Hong Kong fans turn back on Chinese anthem

Hong Kong

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Maas' "political show" with Wong displayed disrespect to China's sovereignty and was an interference in its internal affairs.

Hong Kong visitor arrivals plunged almost 40% in August from a year earlier, deepening from July's 5 per cent fall, the finance secretary said as sometimes violent anti-government protests take a rising toll on the city's tourism, retail and hotel businesses.

Hong Kong returned to China in 1997 under a "one country, two systems" framework that guarantees the city freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland. We hope Hong Kong people will be able to ride out the storm.

July tourist arrivals fell 4.8pc on the year, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the first annual decline since January 2018 and the biggest percentage drop since August 2016.

The protests present no indicators of abating, and Ms Lam has struck an uncompromising tone for a lot of the final three months.

The latest sign of unrest in the former British colony followed another weekend of sometimes violent clashes, in which police firing tear gas engaged in cat-and-mouse skirmishes with protesters who at times smashed windows and started fires in the streets.

'It's extremely inappropriate for foreign parliaments to interfere in HKSAR internal affairs in any way, and (we) will not allow (the United States) to become a stakeholder in HKSAR matters, ' she said, referring to Hong Kong by its status as a special administrative region of China.

Some carried banners reading, "President Trump, please save Hong Kong" and "Make Hong Kong great again" as the protests, now in their 14th straight week, continue to roil the Asian financial powerhouse.

Couple blew through $120K accidentally deposited in their bank account
But by June 19, the pair had spent six figures on purchases that included an SUV, two four-wheelers and a auto trailer. Each Robert , 36, and his 35-year-old spouse had been arraigned on costs for theft and receiving stolen property.

The U.S. State Department said in a travel advisory Friday that Beijing has undertaken a propaganda campaign "falsely accusing the United States of fomenting unrest in Hong Kong". The protests were originally triggered by a draft law that would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China.

That bill has now been fully withdrawn by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, but the move has been dismissed as too little, too late by activists. China denies the accusation of meddling in the city. They have also warned outsiders to keep out of what they call an internal matter. Carrying U.S. flags and placards, the demonstrators also called on Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. Hong Kong visitor arrivals plunged almost 40 per cent in August from a year earlier.

Anger over the now-shelved bill has rekindled opposition to Beijing that had waned after 2014, when authorities faced down 79 days of pro-democracy protests in the city's central business district.

In a rare public appearance, Mrs Lam walked around with Transport and Housing Secretary Frank Chan and metro officials to inspect the damaged station.

"The escalation and continued violence can not solve the current problems faced by society, and would cause societal conflicts, rift and even hatred to deepen, making our work to resume order and mend rifts more hard".

Some of the city's powerful tycoons have begun to appeal for calm.

She said her decision to formally withdraw the extradition bill and her other initiatives reflected her sincerity to heal society by initiating a direct dialogue with various communities, including protesters.

Related News:

  • Disturbance in the Atlantic expected to bring heavy rainfall to Bahamas, Florida

    Disturbance in the Atlantic expected to bring heavy rainfall to Bahamas, Florida

    Currently, however, four tropical systems are being closely monitored including Tropical Storm Gabrielle in the North Atlantic. But there are two other storms to keep an eye on, although it's too early to say if they will affect North Carolina and SC .
    Netanyahu vows to annex part of West Bank after Israel election

    Netanyahu vows to annex part of West Bank after Israel election

    Israeli settlements are located in around 60 percent of the West Bank, including the vast majority of the Jordan Valley. Netanyahu says Israel must lay out its vision as President Donald Trump prepares to unveil his Mideast peace plan.

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.
  • US House Steps Up Trump Impeachment Probe

    US House Steps Up Trump Impeachment Probe

    At least 134 House Democrats support an impeachment inquiry, according to a Reuters head count. If he can not respect the Constitution, we'll have to deal with that.
    Trump fires John Bolton, will name new national security adviser next week

    Trump fires John Bolton, will name new national security adviser next week

    Meanwhile, the president's decision to fire John Bolton is garnering support from lawmakers on both sides of the isle. Trump then told reporters at the White House on Monday that he considered the peace negotiations to be "dead".
    Xiaomi’s 30W Mi Charge Turbo Wireless Charging Tech Unveiled

    Xiaomi’s 30W Mi Charge Turbo Wireless Charging Tech Unveiled

    One such is the heat, which is not ideal for the battery or the device, and could potentially lead to issues over time. The consortium was formed with a view to "further expand and integrate wireless charging into everyday life scenarios".
  • Download iOS 13 on Sept. 19

    Download iOS 13 on Sept. 19

    The 2019 iPhone series is rumored to consist of three models- iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The multi-camera setup will be placed at the back within a protruding square in the top left corner.
    African football legend Samuel Eto'o retires

    African football legend Samuel Eto'o retires

    In 2006, Eto'o became the first and only African to win the La Liga Golden Boot when he netted 26 times in 34 matches. The 38-year-old forward lifted four Champions League titles with Real Madrid , Barcelona and Inter.
    Khloe Kardashian Reveals Tristan Tried To Kiss Her Post-Scandal

    Khloe Kardashian Reveals Tristan Tried To Kiss Her Post-Scandal

    Khloe and Triston have a seventeen months old daughter True . " Tristan thinks people are disposable", Khloe tells her sisters. Khloe decides to throw Kourtney a birthday party, but Kourtney's anxiety about turning 40 threatens to ruin the celebration.
  • Ponting hails 'relentless' bowlers as Australia retain Ashes

    Ponting hails 'relentless' bowlers as Australia retain Ashes

    Although England have already missed out on regaining the urn, they can still take pride out of attempting to avoid a series defeat.
    Samsung Galaxy A50s to launch on September 11 in India

    Samsung Galaxy A50s to launch on September 11 in India

    This optimized environment would appear in Android 10, the version of Android that was released out of beta just this past week. Many widely used Android apps have already been updated to deliver an immersive foldable experience on the Galaxy Fold.
    New Saudi energy minister urges producers to share burden

    New Saudi energy minister urges producers to share burden

    Aramco is now chaired by the head of the sovereign wealth fund and the industrial portfolio rests with another minister. His relationship with the crown prince will be critical. "The world can no longer afford such policy miscalculations".


Most liked

Strong showing for opposition in Moscow city election
Navalny's allies were excluded from the election over alleged irregularities and he has put forward a Smart Voting plan. There were reports on social media about violations by various activists which can't be independently verified.

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer announce Dublin gig
Wyclef Jean will be featured on their forthcoming record Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die - Volume Two, out November 15. They call it the Hella Mega Tour , which is going to bring the best of 2000's pop punk to Ireland.

Phoenix hails 'greatest' role as 'Joker' hits Toronto
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Joaquin Phoenix , Joker , and the future of the DC slate as we learn it. With a role that's been tailor-made for him, it's hard to imagine Phoenix will do anything short of stunning with Joker .

Joe Biden leads 2020 Democrats as Elizabeth Warren gains, Kamala Harris slips
Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro said that if Democrats want to ensure Trump is defeated, "we can't do the same old thing". A central challenge for Harris in the months ahead will be to offer a compelling - and succinct - reason she should be elected.

Syria: Turkey, US Hold Joint Ground Patrol in Northern Syrian 'Safe Zone'
The ministry claimed far more discussions would be held Wednesday at a joint operations centre near Turkey's border with Syria . Activities for the formation of a safe zone in the northern Syria and east of the Euphrates are ongoing, the ministry added.

Apple sets launch of streaming, gaming services
Prices start at US$399 or US$499 with cellular service and will be available to order Tuesday and in stores September 20. Apple is in a "holding pattern" until it rolls out 5G phones with faster mobile data speeds next year, analysts said.

Bloomberg pledges $160M to stop youth vaping
US health officials have noted that six Americans have died so far due to lung-related illnesses caused by vaping or e-cigarettes. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, feve, and weight loss.

Air Force: C-17 crew followed protocol in stop at Trump resort
Pence traveled to the resort by helicopter and paid of his personal picket for his spouse and mom to hitch him there. Pence flew 180 miles from the location of his meetings in Dublin to stay at Trump's property (pictured).

Patriots' Tom Brady makes bold (and generous) offer to Antonio Brown
After a stellar season a year ago, starting right guard Shaq Mason had a hard time protecting Tom Brady against the Steelers. If the Steelers get a chance to face New England in the post-season, let's hope Pittsburgh has learned from their mistakes.

United Kingdom parliament speaker says will step down by 31 October
Mr Kawczynski said: "Without hesitation I will be supporting Harriet Harman to be next Speaker". Signs with "silenced" written on them were held by some Labour MPs and Green MP Caroline Lucas.

Canada's Bianca Andreescu catapults to No
There's another silver lining to the injury. "I don't think I was ever as composed as I am now, or even a year ago". The Copper Branch vegetarian restaurant chain got a bargain when they signed her to a one-year deal worth $50,000.

Murray, Mattek-Sands retain US Open mixed doubles crown
Mattek-Sands ended matters after 59 minutes with a backhand service return victor . "We're really happy to win again". Murray, 33, said:"We played fantastic , the whole two weeks". "We've had so much fun on the court".

Former Batman Actor Christian Bale Approves of Robert Pattinson's Casting
When asked about Pattinson's Batman casting, Stewart responded, "Oh man, I feel like he's the only guy that could play that part. While Robert Pattinson is surprised there hasn't been more of a backlash over his casting, he would be fine if there were more.

Sanchez Flores reappointed Watford boss
He remained with the La Liga side for almost two years before a brief spell in China with Shanghai Shenhua, which ended in July. Watford hired Quique Sánchez Flores for a second spell as manager in a swift appointment after firing Javi Gracia on Saturday.

Buhari writes Zimbabwean President, describes late Mugabe as intelligent, courageous leader
The letter, dated September 6, was personally signed by the Nigerian President to mourn Mugabe, who died on Friday. Mtukudzi, who died of diabetes in January, was declared a national hero for his social and political influence.