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Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong’s Opposition

Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong’s Opposition

Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong’s Opposition Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong’s Opposition HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government on Tuesday introduced the final details of a push to drastically overhaul the city’s election system, including a proposal that would make it illegal to encourage voters to cast blank ballots or boycott elections. The …

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With a Big Tax Break, Hong Kong Tries to Soothe the Rich

With a Big Tax Break, Hong Kong Tries to Soothe the Rich

With a Big Tax Break, Hong Kong Tries to Soothe the Rich With a Big Tax Break, Hong Kong Tries to Soothe the Rich HONG KONG — Political opposition has been quashed. Free speech has been stifled. The independent court system may be next. But while Hong Kong’s top leaders take a tougher line on the city of more than …

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China cautions Japan ahead of US-Japan summit Asian China Hong Kong Washington Taiwan

China cautions Japan ahead of US-Japan summit Asian China Hong Kong Washington Taiwan

China cautions Japan ahead of US-Japan summit Asian China Hong Kong Washington Taiwan China cautions Japan ahead of US-Japan summit Asian China Hong Kong Washington Taiwan China’s foreign minister has cautioned Japan against teaming up with the U.S. to counter China ahead of a U.S.-Japan summit next week. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart in a phone …

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Pink Dolphins in Hong Kong Find Respite Thanks to the Coronavirus

Pink Dolphins in Hong Kong Find Respite Thanks to the Coronavirus

Pink Dolphins in Hong Kong Find Respite Thanks to the Coronavirus Pink Dolphins in Hong Kong Find Respite Thanks to the Coronavirus HONG KONG — The most popular reward for hiking to the top of Fu Shan, a hill near Hong Kong’s westernmost point, is a selfie backed by the setting sun, the gleaming new bridge across the Pearl River …

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Hong Kong Convicts Martin Lee and Other Democracy Leaders Over Protest

Hong Kong Convicts Martin Lee and Other Democracy Leaders Over Protest

Hong Kong Convicts Martin Lee and Other Democracy Leaders Over Protest Hong Kong Convicts Martin Lee and Other Democracy Leaders Over Protest HONG KONG — Seven of Hong Kong’s leading veteran pro-democracy advocates were found guilty on Thursday of unauthorized assembly, as Beijing’s campaign to quash the city’s opposition ensnared some of its most senior and well-recognized figures. Martin Lee, …

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How China Plans to Control Hong Kong’s Elections

How China Plans to Control Hong Kong’s Elections

How China Plans to Control Hong Kong’s Elections How China Plans to Control Hong Kong’s Elections HONG KONG — China’s sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s election system will give national security bodies vast power over who can run for office, a move that could sideline the pro-democracy opposition for years to come. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy figures had long enjoyed a …

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‘Insult to the Country’: Hong Kong Targets Art Deemed Critical of China

‘Insult to the Country’: Hong Kong Targets Art Deemed Critical of China

‘Insult to the Country’: Hong Kong Targets Art Deemed Critical of China ‘Insult to the Country’: Hong Kong Targets Art Deemed Critical of China HONG KONG — With its multibillion-dollar price tag and big-name artists, M+, the museum rising on Victoria Harbor, was meant to embody Hong Kong’s ambitions of becoming a global cultural hub. It was to be the …

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Hong Kong Suspends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Use Over Packaging Defects

Hong Kong Suspends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Use Over Packaging Defects

Hong Kong Suspends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Use Over Packaging Defects Hong Kong Suspends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Use Over Packaging Defects Hong Kong on Wednesday suspended use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after packaging defects ranging from cracked containers to loose caps were discovered in one batch of doses, in a major blow to a city already struggling in its campaign to inoculate its …

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Basquiat Sells for $41.9 Million at Christie’s in Hong Kong

Basquiat Sells for $41.9 Million at Christie's in Hong Kong

Basquiat Sells for $41.9 Million at Christie’s in Hong Kong Basquiat Sells for $41.9 Million at Christie’s in Hong Kong “Warrior,” a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat that was said to symbolize the struggles of Black men in a white-dominated world, sold for $41.9 million, with fees, at Christie’s auction house in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Although Christie’s said it …

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Hong Kong, Its Elections Upended, Reconsiders Its Dream of Democracy

Hong Kong, Its Elections Upended, Reconsiders Its Dream of Democracy

Hong Kong, Its Elections Upended, Reconsiders Its Dream of Democracy Hong Kong, Its Elections Upended, Reconsiders Its Dream of Democracy HONG KONG — From her first protest at age 12, Jackie Chen believed she could help bring democracy to Hong Kong. Each summer, she marched in demonstrations calling for universal suffrage. She eagerly cast her ballot in elections. Now Ms. …

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