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A top Chinese official on Monday outlined plans to ensure only "patriots" run Hong Kong as Beijing seeks to neuter any remaining democratic ...A top Chinese official on Monday outlined plans to ensure only "patriots" run Hong Kong as Beijing seeks to neuter any remaining democratic ...

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In its editorial, the paper says the UK's involvement in Hong Kong affairs largely stems from the colonial mentality and arrogance of politicians.. Read more at straitstimes.com.East Asia News -In its editorial, the paper says the UK's involvement in Hong Kong affairs largely stems from the colonial mentality and arrogance of politicians.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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Reforms have to further the healthy development of ‘one country, two systems’ without killing off the pluralism that is characteristic of Hong Kong politicsReforms have to further the healthy development of ‘one country, two systems’ without killing off the pluralism that is characteristic of Hong Kong politics

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A top Chinese official on Monday outlined plans to ensure only "patriots" run Hong Kong as Beijing seeks to neuter any remaining democratic opposition and take a more direct role in how the business hub is run. The landmark speech by Xia Baolong, head of the Hong Kong and Macau…

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Hong Kong leader, top officials receive COVID-19 vaccine | 2021/02/22Hong Kong leader, top officials receive COVID-19 vaccine

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In the wake of the national security law, public trust in the government has reached new lows. That is inevitably impacting Hong Kong’s pandemic response.In the wake of the national security law, public trust in the government has reached new lows. That is inevitably impacting Hong Kong’s pandemic response.

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Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam received China's Sinovac vaccine on Monday together with top officials at a live televised event to bolster public confidence ahead of the vaccine's rollout in the global financial hub this week.Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam received China's Sinovac vaccine on Monday together with top officials at a live televised event to bolster public confidence ahead of the vaccine's rollout in the global financial hub this week.

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One option is to ask all member countries to tear up extradition treaties with China.One option is to ask all member countries to tear up extradition treaties with China.

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Beijing needed to reform the city’s electoral system “to ensure that Hong Kong’s governance is firmly controlled by patriots,” Xia Baolong, director of China’s cabinet-level Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, said in a speech Monday.Beijing needed to reform the city’s electoral system “to ensure that Hong Kong’s governance is firmly controlled by patriots,” Xia Baolong, director of China’s cabinet-level Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, said in a speech Monday.

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HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and other government officials received a COVID-19 vaccine Monday as the city begins its inoculation program. Lam and the city’s health minister Sophia Chan were among the first people to receive their vaccines in Hong Kong, after about a million doses of the vaccine by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech arrived in the cityHONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and other government officials received a COVID-19 vaccine Monday as the city begins its inoculation program. Lam and the city’s health minister Sophia Chan

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The head of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Xia Baolong, has unveiled reforms for the city, stating that, henceforth, the central government will ensure only pro-China figures hold political positions.The head of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Xia Baolong, has unveiled reforms for the city, stating that, henceforth, the central government will ensure only pro-China figures hold political positions.

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The governments of Hong Kong and Singapore are continuing discussions over a quarantine-free travel bubble between the two cities that was delayed last year after Hong Kong experienced a surge in Covid-19 cases.The governments of Hong Kong and Singapore are continuing discussions over a quarantine-free travel bubble between the two cities that was delayed last year after Hong Kong experienced a surge in Covid-19 cases.

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Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam on Monday was inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech.

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Asia Correspondent Adrian Brown says China's "vaccine-diplomacy" is in "full-gear" as it offers its Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to countries around the world, and they are taking it. "The poorer countries in South East Asia and indeed, in the Pacific, they'll take what they're given; they don't have the luxury of being able to say, we want to wait for the Pfizer vaccine or other ones," he said. Mr Brown said Hong Kong's residents had expressed concerns about the vaccine's efficacy rate, which sits at just over 50 per cent, with 30 per cent of Hongkongers saying they were not prepared to take China's COVID-19 vaccine. "That is one of the lowest efficacy ratings for a licensed vaccination, so people are understandably hesitant," he said. "There's also another concern... will the Chinese vaccine be recognised by other authorities around the world? "The COVID vaccine, in a sense, presents something of a sort of patriotism test here in Hong Kong. If you take the vaccine, you support the Chinese and if you don't, then you don't." The vaccine will be administered in the territory from Friday. Asia Correspondent Adrian Brown says China's "vaccine-diplomacy" is in "full-gear" as it offers its Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to countries around the world, and they are taking it. "The poorer countries in South East Asia and indeed, in the Pacific, they'll take what they're given; they don't have the luxury of being able to say, we want to wait for the Pfizer vaccine or other ones," he said. Mr Brown said Hong Kong's residents had expressed concerns about the vaccine's efficacy rate, which sits at just over 50 per cent, with 30 per cent of Hongkongers saying they were not prepared to take China's COVID-19 vaccine. "That is one of the lowest efficacy ratings for a licensed vaccination, so people are understandably hesitant," he said. "There's also another concern... will the Chinese vaccine be recognised by other authorities around the world? "The COVID vaccine, in a sense, presents something of a sort of patriotism test here in Hong Kong. If you take the vaccine, you support the Chinese and if you don't, then you don't." The vaccine will be administered in the territory from Friday.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and 13 other government bureau and department chiefs have become the first Hongkongers to receive the mainland-developed and manufactured Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. Lam, alongside top secretaries – including Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung and Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan – received their vaccination Monday afternoon at the community […]

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Hong Kong must be governed by “patriots” who respect China’s political system and do not harm the Communist Party rule, a senior Beijing official declared as he laid the groundwork for electoral andHong Kong must be governed by “patriots” who respect China’s political system and do not harm the Communist Party rule, a senior Beijing official declared as he laid the groundwork for electoral and

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China's top official in charge of Hong Kong affairs has indicated that the territory's electoral system needs to be reformed.China's top official in charge of Hong Kong affairs has indicated that the territory's electoral system needs to be reformed.

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Reforms could also further skew a committee electing the city's leader in favor of the pro-Beijing camp.Reforms could also further skew a committee electing the city's leader in favor of the pro-Beijing camp.

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A Beijing official has signalled that Hong Kong will undergo a set of electoral reforms under the leadership of the Chinese authorities, with an aim to block “anti-China” opposition forces from the city’s governing bodies. The Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office (HKMAO) Xia Baolong outlined the criteria for “patriots ruling Hong […]

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Nathan Law was speaking from London, where he is claiming political asylum after leaving Hong Kong last June.Nathan Law was speaking from London, where he is claiming political asylum after leaving Hong Kong last June.

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There should be changes to Hong Kong's electoral system to ensure important positions are filled by patriots, a top Beijing official res...There should be changes to Hong Kong's electoral system to ensure important positions are filled by patriots, a top Beijing official responsible for the city's affairs said. Xia Baolong, ...

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A leading Hong Kong medical expert said on Monday that the government relaxed Covid-19 social distancing rules too soon and the community still had a certain level of transmission risk. The comments came after Hong Kong recorded 20 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, with 19 locally transmitted cases – six cases had unknown origins. Leading […]

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HONG KONG: Hong Kong and Singapore are in discussion again over the postponed travel bubble, with both cities mulling extra safeguards amid the coronavirus pandemic.HONG KONG: Hong Kong and Singapore are in discussion again over the postponed travel bubble, with both cities mulling extra safeguards amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Loopholes in Hong Kong's laws must be closed to ensure the city is governed by patriots , a top Beijing official said on Monday, signalling changes to the Chinese-ruled city's electoral system, potentially as early as next month. Any changes could further limit who could run in a postponed legislative election and may lead to the disqualification of most lower-level district councillors - the majority of them being pro-democracy politicians, sources have told Reuters. Reforms could also further skew a committee electing the city's leader in favour of the pro-Beijing camp. Patriots included those who loved China, its constitution and the Communist Party and excluded anti-China troublemakers , said Xia Baolong, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, China's cabinet. One direct reason for anti China movements in Hong Kong was that the principle of patriots ruling the city was not fully implemented, Xia said. Relevant legal loopholes should be plugged to improve Hong Kong's electoral system and ensure only patriots gain important office, said Xia, according to a transcript of his remarks posted online by his office. Those who violate the national security law, or challenge the leadership of the ruling Communist Party, are not patriots, he said, referring to the contentious legislation Beijing imposed on its freest city in June last year. Patriots would also resolutely oppose foreign interference in Hong Kong, he said. Under no circumstances should important positions be held by elements who are anti-China or who bring chaos to Hong Kong. A Hong Kong deputy to China's parliament, which is due to congregate from March 5, said that it was likely a detailed electoral reform plan for the city will be brought up this year, according to a tweet from the Global Times, a tabloid published by the official People's Daily, on Monday. The patriotism requirement for the city's fiercely independent judiciary would be of particular concern for many in Hong Kong, as its common law-based system has been key to establish the city as a global financial hub. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government would fully co-operate with Beijing in its role in improving the former British colony's political system. You have to be a very firm and decisive patriot to the extent that you're prepared to put in every effort to defend one country, two systems, regardless of your personal sacrifices, Lam said, referring to the semi-autonomous city's style of governance. (Reporting by Gabriel Crossley in Beijing and Clare Jim in Hong Kong, Editing by Anne Marie Roantree and Raissa Kasolowsky)BEIJING (Reuters) - "Loopholes" in Hong Kong's laws must be closed to ensure the city is governed by "patriots", a top Beijing official said on Monday, signalling changes to the Chinese-ruled city's electoral system, potentially as early as next month. Any changes could further limit who could run in a postponed legislative election and may lead to the disqualification of most lower-level district councillors - the majority of them being pro-democracy politicians, sources have told Reuters. Reforms could also further skew a committee electing the city's leader in favour of the pro-Beijing camp. "Patriots" included those who loved China, its constitution and the Communist Party and excluded anti-China "troublemakers", said Xia Baolong, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, China's cabinet. One direct reason for "anti China" movements in Hong Kong was that the principle of patriots ruling the city was not fully implemented, Xia said. "Relevant legal loopholes" should be plugged to improve Hong Kong's electoral system and ensure only patriots gain important office, said Xia, according to a transcript of his remarks posted online by his office. Those who violate the national security law, or challenge the leadership of the ruling Communist Party, are not patriots, he said, referring to the contentious legislation Beijing imposed on its freest city in June last year. Patriots would also resolutely oppose foreign interference in Hong Kong, he said. "Under no circumstances should important positions be held by elements who are anti-China or who bring chaos to Hong Kong." A Hong Kong deputy to China's parliament, which is due to congregate from March 5, said that it was likely a "detailed electoral reform plan" for the city will be brought up this year, according to a tweet from the Global Times, a tabloid published by the official People's Daily, on Monday. The "patriotism" requirement for the city's fiercely independent judiciary would be of particular concern for many in Hong Kong, as its common law-based system has been key to establish the city as a global financial hub. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government would fully co-operate with Beijing in its role in improving the former British colony's political system. "You have to be a very firm and decisive patriot to the extent that you're prepared to put in every effort to defend "one country, two systems," regardless of your personal sacrifices," Lam said, referring to the semi-autonomous city's style of governance. (Reporting by Gabriel Crossley in Beijing and Clare Jim in Hong Kong, Editing by Anne Marie Roantree and Raissa Kasolowsky)

A top Chinese official outlined plans to ensure only "patriots" run Hong Kong as Beijing seeks to neuter any remaining democratic opposition.A top Chinese official outlined plans to ensure only "patriots" run Hong Kong as Beijing seeks to neuter any remaining democratic opposition.

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Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam received China's Sinovac vaccine on Monday together with top officials at a live televised event to bolster public confidence ahead of the vaccine's rollout in the global financial hub this week.Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam received China's Sinovac vaccine on Monday together with top officials at a live televised event to bolster public confidence ahead of the vaccine's rollout in the global financial hub this week.

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Carrie Lam received the Sinovac jab.Carrie Lam received the Sinovac jab.

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