Beijing proposes national security bureau for Hong Kong

China plans to establish a bureau in Hong Kong to investigate and prosecute crimes considered threatening to national security. he proposal forms part of a new national security law which Beijing is imposing upon the semi-autonomous territory. In addition, bodies in all Hong Kong government departments, from finance to immigration, will be directly answerable to…

Pompeo declares Hong Kong ‘no longer autonomous’ from China | USA News

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has notified the US Congress that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous from mainland China. Wednesday’s notification to lawmakers sets the stage for the US to withdraw preferential trade and financial status that the former British colony has enjoyed since it reverted to Chinese…

Crime gangs prey on Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong seller of luxury watches looked on in horror as masked men wielding the biggest sledgehammer he’d ever seen smashed through the door of a neighboring watch store, held a machete to the owner’s throat, scooped up hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of timepieces, and then scattered into…

China Debuts Game Where You Kill Hong Kong Protesters

Chinese state media promoted a video game on Wednesday where users are tasked with hunting down the “traitors” leading Hong Kong’s ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations. State propaganda outlet Global Times proudly reports on the success of a game entitled “Fight the Traitors Together,” where players are invited to “hunt down” eight real-life secessionists by “knock[ing] them down with slaps or…

Hong Kong protesters wave posters of Trump’s shirtless Rocky tweet to thank him for signing law supporting them

Protesters in Hong Kong waved posters of Donald Trump’s head superimposed on the shirtless body of Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone to thank him for signing a law supporting their cause. Pro-democracy demonstrators draped themselves in American flags and sang the US national anthem while others held up the image showing the president’s expressionless face on…

Alibaba Raises Billions of Dollars in Hong Kong, Despite Protests

HONG KONG — Shops are shuttered and tear gas still fills the streets, but that hasn’t put off investors looking for places to park their money. Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, on Tuesday raised $11.2 billion in Hong Kong, a Chinese territory that has been mired in political chaos for six months. Alibaba shares began…