Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicHong Kong

Topic: Hong Kong

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.

Ukraine is distraction for Xi. Beijing has enough to worry in Hong Kong

Military enthusiasts in South Asia were abuzz over the sighting of a China-made JC-10 fighter jet in Pakistan. It spells tension for India.

Covid: Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters, Israel health DG sees Omicron wave waning this month

ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the Covid-19 pandemic from across the globe

Hong Kong bans flights from India, US, 6 other nations to curb Omicron outbreak

The two-week ban until 20 January will also apply to flights from Australia, Canada, France, Pakistan and the Philippines, Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam says.

Chinese citizens gushed over Galwan valley on Weibo, Indian Army-PLA sweet exchange on Baidu

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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