Thursday, 29 September, 2022
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Topic: Hong Kong

‘Blacklisted’ — Family fights to meet China democracy activist in jail for 20 years

Wang Bingzhang, convicted on charges of terrorism in a closed trial, has been living in solitary confinement for the past two decades without access to the internet or a telephone.

Chinese leadership touring ‘democratic’ Hong Kong, Pakistan. There’s a message for mainland

Beijing ensured that no one could spoil its celebration in Hong Kong. But US and its G7 allies' $600 billion plan to counter BRI won't make Xi happy.

Hong Kong’s future as financial center in jeopardy after Xi Jinping tightens restrictions

Situation looks dire with the annual economic growth forecast decreased, mainland's rigid Covid policies affects the city's competitive edge.

Hong Kong, New York and Geneva are world’s costliest cities for expats

The rankings are based on research conducted by ECA International at more than 490 locations worldwide, in March this year.

Restricting citizens’ entry-exit to targeting academia, China grows more authoritarian

China stopped issuing new passports for non-essential travel in 2021. Citizens have to come up with fake job offers to get a new passport.

Hong Kong’s hardline next leader John Lee shows flexibility behind scenes

Lee, a former cop and security minister, emerged as a leading advocate for cracking down on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition over the past three years.

Xi Jinping wants world to give China’s traditional medicine a chance against Covid

Chinese govt is promoting these to allies worldwide, sending specialists to Cambodia & supporting clinical trials in Pakistan, both countries that rely heavily on Chinese aid.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to quit, won’t seek second term

Lam, who has been the city’s least popular chief executive, said she informed authorities in Beijing of her plan at a National People’s Congress session over a year ago.

China’s daily Covid cases hit two-year high, reports nearly 2,000 new infections

Meanwhile, the situation continue to deteriorate in Hong Kong where officials confirmed 27,647 new Covid-19 cases, the South China Morning Post reported on Sunday.

Covid-19: Hong Kong starts mandatory testing, Uganda proposes to impose fine on anti-vaxxers

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

On Camera

YourTurn

Border crisis, no NSS, no reforms. But Modi govt is going after imagined colonial demons

India's armed forces function under 'objective control' of the government. They either did not advise the govt against 'decolonisation' or, worse, have aligned with its political ideology.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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