alert to those travelling to the cit...

 2020-07-02 09:06 

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'Protecting rule of law is HK judiciary's mission'...

The Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma on Thursday issued a rare statement in response to the newly enacted national security law, saying it's the judiciary's mission and constitutional duty to protect its independence and the rule of law. Critics have sla...

 2020-07-02 08:46 

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HK leads Asian rally, brushes aside security law row...

Hong Kong stocks soared on Thursday, in line with a global advance on hopes for a virus vaccine and despite concerns over a draconian security law imp......

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