Hong Kong police are handed power to raid people’s homes without a warrant

Hong Kong police have been granted permission to carry out warrant-less home searches under China’s new national security law after the city’s government unveiled vastly expanded powers authorised by Beijing. Officers now also have the right to ban suspects from leaving the city, confiscate their assets, conduct secret surveillance and intercept communications, according to a … Read more Hong Kong police are handed power to raid people’s homes without a warrant

TikTok says it will stop its app from working in Hong Kong following ‘recent events’

TikTok says it will stop its app from working in Hong Kong due to introduction of China’s security law after insisting it does not share users’ information with Beijing TikTok said last night it would be stopping operations in Hong Kong within days  Beijing last week imposed a sweeping new national security law on Hong … Read more TikTok says it will stop its app from working in Hong Kong following ‘recent events’

TikTok says it will stop its app from working in Hong Kong following ‘recent events’

TikTok says it will stop its app from working in Hong Kong following ‘recent events’ after insisting it does not share users’ information with Beijing TikTok said last night it would be stopping operations in Hong Kong within days  Beijing last week imposed a sweeping new national security law on Hong Kong Facebook, Google and … Read more TikTok says it will stop its app from working in Hong Kong following ‘recent events’

China accuses UK of ‘gross interference’ over Hong Kong

Beijing’s ambassador to the UK has accused the British Government of a ‘gross interference in China’s internal affairs’ after Boris Johnson offered up to three million Hong Kongers a route to citizenship.  Mr Johnson announced the move last week after China pressed ahead with imposing a controversial national security law on Hong Kong.  But Liu … Read more China accuses UK of ‘gross interference’ over Hong Kong

Hong Kong activist flees the city after testifying before US Congress

A prominent pro-democracy activist revealed he has fled Hong Kong for a secret overseas location after Beijing imposed draconian new security laws on the territory. Nathan Law, a founder of the pro-democracy Demosisto party and a figurehead of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, announced the move on Facebook late Thursday. It came just hours after he … Read more Hong Kong activist flees the city after testifying before US Congress

HSBC and Standard Chartered caught in crossfire over Hong Kong turmoil

Banks caught in crossfire over Hong Kong turmoil: HSBC and Standard Chartered facing threat of US sanctions By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 21:51 BST, 2 July 2020 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 2 July 2020 Pressure is mounting on HSBC and Standard Chartered as the banks find themselves ‘caught in the crossfire’ of … Read more HSBC and Standard Chartered caught in crossfire over Hong Kong turmoil

China’s Hong Kong crackdown could scupper Huawei deal

China’s ‘unacceptable’ crackdown in Hong Kong could shut the door to Huawei’s involvement in Britain’s 5G mobile network, Boris Johnson has said as London and Beijing traded blows today.  Mr Johnson said the draconian new security law that China has imposed on Hong Kong was ‘plainly an unacceptable breach’ of the freedoms that the city … Read more China’s Hong Kong crackdown could scupper Huawei deal

‘Hundreds of thousands’ of Hong Kongers will accept Boris’s escape route to the UK

‘Hundreds of thousands of people’ from Hong Kong might come to the UK after the Government offered an escape route to around three million people in the city to live here, said a former British consulate worker who alleged he was tortured in China. Simon Cheng is the first person to have been granted political … Read more ‘Hundreds of thousands’ of Hong Kongers will accept Boris’s escape route to the UK

HUNDREDS are arrested in Hong Kong crackdown as riot police clash with protesters

Shields raised and brandishing guns, a phalanx of riot police advance on protesters in Hong Kong yesterday as China’s crackdown on dissent began. Hundreds of pro-democracy activists were rounded up in the first wave of arrests related to a draconian new security law. They included a 15-year-old girl who was waving a flag calling for … Read more HUNDREDS are arrested in Hong Kong crackdown as riot police clash with protesters

HUNDREDS are arrested in Hong Kong crackdown as riot police clash with protesters

Shields raised and brandishing guns, a phalanx of riot police advance on protesters in Hong Kong yesterday as China’s crackdown on dissent began. Hundreds of pro-democracy activists were rounded up in the first wave of arrests related to a draconian new security law. They included a 15-year-old girl who was waving a flag calling for … Read more HUNDREDS are arrested in Hong Kong crackdown as riot police clash with protesters