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#Hong Kong

# hong-kong - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong to close all schools after spike in coronavirus cases School Closures

Hong Kong to close all schools after spike in coronavirus cases

Locally transmitted cases hit 34 on Thursday, the highest daily total in three months

# hong-kong - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Chinese government opens a new headquarters in Hong Kong for its intelligence agency Security Laws

Chinese government opens a new headquarters in Hong Kong for its intelligence agency

The new headquarters overlooks Victoria Square, where pro-democracy protests took place.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests China

Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests

Under the new law, certain political views and symbols became illegal overnight.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie China passes controversial Hong Kong security law after anti-government protests Hong Kong

China passes controversial Hong Kong security law after anti-government protests

Human rights groups have warned the law could target opposition politicians.

# hong-kong - Sunday 28 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie China begins reviewing controversial Hong Kong national security Bill China

China begins reviewing controversial Hong Kong national security Bill

China has said it is determined to enact the law and its passage is expected by Tuesday.

# hong-kong - Saturday 20 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie China planning to establish national security bureau in Hong Kong Hong Kong

China planning to establish national security bureau in Hong Kong

The bureau would be used to investigate and prosecute crimes considered threatening to national security.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie At least 25 people arrested as hundreds march in Hong Kong to mark year since start of protests One Year On

At least 25 people arrested as hundreds march in Hong Kong to mark year since start of protests

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam marked the occasion by calling for peace and stability.

# hong-kong - Saturday 6 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial? Protests

Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?

The law was approved by Hong Kong legislators on Thursday.

# hong-kong - Thursday 4 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie New Hong Kong law bans insults to China's national anthem Hong Kong

New Hong Kong law bans insults to China's national anthem

Today protesters defied a ban against a mass vigil commemorating the Tienanmen anniversary.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie UK and China clash as Boris Johnson offers 'route to citizenship' for 3 million Hong Kong residents Security Law

UK and China clash as Boris Johnson offers 'route to citizenship' for 3 million Hong Kong residents

The UK offer follows China’s decision to impose a new security law on Hong Kong.

# hong-kong - Friday 29 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not as attractive as it was': New security law puts pressure on businesses in Hong Kong Hong Kong

'It's not as attractive as it was': New security law puts pressure on businesses in Hong Kong

Chinese leaders said the new law was needed to combat unspecified threats in the semi-autonomous region.

# hong-kong - Thursday 28 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Three politicians ejected from Hong Kong chamber amid China anthem debate Anthem Debate

Three politicians ejected from Hong Kong chamber amid China anthem debate

One of the politicians was forcibly carried out of the legislative chamber by security forces.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of protesters gather in Hong Kong before legislators debate national anthem law Hong Kong

Thousands of protesters gather in Hong Kong before legislators debate national anthem law

In the Central business district, police shot pepper balls at protesters and searched several people.

# hong-kong - Sunday 24 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Thousands protest in Hong Kong over China security law proposal Protests

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over China security law proposal

The scenes today were the most intense in months.

From TheJournal.ie Police fire tear gas as hundreds take to Hong Kong streets to protest China security proposals Hong Kong

Police fire tear gas as hundreds take to Hong Kong streets to protest China security proposals

Protesters chanted slogans such as ‘Stand with Hong Kong’ as they gathered in a popular shopping district.

# hong-kong - Thursday 21 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'This is the end of Hong Kong': China proposes controversial security laws Protests

'This is the end of Hong Kong': China proposes controversial security laws

The proposal follows major protests in Hong Kong last year.

# hong-kong - Friday 15 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong watchdog says police only used force to protect their safety during pro-democracy protests Protests

Hong Kong watchdog says police only used force to protect their safety during pro-democracy protests

Although described as independent, the council is appointed by Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam.

# hong-kong - Monday 11 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Police arrest more than 200 protesters in Hong Kong Crackdown

Police arrest more than 200 protesters in Hong Kong

A pro-democracy movement has shown signs of reviving in recent weeks as the coronavirus threat eases.

# hong-kong - Friday 8 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Unrest returns to Hong Kong as politicians battle for key committee position Democracy

Unrest returns to Hong Kong as politicians battle for key committee position

Hong Kong reopened in recent days after riding out the Covid-19 health emergency.

# hong-kong - Saturday 25 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan Censorship

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan

Lam Wing-kee was a bookseller from Hong Kong who disappeared and then reappeared in custody of mainland China’s authorities.

# hong-kong - Saturday 18 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong activists arrested over last year's democracy protests Crack Down

Hong Kong activists arrested over last year's democracy protests

Last year’s rallies morphed into a wider movement calling for greater freedoms from Beijing.

# hong-kong - Thursday 27 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations Not Going Green

Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations

In some countries, St Patrick’s Day events have already been cancelled.

# hong-kong - Monday 17 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong amid coronavirus panic-buying Shortages

Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong amid coronavirus panic-buying

Supermarkets have found themselves unable to restock toilet paper quickly enough.

# hong-kong - Thursday 13 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opening a new 'gateway': Why Q3 Medical is looking east to Hong Kong for its stock flotation Health 2.0

Opening a new 'gateway': Why Q3 Medical is looking east to Hong Kong for its stock flotation

The medtech business is the first Irish-incorporated applicant to get a green-light to pursue a listing there.

# hong-kong - Friday 7 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower doctor who raised alarm about coronavirus dies from the illness China

Whistleblower doctor who raised alarm about coronavirus dies from the illness

More than 630 people in China have now died from the virus.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie At least 10 people infected with coronavirus on board Japan cruise ship Princess Diamond

At least 10 people infected with coronavirus on board Japan cruise ship

Tests are being carried out on samples taken from 273 of the 3,711 people on board.

# hong-kong - Monday 13 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Graffiti painted on Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue Little Mermaid

Graffiti painted on Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue

The statue was created in tribute to Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.

# hong-kong - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Lowry left with work to do on final day in Hong Kong as he sits six shots off the lead

A third-round 68 has slightly hampered the Offaly man’s progress.

# hong-kong - Friday 10 January, 2020

Lowry gets into gear at Hong Kong Open with second round 66

Lowry is four shots off the lead held by Wade Ormsby.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Lowry headline act as Hong Kong Open set to go ahead 6 weeks after postponement

Lowry headline act as Hong Kong Open set to go ahead 6 weeks after postponement

Pro-democracy protests have gripped the city in recent months.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands march in Hong Kong pro-democracy rally after police use tear gas in clashes China

Tens of thousands march in Hong Kong pro-democracy rally after police use tear gas in clashes

The city has been battered by nearly seven months of unrest, which was sparked by a proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Lowry to kickstart Ryder Cup bid by headlining protest-delayed Hong Kong Open

The event was postponed as the city struggled with months of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests.

# hong-kong - Monday 16 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters in end to temporary lull MONGKOK DISTRICT

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters in end to temporary lull

Police say radical protesters threw bricks at officers and tossed traffic cones at a police vehicle.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Hong Kong people are more tolerant of radical protest because of guilt - not anger' Hong Kong

Opinion: 'Hong Kong people are more tolerant of radical protest because of guilt - not anger'

Dr Chung Kam Kwok, a Research Fellow at Trinity College, gives some background to the violent protests seen in 2019 and asks what’s next for the territory.

# hong-kong - Thursday 28 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Trump provokes fury from China after signing bill supporting Hong Kong protesters Diplomacy

Trump provokes fury from China after signing bill supporting Hong Kong protesters

The US President reluctantly signed the bill, which had bipartisan support.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader refuses to offer concessions as China State media bemoans election 'dirty tricks' Denial

Hong Kong leader refuses to offer concessions as China State media bemoans election 'dirty tricks'

Carrie Lam vowed to “engage the people” but stopped short of offering concessions to anti-government protesters.

# hong-kong - Monday 25 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader to 'listen humbly' after pro-democracy parties crush opposition at local elections Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader to 'listen humbly' after pro-democracy parties crush opposition at local elections

The Labour Party in Hong Kong attributed to the victory to the “sweat, blood and tears” of protesters.

# hong-kong - Sunday 24 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong voters wait in hundred metre-long queues to cast their ballot in elections Democracy

Hong Kong voters wait in hundred metre-long queues to cast their ballot in elections

One-third of registered voters had cast their ballot in the first five hours.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong Democracy

US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong

A measure banning the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces was also approved.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Families hold anxious vigil outside Hong Kong university as 100 protesters remain besieged Protesters

Families hold anxious vigil outside Hong Kong university as 100 protesters remain besieged

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has called for a peaceful end to the siege.

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