Hong Kong protests undermine rule of law, social order:China

The Chinese government has issued a strong condemnation of protesters who stormed and vandalised Hong Kong’s legislature calling the act totally intolerable. Hong Kong enjoys a “one country, two systems” deal that guarantees it a level of autonomy, and rights not seen on mainland China. However,it does not have full democracy and pro-democracy events are… Continue reading Hong Kong protests undermine rule of law, social order:China

Hong Kong suspends extradition Bill

Hong Kong’s chief executive has suspended a contentious extradition bill that would allow Hong Kong citizens to be extradited to mainland China. This decision was taken following a series of massive street protests. The changes made in the extradition bill would have allowed suspects accused of crimes such as murder and rape to be extradited… Continue reading Hong Kong suspends extradition Bill

Why lakhs are protesting on the streets in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been erupted by protests as thousands of people are protesting against the changes made in the extradition bill. The changes made in the extradition bill would allow suspects accused of crimes such as murder and rape to be extradited to mainland China to face trial. The law will also allow Hong Kong… Continue reading Why lakhs are protesting on the streets in Hong Kong

Thousands march in Hong Kong to protest China extradition bill

Hong Kong has plunged into a fresh political crisis after thousands of people took to the streets to protest against a proposed extradition bill. The extradition bill could allow China to target political opponents who are in Hong Kong.The Bill would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China to face trial. The changes… Continue reading Thousands march in Hong Kong to protest China extradition bill

Hong Kong culls 6,000 pigs after African swine fever found

Hong Kong has decided to cull 6,000 pigs after its first ever case of African swine fever was found in an animal at a slaughterhouse close to the border with mainland China. African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious hemorrhagic viral disease of domestic and wild pigs which is responsible for serious economic and… Continue reading Hong Kong culls 6,000 pigs after African swine fever found

Hong Kong leaders jailed over pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong court has jailed four leaders of 2014 pro-democracy protests amid heightened concerns over the decline of freedoms in the China-ruled Hong Kong. The protests started in reaction to a decision made by China that it would allow direct elections in 2017 but only from a list of candidates pre-approved by China. The protests… Continue reading Hong Kong leaders jailed over pro-democracy protests